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post #31 of 204 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 04:30 PM
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Re: Calum Presents: WWE 2009 - The Fear That's In Your Eyes

Eerie debut to say the least. It reminded me a lot of when Kane was feuding with Shane McMahon.

What a shocker in the World Tag Team Titles match. I don't know if that's how I would have booked it, especially since the underlying factor is that you want to push Morrison vs Miz, but, the end result is that Cryme Tyme are going to represent the tag team division from now on. Also, this maybe opens up Jericho to bigger and better things in the very near future. (Is the Shout Out the Hiroshi Tanahashi finishing hold?)

And so the plot thickens. It could be quite easy for Cryme Tyme to lose focus and for the McIntyre/McGuinness duo to outset them for the belts.

The Game reinforced is stance going into Backlash, but he was ambushed by Legacy. Kofi came in and made the save, which made him look like a million bucks, although I felt HHH suffered a bit by only falling to a two on one assault from Rhodes & DiBiase. I'm sure it's going to be a great tag match though for the Main Event.

Interesting promo video... wonder if the actual mystery man is someone that will be involved in an angle concerning a Backlash outcome or someone that has yet to debut...

Mysterio doing interviews is always just filler. He does have the crowd behind him no matter what but, is character's growth is not based on his ability to speak, but on his ability to beat the odds. So, I guess that's what I'm waiting to see tonight against McIntyre.

Goldust vs Orton was just filler as well. Too bad this is probably the last we'll see of Goldust, unless you bring him back in 3 months and he's all f@cked up like he had been during the Evolution era. This does, however, send a direct message to Triple H.

I guess Phoenix is going face at some point, or, are SantiRosa going to flee the Glamazon's iron fists ruling?

Phoenix vs Mickie is always a good contest on whichever stage. Phoenix' misfortunes continue with a quick rollup victory from Mickie James. The ensuing brawl with Melina and Mickie knocking Beth out was a good way to wrap this up. I don't know if you're leading towards a Triple Threat at the PPV, but, no matter what, I'd keep the belt on Beth until the SantiRosa relationship has been defined openly.

Nice little interview with Kofi. I never quite got the big push they wanted to give him, but, I'm willing to see how things turn out for him here tonight.

Match of the night so far between Rey & Drew. There a bit too much interference and I really got lost in it all. Drew going over was logical enough, but, where were Cryme Tyme? I know, partying, but this could have set up a great 6-Men for next week.

I'm actually glad JeriMiz won't get their rematch. Jericho needs to go at it alone mind you. What will happen of HBK next though I wonder...

Swagger getting the quick win over Punk didn't bother anyone really, with Kane causing the distraction. There was a good brawl between both men afterwards with Punk getting a somewhat "too" decisive of a win... I taught Kane was supposed to be demonically unstoppable... A ddt on the briefcase and we cut to commercials... mmmhh...

Orton gave Legacy a pep talk... wonder how Rhodes felt about his brother being nearly decapitated.

The Draft should freshen up the direction of a few superstars, there's nothing wrong with a good draft. I'll be curious to see which way you handle it though.

Ziggler vs HBK is a real dream match to me... but even though it was kind of ruined because Ziggler is so new at this point and time, this little match/segment was the most entertaining of the night, added to that the post match involvment of JeriMiz and the save by Morrison afterwards. I wouldn't hate it if Ziggler was part of JeriZigMiz (or some other cool stable name). I guess we'll see these 4 men in tag team action next week and it'll be awesome if that happens.

The Main Event was some great wrestling, maybe surpassing Drew & Rey as match of the night (as it should be). The match was well constructed, giving enough time of everyone to look good. Which is to say that Kofi made a believer out of me. Orton's involvment was predictable, but him with the sledgehammer was a nice touch I didn't see coming. It was definitely Legacy's night tonight.

OVERALL = 7.1/10

I really liked the lenght of the show. Very to the point but very well detailed. The outline is a bit repetitive with all red throughout. Some booking moves I really liked, some I questioned throughout this review but it is my first of hopefully many more so, even if I would have given it more than what I actually gave, it'll all depend on what I read next because you have a great roster on RAW.

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Re: Calum Presents: WWE 2009 - The Fear That's In Your Eyes

Eerie way to kick off the show, but a nice way to give the Punk/Kane feud some good exposure and prominence. Liked what Kane had to say, seemed pretty in tune with his character; which is something you've consistently done well in all of the shows you have posted. Nice start to the show and it has got me looking forward to the next time Punk or Kane appears in the show.

This really shocked me to be honest. Don't get me wrong, I love Cryme Tyme and everything, but I think there was a lot left for Miz and Jericho to do as champions before they lost the belts, as those two only officially became champions last week. But seeing Cryme Tyme as Tag champions is something we unfortunately never got to see in real life, and I've never seen it in a BTB so I am intrigued to see where you take them as champions. However I get that this was mainly used as a tool to further the issues between Miz and Morrison, and having Jericho now with beef against Morrison leads me into thinking that we'll see a tag team match at Backlash with Miz/Jericho vs Morrison/HBK, which will be awesome for both The Miz as well as Morrison; that would also mean we get to see Jericho vs Michaels one on one at a later date with more build which would make that match even better. I think purely because we got new champions tonight and the WWE Tag Team Championships on the Backlash card, that the Raw Tag Titles won't make it onto Backlash.

Good to see that we know where Cryme Tyme are going right away. Seeing Nige and Drew without Regal is good; shows that they are their own two men and that Regal is not necessarily needed for the team to get things done.

I really liked this segment to be honest You're once again spot on with the actions of the wrestlers as we've got a long ass Triple H promo to kick it off But even though it was a standard Triple H promo, it was needed to hype up this match with Orton at Backlash that is going to be HUGE! Surprised that Orton didn't come out with Legacy here, but like McIntyre and McGuiness, I liked seeing the stablemates out there without the leader, but it fits more in this instance because HHH has been very much involved with Legacy for the past few months. Cody and Ted going for HHH was a good move on their part, and I liked that you went against the typical Triple H beating them both up option, and went for Legacy actually getting some decent offence in to the point where Triple H needed Kofi to save him (HHH's ego won't have liked that one bit ) I'm glad that Kingston is staying involved in this program, because he could really solidify himself a place as the #4 or #5 face on Raw behind HHH, HBK, Mysterio and maybe Punk now that Cena is on Smackdown. Great for him to be getting all of this exposure. Flair coming out and doing his Teddy Long impression was predictable, but a great rub for Kofi teaming with the WWE Champion as well as having to bail him out.

Mysterio interviews are never the most entertaining part of the show, but are necessary given his position. Rare to get someone as high up the card as he is never get a chance to talk.

Routine win as expected here for Orton, Goldust was never going to be much of a challenge for him. The only talking point here was the aftermath... please let him punt more people plzzz! The punt was so awesome to see purely because it looked sick most of the time. Firstly, punting Goldust for no reason was just a way of showing what a fearless bastard Orton is. Secondly, I am sure that this will come back at some point down the line and Cody Rhodes will be involved somehow and maybe this could be the beginning of the end for Legacy with Orton punting Cody's brother.

Dat Santino playing the field

Beth and Mickie could always go in the ring, so I see why you've paired them up here, would make for a good match. Great win that does Mickie wonders by beating the champion...DAT DIVA ROLL UP... and Mickie should definitely be in contention for a shot at the gold now; which will be an awesome match to see. Phoenix getting pissed and jumping her afterwards was predictable, but I liked Mickie getting in the final blow and really making the impact with that Mick Kick. Nice match and aftermath giving the Divas some nice attention.

Nice to know what Kofi's intentions are, and with HBK, Punk and Mysterio all pre-occupied, it is Kofi's place to stand in as the second face in the title picture for now. Kofi saying that he wants the WWE Title adds a nice little dynamic for when he teams with the champion later on.

Good to finally see Regal in this show. (Just a small thing, if you name this little stable... try and stay away from something with "Empire" in it, or to that effect... seen it done too many times with this kind of stable) Even though it wasn't a clean win for Drew, he comes out of this match looking like a million dollars because he was able to get some good offence in on Mysterio before the others got involved. But the fact he pinned the IC Champion gives him a great rub in his first official match, and could cause some tension down the line with Regal, also with the fact Drew accidentally hit Nigel, too, I can see the way this group will split if it does. The brass knucks are always good to see when Regal uses them as I can imagine Rey sold it pretty well.

Miz and Jericho not getting their rematch is good and bad - Bad because it could signal the end of the team on the horizon, and also leave Cryme Tyme without anything to do until Drew & Nigel are done helping Regal; but good because it does give the other teams a chance to shine, and also allows Miz and Jericho to be more singles competitors in their feuds with Morrison and Michaels. Good to see the conflict with between these two loudmouths and the GM though, can make for some interesting angles down the line. Nice little conversation between Flair and Michaels as well afterwards.

Swagger with the cheeky win over Punk was a nice little way to get himself and Kane more heat. Kane though showing what he did was to cost Punk more than help Swagger was a point that you needed to get across and you did that well with that Uppercut on the way down to the ring. I was honestly shocked that Punk got the better of Kane here because I think it would have made more sense for Kane to end on top after that promo to kick off the show. The DDT on the case was good, because it will have only made Kane that much angrier, which makes this feud that much better. Kane will be reminded of that attack each time he sees the briefcase with that dent in it.

I wanted to see more of Cody's reaction here to what Orton said about Goldust, but nonetheless, a nice little pep talk.

I loved the way the "Hi, I'm Dolph Ziggler" gimmick just got Dolph beaten up all of the time, and this was just such a HBK thing to do with the SCM after the handshake. 2009 was the year that Dolph got onto the map however, so hopefully we start to see him get the occasional win now and then, but TV time is TV time. Jericho coming out afterwards was something expected, but Miz attacking HBK from behind was something I didn't see coming, but the Morrison save was something I did again. This reminded me a little too much of the segment where Kofi saved HHH earlier on, not sure if you noticed that when you wrote it, but in both cases, it was the necessary thing to do. Sure this will set up a tag match at Backlash because with the short build this feud has had, and it has been very well built so far, I think giving the tag match away on a normal Raw would be criminal. Great segment here, really enjoyed this.

Not an awful lot of description for this match, but that would be my only gripe about it. Kofi being competitive in this match as well as Legacy having some decent time in the match to show off their tag team ability is another good thing to see. Orton coming in with the sledgehammer I didn't see coming, and this really goes in tune with what HHH was saying earlier about the No Holds Barred Match being completely out of control. Also there was the symbolism of HHH being hit with a sledgehammer of all things, so good to see that you are thinking. Good to see that you are really trying to make this match look like anyone's game as last week you had Triple H standing tall and now this week it is Orton and Legacy on top; Booking 101. Good, solid ending to the show.

Calum, really enjoyable Raw show mate All of the feud were advanced which is always a good point, and this show really had all of the "stars of tomorrow" (ie Miz, Morrison, Kofi, McIntyre, McGuinness, Punk and Legacy) all having strong showings. The highlights were probably the opening to the show with Kane, the HHH/Legacy/Kofi segment, Cryme Tyme winning and the punt making an appearance; but it was a great read from top to bottom. Nice one <3
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Re: Calum Presents: WWE 2009 - The Fear That's In Your Eyes

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Eerie is definitely the word to describe the opening to RAW this week. Like I've said in previous reviews before, I'm a big fan of different openings to RAW and this was one of them. I said before that I was tired of Punk/Kane but maybe you can do something else with so I'm looking forward to that. You sold it well with the announce team not really getting much words in, that was a nice touch.

Big fan of Cryme Tyme! They never really got to blossom in the real WWE so I'm glad they're the champions but then again, it may have been to early for Miz/Jericho to lose the titles? I don't know but I'm sure you have something planned for them so I'm not all that worried. I will say that when the ref saw Morrison, I thought he would've DQ'd Cryme Tyme since it seems that Morrison made contact with Miz, which he did actually, so yeah, a little confusing on that part but overall, was a good but surprising win for Cryme Tyme. And their challengers seem to be made with that segment, can't say I don't like it, love it actually!

What HHH had to say was good but the response coming from Legacy was even better. I felt like you used Triple H really well in this segment. Not only did you give off a rub to Legacy but you did a great job in giving the ultimate rub to Kofi Kingston. Also, what Legacy had to say was spot on as well, typical Orton henchmen here. Glad that you didn't have Orton interrupt and have Legacy do it instead. Really good segment and their match later on should be great as well.

I always enjoyed the times when Orton punted people, the crowd always gave him massive heat for that. I agree with TWG that it was interesting you had Goldust as Orton's opponent here. It may be nothing but it could be the seeds planted for later on where you have Legacy break up, this would give Cody reason to get revenge on Orton. Very interesting I must say, good job with this one.

Whenever you have divas such as Beth Phoenix, Mickie James, and Melina wrapped in your main storyline for the division, you'll always have a great match. You've definitely chosen the right people to spearhead the division which is great. You did everything right with playing up Beth's frustrations which resulted in her loss but you didn't make her lose steam as she got revenge but Mickie came out on top. Good booking on your part here man.

Regal will be doing wonders for the duo of Nigel and Drew. Rey is the perfect person for their first feud, even if it's mostly Regal who will have the prize if he defeats Rey. The numbers game was the perfect booking strategy here against Rey and you did it quite well yet again. The brass knucks was a good touch again to claim victory for Team Regal. This feud can go nowhere but up man, it's been great so far.

Ha, kharma's a mutha for Miz and Jericho. Really likin' Flair as your GM btw, good choice. I do hope that you reveal what you have planned for Jericho and Miz soon. It'll be cool to Miz and Jericho in a feud with Morrison and Michaels with Flair on their side, could see it now. Miz and Morrison will be getting the ultimate rub in that scenario.

Another awesome segment here with Punk and Kane, things are really heating up here. I like what TWG said about Kane becoming even angrier everytime he sees the briefcase has a dent in it because of Punk planting him with a DDT. Likin' this feud so far, maybe this time I'll actually enjoy a Punk/Kane feud.

Yeah, didn't think this four were done with each other so this was good to see. Like I said, the rub that Morrison and Miz are getting is truly something to see. Especially since it's coming from two of the biggest stars in the WWE in HBK and Jericho. Definitely my favorite feud that you have going so far.

Main event was good, you did well in telling a story and giving us a finish that will leave us wondering what will happen next week. Kingston had a good showing with the champ but I just knew Orton would get involved some way, and what a way indeed. Using the sledgehammer against HHH was brilliant, told the story well and the last image we get is of a dominant group being led by the top heel in the business.

Overall, this is probably the most enjoyable show you've produced in this thread which is surprising since you were originally in charge of Smackdown. But anyway, you did a lot of things right here with advancing all the feuds and having young guys get together with some of the bigger stars. Loving the whole Morrison/HBK – Miz/Jericho feud and the Regal/Mysterio one is great as well. Plenty to look forward to. Good job man! Onto the next show
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Re: Calum Presents: WWE 2009 - The Fear That's In Your Eyes

Sending a thank you too the guys who reviewed my last show, much appreciated fellas.

This show has actually been written for a while, just didn't have any motivation to finish off the matches. So excuse the detail of the matches and I haven't had time to proof read this, so I imagine there will be a couple of mistakes. Enjoy...


WWE Friday Night SmackDown
24.04.09 | Amway Arena


Before the opening credits, a video package rolls, giving us a reminder of last weeks show. It begins with Teddy Long announcing a tag team match between the team of Edge & John Cena against the team of Big Show & Edge. Then we see the conversation about working together between Cena and Edge, before we segue into seeing Cena saving Edge from a beating by a Big Show. And then finally, the video ends with Edge spearing John Cena, costing his team the win and ending the short lived team of Edge and Cena. And then the package ends...

Then the customary SmackDown opening package plays, highlighting the Superstars of SmackDown before cutting into the arena where a huge pyrotechnic display goes off and we get a panning shot of the fans in the arena. The commentary team of SmackDown then chimes in.


Jim Ross: Hello everybody and welcome to Friday Night SmackDown. My name is good ol’ J.R, and I’m joined again by Todd Grisham and Matt Striker. We’ve got a great show lined up, as always, so ladies and gentleman we know you will enjoy it.

Todd Grisham: Thank you, J.R. And indeed we do, a great show for you ladies and gentleman, if you were paying attention to wwe.com then you would know that we have another United States Championship match for you. After last week when R-Truth won the championship, M-V-P activated his rematch clause which means we witness these two Superstars square off one on one tonight.

Matt Striker: And what a match that will be. But don’t forget we also have two other matches planned, involving the World Heavyweight Champion John Cena and ‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge.

Jim Ross: That’s right, both of these men will be in singles action against an opponent of the others choosing. And speaking of these two, we will no doubt get reaction to last week where Edge cost himself and John Cena a big win over the team of Matt Hardy and Big Show.

*MY TIME IS NOW*


The crowd erupts with a thunderous reaction for the current World Heavyweight Champion, the biggest Superstar in the WWE; John Cena jogs out from the back to the stage. Looking out into the fans, he soaks it all before saluting and running down the ramp before sliding into the ring.

Jim Ross: Speaking of John Cena, it looks like we’ll hear from him a bit earlier than expected. And I do have to wonder what he will say about Edge and what transpired last weekend.

Todd Grisham: Cena put his trust in Edge, for that one match, and even saved him from a beating by Big Show, but Edge still betrayed his tag team partner and not for the last time I reckon.

Matt Striker: Lemme’ ask you guys a question, if you were John Cena, would you have put your trust in Edge?

Todd Grisham: Well-

Matt Striker: No, you wouldn’t. Edge has a reputation for turning his back on people and using whatever to get what he wants. Cena was an idiot for trusting Edge, and he got what everybody knew he would get, besides he himself.

In the ring, the fans have started to die down a bit and Cena is handed a microphone by the timekeeper.

John Cena: Last week, okay, our-

Cena’s cut off as the fans begin to chant his name...

John Cena: Thank you. Last week, our SmackDown General Manager... Theodore Long... made a huge tag team main event.

Cena adjusts his cap...

John Cena: It was the team of Matt Hardy...

It’s a very loud batch of heat for the hated Hardy...

John Cena: Teaming with the Big Show...

More boos, albeit a little bit smaller...

John Cena: Against myself and my opponent at Backlash... the number one contender to my World Heavyweight Championship... Edge

The mixed reaction that Edge had last week has all gone now, as the whole arena boos the mention of ‘The Rated R Superstar’...

John Cena: I know what you all thought when he announced that match... you thought... oh my god! What a match! What a tag team main event we have! Right? But that’s fine... because I thought that too. And ever since that show, I’ve been running it through in my mind over and over. Going over what Edge done... and it wasn’t until I got to the arena t’night... that I released... why am I surprised?

The crowd don’t really know how to respond so Cena presses on...

John Cena: Edge has been doing stuff like that throughout his career... and I should know... it’s happened to me often enough. Edge’s back stabbings have became second nature to him... it’s became expected in this company. When Edge is around, your guard is always up.

Cena takes a pause...

John Cena: And last week... I let my guard down. I put my trust in Edge, my tag team partner for last week... and what does he do? Stabs me in the back, as many of you guys and many of the guys in the back expected. I was stupid... very stupid to let my guard down, and Edge took advantage just like he’s always done.

Again, the fans don’t know how to react so Cena continues...

John Cena: A word of advice for anybody listening right now... doe not trust Edge.

‘YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME...’


*METALINGUS*


The fans erupt again, but this time it’s boos instead of cheers, directed at ‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge who walks out in a leather jacket, sunglasses and jeans. While walking out onto the stage, Edge applauds for some reason, while wearing a smug smile on his face. And with a microphone in hand he stops atop of the ramp.

Edge: Bravo... really... bravo.

The fans boo as Edge begins to walk slowly down the ramp...

Edge: Well done... Cena... you finally realized not to trust me. But to be honest with you, Cena, everybody should know not to trust me... especially you. After all we’ve been through regarding matches and knifes in the back... you... you should have known.

By this time, Edge is climbing the steel steps, and finally enters the ring and stands a few feet away from his rival...

Edge: This...

Edge points to himself and then Cena...

Edge: It’s just another chapter... it’s just another chapter in what is probably the biggest rivalry in the history of the WWE. After all I’ve done to you... you should have known to expect me to hit you with a spear last week.

Boos from the crowd...

Edge: Like I said, that was just another talking point of our rivalry, but this rivalry between you and I... will end.

Edge takes his shades off and puts them on the collar of his shirt...

Edge: It will end at Backlash... when I defeat you for your World Heavyweight Championship. Just like I did at New Years Revolution... three years ago.

More boos from the fans as Cena brings the microphone to his mouth...

John Cena: Ah yes, that. I remember that Edge, it’s stuck in my mind for a long time. After a gruelling elimination chamber match... you come on out and cash in your money in the bank briefcase and pin me for the WWE Championship.

Again, boos at the fact that Edge beat Cena...

John Cena: That’s when this all started... this.

Cena points between themselves...

John Cena: What you did at New Years Revolution, it shocked the world. And the next night on RAW, the whole world tuned in to watch me kicking your ass. Or as you say, they just tuned in to watch what you would do every week as champion.

Edge mouths ‘that’s right’...

John Cena: That’s when it all started, after we’ve done been through it all... you’ve busted me open... I’ve thrown you in a lake, you’ve beat me... I’ve beat you. I went on to beat you at the Royal Rumble to win back my WWE Championship... but then you cost me that belt at ECW’s One Night Stand against Rob Van Dam.

Pop for the mention of ‘RVD’...

John Cena: And all of this... it’s goin’ to come to a head at Backlash... me and you one on one... the final encounter... for my World Heavyweight Championship.

Another cheer...

John Cena: Another championship match in our long history of matches.

Edge: And y’know what Cena, y’know what match sticks in my mind the most?

Cena mouths ‘what?’.

Edge: Unforgiven... two thousand and six. You defeated me to win the WWE Championship from me... in my home town. I have nightmares about that night... I still think about it during the day... and this is my chance to rectify it. At Backlash... I’m going to do that to you. I’m goin’ to defeat you at Backlash in your hometown and win the World Heavyweight Championship. Clean... one on one... no gimmicks just a singles match. Just you... and me... one on one... for the World Heavyweight Championship... in this ring.

*METALINGUS*


‘The Rated Superstar’ puts his shades back on and exits the ring, he begins to walk backwards the ramp, keeping his eyes on the champion. Cena holds his World Championship up as Edge nods in his direction.

COMMERCIALS


We return to Friday’s most entertaining show and we hear...

*PAIN*


The arena reacts with a batch of heat as ‘The Moscow Mauler’, Vladimir Kozlov walks down the ramp, looking like he’s bit into a lemon. Big Vlad’ climbs into the ring and is given a microphone.

Vladimir Kozlov: The last few weeks... I come out here... and face opposition that are not on my level. I have told the SmackDown General Manager that I want better competition... so he told me to come out here and issue an open challenge.

Kozlov throws the microphone to the side and waits for an opponent to appear. The silence in the arena is then disrupted by...

*NO MORE WORDS*


Kozlov finally gets his wish, as Jeff Hardy appears on top of the stage. With the fans almost taking the roof off, Jeff sets off his pyro and walks down the ramp, keeping his eyes firmly on Vladimir Kozlov.

Jim Ross: It looks like Kozlov finally got his wish, Jeff Hardy is more than a match for Kozlov.

Todd Grisham: Jeff has been embroiled in a family feud with his brother but obviously he has gotten sick of Kozlov going on about how he has nobody on this brand to face that is on his level, which is quite frankly ridiculous.

Matt Striker: Y’know something guys? Jeff really shouldn’t be doing this, he has a huge match against his brother coming up in just over a week, he should be keeping himself healthy, not facing one of the most intimidating Superstars on SmackDown.

Match One
Jeff Hardy vs. Vladimir Kozlov


This match started off with Kozlov trying to use his power, but Jeff used his speed and agility to take Kozlov off his game and take it to him. Kozlov finally managed to take the initiative when Hardy went to the top rope but missed a cross body. Vladimir spent the next few minutes locking in various submissions and generally beating Hardy up. Once Kozlov was satisfied with the damage he dealt, he attempted the Iron Curtain but Jeff countered and hit a series of high flying moves, before going for the Swanton Bomb... but then he is distracted by Matt Hardy, who has just sprinted down the ramp. Kozlov takes complete advantage of this and connects with the Iron Curtain from the top rope for the win.

Winner – Vladimir Kozlov @ 8.01


Kozlov picks up a huge victory over Jeff Hardy, albeit with a helping hand from Jeff’s brother Matt. The referee raises his hand in the air, while Matt joins him in the ring. Kozlov leaves, while Matt stands over his brother, looking down and just staring.

Jim Ross: Matt Hardy has just cost his brother this match, and it’s something that Jeff will not be happy about. He had this match won, I think, but Matt just had to make an appearance.

Todd Grisham: This just adds more fuel to the fire and it’s all going to explode at Backlash in the T-L-C match.

With the lasting picture of Hardy standing over his brother...

We head backstage where Tiffany is standing by.


Tiffany: Ladies and gentleman... please welcome the new United States Champion... R-Truth.

The crowd respond with a pretty loud cheer as Truth joins Tiffany in the camera frame...

Tiffany: R-Truth... first of all congratulations on winning the championship last week. How do you feel about that?

Tiff’ hands the microphone to Truth...

R-Truth: Well... it’s hard to explain. I guess all the only way I can describe it is the best moment of my career so far.

Good cheer from the fans...

R-Truth: It’s a great feeling, I mean... I went into last week’s triple threat knowing I had a good chance of winning. I did... I did it by beating two other men... two great Superstars... but now I’m United States Champion and I’m not planning on lettin’ this championship go.

Another good cheer...

Tiffany: Well later on tonight, you’ll defend that championship against the former United States Champion, M-V-P.

R-Truth: He’s entitled to a rematch... after all... he’s got a rematch clause. And I welcome the challenge... and that goes for anybody in the locker room... I’ll fight anyone... I’ll defend against anyone. But M-V-P has to know... that t’night I’m leaving with the United States Championship. And that’s what’s up.

Another good cheer as the U.S Champ’ leaves the interview area, as Tiffany watches on.

Jim Ross: R-Truth seems ready for tonight where he’ll defend his championship against the former champion. That’s later on tonight but after this commercial break we’ll have the first of our two pick your poison matches as John Cena will take on an opponent of Edge’s choosing. Join us after this...

And with that...

COMMERCIALS


We return to see Theodore Long in his office, looking through some papers, standing in front of his desk. The door knocks and he shouts for whomever to come in, he puts the papers down and shakes the two men’s hands and then the camera shows Tommy Dreamer and Steven Richards.

Theodore Long: Ah... just the playas’ I wanted to see. Welcome to Friday Night SmackDown.

Steven Richards: Yeah, uh, thanks for signing to the brand, Teddy.

Theodore Long: We’ve needed new tag teams on this brand for a while, and we've already got The Hart Dynasty coming in but you guys will bring somethin’ different, ya feel me?

Richards and Dreamer nod their approval...

Theodore Long: And seeing as how you two know each other so... I’d bet my house on you two playa’s being a success on SmackDown.

Tommy Dreamer: We appreciate that, and we appreciate the chance you’ve gave us.

Richards nods...

Theodore Long: Ain’t a problem playa’s. Now... you both have a match tonight against Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder. Good luck.

Dreamer and Richards swiftly turn and leave Teddy’s office, leaving him to get back to work.

Meanwhile, in another part of the arena, Vickie Guerrero is speaking to Chavo Guerrero, which we join during the conversation.

Vickie Guerrero: You do. I mean... you can do it. Look, Chavo, your Uncle Eddie left a huge legacy to live up to. You must continue the legacy of the Guerrero’s.

Chavo nods but stops when Big Show shows up...

Big Show: Vickie... I need to talk you.

Vickie Guerrero: I’ll talk to you later, Chavo.

Chavo and Vickie share a hug before he leaves...

Big Show: Look, Vickie, I want you to know that I’m just as mad at Edge as you are. After all that stuff he said to you... he deserves a beating and-

Vickie Guerrero: You’re damn right he does. How dare he speak to me like that, did you hear him? Nobody speaks to a Guerrero like that. Next time you’re in that ring with Edge, I want you to tear him from limb to limb.

Finally Vickie stops talking and Show can begin...

Big Show: Don’t worry, we’ll get payback on Edge, soon enough. But I just found out that I have a match tonight. So I have to focus on that, and we’ll get Edge at another time.

Vickie Guerrero: Uh yeah, okay. Listen, when you go down to that ring, whoever it is you’re facing, I want you to think of him as Edge. I want you to go and do to him what I just said you’ve to do to Edge. I want Edge to know that his time here is coming to an end, and once you are done with him, he’ll have no choice but to retire from the severe beating he’ll get from you.

Show nods, as he puts his arm around Vickie and the duo walk out of the camera shot.

Matt Striker: I’d hate to be the poor man who Big Show is facing tonight. After that, shall we say – pep talk from Vickie, he is in for a rough night.

Todd Grisham: And from Vickie’s intentions there, it seems as if Edge is in for a rough couple of months if Show gets his way with him.

*MY TIME IS NOW*


For the second tonight, the World Heavyweight Champion’s music plays and is greeted with another thunderous reaction. The Champ’, John Cena walks out onto the stage, salutes to the crowd before jogging down to the ring.

Jim Ross: For the second time tonight, we see the champion, John Cena make his way down to the ring. And this is an interesting situation for Cena – he has had no preparation time for this.

Todd Grisham: As will Edge, both competitors don’t know who their opponents will be.

Matt Striker: That’s the beauty of it, we get to see what these Superstars are like against possibly people they’ve never faced off against.

*DOMINATION*


Edge’s pick for John Cena tonight is the huge figure of Ezekiel Jackson! The Brian Kendrick’s tag team partner for Backlash, the big man walks down to the ring, eyes fixated on the World Heavyweight Champion. ‘Zeke pulls his massive frame into the ring and stands in the opposite corner from his opponent.

Jim Ross: Well, I did not expect this opponent for John Cena. But I gotta’ say, it’s a smart choice. Jackson is one of the biggest and most intimidating Superstars on SmackDown. And he has a ton of momentum after his victory over one of half of the WWE Tag Team Champions – Primo last week.

Todd Grisham: A smart choice, indeed. To my knowledge, Cena has never faced off against Jackson, so he’s an unknown quantity to the World Champion.

Match Two
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena vs. Ezekiel Jackson


This match kicked off with a flurry off offense from Cena, matching Jackson’s strength with his own each step of the way. But eventually, Jackson managed to take Cena off his game, and start to dominate proceedings. Surprisingly, Jackson got a lot of offense in on the World Champion, he even got a few near falls, and hit some of his signature moves. But Cena, after being dominated for most of the match, began his comeback, breaking out of sleeper hold and hitting a number of flying shoulder blocks and then his five knuckle shuffle before finishing the match off with the Attitude Adjustment.

Winner – John Cena @ 7:54


The fans rise to their feet to congratulate the winner, John Cena, who the referee is checking is already after that hellacious match. The referee helps Cena to his feet, exhausted from taking on big ‘Zeke, once on his feet – the ref holds his arm in the air and then collects the World Heavyweight Championship and hands it to him.

Jim Ross: I truly thought Ezekiel had that match won, when he reversed the Attitude Adjustment and connected with that spinebuster I thought it was all over but Cena kicked out, which shows the never day die attitude that he personifies.

Todd Grisham: But how much of this match has taken a toll on Cena.

Matt Striker: Edge was smart picking an opponent like Jackson for Cena, the perfect opponent to wear Cena down and tire him out before Backlash.

Jim Ross: But remember ladies and gentleman, Edge will also be in action tonight, against an opponent of John Cena’s choosing.

We catch a shot of Cena slapping hands with a few hands while on his way down the ramp and with that – we head to a commercial break.

COMMERCIALS


We return to SmackDown, and the cameras are backstage where the WWE Tag Team Champions, Carlito and Primo are speaking with Brie and Nikki Bella.

Brie Bella: Oh my god! Guys, last week was so funny!

Nikki Bella: It was... it was hilarious to watch Kendrick and Jackson slip around the ring.

Brie Bella: Yeah, but guys, we are sorry that you couldn’t get the win over Jackson, Primo.

Primo shrugs his shoulders...

Primo: Well, ju see, that was just one match. The one that matters is at Backlash when Carlito and I defend our championships.

Pop...

Carlito: Yeah, and t’night, Carlito is goin’ out to ‘dat ring and pinnin’ Kendrick, one-two-three and then at Backlash Carlito and Primo will retain our championships.

Brie & Nikki Bella: Can’t wait!

The Colon’s put their arms around their respective Bella, and the foursome proceed out of the shot and we cut to the main arena

*IN THE MIDDLE OF IT*


The fans boo a little at the arrival of Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder, the duo walk out the ring, pointing at themselves and shouting out that they are the best tag team on SmackDown. After a bit of taunting, the tag team finally enter the ring and await their debuting opponents.

Jim Ross: This is a great chance for Hawkins and Ryder to get back on track, after they lost their championship opportunity two weeks ago. Especially this match, because they have the opportunity to ruin the nights of Tommy Dreamer and Stevie Richards.

Todd Grisham: As the SmackDown General Manager said – SmackDown needs new tag teams for Carlito and Primo to face off against, and while they are busy dealing with the challenge of The Brian Kendrick and Ezekiel Jackson.

Matt Striker: And how must Hawkins and Ryder feel? Teddy Long is signing new tag teams for SmackDown, like Dreamer and Richards, like The Hart Dynasty – while we have teams such as Hawkins and Ryder and Jesse and Festus.

*MAN IN THE BOX*


It’s a warm reception for the arrival of Tommy Dreamer and Stevie Richards. The ECW Originals walk down the ramp, playing to the crowd, before entering the ring and preparing for the bell.

Jim Ross: We found out earlier tonight, that Theodore Long signed these two to SmackDown to compete in the tag team division, they are both successful singles wrestlers, from their time in the original ECW, so it will be interesting to see if they can translate that to tag team action.

Todd Grisham: Well these two do go way back, to their time in Extreme Championship Wrestling together. So they’ll know each other very well, and that should make for a good team.

Matt Striker: Edge and John Cena know each other very well, but that doesn’t mean they would make a good tag team. Tag Team wrestling is an art form, only a select few can have success in it.

Match Three

Tommy Dreamer & Stevie Richards vs. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder


This was a formulaic tag team match which saw the face team take the better start. Richards showed he still has it by taking the fight to Hawkins, the opening minute consists of this until Ryder gets the blind tag and clotheslines Richards without him realizing he’s in the ring. Hawkins and Ryder exchanged quick tags, keeping themselves fresh while wearing down Richards. But with Hawkins the legal man with Richards, Stevie manages to break away from his opponents and get the hot tag to Dreamer. Tommy came in fast, knocking Ryder down and then knocking Hawkins off the apron. Dreamer connects with a number of clotheslines and forearm smashes, before calling for the finish, but then Hawkins gets back into the ring, and gets him from behind. But then, Richards gets involved and knocks Hawkins out of the ring, Stevie backs up and then dives out of the ring onto Hawkins. Ryder takes advantage, or tries to that is – he rolls Dreamer up but he kicks out and plants him with a huge DDT for the win!

Winners – Tommy Dreamer & Stevie Richards @ 6:27


The referee lifts Dreamer’s hand in the air, while Richards is still down on the outside. Dreamer smiles as he looks at Ryder, who he just pinned. But then...

Bang! Hawkins nails Dreamer from behind and begins to stomp on him. The fans are incensed as Hawkins picks him up and throws him shoulder first into the steel ring post. Ryder has now gotten to his feet and goes over to help Hawkins, the duo pull Dreamer away from the turnbuckle and continue to stomp on him.


Jim Ross: Someone needs to stop this!

The fans suddenly cheer very loudly and the cameras show us Stevie Richards... picking up a steel chair and sliding in to the ring! Ryder notices the boos and turns around... and sees Richards swinging at him! But Ryder manages to duck and dive to the mat and roll out of the ring, and luckily for Hawkins – he seen it, which allows him to drop to the mat and roll out of the ring.

The crowd show their displeasure as Ryder joins Hawkins on the ramp, successfully dodging the chair attack from Richards. Back in the ring – Richards helps Dreamer to his feet, and points to Curt and Zack who have a sly expression across their faces.


Jim Ross: I don’t think we’ve seen the last of this guys.

Todd Grisham: Dreamer looks hurt, J.R. That shoulder to the steel post must have caused a lot of damage.

Matt Striker: Of course it did, it’s a shoulder hitting metal. Richards nearly got revenge though; he was very close to taking Ryder out with that chair.

Dreamer clutches his arm as Richards asks how he is. He’s breathing heavily as he begins to climb out of the ring – commercial break incoming.

COMMERCIALS


And we’re back on the most entertaining show on Friday nights, and we are backstage where Tiffany is once again, standing by.

Tiffany: Please welcome my guest, the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship... Edge!

The arena erupts with heat while the camera pans out to see Edge standing beside the blonde...

Tiffany: And Edge... what I want to know is – why did you pick Ezekiel Jackson to face John Cena in the pick your poison match?

Edge rolls his eyes...

Edge: Let me ask you a question, Tiffany. Are you stupid?

Heat from the crowd while Tiff’ seems a bit taken back by the comment...

Tiffany: Um...

Edge: Um... um... um... shut up!

More boo’s from the stands in the arena...

Edge: About your question... why did I pick Ezekiel Jackson... have you seen him? He’s one of the biggest and toughest guys in this locker room. And on his day... he could beat anyone of us... except me of course but that’s beside the point. The point is... I picked him because he is one of the most intimidating Superstars on SmackDown.

Tiff’ takes back the microphone...

Tiffany: Yes but... Ezekiel lost. Don’t you wish now... that you picked someone else?

Again, Edge rolls his eyes...

Edge: Even so... even if Jackson didn’t defeat Cena. Y’know what he did? He hurt him. He wore Cena down, which increases my chances for winning the championship at Backlash.

And the microphone comes back...

Tiffany: Are you at all worried over who John Cena will pick as your opponent tonight?

Edge runs his hands through his hair before responding...

Edge: No. No, and I’ll tell you why... nobody in this locker room is good enough to hold my bags... which is why t’night... I’ll beat whoever Cena throws at me... and then beat him... at Backlash for the World Heavyweight Championship.

Tiffany takes back the microphone while Edge swiftly turns on his heels and leaves the interview area. The camera focuses on Tiff’ staring into space before cutting back into the main arena... where we hear...

*MAN WITH A PLAN*


The crowd react to the music of The Brian Kendrick with heat, not loud heat but still a good amount. With Ezekiel Jackson by his side, still looking sweaty from his match with John Cena, Kendrick continues down the ramp... taunting the fans before walking around the ring and climbing up the steel steps, before swinging into the squared circle. Kendrick takes off his white leather jacket and hands it to the referee, who hands it to somebody at ringside. Kendrick rolls his fists, awaiting his opponent.

Jim Ross: The Brian Kendrick looks very focused on what will be a preview for Backlash. The Brian Kendrick will face Carlito, one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions.

Todd Grisham: Ezekiel Jackson still looks a little worn out from his match with John Cena. Last week, Jackson faced off against the other half of the WWE Tag Team Champions, Primo in which he managed to pick up the victory.

Matt Striker: Currently – it’s one nil to the challengers, and that will no doubt give Jackson and Kendrick a psychological advantage at Backlash.

*COOL*


It’s the opposite reaction for Carlito – as the fans rise to their feet and cheer the Tag Team Champions. ‘Lito – with the title around his waist – begins to walk down the ramp, juggling his apple with Primo by his side. Carlito keeps his gaze fixated on his opponent for the night, The Brian Kendrick, while Primo slaps a few of the fans hands. ‘Lito runs up the steel steps, tosses his apple to Primo before entering the ring before deciding to give his championship to his brother instead of the referee.

Match 4

WWE Tag Team Champion Carlito vs. The Brian Kendrick

Primo and Jackson watch from ringside as Kendrick and Carlito square off in the centre of the ring. They talk trash to each other before Kendrick slaps ‘Lito, and it’s on! Carlito it to Kendrick, using the slap as motivation to kick the crap out of his opponent. This aggression was working in the start, but it ended up being a hindrance as Kendrick used it to his advantage to dive and duck Carlito’s moves and tire him out. Kendrick then took the advantage after countering a running clothesline by dropkicking ‘Lito’s legs. From then, Kendrick dominated with a number of submissions, keeping his opponent on the ground. That all changed however as Carlito mounted a comeback, hitting some fast moves, taking Kendrick off his game, and hitting a number of his best moves. Carlito even hits a Superplex from the top rope and goes for the cover, but Jackson yanks the referee out of the ring. The ref shouts at Jackson, but is thrown out of the way as Primo comes round the ring and jumps at Jackson, grabbing onto him and hitting him with a number of punches and kicks. Back in the ring, Kendrick gets to his feet and tries to get the drop on Carlito, but Carlito sees him coming, ducks and connects with the Backcracker.

Winner – Carlito @ 7.54


Carlito rolls away from Kendrick, before using the ropes to pull himself to his feet. Primo joins him in the ring and hands him his WWE Tag Team Championship, the duo leave the ring to cheers, while Jackson is just now getting up and climbing into the ring. He briefly glances at Kendrick before gazing at the champions who are backing up the ramp with smirks plastered across their faces.

Jim Ross: Carlito just picked up a huge victory over one of his challengers at Backlash. Using the Backcracker, the champion managed to knock off The Brian Kendrick while Primo dealt with Ezekiel Jackson on the outside. Team work at its very best.

Todd Grisham: It’s just over a week until Backlash, where we will find out if Carlito and Primo will be able to defend their WWE Tag Team Championships. They’ve held them for a long time, but to beat Kendrick and Jackson – they’ll have to be on top of their game.

Matt Striker: And even if The Colons defeat manage to defeat them – they’ll have to new challengers such as The Hart Dynasty and Tommy Dreamer and Stevie Richards. And that goes for Kendrick and Jackson if they win the championships.

***

The video opens with Matt Hardy pinning his brother at WrestleMania

Narrator:
One night a year...


A shot of Triple H pedigreeing Randy Orton at WrestleMania

Narrator:
Superstars face off at the biggest stage...


Shot of CM Punk unhooking the MITB briefcase

Narrator:
For their moment...


We fade to black with the last image being John Cena holding the World Heayweight Championship up

Narrator:
But the pageantry is over...


We suddenly hear a women’s blood curdling scream

Then the video returns with Randy Orton kissing Stephanie McMahon with Triple H watching on...


Narrator:
All that remains...


Shot of Jeff Hardy hitting the Swantom Bomb...

Jeff Hardy:
The Backlash...

Shot of Edge hitting a spear...

Edge:
The Backlash...

Shot of Kane hitting a chokeslam...

Before we see a silhouette of a man in a dark room, only seeing his shadows...

???:
All that remains... is the Backlash.

***


After the promo ends, the cameras are backstage where the former United States Champion, MVP, is sitting on a steel chair, pulling on his wresting gloves, before standing up and patting down his attire. The Ballin’ Superstar takes a deep breath, exhaling and walking out of the shot as we cut to another commercial break.

COMMERCIALS


SmackDown returns tonight and we are in the main arena where the silence is disrupted by...

*I’M COMIN*


The music signals the beginning of the United States Championship match, as the challenger – MVP slowly appears atop of the stage. Montel goes to each side of the stage, pretending to shoot a basketball before returning to the ramp, and continuing his journey to the ring. With his silver chains swaying, MVP swiftly climbs up the steps, and swings into the ring. MVP bounces off the ropes a few times before stopping and shooting another basket while shouting ‘Ballin!’.

Jim Ross: Ladies and gentleman, this match is for the United States Championship and this came about after R-Truth defeated the man in the ring for said championship and he activated his rematch clause. But instead of waiting for Backlash, Theodore Long decided to sign the match for tonight.

Todd Grisham: MVP lost the triple threat match, but the odds were against him retaining and now he gets a chance to win back the United States Championship.

*WHAT’S UP*


It’s another a cheer for the current United States Champion – R-Truth. The champ’ dance out onto the stage, belt on his shoulder and microphone in the opposite hand. MVP paces the ring waiting for Truth to finish his rap shtick and get into the ring. Finally he does, but not after getting the crowd involved and obtaining a cheap pop.

Jim Ross: While R-Truth seems to be a jovial character on his way to the ring, the man is all business inside it. He defeated two men last week to win the United States Championship, and he defends it against the former champion right now on SmackDown!

Todd Grisham: R-Truth said he had one of the best nights of his career when he won that championship, but this may be the worst if M-V-P manages to win back the United States Championship.

Matt Striker: Truth will be fired up for this match, he won’t want to lose his championship this soon.

Match 4
United States Championship

WWE United States Champion R-Truth vs. MVP

This championship match kicked off with some chain wrestling which MVP came out on top with, locking in a kneeing arm bar. R-Truth fought back and connected with a few quick fire clotheslines but MVP managed to counter R-Truth’s rally with a drop-toe-hold and he dived on top of Truth and locked in an arm bar again. MVP started to dominate the match, locking in various arm bars, leg locks to keep Truth down and off his game. MVP ditched the submissions and started hitting a few solid, hard hitting moves to inflict more pain on his opponent, getting a couple of near falls. Eventually, Truth managed to battle back, and go on a comeback run, but his comeback was cut short when MVP to the crowds disapproval poked Truth in the eyes in the corner. But then MVP went to the top rope, looking for a axe handle smash, R-Truth side stepped it... kicked him in the gut and then finished the match off with Corkscrew Scissors Kick!

Winner and still WWE United States Champion – R-Truth @ 9.17


It’s a great response for what was a great match, after a few seconds R-Truth pulls himself to his feet and is handed his WWE United States Championship. He hoists it in the air before climbing up the turnbuckle and raising it there as well. Truth hops down before seeing MVP is now on his feet, the duo stare at each other, MVP holding his midsection, the former champion extends his hand... and the current champion shakes his hand. The fans give a respectful ovation while MVP begins to exit the ring – leaving it to the WWE United States Champion.

***

We see a black and white picture of a house

Then we fade out and back to see quick fire shots of Brian Pillman and Davey Boy Smith

Narrator: Great men have trained there...

More shots of Bret Hart and Owen Hart

Narrator: Some of the most talented Superstars have trained there...

A shot of two people in a black, shadowy room...

Narrator: Now the dungeon is no more...

Quick shots of two men wrestling on the ground, in the same blackened room.

Narrator: And the last two people to graduate...

The camera goes back to focusing on just them in a darkened room.

Narrator: Are coming to Friday Night SmackDown.

The Hart Dynasty coming soon to Friday Night SmackDown

***


COMMERCIALS


We are backstage where Gail Kim is speaking with Maria. The two finish speaking and Maria walks away. Maryse then shows up, she stares a hole through Gail who does the same.

Gail Kim: Are you gonna’ stare, or are you gonna talk?

Maryse: Cute. I just wanted to come here and tell z’you, that last week... z’you got lucky... it won’t happen at Backlash.

Gail Kim: Y’see Maryse, that’s where I think you’re wrong... at Backlash, you won’t be Divas Championship... I’m winning that match... and I’m taking the Divas Championship.

Maryse: Is that so?

Gail Kim: Ye-

Bang! Gail is floored from behind, she goes flying forward and Maryse side steps her – she then smashes off the wall and right back into a kick into the gut by Maryse. The fans are booing loudly as the cameras pan out to reveal Natalya standing beside Maryse, the two of them grinning from ear to ear. The two Divas walk out of the show as the camera closes in on Gail.

We then head back into the arena to see Kung Fu Naki hopping up and down in the ring.

‘WEEELLLLLL’


*CRANK IT UP*


The fans begin booing immediately as Big Show walks out onto the stage, Vickie Guerrero is by his side and the two walk down the ramp. Once they reach the ring, Vickie walks around the ring and stands, leaning on the apron as Show climbs up the steel steps and steps into the ring.

Matt Striker: I don’t like this, Kung Fu Naki is in for the beating of his life.

Jim Ross: And Vickie did tell Show to picture Edge while taking on Kung Fu Naki.

Todd Grisham: That makes it even worse for Kung Fu Naki. This could be ugly.

Match 5
Big Show vs. Kung Fu Naki

Poor guy. Kung Fu Naki tries his best to get the better of Big Show but do you really think he could? With Vickie shouting orders at ringside, Show spends his time toying with Kung Fu Naki and inflicting as much pain as possible. Vickie keeps telling him to think of Edge to motivate him to keep inflicting more and more pain. Finally the match come to an end, when Kung Fu Naki is lifted off his feat and then planted with a Chokeslam.

Wnner – Big Show @ 2:54


Show climbs off of Kung Fu Naki, he gets to his feet and Vickie joins him in the ring. The two stand above Kung Fu Naki.

Jim Ross: Well... a good win for Show.

Todd Grisham: Show and-

Jim Ross: Hold on Todd, I’m going to have to interrupt you but I’ve just received word that something is happening backstage.

We cut backstage where Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy are brawling in the parking lot, they are beating the crap out of each other, trading blow after blow. Some referees and road agents are trying to separate them but it isn’t working, the two just continue to brawl, until a few jobbers get involved and they manage to get separate them with the help of road agents and referees.

COMMERCIALS


‘YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME...’


*METALINGUS*


It’s an absolutely massive negative reaction as Edge walks out onto the stage. The Rated R Superstar walks down the ramp, before posing and setting of his pyrotechnic display. Roberts announces his arrival as he slides into the ring, he lies on the mat for a couple of seconds before proceeding to climb the turnbuckles.

Jim Ross: I can’t wait for this match to happen, I don’t know who John Cena picked for Edge to face, but if I know John Cena – and I do, it will be someone huge.

Matt Striker: I know what you mean, J.R. Edge picked Ezekiel Jackson to face Cena, who put on a good showing and caused Cena a lot of pain.

*MY TIME IS NOW*


Another massive reaction, but this time it’s all positive as the World Heavyweight Champion John Cena jogs out from the back. He salutes the crowd and walks down the ramp, he walks around the ring and joins the trio on commentary.

Jim Ross: Well, it looks as if we are being joined by the current World Heavyweight Champion, John Cena. It’s a pleasure, John.

John Cena: Thanks, J.R.

Matt Striker: John, any clue as to who you picked?

John Cena: None. You’ll find out in a few seconds.

Back in the ring, Edge paces from side to side waiting for his opponent.

‘GO...’


*JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES*


Edge’s eyes nearly pop out of their sockets as his former tag team partner and former best friend, Christian walks onto the stage, smiling from ear to ear. The cameras catch a glance of Cena smiling, then Christian walks down to the ring, he slides into it – keeping an eye on Edge as he climbs the turnbuckle.

Matt Striker: Wow! If I may so, this was a great choice, John.

John Cena: Thanks, Matt. I wanted to give these folks a huge main event, and who would have a better chance of beating Edge than the man who used to be his best friend.

Jim Ross: Well, it was a great choice. Edge looked like he seen a ghost when Christian walked through that curtain.

Main Event

Christian vs. Edge

Edge was shocked with Cena’s choice of opponent and that allowed Christian to gain the advantage in the beginning. Christian dominated the early proceedings, hitting some quick fire moves, and getting a few near falls in the process. But when he went to the top, he tried a flying head butt but all he got was mat as Edge rolled out of the way. From there, Edge was the one who was dominating; he was even taking time out from beating on his former tag team partner to taunt Cena from the ring. Eventually, the end of the match was near as Christian fought back and rallied, hitting a couple of his signature moves but when he went for the Killswitch Edge countered and hit the Edge-a-cution. It’s academic as Edge measured Christian and hit him with the Spear!

Winner – Edge @ 7:36

The crowd boo fiercely as the referee holds Edge’s hand in the air. Afterwards, he checks on Christian while Edge slides out of the ring.

Jim Ross: A great match, two men-

Matt Striker: Hold on, J.R – I think things are about to kick off.

Edge is now walking around the ring, he gets to the announce table, and the World Heavyweight Champion stands up to meet him. Cena places his belt down on the table while the two men go face to face. They talk some trash to each other, before Edge reaches up to Cena’s face and pushes his hand against it, pushing him back. Edge backtracks into the ring, and Cena pursues him, but The Rated R Superstar leaves via the other side and backs up the ramp. Leaving Cena standing in the ring, furious.

End


Results
Singles Match | Vladimir Kozlov bts. Jeff Hardy
Singles Match | John Cena bts. Ezekiel Jackson
Tag Team Match | Tommy Dreamer & Stevie Richards bts. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder
Singles Match | Carlito bts. The Brian Kendrick
Singles Match | Big Show bts. Kung Fu Naki
Singles Match | Edge bts. Christian


WWE Backlash
04.05.09 | TD Banknorth Arena | Boston, Massachusetts

WWE Championship – No Holds Barred
Triple H © vs. Randy Orton

World Heavyweight Championship
John Cena © vs. Edge

Tables, Ladders & Chairs
Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy

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WWE Tag Team Championship
The Colons © vs. The Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson

WWE Divas Championship
Maryse © vs. Gail Kim
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Re: Calum Presents: WWE 2009 - The Fear That's In Your Eyes

JAM's Review

Hmm, I wasn't too sure about the opening we had with Cena and Edge. Having these two open the show was definitely the right choice but the dialogue between the two just seemed off. There were times when I could imagine them saying what they said but overall, I didn't think it was a strong exchange. Even the commentators were off here but I guess that's to be expected sometime. I did like that you had a run-through of their rivalry to remind the people why they are feuding in the first place. Also, the ending just seemed sort of sudden with Edge's final words and just walking out.

Again, not too sure having Kozlov get on the mic, don't think he knows proper english right? But anyway, I had a feeling Jeff wasn't going to win this since it seems that you're building Kozlov to be a monster again. Having Matt interrupt here was the right choice since it seems to probably be the second most important feud after the World Heavyweight Title feud. Truth seemed pretty okay here too but again, not really someone who gets on the mic a lot.

Richards and Dreamer as a team huh? I guess I could live with that. They're not doing much and the tag team division does need more teams so I like this move. Pretty random to have Jackson face off with Cena here. I think I would've chosen Kendrick instead and see how Cena does with a much smaller, quicker guy and have Jackson interfere in the match, but that's just me. The tag match was pretty good here with Dreamer and Richards getting weapons to fight off Hawkins and Ryder. I think you're building yourself a pretty good tag team division, keep that up.

I'm actually likin' Truth as your US Champion. I think that you could elevate MVP to the World Title scene, but please turn him heel since he wasn't really over as a face. Your midcard, I'm not really sure who is in it right now, so I'm looking forward to see who faces Truth for his title. Divas getting' feisty, a Gail/Maryse feud should be good. Both are pretty decent in the ring, that's for sure. Oh man, poor Funaki here.

Nice pick with Christian here, lovin' it actually. Was hoping that the main event would've been written in more detail as the other matches but I get that matches can burn you out so I don't mind this. The ending was kind of awkward again and kind of ended abruptly. Instead, maybe you could've just had the cliché ending with Cena and Edge facing off with Cena holding the title in the air.

Overall, the promos were off for me here and so was the commentary. The matches were okay but maybe more detail for the main event. Was certainly thinking that I'd enjoy Smackdown more in this thread but I'm actually likin' RAW more at the moment. But anyway, you could do much better than this man. The show started a little awkward with the abrupt end to the opening promo and kind of ended awkwardly with Edge just walking out. But it's all good, onto the next show!
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Re: Calum Presents: WWE 2009 - The Fear That's In Your Eyes



WWE Monday Night RAW
27.04.09


The usual world is watching video airs before we dive right into the RAW video package, which highlights the best of RAW, featuring new stars such as The Miz, Jack Swagger and John Morrison who have been added to the video. After the video concludes, we head into the arena, where a huge pyrotechnic display sounds off from the stage, almost making the people sat nearest lose their hearing. The cameras then take a sweeping view of the arena as we head to the announce table, where Michael Cole and Jerry The King Lawler are sat, waiting to introduce us to the show.

Michael Cole: Welcome ladies and gentleman to the longest running weekly episodic show in television history! My name is Michael Cole and joining me as always... Jerry The King Lawler.

King: Thank you, Michael. Tonight is going to be a huge night, the arena is packed, the fans are in good voice and we are only five days away from our next Pay-Per-View... Backlash.

Michael Cole: Indeed we are, Jerry. And what a show that is shaping up to be, we will have a complete run down of the card later on for you ladies and gentleman, but at this moment we’d like to take you back to last week where Triple H and Kofi Kingston were taking on Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase in our main event.

***

LAST WEEK

A video then plays of last week’s main event, showing Triple H pinning Cody Rhodes and lying on the mat, with his music playing. But then “Voices” plays and Randy Orton sprints down the ramp, he enters it with a sledgehammer in his hand and smacks Triple H with the hammer, knocking him out. Rhode and DiBiase then join Orton in standing over Triple H, as The Viper holds the WWE Championship up above his head. The video then fades away as we head back to ringside.

***


Suddenly...

“I HEAR VOICES IN MY HEAD...”


*VOICES*


No word can be used to describe the amount of heat that Randy Orton is getting right now; the arena nearly comes off with the reaction that Orton just gathered. The boos continue as Randy walks out from the back, wearing a Viper T-shirt, no Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase with him, all on his own as he slowly walks down the ramp. Little emotion is shown as Orton continues his descent down the ramp, that can’t be said for the crowd as they give Orton hell.

Michael Cole: Right there is quite possibly the man who will be WWE Champion come Sunday. Randy Orton is one of the fiercest competitors on RAW, someone who doesn’t take kindly to people getting in his way, and we’ve seen that first hand, ladies and gentleman, as this feud between Triple H and Orton is getting to be more about the WWE Championship, it’s personal now.

King: It’s definitely personal, Michael. We saw last week that things have escalated; Randy Orton has done everything in the book to Triple H, from attacking him with sledgehammers, attacking his family and even kissing his wife. The WWE Championship is the most prestigious belt in this company, Randy Orton has got his eyes firmly set on that, but he also wants to hurt The Game.

Michael Cole: He’ll get his chance this Sunday as these two men, Triple H and Randy Orton go one on one, for the WWE Championship. And I’ve got to say, Randy Orton has got to be the favourite, Orton has Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase in his corner, and will look to inflict as much pain as possible on Triple H come Sunday.

Back in the ring, Randy Orton has just clambered into it and started his ascent up the turnbuckle. The Apex Predator surveys the arena as the crowd boo him and the camera circles him. Orton then hops down and is handed a microphone form ringside before walking to the centre of the ring and raising the microphone to his mouth...

Randy Orton: These last few weeks have been very good to me. The reason for that is... for the last few weeks, I have made life hell. I’ve made life hell for none other than the WWE Champion, Triple H.

Orton has to pause as the fans boo the fact that The Game’s life has been hell at the hands of The Viper...

Randy Orton: You can boo that all you want... but you know I’m telling the truth. Triple H, these last few weeks have been on the end of multiple beatings. Time is catching up to Triple H, time is running out for his championship reign. The end of his reign happens at in just five days, because at on Sunday, at Backlash... the WWE Championship... will no longer be around Triple H’s waist.

Another batch of heat directed at Orton, who rubs his chin while digesting the arena...

Randy Orton: Instead, I will do what I need to do. I will take the WWE Championship... I will take it for my own.

Another batch of heat, as Randy looks around the arena again...

Randy Orton: By the end of Backlash, I will be the WWE Champion. But for Triple H, he won’t just lose the WWE Championship, he will lose his pride. He will be the man who couldn’t defend his championship... but also the man who couldn’t defend his family.

Huge boos as Orton soaks them in...

Randy Orton: His family, his children won’t be able to look him in the eye, knowing their father is a failure. And Triple H will see a lot of his family in the next few months, because at Backlash... I will not only take his WWE Championship... I will not only take his pride... but I will take his career. I will end Triple H’s career.

The reaction almost takes the roof of the arena, and it’s only negative...

Randy Orton: But before Backlash, I want to give you people a much needed history lesson. Y’see, Triple H did help me at the beginning of my career... he gave me the kick start that it needed. I worked under the Triple H and Ric Flair, who taught me a lot, but also were two people who became jealous of my success.

‘Orton sucks’...

Randy Orton: I am the future WWE Champion, and Triple H... Triple H hates that. He hates the fact that I will be on top, he hates anybody being on top who isn’t named Hunter. When I became the youngest World Champion in history... he hated that.

Orton pauses...

Randy Orton: When I became the champion, Triple H turned on me the next night on RAW, he, Ric Flair and Batista all turned on me.

The fans pop at this...

Randy Orton: The fact that you people cheer that... just shows how fickle you people are.

Batch of heat...

Randy Orton: Triple H is no different from me, he fights for one reason, and it’s the same reason I am in this business. The WWE Championship. On Sunday... I will not only end his career... but I will end his championship reign and become the new... W... W... E... Champion.

Loud boos directed at the self proclaimed future WWE Champion, his arm drops and he walks to the ropes to leave the ring. The announcers put over Orton, saying that at Backlash, he could be the next WWE Champion until...

“IT’S TIME TO PLAY THE GAME...”


*GAME*


The crowd goes absolutely ape shit as the WWE Champion, Triple H’s music blares out of the PA system and in just a few seconds, The Game appears on the stage, trunks and T-shirt with the WWE Championship across his shoulder.

Michael Cole: Right there, is the man who will defend the WWE Champion against Randy Orton at Backlash in just a few days time. Randy Orton was out here running his mouth, but he seems to have shut up, now that Triple H has appeared.

King: Triple H looks in no mood to be messed with tonight, Michael, Orton might be regretting what he was saying.

Triple H is still on the stage; meanwhile Orton is in the ring, staring up at his rival. Orton leans on the top rope, staring intently at the champion, who stares back with a microphone in his hand. The Game’s music dies down as the fans chant his name.

Triple H: Y’know what Orton? I was in the back listening to every word that just came out of your mouth. And you got something wrong.

Orton mouths ‘what?’...

Triple H: Y’see, in Evolution... Ric and I... we taught you everything you know, but we didn’t teach you everything... that we know.

Nice pop for that while Orton shakes his head...

Triple H: And we didn’t kick you out because we were, as you put it... jealous of you. Why would we be jealous of you... Ric is a sixteen time World Champion... I am The Game, The Cerebral Assassin, the WWE Champion.

Another huge cheer...

Triple H: We kicked you out of Evolution because you got too big for your boots. You thought you were awarded everything, so we taught you a lesson and took the World Championship away from you. If it wasn’t for Ric and I... you... Randy Orton... wouldn’t be a WWE Superstar. You wouldn’t be on RAW, you wouldn’t be involved in this business at all.

Another huge pop as Orton looks visibly annoyed...

Randy Orton: You’re wrong. You’re wrong about that, y’see Hunter... I am Randy Orton... a third generation Superstar... I was destined for this business... destined for greatness. And you didn’t kick me out because I got too cocky; you kicked me out because you felt threatened.

Loud boos as the two men stare at each other...

Triple H: Y’know what... you may be right, Orton. Did I feel threatened, maybe. So... I kicked you out and took the championship for myself. And when the time comes Orton... you’ll do the exact same thing. You’ll do the same thing to DiBiase and Rhodes.

Orton shakes his head...

Triple H: Those two will eventually learn that they shouldn’t be taking orders from you, and you’ll end up trying to kick one of them out of Legacy.

Randy Orton: Another thing you have wrong, Hunter. You see, unlike you... I am not driven by my own ego. And unlike Evolution, Legacy is about respect. It isn’t a tool for my own gain, this group was made not to help me, but to help Cody and Ted reach their full potential. With my help, they will be future Hall of Famers, I won’t do to them what you did to me... it’s about respect.

Triple H shakes his head at the top of the stage, while Orton leans over the rope looking up at him...

Triple H: Funny you should mention respect, because over these last few months... all the respect I had for you has disappeared. And you are wrong about only fighting for the WWE Championship, Orton.

Triple H takes a look at his championship across his shoulder...

Triple H: You changed that when you attacked my family. You attacked my brother in law, my father in law and worst of all... you attacked the women I love. You even decided to kiss another man’s wife. That, Orton, was the worst mistake that you have ever made. At Backlash... I’m not only fighting for the WWE Championship... I’m fighting for retribution... I’m fighting for my family.

Huge pop from the crowd while a smirk appears on Orton’s face...

Randy Orton: That’s all well and good, Hunter, but at Backlash it’s about the WWE Championship and at the end of the night I will be the champion. And if you think any different... you are delusional. And you know what, Hunter... when my boot connected with Vince McMahons head... I liked it. It felt damn good to put him out of action, to nearly take his skull of his body.

The crowd react with a huge batch of heat while Triple H’s face turns into a scowl...

Triple H: For weeks... for weeks you have been running your mouth. For weeks you have attacked me from behind. But right now, there is nothing between you and me... Legacy aren’t around to help you. So what is stopping me from going down to that ring and beating the life out of you?

Mega pop for that, Orton takes a step back but with a smirk on his face...

Randy Orton: Absolutely nothing, Hunter. Nothing at all. Nothing is stopping you from coming down to this ring and getting a piece of me, something you have been trying to get for weeks. But let me tell you something, just like nothing is stopping you from coming down to this ring... nothing... nothing stopped me from attacking your wife. Not even you... not even her Husband could stop another man kissing his wife.

‘Ooohhh’, the crowd go crazy with boos as Triple H throws his microphone to the ground, and places his belt on the stage before walking down the ramp.

Randy Orton: Woah... woah, hang on a minute. I’ve got something else to say...

Triple H continues walking while Orton talks...

Randy Orton: When I kissed your wife, Hunter... when my lips touched hers... I... enjoyed it... and I’d do... it... again.

Snap! Triple H’s walk turns into a run as he sprints down the rest of the ramp, the crowd are going crazy as The Game slides into the ring... but Orton drops down to the mat and rolls out of the ring on the opposite side. Triple H dives towards him but only gets his hands on the ropes, the fans boo as Orton jogs around the ring... but we aren’t done as The Game follows him out and runs after his rival. Orton looks behind him to see Triple H following him, he runs up the ramp, nearly tripping on his way before jogging past the championship and darting behind the curtain. The WWE Champion follows him through the curtain but the cameras do not follow instead we stare at the stage.

Michael Cole: An action packed start here tonight ladies and gentleman and-

Suddenly, we are backstage where Orton is running down a corridor, screaming at people to get out of the way, with Triple H in hot pursuit. The Viper runs right into a few people including Charlie Haas, knocking them all to the side, as the chase continues! Divas watch on from the side as Orton darts around a corner, the cameras follow behind Triple H until The Game turns around the corner as well. Suddenly, a huge bang happens, the cameras struggle to keep up, but when they do turn round the corner... Triple H is on the ground as CODY RHODES AND TED DIBIASE ARE WAILING ON HIM!

Randy stands watching them, catching his breath as a lead pipe is on the ground next to Rhodes. Once Orton catches his breath he pulls DiBiase off the Triple H and climbs on top of him before repeatedly punching him on the skull... but Triple H turns the tables! He rolls Orton onto his back and starts to punch him, but Cody and Ted pull him off and then pull him backwards, one arm in each hand right into the wall! The champions head hits the wall, and then Orton gets back up and picks The Game up. He pulls him around the corner, where some road agents, divas and Charlie Haas are watching what is happening. Rhodes and DiBiase keep the road agents away, while Orton launches Triple H into a production box!

Triple H collapses to the ground; Cody then throws that lead pipe to The Viper who hits him in the back with it! He kneels down, putting the pipe on Triple H’s throat and pulling it upwards, choking the life out of The Game. Some of the divas, including Kelly Kelly and Layla stand with hands over their mouths as Orton drops the pipe and grabs Triple H’s arms from behind, pulls him up by them then puts his foot on The Games head, before pulling extremely hard on his arms while pushing down with his foot... before letting go of his arms... SHOVING TRIPLE H’S FACE INTO THE GROUND!

Orton steps away from Triple H, and looks around at the guys and gals who are watching, Orton then tells Cody and DiBiase to pick The Game up. They start to pummel him until Arn Anderson tries to step in and but Rhodes and DiBiase deal with him, but then Orton grabs Anderson by the neck and shoves him into the wall! Some of the Divas help Arn as do the road agents, while DiBiase and Rhodes hold The Game up for Orton. Randy puts his hand on Triple H’s chin and tells him that in he will be the next WWE Champion... before PLANTING HIM WITH THE RKO!! ON THE CONCRETE!!

Orton sits beside The Game for a few seconds, holding the back of his head, before Rhodes and DiBiase help him up, the three men stand over Triple H, who rolls over and we see that he is bleeding! Legacy back away as medical staff arrive on the scene, they kneel beside Triple H, helping him. The RAW GM arrives, looking down at The Game before watching Randy Orton and the rest of Legacy walk away.

Michael Cole: This was the plan all along, King. Orton knew what he was doing out here, baiting Triple H into chasing him, and he led him right into an ambush. Absolutely disgraceful tactics by Orton and Legacy, and it doesn’t look good for Triple H.

King: It doesn’t. He is bleeding heavily and will have to be stitched up. Orton may have just created a force which he can’t handle at Backlash, now Triple H has even more reason to beat Orton on Sunday.

Michael Cole: What else can we say? It’s shocking. But now we’ll have to move on, we have a commercial break, so join us in a few minutes’ folks.

The Game is now being helped to his feet by a number of people, before being helped down to the corridor, presumably to the medical room. Some of the Divas and road agents are still standing shocked at Orton’s actions.

COMMERCIALS


Back from the commercials, the camera is focused directly on a sign which says medical room. We pan out then and see it’s attached to a door, and the RAW GM is stood beside it, his back to the wall and looking a bit stressed. Ric Flair, wearing that million dollar suit, with a pink tie, runs his hands through his hair until the door opens and somebody comes out, presumably a doctor. Ric turns to face him.

Ric Flair: Alright, doc, tell me, how is he? Will be able to compete at Backlash?

Doctor: Well, Mr. Flair, he was on the end of having his skull smashed into concrete, not many people could get up after that.

Ric Flair: Yeah, yeah, yeah, just tell will you?

Doctor: He’ll be fine, he just needs to rest and stay off his feet. We stitched him up to stop the bleeding, if I were you I’d tell him to go home and rest.

Flair nods...

Ric Flair: Is he cleared to compete at Backlash, doc?

Doctor: After some tests, we’ve concluded that he will be able to compete at Backlash, but right now you should send him home to rest.

Ric Flair: Alright, thanks doc.

Flair shakes the man hands and walks him walk away, Flair takes a massive exhale before turning to the door and opening it. The cameras stand outside as Flair enters and we don’t see anything else as we cut to the main arena...

... to hear...


“I AM PERFECTION...”


*PERFECTION*


Not much of a reaction as Dolph Ziggler walks out from behind the curtain; he stops on the stage, shakes his arms to limber up and starts to walk down the ramp. Ziggler taunts some of the fans at ringside and tells them that this is his week, while we then cut to the announce table.

Lilian Garcia: This match is scheduled for one fall... introducing first from Hollywood, Florida, weighing in at two hundred and thirty pounds... DOLPH ZIGGLER!

Michael Cole: Ladies and gentleman, we will get to this match in just a moment. But lets talk about what transpired before the break and just now in the medical room.

King: We have to address that, Michael. Randy Orton decimated The Game, RKOing him on the concrete floor, busting him open and putting the WWE Championship match in doubt at Backlash.

Michael Cole: Luckily, Triple H will be able to compete and thus will face Randy Orton at Backlash for the WWE Championship. Triple H will rest for the night, as per orders of the RAW General Manager, and be fit for the big match on Sunday.

King: That’s a good thing, but I’d hate to have been Ric Flair when he had to tell Triple H that he couldn’t try to get some revenge on Orton later tonight.

Michael Cole: And speaking of the RAW General Manager, King, I’ve just received word that after this match, he will be out here to address the Randy Orton situation, and we have also heard that he will make a match for Backlash.

The cameras go back to Ziggler, who is just climbing up the steel steps. He climbs into the ring and walks across to the turnbuckle. Dolph climbs to the second rope and runs his hands through his hair before flicking them at the crowd. He drops down to the mat and waits for his opponent.

“SOS... I HEAR DEM SHOUTIN...”


*SOS*


Cheers ring out around the arena at the arrival of someone who has been on a roll as of late, Kofi Kingston makes his presence felt as he hops out onto the stage. The African Superstar walks down the ramp a bit, before stopping and setting off his pyrotechnics. Kingston then continues his way down to the ring, slapping hands with a few of his fans on his way.

Lilian Garcia: And his opponent... from Ghana, West Africa... weighing in at two hundred and twelve pounds... KOFI KINGSTON!

Michael Cole: Kofi Kingston has been somewhat involved in this mega feud between Triple H and Randy Orton, but now he is put in a match against someone who hasn’t exactly been setting Monday Night RAW alight these past few weeks.

King: Yeah, Dolph Ziggler has lost every match he’s been in, and I think it has to do with this respectful attiude he has. Even though he extends his hand to his opponent at the start of matches, he doesn’t do it in a way which endears him to his opponents or these fans.

Michael Cole: I think Ziggler needs to drop this hand shake thing, and focus on the match, Kingston has gone toe to toe with the best and Dolph will need to use all his skills to defeat Kingston.

Now, Kingston has hopped up onto the apron, he climbs into the ring and ascends the turnbuckle. He keeps an eye on Ziggler, making sure the referee knows to keep him back while he taunts for the crowd. Kingston then takes his shirt off and throws it into the crowd and hops back down. He then stands in his corner, waiting for the referee to start the match.

Match One – Singles Contest
Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston

After a few minutes of back and forth action, a fast paced match began to slow down as Kingston attempted a cross body from the top rope, which Ziggler managed to duck , and Kingston hit the mat hard which drew some gasps from the crowd. We join this match at this point where Kingston is lying on the mat with Ziggler using the ropes to get to his feet. Dolph walks over to Kingston who is just starting to get up, he is on his knees as Ziggler kicks him square in the face, knocking him back down to loud boos. Dolph then collapses on top of Kingston, he puts his hands on his opponents back as he rams his knee into the side of his stomach. Ziggler continues his assault, he turns Kingston onto his stomach and forcefully pulls him up to a seated position and locks in a sleeper hold. Kingston tries to wedge his hands in between his neck and Dolph’s arms, attempting to get loosening his grip, but Ziggler doesn’t allow it as he briefly lets go but holds onto Kingston, he causes more pain when he elbows him in the chest before going back to the sleeper hold. Ziggler shouts to the referee to ask him if he wants to quit, but Kingston shows his fighting spirit and says ‘no!’. The fans cheer this and this spurs Kingston to his feet, Ziggler’s face shows how much he is trying to keep Kingston down but it isn’t working as he is elbowed in the gut and here comes the comeback.

Kingston runs the ropes, rebounding and connecting with a flying forearm smash, both get up quite quickly, and the African Star hits another forearm smash, knocking Ziggler to the ground. Dolph rolls away from Kingston, who backs away himself, both men at each side of the ring. Kingston measures his opponent, and once Ziggler gets to his feet – Kingston sprints across the ring, looking for another forearm smash, but Ziggler falls to the mat, taking the top rope with him and his opponent goes tumbling out to the mat. Kofi hits the mat with a thud, his head bouncing off the ground, while Ziggler leans on the bottom rope, looking out at Kofi with a sly grin on his face. Dolph then rolls out of the ring, he grabs Kingston by the hair and rolls him into the ring. Ziggler climbs onto the apron before stepping foot inside the squared circle. He pulls Kingston to his feet and whips him into the corner, Ziggler runs at Kingston, screaming as he does so – before connecting with a clothesline! Kingston is still in the corner as Ziggler bends down and hits numerous shoulder thrusts, before lifting Kingston up and sitting him on the top rope.

Dolph climbs up with him and the commentators wonder what he is doing, we find out as he hooks Kingston’s arm around his neck and attempts a Superplex. But Kingston counters by hooking his leg around the metal bar of the turnbuckle, Kofi smashes Dolph with an elbow, making him fall to the mat before. Ziggler gets up rather quickly, but Kingston manages to get to his feet and launch himself across the ring connecting with a missile drop kick! Kingston lies on the mat while Ziggler falls to the ground. Kingston uses the ropes to get up, holding the back of his head as he walks towards Dolph – he stands above his opponent and taunts for the crowd, before running the ropes, then jumping towards his opponent but stopping on his feet just before, and then hits the Boom Drop. Kingston quickly goes for the cover... 1... 2... No!

Kingston looks out at the crowd, a shocked look on his face, he then gets his game face on and gets to his feet. Ziggler isn’t far behind him, Kingston measures him again and when Ziggler gets to his feet – he steps towards him, does a little spin... attempting to connect with Trouble In Paradise but Ziggler ducks! Kingston stops himself from going any further, but Ziggler takes advantage, rushing at Kingston from behind attempting the Zig-Zag! But again another counter, Kingston reaches out and grabs onto the ropes, and keeps his footing as Ziggler falls to the mat. Kingston turns around as Ziggler gets up and stumbles around the ring, right into Trouble In Paradise! Kingston scampers to the cover... 1... 2... 3!

Winner – Kofi Kingston via pinfall at 8:27

*SOS*


Lilian Garcia: Here is your winner... KOFI KINGSTON!

Kofi rolls off Ziggler, and uses the ropes to get to his feet before having his hand raised by the referee. Kingston walks over to the turnbuckle, he climbs it and taunts for the crowd. He gets a really good cheer, before hopping down and sliding out of the ring. Kingston holds the back of his head as he walks up the ramp, high fiving a few fans on his way out.

Michael Cole: Dolph Ziggler put up a really good showing against Kofi Kingston, someone who has pinfall victory’s over the likes of Randy Orton. Another good win for Kingston, and a good performance to boot.

King: This was an extremely good match, and Ziggler was unlucky not to get the win. Maybe the fact that he didn’t offer to shake Kingston’s hand at the beginning of the match played a factor.

Michael Cole: That may be the case, King. Nonetheless, it’s been an action packed start to RAW ladies and gentleman, we’ve seen Randy Orton attack and decimate the WWE Champion, Triple H and we’ve just seen Kofi Kingston defeat Dolph Ziggler.

King: It’s been great so far, Michael, but it’s only going to get more entertaining for everybody watching.

Michael Cole: Correct, King. We have to take a commercial break ladies and gentleman, but after the break we will hear from the RAW General Manager, Ric Flair!

Before we head to the commercial break, Dolph Ziggler rolls out of the ring and sits on the apron, he runs his head through his hair, looking down at the mat, cursing his luck. Dolph then hops to his feet, and shows his frustration by kicking the steep steps. Ziggler then backs up the ramp as the fans boo him, while we fade to black to the commercial break.

COMMERCIALS


The atmosphere is very tense in arena, waiting for what is next and it isn’t long before the next part of the show begins as...

*ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA*


The fans erupt with respectful cheers as the Legend that is, Ric Flair walks out from the back. He smiles at the crowd, thanking them for their reaction while he walks down the ramp. He styles and profiles for a second before continuing his voyage down the ramp.

Lilian Garcia: Ladies and gentleman... please welcome, the RAW General Manager... WWE Hall of Famer... RIC FLAIR!

Michael Cole: Ladies and gentleman, Ric Flair has been the RAW General Manager for only a couple of weeks and already he has had to deal The Miz and Chris Jericho thinking they run the place, and now has to deal with what Randy Orton done earlier tonight.

King: I bet Ric didn’t know what he was getting into when he signed up for this.

Michael Cole: If anyone can deal with this, King, it’s definitely Ric Flair.

In the ring, Flair has just entered and has just been handed a microphone. The RAW General Manager stands in the centre of the ring, soaking in the cheers before saying what he came out to say.

Ric Flair: Okay, first of all... I will deal with the Randy Orton situation which transpired earlier on tonight. But right now, I already said I would come out here and announce a match for our next pay-per-view which is this Sunday. That match, it will be a singles match between Kane and... C... M Punk.

Good sized pop for this announcement. Flair takes a pause before dealing with what happened earlier on tonight...

Ric Flair: Right, with that out the way. Earlier on this evening, Randy Orton done something I didn’t think he had in him.

Flair pauses, looking down at the mat...

Ric Flair: I’ve spent a lot of time with Randy when he was starting out, and I had no idea he would turn into what he is now.

Another pause...

Ric Flair: Not only did he beat up Triple H. He beat him so badly... I had to tell him to leave the arena and go home.

Slight boos at this...

Ric Flair: I know how you guys feel, but it needed to happen for his own health. Triple H was losing a lot of blood when he was stitched up, he is heading home to rest now, and will be back at Backlash to face Randy Orton.

Nice pop for this as Ric nods...

Ric Flair: There will be consequences for what Randy Orton done. I can’t take away his WWE Championship match, the contract has already been signed, but I can put him in a match later on tonight. Randy Orton will go one on one with Shawn Michaels.

Huge pop for the huge main event made...

Ric Flair: That’s all I got to say, except at Backlash. I know that Triple H, The Game will take on Randy Orton, and he will want to inflict as much pain as possible, and he will get to do that in the No Holds Barred match, The Viper better watch out because Triple H is gunning for him and will be looking to gain retribution for his family and for himself.

Flair nods at the crowd as they cheer extremely loudly, and the WWE Hall of Famer starts to walk to the ropes to leave the ring until...

*REGALITY*


The crowd begin to boo pretty loudly as William Regal and his cohorts, Drew McIntyre and Nigel McGuiness, begin to walk down the ramp. Regal wearing a suit and the other two in wrestling attire, the fearsome trio begin walking down the ramp. Regal has a smile on his face but his friends are all business, Flair backs into the centre of the ring, staring at the three men.

Michael Cole: Well... this wasn’t what we expected. William Regal and his associates are out for a reason that only they know. But ladies and gentleman, what about that announcement from Ric Flair, CM Punk will face his rival Kane at Backlash, but also – Randy Orton will face The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels.

King: That’s a huge announcement, but I’m not sure that is a big enough punishment for Randy Orton. Orton should be punished severely what he did to The Game, an RKO on the concrete floor, a step too far in my own opinion.

Michael Cole: That may be your opinion, but Orton did send a message to Triple H. Now let’s focus on the here and now, William Regal, Nigel McGuiness and Drew McIntyre are out here, and we are about to hear why.

Regal is now just climbing up the steel steps while Nigel and Drew simply slide into the ring, the three men stand across from Flair, Regal with a microphone in his clutches.

William Regal: Mr. Flair, first off all... congratulations on the fantastic job you are doing as RAW General Manager. As for a former GM myself, I do know how stressful the job can be.

Regal smiles but Ric doesn’t know how to take it the compliment...

William Regal: And like you, Mister Flair... I was shocked by what that scoundrel Randy Orton done to the WWE Champion. But myself and my associates here, we aren’t here to talk about Randy Orton.

Ric Flair: What are you out here for then, Regal?

Regal looks at Drew and Nigel before speaking...

William Regal: I am out here to speak about that gutter mole Rey Mysterio and the Intercontinental Championship.

Huge boos for Regal calling Mysterio a gutter mole...

William Regal: I told Mysterio that I would wait for my chance at the Intercontinental Title, I have decided that I have waited enough time, I would very much like my shot, Mister Flair.

Slight bit of heat as Flair rubs his eyes...

Ric Flair: Look, Regal, I’m not in the mood to deal with you tonight, so I’m going to do this quickly. I’m making a match, if your associate, Nigel McGuiness defeats Rey Mysterio, then you will get Intercontinental Championship match this coming Sunday.

Regal nods with a smile on his face, Regal extends his hand while Flair seems reluctant to shake it but he does and then leave the ring. Before Flair leaves he turns around...

Ric Flair: Before I leave, that match... is right now!

Regal’s mouth drops, and he shouts that they haven’t had time to prepare, Flair shrugs his shoulders and backs up the ramp, to some loud cheers. He shakes hands with some of the fans, while Regal and his cohorts are in a huddle, speaking about the next match.

Michael Cole: What a match made, that match will happen in just a few minutes ladies and gentleman. If Nigel McGuiness defeats the Intercontinental Champion then William Regal gets his shot at the championship this coming Sunday.

King: I can’t wait for it, Michael, we’ve seen how dangerous these two men can be when Drew McIntyre defeated Rey last week, with some help from his friends.

Michael Cole: This match is coming up soon, but right now, we’re have something very special for you. Throughout the night, we will have clips of previous draft shows where some of the biggest moments has happened as Superstars have switched brands, and it’s all in preparation for the next WWE Draft Show, which is scheduled for the Monday Night RAW after Backlash, a three hour Supershow!

The screen then goes black and we enter the first video of the night...

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WWE Draft Preview
Video #1

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[COLOR="(DarkRed)"]We are on RAW, back in 2005 and we are with Chris Jericho on the highlight reel. Jericho is facing the stage while the fans are waiting in anticipation of the first draft pick of 2005...[/COLOR]

King: Who is it?!

Jim Ross: Is it a he or a she?!

Nobody shows up yet as the fans are getting impatient...

King: Whoever they are they’re late!

Suddenly...

*MY TIME IS NOW*


The fans go absolutely crazy as the first pick of the 2005 draft has been revealed and it is the WWE Champion, John Cena, drafted from SmackDown!...

Jim Ross: What the hell!

King: Oh my god! It’s him!

Jericho’s mouth widens as it is indeed, John Cena, he walks out from the back with the WWE Championship as the fans are still going crazy...

Jim Ross: Look at these fans, King... on their feet! Absolutely electrified!

***
WWE Draft 2009
04.05.09

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COMMERCIALS


After the video we are back in the main arena at the announce table...

Michael Cole: Ladies and gentleman what you just was the time when John Cena was drafted to Monday Night RAW, which some say is the biggest moment in RAW history. The reaction that Cena gathered there was through the roof, you could see by the reaction of Jim Ross and the King they were truely shocked.

King: I remember that night like it was yesterday, nobody knew that Cena was the one who was drafted, the fans went crazy and so did we at the announce table.

The cameras are back in the ring where Nigel McGuiness is stretching, limbering up for this upcoming fight...

“BOOYAKA BOOYAKA”


*BOOYAKA 619*


The Intercontinental Champion is greeted by a chorus of cheers, the masked Superstar walks out onto the stage, Rey Mysterio walks over to each side of the stage and sets of his pyro, lifting the belt over his head in the process. Rey then starts to walk down the ramp, he keeps his eyes on the man in the ring, before talking to a few fans, resting his head against theirs.

Lilian Garcia: The following contest is scheduled for one fall... in the ring... from London, England... weighing in at two hundred and twenty five pounds... NIGEL MCGUINESS! And his opponent... from San Diego, California... weighing in at one hundred and seventy five pounds... he is the Intercontinental Champion, REY MYSTERIO!

Michael Cole: Last week, Rey Mysterio faced off against Drew McIntyre and ultimately tasted defeat after being smacked in the face by Regal, who had a pair of brass knuckles on. A win is a win, but Rey Mysterio will want to set the record straight, and he has the opportunity to get some matter of revenge against Regal, if he beats Nigel tonight.

King: Rey Mysterio is one of the most popular Superstars in the WWE, the kids love him, they look up to him and a lot of them were extremely upset when Regal cheated for Drew to win. Rey’s got his chance, like you said, to get some revenge.

Michael Cole: Rey Mysterio is the current Intercontinental Champion, he is a former World Champion and Tag Team Champion, but not until now has the odds been stacked so far against him. William Regal has two men to help him, while Rey has to rely on himself and the fans.

Mysterio jogs up the steel steps, and then steps a foot through the ropes before pulling his body through to join McGuiness in the ring. The Intercontinental Champion keeps an eye on McGuiness while he ascends the turnbuckle, Mysterio lifts the belt over his head to a good cheer while Regal looks up at him, telling him he wants that title. Rey shakes his head at him and drops down to the mat and hands the belt to the referee who hands it to the time keeper at ringside.

Match Two – Singles Match
Nigel McGuiness vs. Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio

After a back and forth opening to the match, where both men got a lot of offense on their opponents, but right now we join it as Nigel has just planted Rey with a body slam and is climbing to the top rope. Regal screams encouragement from outside while Nigel continues his ascent, but he doesn’t see that Mysterio has gotten to his feet, when he stands on the turnbuckle – Mysterio dives towards the ropes, making McGuiness fall, groin first onto the turnbuckle. The fans cringe at the pain that must be going through Nigel but that doesn’t stop them from cheering, it’s the opposite on the outside as Drew and Regal look worried. Mysterio pulls himself along to the turnbuckle using the ropes, he climbs the turnbuckle also, standing on the second rope. Rey then connects with a few punches to make sure Nigel is dazed, then stands on the top rope, using Nigel’s shoulders for support. Regal and Drew scream at Nigel to do something but he can’t do anything as Rey jumps up, hooks his legs around Nigel’s neck and flips him over connecting with a hurricanrana from the top rope! Mysterio crawls to the cover, and the referee begins to count... 1... 2... Nigel gets his shoulder up!

Rey rubs his face while sitting on the mat, in disbelief that Nigel kicked out, the fans are too but Regal isn’t, he rubs it in Mysterio’s face. Mysterio gets up, runs the ropes, but hops over McGuiness and hits a baseball slide on Regal through the bottom rope. The crowd cheer this very loudly as Regal quickly gets up and runs at the ring, of which Mysterio has slid back in – Drew stops him, telling him that if he interferes then he won’t get the match at Backlash. Regal backs away while Rey runs at Nigel, and then connects with a Tilt-A-Whirl Head Scissors which launches McGuiness across the ring and makes him fall flat on his face. Mysterio goes for the cover again... 1... 2... large boos as McGuiness gets his shoulder up again.

The Intercontinental Champion sits up, looks at the referee with a quizzical expression. Rey uses the ropes to stand up, and waits for McGuiness to get up, but Drew climbs onto the apron and distracts Rey, but he gets more than he bargains for as Mysterio clobbers him with a right fist which forces him back down. Rey then turns around and runs at McGuiness, looking for another Tilt-A-Whirl head scissors but that distraction gave Nigel time to get prepared and turns the Tilt-A-Whirl into a backbreaker, nearly breaking Rey in two across his knee. Regal applauds at ringside and Nigel pushes Rey off his knee and goes for the cover... 1... 2... Rey kicks out! Nigel doesn’t waste, time snarling as he picks Rey up and brings him to a corner, he smashes Rey’s skull against the turnbuckle before turning him so he’s backed into the corner. He bends down and thrusts his shoulder into Rey over and over again, before standing off him, and then slapping him in the face to huge jeers from the crowd. Nigel laughs at the crowd, he then grabs Rey by the mask and pulls him out of the corner before throwing him out of the ring, through the top and second ropes.

The crowd boo him immensely while he looks around the arena, he then goes to follow Rey out of the ring, but the referee pulls him back and tells him to stay in the ring. Nigel starts to argue with the referee while Regal and Drew lay the boot into Rey on the ground. Regal then pulls Rey up and throws him head first right into the barricade. Nigel is still distracting the referee as Drew picks Rey up and rolls him into the ring. McGuiness side steps the ref and collapses on Rey, looking for the pin... 1... 2... Rey kicks out! Regal kicks the steel steps on the outside in frustration, on the other hand the fans cheer very loudly as Rey is fighting against the odds here. Nigel doesn’t waste any time, he picks Rey up, pushes him against the ropes and Irish-whips him to the other side, Rey rebounds straight into a picture perfect power slam! Another cover... 1... 2... Again, Rey kicks out! Another massive reaction for the biggest little man.

McGuiness is getting a little frustrated and decides to lock in an arm bar to the chagrin of the fans. Nigel is trying to break the arm, but Rey isn’t giving up, the referee keeps asking him but he doesn’t say yes. Rey edges himself to the ropes, and eventually manages to get his hands on them. Nigel holds onto the hold and the ref has to pry him off, McGuiness argues with the referee while Mysterio gets to his feet, using the ropes. Nigel then walks over to Rey, but gets a kick on the knee for his trouble, and another one to the other leg, forcing Nigel back. Rey bounces off the ropes, ducks a clothesline and on the rebound connects with a Tilt-A-Whirl head scissors but turns it into a DDT at the same time, cover... 1... 2... Nigel gets his shoulder up! McGuiness sits up holding his face, Rey stands up quickly and goes to the top rope, he keeps an eye on Regal and Drew while he waits for McGuiness to get up. Rey then launches himself across the ring, hitting a beautiful cross body. Rey gets up to his feet and slaps his chest while Nigel gets up quickly as well, Rey Irish-whips Nigel but he reverses and sends the I.C Champion to the ropes, Rey rebounds and goes for another Tilt-A-Whirl, and sends Nigel goes flying into the ropes, landing on the second in the prime spot for the 619!

Rey dials it up, bounces off the ropes and begins to run at Nigel, but Regal gets on the apron next to Nigel, Rey takes a detour and knocks Regal off the ring apron. While the referee is distracted, Drew enters the ring, and Rey turns into a ferocious clothesline! Drew slides out of the ring and Nigel takes complete advantage. He walks over to Rey, picks him up and lifts him up into a suplex position, and then places his legs on the turnbuckles before connecting with the Tower of London! McGuiness covers... 1... 2... 3! Regal gets his title shot.

Winner – Nigel McGuiness via pinfall @ 9:11

Lilian Garcia: Here is your winner... NIGEL MCGUINESS!

Nigel rolls off his opponent and sits up, Drew slide into the ring and helps his friend up, the two men bump fists and then Regal comes in and shakes Nigel’s hand. The trio stand above the fallen Rey Mysterio for the third week running, the three man raise their hands before the three of them leave the ring. They back up the ramp as Rey starts to com too, he leans on the bottom ring rope and the referee hands him his Intercontinental Championship.

Michael Cole: For the third week running, William Regal and his cohorts have laid Rey Mysterio out and stood tall above him. Regal now gets his Intercontinental Championship match at Backlash, and judging by these past three weeks, the title will be changing hands at Backlash.

King: William Regal has been all over Mysterio, Rey has had a terrible month, but we all know Rey really performs when the pressures on, he will put up a great fight on Sunday. Just got to deal with McIntyre and McGuiness.

Michael Cole: Yes, ladies and gentleman, we will have a complete run down of the Backlash card later on tonight, but judging from the card already, it’s looking good.

We now head backstage, and the fans go absolutely ape shit with loud heat as Randy Orton is walking down a hall way. Sweat running down his forehead, production staff and a few wrestlers just stare at him as he walks, not saying a word, not wanting to get on Orton’s bad side. Orton keeps on walking until he stops in his tracks and the pans out to show Mr. Money in the Bank, CM Punk looking at him. Punk walks towards him and stands in front of him, shaking his head.

Randy Orton: You got something to say to me, Punk?

Punk shrugs his shoulders while everyone watches the two face off...

CM Punk: Nothing... nothin’ at all.

Orton takes his eyes off Punk and begins to walk away, until Punk grabs him by the arm and pulls him back. Orton stares at the hand, and speaks while still looking at it...

Randy Orton: Take your hand off me.

Punk obliges...

CM Punk: Fair enough, Randy. You must be a little on edge at what happened earlier, so I’ll make what I’m about to say short.

Orton stares into the eyes of Punk, venom in his eyes...

CM Punk: What you did to Triple H... man... that RKO on the concrete... that RKO could have killed him, and you don’t give a damn, do you Orton?

Punk continues to stare at Orton, while the challenger for the WWE Championship takes a step towards Punk...

Randy Orton: I think you should stay out of my business, you don’t get to dictate to me about what I should and shouldn’t do. And stay out of things that don’t concern you.

CM Punk: Well... Orton... the WWE Championship... does actually concern me. On Sunday the WWE Championship is defended and that gives the perfect opportunity to cash in my Money in the Bank briefcase.

Nice cheer from the arena while Orton continues to stare a hold through Punk...

Randy Orton: You are very close, Punk... you are very close to getting on my bad side. You saw what I did to Triple H... I would have no problem... doing the very same to you.

Orton continues to stare at Punk while Punk does the same to Orton.

CM Punk: And Orton... I haven’t forgotten when you punted me in the skull and took my first WWE Championship. Who knows, maybe at Backlash I’ll cut your reign short... if you win... if.

Punk then takes his leave, brushing past Orton and walking down the corridor, as Orton doesn’t even watch him, he just stares out into the distance, his veins bulging at the side of his head...

Michael Cole: A heated conversation there between Randy Orton and CM Punk.

King: It did get a little heated, didn’t it?

Michael Cole: Well, Randy Orton will be in action later tonight against The Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels. We have to take a quick commercial break but join us afterwards to see John Morrison take on Chris Jericho!

COMMERCIALS


We return from the commercials, not in the main arena but in the backstage area, in a corridor and Cryme Tyme, JTG and Shad are showing off their new World Tag Team Championships to Kelly Kelly and Layla. The two seem very impressed, the two of them rub the gold which is draped across their shoulders, the two of them share a quick glance with cheesy smiles.

Kelly Kelly: Wow! They are so shiny!

Shad shoulders his shoulder in to JTG and then JTG starts talking...

JTG: Yeah, hey... later t’night... why don’t you two fine lookin’ girls join me and my homie here later on for a little celebration?

Kelly and Layla look at each other with smiles on their faces...

Layla: Sure!

Layla winks at JTG while Kelly stares at Shad before the two of them walk away, the crowd cheering. JTG and Shad turn to face each other, they then slap hands together and hug each other, seeming to be even happier than when they won the championships. The two are interrupted when someone clears their throat from outside the camera shot...

Shad: Aww... hell naw.

The camera pans out and we see Drew McIntyre and Nigel McGuiness standing before them shaking their heads...

JTG: Yo, what in ‘da hell do you two clowns want?

Nigel and Drew share a quick glance...

Nigel McGuiness: What we wanted... was to tell you something. Last week, when we told you we were coming for those Tag Team Titles, we meant every single word.

Drew McIntyre: And we wanted to come back here and as you would say... drop some knowledge.

JTG and Shad look at each other and share an awkward glance while mouthing ‘drop some knowledge’ to each other...

Nigel McGuiness: The only... the only reason you two prats won those championships, was because John Morrison interfered and cost Jericho and Miz the match.

Smattering of heat from the arena...

JTG: Yo, while ‘dat may be true... we think we would have won ‘dat match anyway. So right now, let me and my ‘dawg here some drop knowledge on your pale ass.

Nigel looks shocked and threatens to swing a punch but Drew stops him.

JTG: The only reason... that your homie-

Nigel and Drew look at each other and ask each other what homie means...

JTG: My god. Shad... educate ‘em... j’yeah!

Shad: Homie. Your bro, your brother, your home boy...

Drew and Nigel still question the language used by Cryme Tyme...

JTG: The only reason William Regal will become Intercontinental Champion is if his two cracka ass bitches get involved. And hey, listen dawg, you two have been doin’ it for the last three weeks so don’t try and preach to us about people costin’ people matches.

Drew screws his face up while Nigel shakes his head...

Nigel McGuiness: You lowlifes think you’re funny? Do ya? Well y’know what won’t be funny... the beating we put on you two when we take those championships away... and fellas’ that isn’t too far off.

McGuiness and McIntyre brush past Cryme Tyme, leaving them watching them as they go.

Shad: Yo, forget ‘bout those two... ‘cause remember we have some fine lookin’ honeys joinin’ us t’night.

JTG: J’yeah!

Shad and JTG high five each other as we cut to the main arena...

*BREAK THE WALLS DOWN*


The fans erupt with a massive amount of heat as one of the most hated men on RAW, Chris Jericho walks slowly out in his usual attire. Right beside him is his protégé, The Miz, the former World Tag Team Champions begin to walk down the ramp, The Miz jawing with some fans on the way.

Lilian Garcia: This match is scheduled for one fall... introducing first from Winnipeg, Canada... weighing in at two hundred and twenty six pounds... accompanied by The Miz... CHRIS JERICHO!

Another loud batch of heat as Garcia announces Jericho’s name, he climbs into the ring and The Miz walks around the ring and joins Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler at the commentary.

Michael Cole: The Miz, great to have you with us for this match.

The Miz: Look, Michael, shut up... and let The Miz show you how to commentate a match.

King: Well-

The Miz: You too, King. I have only been out here for fifteen seconds and already I’m a better commentator than you.

The Miz finally sits down as Cole and Lawler shake their heads whilst staring at the former Tag Team Champion.

*AIN’T NO MAKE BELIEVE*


The fans respond with a nice cheer for the arrival of John Morrison, who walks out onto the stage with his fluffy jacket. He does the whole slow motion posing gig that he does and then walks down the ramp, his eyes firmly placed on Chris Jericho in the ring.

Lilian Garcia: And his opponent... from Los Angeles, California... weighing in at two hundred and fifteen pounds... JOHN MORRISON!

King: You gotta’ love that entrance.

The Miz: What? Are you kiddin’ me, King? You telling me you like to see men with long hair pose in slow motion with their hair blowing backwards. Please, who does he think he is?

Michael Cole: Well he’s-

The Miz: I’ll tell you who he is, so both of you shut your mouths and let The Miz speak, got it? Good. John Morrison is someone who I... yes, me... dragged along to stardom; I was the star man in our tag team. In a year or two, I will be the WWE Champion, and John Morrison will be a nobody, probably doin’ commentary with the other Superstars who couldn’t cut it.

King: Hey, I-

The Miz: And another thing... where does he get the right... the god damn right to interfere in my championship match last week, he cost me and Chris the Tag Team Titles, he had no right to get involved. I should’ve have made a formal complaint to the board of directors, that some good for nothing hack cost me a championship.

Michael Cole: You did attack-

The Miz: John Morrison will get what he has got comin’ to him, Michael. Chris will win this match, then we will rid Morrison from our life’s, he better hope that he gets drafted to SmackDown.

King: Look Miz, you can’t come out here and run you-

The Miz: Y’know what Jerry, you annoy me as well as John Morrison; you sit out here with your little crown, and talk rubbish about me and my partner Chris. You couldn’t lace my boots, Jerry, so just sit there and be quiet. Let The Miz show you how to commentate, and next time I’m in that ring, let The Miz show you how to wrestle.

Morrison is already in the ring, he stares at Jericho before walking over to the turnbuckle, he climbs it pretty quickly and looks down at The Miz at the commentary table. Morrison hops down and waits in his corner as the referee calls for the bell.

Match Three – Singles Match
Chris Jericho vs. John Morrison

This was a very solid TV match between two wrestlers who could definitely go in the ring, the opening sequence was involved some very good technical wrestling from each man, Morrison surprised Jericho with his agility quite a few times, despite Jericho’s experience, Morrison was firmly in the driving seat, until he made a rookie mistake and went to the top rope without making sure Jericho was down and out. Jericho took advantage of this and for the next few minutes dominated Morrison, that’s where we join this match with Chris holding Morrison in the corner.

Jericho talks some trash into the face of his opponent, very pleased with himself, afterwards he bends down and thrusts his shoulder into Morrison’s gut a couple of times. Morrison drops to his knees, holding his stomach while Jericho surveys the crowd with that grin that we all know and hate. Chris turns his attention back to Morrison and pulls him to his feet, placing him back in the corner. The Best In The World hoists Morrison onto the top rope, instead of weakening Morrison he climbs up straight away, and gets an elbow in the gut for his troubles. He drops down to the mat, still standing, and rubs his face. He goes back to the corner but gets a boot in his face, forcing him backwards holding his chin. The cameras close in on his face, which doesn’t look happy, he turns round to face Morrison who has just climbed to the top of the turnbuckle, Morrison launches himself across the ring and connects with a one footed kick to the face! Jericho goes tumbling and Morrison crawls to the cover... 1... 2... the shoulder goes up!

Morrison quickly gets up, he sits Jericho up and kicks him in the back, and Jericho grabs his back still in the seated position. But then Morrison runs the ropes, he sprints at Chris and nails with a running knee to the face. Morrison dives to the cover again... 1... 2... another kick out! Morrison sits up, looking up into the sky wishing that was it. Jericho rolls onto his stomach, holding his forehead as Morrison uses the ropes to stand up, he then climbs out onto the apron nearest the announce table. He puts on foot on the bottom turnbuckle, getting ready to climb, but The Miz stands up and starts jawing at him. King tells The Miz to sit down but he doesn’t and instead continues to argue with Morrison. This distraction cost him as Jericho has recovered, and launches himself at Morrison, knocking him off the apron and he hits the mat very hard. The Miz laughs at Morrison, and he tells King that Morrison isn’t a champion but King hits back with neither is Miz, he gets daggers from Miz as Jericho rolls out of the ring and grabs Morrison. The Best In The World smashes Morrison’s face right into the steel steps, before rolling him into the ring and going for the cover... 1... 2... kick out!

Jericho reacts angrily by shouting at the referee while the fans cheer the kick out. Y2J turns back to Morrison; he bends down and picks him up before throwing him through the ropes, between the top and second rope and Morrison hits the mat with a thud. The crowd send some heat Jericho’s way but he doesn’t care, instead he soaks it in while Morrison rolls around on the outside. The referee stops Jericho from leaving the ring, but this played right into Jericho’s hands as The Miz abandoned his post at the commentary table and stuck the boot into Morrison. He repeatedly stomps on Morrison’s back before picking him up and sending his former tag team partner right into the ring post. The Miz retakes his place at the commentary booth, Michael Cole and King question The Miz as Jericho side steps the ref and joins Morrison at ringside. He picks him up, and then rams him, back first into the ring apron – Morrison screams out in pain, holding his back as he leans against the apron. The Best In The World then rolls his opponent into the ring, he wipes the sweat from his forehead before climbing into the ring and going for the cover... 1... 2... Morrison kicks out!

Chris sits up and throws up three fingers to the referee, but he assures Jericho that it was only two. Miz shouts some encouragement from the commentary desk, while Chris uses the ropes to get himself to his feet. He then pulls Morrison up, and Irish-whips him into the corner, but with extra force – Jericho runs behind Morrison and when John hits the corner the force makes him stagger forward before being planted with a running bulldog from The Saviour of the WWE. Chris then scampers to the cover... 1... 2... again, Morrison kicks out. Jericho’s getting really annoyed with what he deems slow counts, he gets straight up and gets in the ref’s face, but the referee doesn’t back down, he tells Christ that it was a two count and to get back in the match. Jericho, begrudgingly turns to Morrison, runs at him, hops over... then springboards off the middle rope looking for the Lionsault... but Morrison rolls out of the way!

Jericho hits the mat pretty hard, while Morrison leans on the bottom rope, looking at Jericho lying down. Morrison uses the ropes to get to his feet and measures Jericho, once he gets to his feet – Morrison springboards off the second rope this time and connects with a Springboard Kick to the face before going for the cover... 1... 2... Jericho kicks out! Morrison rolls away from Jericho but then comes back and drags Jericho so he’s nearer the corner. John looks out into the crowd and lifts his arm in the air getting a nice cheer. Morrison then goes for Starship Pain... but The Miz leaves his commentary position and pulls Jericho out of the ring. Morrison stops himself just in time to see this and thus runs the ropes and dives over the top rope, landing on both men! Morrison gets up quickly, and pounds the announce table, roaring out to the crowd. John grabs Jericho and slides him into the ring and goes for the cover... 1... 2... another kick out! Morrison doesn’t waste any time, instead he goes over to the corner and again attempts Starship Pain, but when he jumps up, The Miz climbs onto the apron and clubs him on the forehead – Morrison falls backwards and hits the mat pretty hard as the referee calls for the bell.

Winner – John Morrison via DQ @ 8:53

Lilian Garcia: Here is your winner... JOHN MORRISON!

The Miz stands in the middle of the ring, looking down at Morrison with a snarl on his face, he pats down his suit and then helps Jericho up. The two men stand over the fallen Morrison, before Jericho dives down onto Morrison and lays into him with right fist after right fist.

Michael Cole: This is disgusting. The Miz just ended this great match and now the two of them are attacking John Morrison.

King: We had to listen to The Miz for a very long time and now we have to watch this.

The fans are incensed as Jericho locks Morrison in the Walls of Jericho! The Miz walks around the ring, smiling like a bastard at the fans, very cocky from him. He then turns his attention back to Morrison, he kneels next to him and tells him that he is better than him and always has been. Suddenly, the fans begin cheering as...

Shawn Michaels is sprinting down the ramp, HBK slides into the ring ducks a clothesline from The Miz, he rebounds off the ropes and hits a flying forearm smash, he then nips up quickly just in time to see Jericho running at him. Michaels ducks down, and flips Jericho over his back and over the top rope! The crowd are loving this as Michaels spots Miz just getting up, and starts to tune up the band! Sweet Chin Music incoming... but Jericho pulls Miz out of the ring via the bottom rope and the duo back up the ramp with grins on their faces. Meanwhile HBK kneels beside Morrison and helps him up, the two long haired gentleman stare up there rivals.

Michael Cole: Shawn Michaels, just like John Morrison did for him, just saved Morrison from a beating at the hands of Miz and Jericho. We know that Morrison looked up to Shawn when he was a kid and to be saved by him has got to be a good feeling.

King: He’ll be hurting but he’ll be glad a future Hall of Famer saved him from that beating, and no doubt he’ll be very thankful. And I don’t think this is over between these two.

Miz and Jericho have disappeared backstage while HBK and Morrison stand in the ring as we head to the commercials.

COMMERCIALS


We arrive back on RAW and we are the announce table where Michael Cole and King are ready to welcome us back to the show.

Michael Cole: Welcome back to Monday Night RAW ladies and gentleman, before the break we saw Shawn Michaels save John Morrison from a two on one attack by The Miz and Chris Jericho. We have a huge announcement for you, this coming Sunday, per the orders of RAW General Manager, Ric Flair, The Miz and Chris Jericho will take on the team of John Morrison and Shawn Michaels.

King: What a match that will be, I hope Chris Jericho and especially The Miz get what’s coming to them.

Michael Cole: We’ll have a complete run down of the card, from the RAW side, in due time ladies and gentleman, but we can’t forget that one night after Backlash – it is the WWE Draft! A three hour Super Show ladies and gentleman, featuring Superstars of both brands. And here is an example of the drama and excitement that the draft brings to the WWE.

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WWE Draft Preview
Video #2

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The video opens up and we are at Monday Night RAW in 2008 and we are watching the titontron where the next draft pick for RAW is about to be announced...

The atmosphere is electric as the numerous Superstars appear on the screen, one after another until it stops on REY MYSTERIO!

King: Oh... my god!

Jim Ross: Rey Mysterio! A former heavyweight champion!

We cut back into the arena where the fans are going crazy as Triple H stands in the ring, with the WWE Championship nodding at the stage after a tough match.

‘BOOYAKA BOOYAKA’

*BOOYAKA 619*

King: This may be one of the biggest victories ever for Monday Night RAW!

Rey Mysterio, who was a staple of Friday Nights for years, walks out from the back to massive cheers.

Jim Ross: Rey Mysterio joining the Monday Night RAW Familla.

Rey walks down to the ring, he climbs into it and walks to Triple H. The two shake hands in respect of one another, then HHH taps his WWE Championship. Mysterio says something to The Game before climbing the turnbuckle and posing for the fans.

***
WWE Draft 2009
04.05.09

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Returning from the video package, the cameras are backstage in the locker room of Legacy. The challenger to the WWE Champion, Randy Orton is sat on a solid steel chair in the middle of the room, staring into space which gathers a huge amount of heat from the fans in the arena. The camera zooms out away from Orton’s face and we see Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes stood behind him, chatting amongst themselves.

Ted DiBiase: Yeah... I had no idea it would go so well.

Cody Rhodes: Hey, we all found out that Triple H is an idiot tonight, following Randy right into an ambush.

The crowd boo this statement and the cameras catch Orton rolling his eyes and exhaling loudly, but the rest of Legacy are oblivious to Orton being annoyed...

Ted DiBiase: I think the job is done, Cody, there is no way that Triple H will be able to recover in time for his match at Backlash.

Cody Rhodes: Yeah, I mean – we destroyed Triple H tonight, looks like Legacy’s job is finished for tonight.

Rhodes and DiBiase smile at each other, looking very cocky, but then the smiles are wiped from their faces as Randy Orton stands up swiftly and turns to face them...

Randy Orton: Who the hell are you... to say that Legacy’s job is finished tonight?

Cody Rhodes: I-

Randy Orton: Legacy’s job is far from over. Tonight... I face Shawn Michaels in the main event... you two need to stop basking in what happened earlier tonight and focus on what is coming.

Rhodes head drops down as Orton is visibly annoyed...

Ted DiBiase: Look, we-

Randy Orton: And as for you...

Orton turns to Ted...

Randy Orton: Don’t you dare underestimate Triple H. Triple H could show up tonight and we need to be ready for him if he does.

Ted and Cody nod...

Randy Orton: In fact, I want him to turn up later tonight. I’m counting on it.

Orton walks back to his chair and takes his seat, he begins to stare into space again – focused on tonight’s main event while his Legacy cohorts stare at him.

***

The video opens with Matt Hardy pinning his brother at WrestleMania

Narrator:
One night a year...

A shot of Triple H pedigreeing Randy Orton at WrestleMania

Narrator:
Superstars face off at the biggest stage...

Shot of CM Punk unhooking the MITB briefcase

Narrator:
For their moment...

We fade to black with the last image being John Cena holding the World Heayweight Championship up

Narrator:
But the pageantry is over...

We suddenly hear a women’s blood curdling scream

Then the video returns with Randy Orton kissing Stephanie McMahon with Triple H watching on...

Narrator:
All that remains...

Shot of Jeff Hardy hitting the Swantom Bomb...

Jeff Hardy:
The Backlash...

Shot of Edge hitting a spear...

Edge:
The Backlash...

Shot of Kane hitting a chokeslam...

Before we see a silhouette of a man in a dark room, only seeing his shadows...


???:
All that remains... is the Backlash.

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We’re now at ringside, at the announce table with Cole and Lawler.

Michael Cole: As you just saw ladies and gentleman, Backlash is coming up fast and furious – this Sunday, the WWE hits the TD Banknorth Arena and you’re looking forward to this aren’t you, King?

King: Oh I can’t wait, Michael – the Boston crowds are always great and I can’t wait to put on a great show for them.

Michael Cole: Well, ladies and gentleman, speaking of Boston crowds, John Cena – the current World Heavyweight Champion will go into his home town and defend his coveted championship against The Rated R Superstar, Edge. This match coming from SmackDown, and this coming Sunday we will see the end of a rivalry which has spanned many years here in the WWE.

King: Edge and John Cena is a rivalry which has escalated into more, the hatred between these two men is huge, they hate each other – ever since Edge cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase he and John Cena have been at war. (graphic appears on the screen ) And four years later, we will see it all come to ahead at Backlash.

Michael Cole: That match coming to you from Friday Night SmackDown ladies and gentleman, a World Heavyweight Championship match, but that isn’t the only championship match which is on the card. All in all, we have five of them for you, five championship matches, three of which come from SmackDown, we’ve already spoke about the World Championship but another title which has been the focus has been the WWE Tag Team Championships.

King: Carlito and Primo have been the WWE Tag Team Champions for a while now, and they could be credited with being the driving force between The Miz and John Morrison breaking up.

Michael Cole: That’s right folks – The Miz and John Morrison were the World Tag Team Champions and they faced off against The Colons at WrestleMania in a champion versus champion match. They lost, and the next night The Miz and Morrison broke up, but we’ll get to that in a second.

King: I can’t wait for that one, but this tag team match is just as big – the titles are on the line (graphic sweeps into view) and The Brian Kendrick and his gigantic associate will be challenging. Have you seen the size of Ezekiel Jackson, Michael? The guy i massive.

Michael Cole: I have, King. Jackson took John Cena to the limit on the last edition of SmackDown, while Carlito picked up a singles win over The Brian Kendrick on the same show. These two teams will go head to head against each other for the prestigious WWE Tag Team Championships. I bet you loved it when The Colons gunged Kendrick and Jackson?

King: Damn right I did, I thought that was hilarious – I’m a little jealous that they two each have a Bella Twin on their arms but I can let that slide.

Michael Cole: I bet you are, but another reason to be jealous of Friday Nights is that SmackDown has the services of the WWE Divas Champion, Maryse.

King: I’ve tried to get a ticket to SmackDown just to see her, but they wouldn’t let me in, must be some hatred to RAW commentators.

Michael Cole: I bet it was. (graphic pulls into view) Maryse defends her WWE Divas Championship, this coming Sunday against the challenger Gail Kim. Gail Kim managed to win a number one contenders match between herself and Natalya, and the rivalry between these two has picked up in recent weeks.

King: That’s right, we’ve seen sneak attacks and verbal sparring going on between these two sultry Divas.

Michael Cole: Got a favourite?

King: I’m not allowed to be biased, Michael – you know that. But if I had to choose, Maryse.

Michael Cole: Hey, you may get lucky and she might get drafted to RAW.

King: I wish.

Michael Cole: Now ladies and gentleman, Backlash is a star studded event and we have three, yes – three main events for you, we’ve already spoke about the World Heavyweight Championship match, but what about the match between the two brothers, King?

King: Theodore Long done a great job with this match, a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match!

Michael Cole: This rivalry has been brewing for years, the jealously harboured in the soul of Matt Hardy for years as he watched his brother become one of the biggest Superstars in the WWE. Jeff Hardy became WWE Champion ladies and gentleman – and Matt Hardy did not like that one bit. He played with his brothers mind, he caused him severe physical and mental pain and now they go one on one.

King: Friday Night SmackDown have done a great job with their part of the card, some huge matches right there, and y’know what – I cannot wait for this, only got to wait until Sunday.

Michael Cole: Credit has to go to SmackDown, but what about RAW, King? Earlier tonight, we heard from RAW General Manager, Ric Flair – who told us that CM Punk will face against his tormentor Kane at Backlash. (graphic appears on screen)

King: Kane is a scary monster, Michael. Punk will have to be at his best to knock of The Big Red Machine.

Michael Cole: Kane told us last week that CM Punk awakened the demon which has been lying dormant inside of him and it all stems from the Money in the Bank Ladder match at WrestleMania. Kane looked like he was going to unhook the briefcase, but Punk swooped in and stole it right from Kane’s grasp.

King: And he wasn’t happy. Kane attacked Punk week after week, until last week when Punk managed to get the better of Kane. Luckily we haven’t heard from Kane tonight, but I have a feeling we will, and it’s not a good feeling.

Michael Cole: CM Punk versus Kane at Backlash this Sunday ladies and gentleman. Earlier on tonight, William Regal’s associate Nigel McGuiness defeated Intercontinental Champion, Rey Mysterio in a match earlier tonight and that means William Regal will face Mysterio at Backlash for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. (graphic materializes on the screen)

King: Those guys are bad news, Michael. Ever since Drew McIntyre and McGuiness debuted they have been a thorn in Rey Mysterio’s side,

Michael Cole: Through the instruction of Regal, they have attacked and mauled Mysterio at every opportunity. This coming Sunday, Rey Mysterio gets his chance for revenge when he defends his WWE Intercontinental Championship.

King: The numbers will be against Rey, just like they have been for the past few weeks, but we both know that Rey defies the odds more often than not.

Michael Cole: Earlier on, we spoke about how The Colons may have the catalyst for the break up of Miz and John Morrison. The RAW after WrestleMania, they both came out to address the WWE crowd, then The Miz turned on his partner laying them out in the middle of the ring. Meanwhile, Chris Jericho locked Ric Flair in the Walls of Jericho.

King: Then the week after, Ric Flair was announced as the RAW General Manager, unlucky for Jericho I guess.

Michael Cole: Chris Jericho and The Miz formed a partnership, and the two ended up attacking Ric Flair. Shawn Michaels, Ric Flairs long term friend saved the day, but the numbers game caught up to him until John Morrison arrived on the scene. An alliance has formed between Morrison and Michaels these past few weeks, just like Jericho and Miz.

King: And we found out earlier tonight, (dat graphic) The Miz and Chris Jericho will face John Morrison and Shawn Michaels in tag team action at Backlash.

Michael Cole: John Morrison even cost Jericho and Miz their World Tag Team Championships, and earlier on tonight Morrison defeated Jericho, one on one, albeit by disqualification as The Miz got involved and the two men laid Morrison out.

King: Yeah, and then they had the cheek to attack Morrison after the match, luckily HBK was on hand to save the day.

Michael Cole: Michaels will be in action later tonight against the man who will challenge the WWE Champion, Triple H – that man is none other than Randy Orton. (dem graphics)

King: I can’t wait for that, that is going to be a great match, I’m not even sure it will be a match – it will just be a fight.

Michael Cole: Randy Orton has messed with The Games family, his friends and earlier on tonight he lured Triple H into an ambush. Backstage, Legacy attacked the WWE Champion before Orton RKO’d him on the concrete.

King: Triple H had to be sent home, and as punishment Orton is being forced to compete just a few day before his big championship match.

Michael Cole: The Game will no doubt be watching, wishing he was here to get some measure of revenge against Orton.

King: He has the chance at Backlash. In a No Holds Barred match no less.

Michael Cole: In my opinion, the biggest match on the card, no disrespect to SmackDown, but this is the most heated rivalry right now – possibly ever.

King: It certainly is, Michael.

Michael Cole: Ladies and gentleman, WWE Backlash will air this Sunday, from the TD Banknorth Arena in Boston and we’d love for you to join us.

King: You tired after that?

Michael Cole: A little.

*GLAMAZON*


The fans react with a nice amount of heat, showing that they are starting to care about the Divas division – what with actual good wrestlers fronting it such as the women walking down to the ring, Beth Pheonix. The WWE Womens Champion, with Rose Mendes in toe, walks swiftly down the ramp, Santino Marella quickly appears from behind the curtain and fast walks down to join Phoenix and Mendes just as they reach the ring. Mendes and Santino share a look, which doesn’t go down well with Phoenix, she gets in Santino’s face and tells him to go backstage, he replies with “c’mon... I just-a gots here”. But Phoenix persists and sends her boyfriend backstage, Rosa seems upset at this but conceals it when Beth looks at her.

Lilian Garcia: This following contest is scheduled for one fall... introducing first, weighing in at a combined weight of two hundred and seventy pounds... ROSA MENDES and the WWE Women’s Champion... BETH PHOENIX!

Michael Cole: Did you see that, King? Beth Phoenix just sent her boyfriend backstage, the fact that Rosa Mendes and Santino have became pretty close has got to play a factor in that.

King: I bet it will, Santino and Rosa have been spending a lot of time with each other, and because of this Beth has been on the end of a beating from both Melina and Mickie James at different points.

Michael Cole: Well, Beth doesn’t have any excuse tonight, because she’ll have Rosa to back her up in this tag team bout.

Phoenix climbs onto the apron and then ascends the turnbuckle from the outside – she straddles the top turnbuckle before flipping over and walking into the centre of the ring. She holds her title up high, while Mendes stands beside her, looking out into the crowd.

*OBSESSION*


The crowd rise to their feet and send a nice pop to the stage where Mickie James and her tag team partner, Melina appear. The two Divas slap a few hands while walking down the ramp, they then stare at Phoenix who hold her title up in the air.

Lilian Garcia: And their opponents, weighing in at a combined weight of two hundred and fifty one pounds... MELINA... and MICKIE JAMES!

Michael Cole: Melina and Mickie James can both boast a pin fall victory over the Women’s Champion, so you have to think they’ll both be wanting a shot at the gold.

King: Any Diva on the RAW roster is always looking to get a shot at Phoenix’ gold. She’s been champion for a while, but with Mickie and Melina gunning for the gold, she may not have it for long.

Match Four – Tag Team Match
Melina & Mickie James vs. WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes

We join this contest around four minutes in, and it’s followed the WWE tag team match formula for the most part with the Faces getting the hot start but eventually succumbing to dirty tactics by the heels, and this was no different. Right now, the WWE Women’s Champion, Beth Phoenix has her opponent Melina in the corner, she holds her up by the neck and starts to choke her. The referee counts to five – but she lets go at four and thus the referee can’t do anything about it. Phoenix climbs to the top rope with Melina still in the corner, the Women’s Champion then careens down fist after fist. The fans give her stick for it but she doesn’t care, she gets to five before Melina uses her flexibility to bend down backwards and get out via the gap between her opponents legs, but when she does she takes Beth’s legs with her and Beth hits the turnbuckle face first.

Melina crawls to Mickie, but Beth catches her and pulls her back to her own corner and tags in Rosa. Mendes pulls Melina to her feet, Irish-whips her into a corner, she follows quickly – connecting with a jumping splash in the corner. Melina falls to the ground, and Rosa dives down on top of her – turns her over and goes for the cover... 1... 2... kick out! Rosa stares at the referee for a second, but is told to focus by Phoenix from ringside. Mendes gets back to business and pulls Melina into her corner, with Melina in a seated position she sticks her foot under Melina’s throat and uses the ropes for leverage as she chokes the life out of her. The crowd boo this heinous act as the referee counts, she lets go at four and backs off, the ref gets in her face – telling her to watch it, but then he has to stop Mickie from entering the ring. We see why as the cameras catch Phoenix repeatedly punching Melina from the outside. Just as the referee turns round, she stops and Mendes pulls Melina to the middle of the ring before going for the cover... 1... 2... shoulder goes up!

Rosa continues her momentum by locking Melina in a grounded sleeper position, she rolls onto her back allowing herself to lock her legs around Melina’s waist before twisting back around onto her side, still with her legs locked. Rosa holds onto the hold, wrenching it, while the referee checks if Melina wants to quit, but like a trooper – she says ‘no’. Mickie paces the apron, waiting for a sign of life, but nothing is coming from Melina, until the referee lifts her arm up in the air, and when it drops – the arm stops half way and the fans come alive. Melina manages to loosen Rosa’s grip around her neck, and connects with a couple of elbows to Mendes’ head, which makes Rosa break the leg lock which she had. Mickie claps along with the crowd as Melina breaks away from Rosa and gets to her feet.

The two Divas reach their feet at the same time, and Melina uses the adrealinine from the crowd to get the first blow in, she connects with a right and left before bouncing off the ropes, Rosa ducks a clothesline but Melina comes right back at her with a clothesline which connects this time. Rosa quickly gets to her feet only to be floored by another clothesline. Melina measures Rosa this time, she sprints at her when she reaches her feet, but Rosa ducks, Melina keeps running but she doesn’t know that Rosa ran right after she ducked. Both women bounce off the ropes at the same time and at the same time – go for a cross body and they connect mid-air. Mickie bangs her foot on the steel steps, getting the crowd back involved, the two Divas in the ring start crawling to their tag team partners and its Rosa who gets the tag first but Melina isn’t far behind – getting the hot tag to Mickie!

Both women meet in the centre, both running at each other but Mickie ducks a clothesline and then turns around and connects with a right hand, one after another – pushing Beth back onto the ropes. She Irish-whips her but she reverses and Mickie connects with a drop-toe-hold when she returns. Mickie quickly climbs to her feet, she measures Beth and drops her with a clothesline, and another! She waits for Beth to climb to her feet, she then tries to kick her in the stomach but Phoenix catches her foot – but Mickie is one step ahead, she jumps up and kicks Beth in the side of the head with her free leg. Beth falls like a sack of potatoes and Mickie dives to the cover... 1... 2... Rosa breaks it up! She stomps on the back of Mickie’s head but then Melina gets back into the ring and tackles Rosa with a takedown. The two feisty Divas brawl to the outside, rolling out, underneath the ropes. Mickie watches this unfold and doesn’t realize Beth has got to her feet. Mickie backs away from the rope right into the Glam Slam! Beth covers... 1... 2... 3!

Winner – Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes @ 7:34

Lilian Garcia: Here are your winners... ROSA MENDES AND THE WWE WOMEN’S CHAMPION... BETH PHOENIX!

Rosa and Melina are done brawling on the outside, and Mendes joins Beth in the ring. The referee hands Beth the WWE Women’s Championship, the crowd don’t like this result and send boos their way. Melina stares at Beth, before sending an accusing look Mickie’s way. Beth kicks Mickie out of the ring, Melina doesn’t even go over to help her up, instead she just walks up the ramp.

Michael Cole: Melina doesn’t look to impressed, King.

King: No, well – you wouldn’t expect her to. She just lost a match, no one would be happy after that. We all saw how unhappy Beth was after her losses the last few weeks.

Michael Cole: True. It seems to have turned around for Beth though, after a troublesome few weeks she has got a victory over Mickie James and Melina. Perhaps it has something to do with Santino not being a distraction, at ringside or backstage.

King: Speak of the devil...

The crowd boo the arrival of Santino Marella, the Italian Superstar fast walks down the ramp, walking by Melina saying “unlucky” and winking at her. Marella refocuses and continues his route to the ring. He slides into the squared circle, and hugs Rosa first. This gets daggers from Phoenix, and when he tries to hug her, instead she side steps him and leaves the ring. Rosa and Santino stare at Beth who is walking up the ramp, back facing the ring.

Michael Cole: Things are getting rather complicated in the Divas division, King – we have what looks like a love triangle between Beth, Rosa and Santino.

King: And we saw some tension between Melina and Mickie James, who both boast pin fall victories over the champion – that has to mean something when the number one contender is decided.

Michael Cole: You’d imagine so. Anyway, ladies and gentleman – we have to cut to a commercial break, but after the break we’ll have another draft preview video for you.

COMMERCIALS


The show returns and we head right into another video package...

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WWE Draft Preview
Video #3
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The video begins and we are on SmackDown this time, back in two thousand and six.

In the ring, John Bradshaw Layfield has just won a match to become the SmackDown Champion, but Theodore Long is in the ring.


Theodore Long: JBL... I’ve got some good news and some bad news playa’.

JBL’s face turns sour...

Theodore Long: Recently... I found out there is no need for a SmackDown Champion.

JBL’s eyes widen...

*I WALK ALONE*

The arena goes absolutely crazy as The Animal, Batista becomes the final draft pick of draft. The World Heavyweight Champion walks out onto the stage as JBL turns to face the stage, cursing his luck.

Michael Cole: OH MY!

Tazz: What the hell’s goin’ on here?

Batista walks down the ramp, half way down and he looks at JBL and smiles.

***
WWE Draft 2009
04.05.2009
***


Back on RAW, Charlie Haas is in the ring, is theme playing out to little reaction.

Michael Cole: Only one more draft preview to come tonight ladies and gentleman, the ones that have been shown so far have really emphasised the huge moves that may happen.

King: We’ve seen many huge moves over the past few years, but I just hope RAW gets someone huge.

Michael Cole: And now lose anyone huge.

*GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES*


The arena rise to their feet and send a decent amount of heat towards Jack Swagger, as he saunters out from the back, microphone in his hand. Instead of doing his usual push-ups, Swagger walks down the ramp.

Lilian Garcia: The following contest is scheduled for one fall, introducing first... in the ring-

Jack Swagger: Lilian. Lilian, baby. Allow me.

Swagger stops half way down with a cocky grin draped across his face. Haas stares at Swagger while Lilian shrugs her shoulders and leaves the ring...

Jack Swagger: Allow me to introduce myself... my name is Jack... Swagger.

Boos...

Jack Swagger: The All-American American, I might add.

Even more boos as Swagger reaches the bottom of the ramp...

Jack Swagger: And last week, I – the last ever ECW Champion, defeated the Money in the Bank holder C...M Punk.

Pop for the mention of The Straight-Edge Superstar...

Jack Swagger: But then after that, I was so rudely attacked by Kane.

Pop, despite Kane being a heel...

Jack Swagger: Now, I’m a nice guy... really – I am. So, with that in mind, I’m gonna’ let that slide, because like I said – I’m just a nice guy.

Heat while Swagger holds a shit eating grin...

Jack Swagger: And now look...

Swagger points at Haas as he climbs the steel steps...

Jack Swagger: The All American American, Lilian Garcia’s favourite Superstar, the last ever ECW Champion... has to face this hack.

Haas face drops and says ‘you what?’...

Jack Swagger: You heard me... I’m the future of this business and you are on the way out. I mean... since when have you been relevant Charlie?

Swagger hops onto the apron from the steps and leans on the ropes...

Jack Swagger: After defeating CM Punk... I’m reduced to facing hacks like you. You may be a former amateur wrestler, Charlie... but so am I... and guess what... I’m better than you. I’m younger, I’m better lookin’... I’m just better.

‘Prove it’...

Jack Swagger: Oh, I will.

Swagger places the microphone down, Haas tries to attack Swagger but the referee pulls him back, the crowd Swagger a lot of heat as he grins at Haas.

Michael Cole: Well, Swagger sure knows how to get under the skin of his opponents. These two athletes are former amateur wrestlers, and this means that this will be very competitive. Charlie Haas is getting on in years, but he’ll want to show that he can mix it with someone as young as Swagger.

King: No doubt about it, Swagger is a terrific athlete, but I remember Charlie when he was younger – he was a super athlete, him and Shelton Benjamin made up one of the greatest tag teams of this generation.

Michael Cole: No doubt about that, while Benjamin has had a great singles career, picking up titles here and there, Charlie has been on the back burner. Hopefully, that speech by Swagger at the start of the match will give him the fire to do something on RAW.

Match Five – Singles Match
Charlie Haas vs. Jack Swagger

This match began with some good mat wrestling after Charlie had calmed down enough for the bout to begin. Swagger got the better of the mat wrestling, but at points Haas did have some bright spots during the exchange. The pure wrestling aspect of this match only lasted about a minute, but it was enough to show flashes of Haas’ former self, and showed a lot of the talents of Swagger. We join this match, three minutes in, and after the mat wrestling, Swagger took full advantage – using his size to bully Haas around the ring. Swagger has Haas on the ground now, after a scoop slam. The All American American walks around the ring, with that grin that we all hate – the fans give him shit for it but he loves the reaction.

Swagger turns his attention back to Haas. The All American American hoists him to his feet and runs him into the turnbuckle, smashing his head of the top one. Swagger does it again, and then turns Haas in so his back is in the corner. Jack elbows the side of Haas’ head, and then walks away from him, looking happy with himself. He stops when he reaches the opposite corner from Haas before swiftly turning around and sprinting at his opponent... looking for a splash – but Haas side steps him and sets off running. Swagger staggers away from the corner, but spots Haas running at him and plants Haas with a big boot! Swagger hops on the spot and shouts ‘aww yeah!’ The fans give him shit before he dives to the cover... 1... 2... Haas kicks out!

Jack doesn’t waste any time, he picks Haas up and sends him running towards the ropes. He rebounds and Swagger picks him up and plants him again with a Gorilla Press Slam! Jack then, being the cocky bitch that he is, dives down onto the mat beside Haas and does a few push-ups. This gains a huge negative reaction from the crowd as he goes for another cover... 1... 2... Haas kicks out again! Swagger seems to be getting irritated now, he lifts his opponent to his feet, but Haas takes him by surprise and knocks his arms away before kneeing him in the gut. Swagger keels over, Haas runs the ropes and plants Swagger with a running neck breaker! Haas senses it is his time, he plays to the crowd and waits for Swagger to get to his feet, when he does he sets off sprinting towards him but Swagger counters with a drop-toe-hold and Haas falls neck first onto the bottom rope! Haas quickly gets up, holding his throat and staggers around the ring before walking right into a boot in the gut. Swagger locks his arms around his opponents stomach and connects with his Gutwrench Powerbomb, cover... 1... 2... 3!

Winner – Jack Swagger @ 5:36

Lilian Garcia: Here is your winner... JACK SWAGGER!

Swagger swiftly rises to his feet, and has his arm risen by the referee.

Michael Cole: Another good win for The All American.

King: ... American.

Michael Cole: Managed to defeat Charlie Haas who isn’t a slouch, after defeating CM Punk last week.

King: With the help of Kane.

Michael Cole: I wouldn’t say Kane set out to make Swagger win that match.

Swagger stares at Haas while Charlie stares at him backing up the ramp.

Michael Cole: Anyway, moving swiftly on, if you didn’t watch it – here’s a brief recap of what you missed on Friday Night SmackDown.

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SMACKDOWN REBOUND

The package slowly opens with John Cena sprinting down to the ring, World Heavyweight Championship around his waist. The Champ is handed a microphone and we hear him speak about his rivalry with Edge and how this match at Backlash will end it. He also says that he trusted Edge to be his partner last week, and that was a stupid thing to do. He’s then interrupted by The Rated R Superstar who walks out with a microphone and shades. Edge tells Cena that he should’ve known that he’d turn on him, and how he’s right that their rivalry is huge, and how Backlash will end it. And at Backlash, Edge tells him that he’ll become World Heavyweight Champion.

Later on in the night, John Cena is in the ring, waiting for Edge’s choice of opponent for him. Cena’s mouth drops as Ezekiel Jackson walks out. Jackson gives Cena a hell of a fight, the huge big man at some parts began to dominate the World Heavyweight Champion. But Cena showed why he is the World Champion and fought back to win a hard match.

It’s Edge’s turn for the Pick your Poison match, he enters the ring before Cena joins Jim Ross, Todd Grisham and Matt Striker at commentary desk. A few minutes pass by and the his opponent is announced his former tag team partner and his former best friend, Christian. This was a great match, both men knew their opponents move set very well, but Edge managed to pick up the win in the end. Edge leaves the ring and walks up to Cena, before pushing his hand into Cena’s face, pushing him back. Cena rages and chases Edge, but he slides into the ring and quickly leaves via the other side and backs up the ramp.

***


We’re backstage when we return and the ever smiling, Josh Matthews is waiting for us.

Josh Matthews: Please welcome my guest at this time... the Money in the Bank holder... CM Punk.

A huge pop from the arena comes through to the backstage area as the camera pans out and we see Punk standing beside Matthews...

Josh Matthews: And Punk, I wanted to ask you... first of all... about your confrontation with Randy Orton earlier?

CM Punk: Alright alright. Look... what Randy Orton did to Triple H... I’ll admit – it was impressive. Not many people can do that to the WWE Champion, Orton sent a message to The Game, but RKOing him on the concrete? He took that too far, Josh if I attacked you right now and planted you on this concrete... you probably wouldn’t be able to move for a week or two.

Matthews backs away a bit in almost comedic fashion...

Josh Matthews: Well... uh... secondly... your Money in the Bank briefcase...

Punk lifts the briefcase up to the camera...

Josh Matthews: Can you give us an insight on when you are going to cash it in?

Punk smiles...

CM Punk: I can’t do that, Josh... right now I’ve got Kane to deal with but don’t worry... it won’t be long until I cash this baby in.

The fans give a nice pop as Punk smiles...

Josh Matthews: Speaking of Kane, last question – you face Kane at Backlash, your thoughts?

CM Punk: I don’t know what Kane’s problem with me is, he says that I’ve awoken a so called demon... a demon... what is this – a horror movie? There is no such things as demons, Kane must have took some drugs or something to come up with that. Must applaud him for being creative though.

Punk takes a pause...

CM Punk: But like I said – I don’t know what his problem with me, all I know is that he made an enemy when he attacked me a few weeks ago, and then cost me my match last week, something that Swagger couldn’t stop talking about earlier on, which just annoyed me even more.

Punk lifts the briefcase up to the camera...

CM Punk: (to the camera) I don’t know if your watching this, Kane – but see this dent... this happened after I smashed this into your skull. And at Backlash, I’m going to knee you in the head and put you to sleep, and put this so called demon to slee-

Suddenly, CM Punk is floored from behind by Kane! Punk goes flying forward right into Matthews and the two end up on the floor. The send heat Kane’s way as he picks Punk up and runs him headfirst into the wall! Punk falls to the ground holding his head, while Kane picks up the briefcase and looks at the dent – he snarls at it before throwing it against the wall in frustration. Kane turns his attention back to Punk, he grabs him by the hair and throws him again into the wall! The crowd boo very loudly as Kane grabs him again, looks at him in the face and says ‘he... has been... awoken’. Kane then chokeslams Punk onto a nearby production box!

Again, the boos coming raining down, but Kane ignores them and drags Punk off the box by his hair. The camera stares stationary as Kane pulls Punk down the corridor by his hair as we fade to black.

COMMERCIALS


We’re back on RAW and we’re at the announce table where Cole and Lawler are waiting.

Michael Cole: Welcome back to Monday Night RAW, and we just saw CM Punk being attacked by Kane and being dragged off somewhere. There isn’t long to go until the end of the show, so we’ll get word to you on the situation hopefully by the end of the show. But right now, we’ve got the final draft preview video to show-

King: Hold on.

The crowd begin booing furiously which stops the commentators, we cut to the stage where Kane is dragging CM Punk out from the back by his hair. We close in on Punk’s face, and we see Punk is bleeding heavily from whatever Kane did to him. Kane snarls as he drags Punk over to the end of the stage, he throws him head first into the tron structure.

The fans chant Punk’s name but he’s done, nothing he can do to stop this. A number of referees and road agents rush out and try to calm Kane down, but he runs them off before turning his attention back to Punk. The Big Red Machine picks him up and wraps his hand around his throat, and lifts him up, he walks over to the end of the stage with Punk in the air.

Kane is obviously looking for the chokeslam off the stage, but something is stopping him, a wide eyed look on his face...


But Kane shakes it off, and chokeslams Punk off the side of the stage, into a pile of huge production cables, boxes and tables. The cables would have broken the fall somewhat but it’s still a huge impact. Kane smiles down at Punk, looking pleased with himself, he looks down at his feet and almost like he’s talking to himself he says ‘are you happy now?’.

Kane backs away which allows the referees and road agents to check on Punk. Kane disappears backstage while the crowd are in shock at what has just happened.


Michael Cole: I’m shocked, truly shocked.

King: Are you? I’m not. Kane’s a ticking time bomb and it just went off.

Michael Cole: Did you see when Kane hesitated, King? It was almost like he was trying to fight something inside of him, but it was too strong and he continued. And then he said, are you happy now?

King: Things are getting really strange here on RAW.

Michael Cole: Luckily, Punk’s fall was broken somewhat by the production cables and equipment but he’ll still be feeling the effects for his match at Backlash.

While the staff attend to Punk, who still hasn’t moved we cut to the final draft video of the evening.

***
WWE Draft Preview
Video #4
***


The video opens up and we’re at SmackDown where John Bradshaw Layfield and The Undertaker are going at it.

Undertaker sets JBL up for the Tombstone but Randy Orton slides into the ring, interferes and plants ‘Taker with an RKO!


Orton quickly vacates the ring and backs up the ramp.

Tazz: Wait a minute... is he... is he SmackDown’s draft pick?

After JBL crawls to the cover, we’re at the stage where Randy Orton has a microphone.

Randy Orton: Undertaker! You’ve just been RKO’d. You best get used to it... because The Legend Killer... is officially... on SmackDown.

Huge boos rain down on Orton as he stares at Undertaker lying in the ring.

Orton puts up his old pose, with his old theme playing in the background while Taker stares up at him.

***
WWE Draft 2009
04.05.2009
***


We head back into the main arena and we’re at the announce desk.

Michael Cole: That was the final video that we have to show you tonight ladies and gentleman, some of the biggest moves ever in the WWE Draft. And King, I’ve got a feeling we’ll see some more huge moves next Monday night.

King: No doubt about it, Cole. I just hope RAW doesn’t lose anybody huge, and I hope we get a big time player from SmackDown.

Michael Cole: Don’t we all. A three hour Supershow, featuring Superstars from both brands, more information on the night, including matches will be announced on wwe.com in due time ladies and gentleman. We’ll be joined by SmackDown commentator, Jim Ross in a three man announce table, you’ve got to be looking forward to that, King?

King: Of course, only downside is you’ll be here with us.

King and Cole share a laugh as the fans begin to cheer, we see what is making them do this as CM Punk is now on his feet, being helped backstage by the medics and road agents. He’s able to walk which is a good sign, and once he’s backstage, a level of silence falls on the arena. Until...

‘I HEAR VOICES IN MY HEAD...’


*VOICES*


It’s main event time and the boos rain down from the crowd as The Viper, Randy Orton walks slowly onto the stage. It’s the loudest reaction of the night, by far, but The Apex Predator ignores the jeers and continues down the ramp, taking his sweet time.

Lilian Garcia: The following contest is scheduled for one fall... introducing first from St. Louis, Missouri... weighing in at two hundred and forty pounds... The Viper... RANDY ORTON!

Michael Cole: Right there, ladies and gentleman, is the man that decimated Triple H earlier tonight, he lured him into a trap.

King: Where Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase ambushed him and Triple H was no match for them combined. Triple H was thrown against walls, his head smashed against concrete, a boot to the back of skull.

Michael Cole: Probably the most decimating move that was performed was the RKO on the concrete. It even hurt Orton in the process, but that was nothing compared to what it done to Triple H.

Orton walks up the steel steps before stepping into the ring. The Viper makes his way over to the turnbuckle, and steps onto the second rope. He stands up tall, surveying the audience as the camera sweeps around him. Orton drops down to the mat and waits for his opponent.

*SEXY BOY*


The crowd respond with a fantastic pop as The Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels hops out from the back. Wearing his usual attire with a HBK t-shirt on, after making his way half way down the ramp, he kneels on the stage and reaches to the sky and sets off his pyro. After which, he continues down the rest of the ramp, slapping a few hands on the way.

Lilian Garcia: And his opponent... from San Antonio, Texas... weighing in at two hundred and twenty five pounds... The Heartbreak Kid... SHAWN MICHAELS!

Michael Cole: Earlier on tonight, Shawn Michaels saved his tag team partner for this Sunday from a beat down at the hands of The Miz and Chris Jericho.

King: And not a moment too soon, Miz and Jericho could have inflicted so much pain.

Michael Cole: Yeah, these two teams go against each other this coming Sunday. But right now, Shawn Michaels has to focus on Randy Orton, the man who attacked his long time friend Triple H earlier on tonight.

Main Event – Singles Match
Randy Orton vs. Shawn Michaels

We join this match seven minutes in and Randy Orton has Shawn Michaels on the defensive. Orton’s got his opponent positioned in the corner in a seated position. Orton snarls at Michaels as he rains down with punch after punch onto Michaels skull. Orton yanks him to his feet but Michaels reverses by knocking Orton’s arms away before switching positions, now having Orton positioned in the corner. The Heartbreak Kid hits his opponent with a couple of rights before connecting with a knife edge chop, and the fans respond with a huge cheer. Orton holds onto his chest while he staggers out, Michaels meanwhile walks away from Orton, walking over to the opposite ropes. Orton continues staggering out from the corner, using the ropes for support but doesn’t anticipate an on rushing HBK and he’s hit with a ferocious clotheline – which takes both men over the top rope... and they land on the mat at the same time.

The referee starts a count and manages to get to seven before Michaels is up first, he darts in the ring and instead of waiting for the count out victory he slides back out. HBK walks over to Orton but he sees him coming and reaches up... grabs the front of HBK’s tights and pulls them towards him... sending HBK head first into the barricade. Michaels falls to the mat, holding his head while Orton props himself up against the barricade again. Enough of sitting around, Orton crawls to the apron and uses it to pick himself up before picking HBK up and walking him around the ring. Orton clinches his teeth and sends Michaels careening into the ring post! He falls down to the mat, and lies with his legs and arms spread apart as Orton leans on the apron.

The Viper bends down, lifting his opponent to his feet and attempts to smash his skull off the announce table, but HBK sticks his hands out onto the table, blocking the impact before elbowing Orton in the mid section and smashing him headfirst onto the table! HBK doesn’t waste any time, he slides Orton into the ring and climbs onto the apron. Instead of climbing into the ring, he walks along the ring and ascends the turnbuckle. Orton’s motionless as HBK flies through the air, looking for an elbow drop... but Orton rolls out of the way and HBK hits the mat! Orton quickly hooks the leg... 1... 2... Michaels kicks out! The Apex Predator uses the ropes to get up and walks back over to his opponent. Orton stomps on each limb, one by one, making his way around HBK’s body. He reaches his head but instead of a stomp, he jumps up and lands a knee drop to his skull before going for another cover... 1... 2... HBK’s arm shoots up!

Randy stands up and leans on the ropes, looking out into the fans before turning back to Michaels, who’s just got to his feet. Orton grabs him and punches him with his free hand, and pushes him back to the ropes before trying to Irish-whip him but HBK reverses. Orton rebounds and ducks an attempted clothesline, he stops right behind HBK and plants him with his signature back breaker! Looking for the cover... 1...2... another kick out! Orton pounds the mat in frustration and then kicks the ropes. The crowd boo him as he dives to the mat and begins punching the mat, measuring Michaels for the RKO. HBK gets to his feet, staggers round but manages to counter the RKO, pushing Orton forward and over the top rope, but Orton lands on the apron! HBK runs at Orton but he ducks down, pulling the top rope as he does and Shawn tumbles to the floor below.

Orton peers down at a sprawled out Michaels, while he leans on the top rope, resting for a few seconds. Michaels begins to get up, but Orton climbs down and helps him to his feet. HBK knocks Orton’s arms away and connects with a knife edge chop which gains a few woo’s from the crowd. He hits another and Orton staggers away towards the apron, HBK grabs him from behind and slides him into the ring. HBK joins him shortly and goes to bring him to his feet, but Orton knocks Michaels arms away this time before kicking him in the gut and running him over to the ropes – throwing him over the top. However, Michaels holds on, but Orton doesn’t realize that, he’s already got his back to him, kneeling down for a few seconds. Michaels then skins the cat, but instead of attacking Orton from behind, he hurries over to the turnbuckle and climbs it before hitting a moonsault onto Orton once he turns round. The fans appreciate this and give a round of applause, as both men lie on the mat, exhausted. Michaels reaches over and places a hand on Orton’s chest... 1... 2... kick out!

The two men get up at around the same time, HBK whips Orton into the corner, and follows it up by running at him but Orton ducks down and hoists Michaels over his shoulder but HBK lands on the apron beside the turnbuckle. Orton goes to grab him but gets a fist in his face and staggers away. Michaels bends down to climb into the ring, but Orton pops back and grabs him, pulling him into the ring but leaving his legs hanging on the second rope before planting him with a DDT from the second rope! The ring shakes with the impact and Orton quickly hooks the leg... 1... 2... Michaels kicks out! Orton uses the ropes to stand up and paces around the ring, gaining huge boos as he is getting more frustrated. Randy dives to the mat and pounds it, setting up Michaels again, he goes for an RKO... but again Michaels counters and pushes Orton away. Randy hits the ropes but luckily he grabs onto them, stopping himself from running into a Superkick! Michaels composes himself, and the two stare at each other for a few seconds before both running at each other hitting a clothesline on each other at the same time.

The two competitors get up at roughly the same time, Michaels punches Orton but then Orton reciprocates in the classic ‘boo’, ‘yay’ exchange. This continues until HBK gets a couple of unanswered shots in before teeing off on Orton with a number of knife edge chops. HBK backs Orton into the ropes but is reversed when he tries to whip Orton, HBK rebounds but hits a flying forearm to a huge cheer! Both men lie on the mat but then HBK nips up and gets the crowd fired up. Shawn begins to tune up the band, and goes for Sweet Chin Music but Orton grabs his foot on the way up, before twisting Michaels and he does a full 360, right into the RKO! Cover... 1... 2... 3!

Winner – Randy Orton @ 13:19

Lilian Garcia: Here is your winner... RANDY ORTON!

The Viper rolls off his opponent and props himself up on the bottom rope, leaning backwards – catching his breath. The crowd boo the hell out of him but he’s in a world of his own, staring into the ceiling before climbing to his feet and having his arm raised by the referee.

Michael Cole: What a main event, and what a night for Randy Orton. The beginning of the evening, we witnessed The Viper attack and decimate Triple H and now at the end of the evening, we are watching Orton standing tall over Triple H’s best friend, Shawn Michaels.

King: It makes me sick, but you have to give it to him, he came out here and showed why he is challenging for the WWE Championship this Sunday.

Michael Cole: What a main event that will be, Randy Orton and Triple H, one on one for the WWE Championship – in a No Holds Barred match!

The challenger for the WWE Championship makes his way to the corner and ascends the turnbuckle, surveying the crowd as the camera pans around him. Meanwhile, the referee rolls Michaels out of the ring, and Shawn begins his journey up the ramp.

*I CAME TO BREAK THE WALLS DOWN (REMIX)*


The Viper turns to the stage, and witnesses Chris Jericho and The Miz walk out onto the stage, but they aren’t here for him, there here for Michaels. HBK stops in his tracks, and looks up at the two men, and tells them to bring it.

Michael Cole: What is this? Shawn Michaels just went through hell and now he has to deal with these two.

King: I don’t like this, one bit.

Jericho and Miz sprint down the ring and clobber Michaels, knocking him to the ground and the two of them start stomping on him while The Viper watches on. The Miz holds him up for Jericho to get a couple of free shots but then...

*AIN’T NO MAKE BELIEVE*


The crowd roar into life with a huge pop while The Miz throws Michaels to the ground and the two of them prepare for John Morrison. Who sprints down the ramp and goes straight for The Miz, teeing off on him with rights and lefts, he covers up until Jericho comes back but John connects with a couple on him. But again, the numbers game catches up to Morrison, just like it did to HBK. But, just in time – Michaels gets up and helps Morrison, taking Jericho too one side and those two begin brawling. Meanwhile The Miz and Morrison are doing the same, the foursome end brawling over the barricade and then out of site through the crowd as the cameras focus on the ring, where Orton is standing shaking his head at what he just witnessed.

Michael Cole: A chaotic end to the show ladies and gentleman, John Morrison and Shawn Michaels will team up to face The Miz and Chris Jericho, this coming Sunday.

Orton paces the ring before deciding to leave, he makes it too the ropes but then...

‘IT’S TIME TO PLAY THE GAME’


*GAME*


The roof nearly blows of the arena while Michael Cole goes crazy at the announce table as Triple H walks out onto the stage, stitched up from earlier with a bit of blood on his t-shirt. The Game slowly walks out onto the stage, stares down at Orton with a ferocious expression but Orton is strangely calm, even a hint of a smile, an air of expectancy is coming from Orton, like he knew the WWE Champion would make an appearance.

Michael Cole: I can’t believe! Triple H just disobeyed doctors orders!

King: Here we go!

The WWE Champion makes a beeline for the ring, sprinting down the stage, while Orton froths at the mouth waiting for him. The Game slides underneath the bottom rope, Orton goes to meet him, trying to get a few shots in but Triple H simply grabs him by the legs and takes him down! He mounts him and lays into Orton with a few closed fists! The arena is going mental as The Game continue to beat down on his challenger at Backlash! Until...

Triple H is attacked from behind by Randy’s cohort, Cody Rhodes, no Ted DiBiase just yet. Rhodes climbs on top of The Game and lays into him with few rights of his own, but Triple H reverses and turns Rhodes onto his back and now he’s the one dishing out the punishment. Triple H gets up, grabs Rhodes and launches him over the top rope before turning back to Orton. But walks right into a stiff European Uppercut!

Orton with a smile on his face climbs on top of him, knocking his head with a few rights and pulls the plaster off his head, revealing the stitches that The Game had put in. The Viper punches the wound, opening the wound back up and we see blood trickling down Triple H’s forehead. Rhodes gets back into the ring and helps Orton continue the beat down. The two take a second, while Orton asks Cody ‘is it ready?’ Rhodes simply replies with a nod.

Orton slithers backwards, away from Triple H and out of the ring, while Rhodes climbs on The Game and continues the assault. The Viper bends down and looks under the apron, but he can’t find what he was looking for, instead he jogs round the side of the ring and looks under another side, and this time he finds it. The camera closes in as Orton reveals a pair of handcuffs. The crowd boo immensely but this turns to cheers as Triple H has flipped Rhodes over in the ring and got a few shots in. Orton realises this and quickly slides in, Triple H stands up and turns around but right into a clothesline from The Viper.

Michael Cole: What is Orton doing?

King: Whatever is it, it can’t be good.

Orton locks the handcuffs round Triple H’s wrist, whacks him a few times in the head before dragging him over to the ropes nearest the announce table, he hooks the other side to the ropes and backs away from Triple H. The Game kicks at Orton but he can’t reach him, Rhodes and the challenger stare at Triple H, Orton with a sick grin and simply says ‘watch this’ as he points to the titantron.

On the tron, Ted DiBiase is in the production booth, he’s screaming at one of the guys to play a disc that he has in his hand. The man protests but eventually after a slap by DiBiase, he takes the disc and puts it in a drive, he presses a few buttons and the last thing we see is Ted smiling at the camera as we head to static, white noise.

The fans in the arena are confused as hell, Triple H continues to kick out at Orton but he can’t reach. The tron comes back on again, and we can see it is a pre recorded video.


***

The video is obviously taken by someone who doesn’t have much experience with a camera as it is very shaky. But we see that we are in a living room, a destroyed living room, with a TV that has been smashed, some glass ornaments smashed and flower pots fallen from their resting place.

We hear a women’s scream, and hear Cody Rhodes from the other room shouting to whoever has the camera.


Cody Rhodes: Through here! Come through here! We got him! Ted, we got him!

We now know that Ted is holding the video camera, and he hurries through the destroyed living room and into the kitchen, it’s quite a big kitchen with a white floor and white counters, but we’re not focused on that – the first thing we see is Cody Rhodes holding onto a women, who is trying desperately to get free of his grip but he isn’t letting go.

Ted continues and turns the camera to the right to see Randy Orton on top of Shane McMahon, Triple H’s brother-in-law. We now understand that the women must be his wife or girlfriend or something, and we understand she’s trying to help Shane, but Rhodes has to good a grip. Orton continues his assault, pounding into Shane with punch after punch. Orton tells Ted to get closer, he brings the camera to Shane’s face and we see that he is busted open.


‘Triple H made me do this’

‘He should never have invaded my home’

‘An eye for an eye’


Orton picks McMahon up and launches him head first into the side of a counter! The women screams in fear, but Rhodes keeps her in place. Orton walks over to Shane and picks him up, pulls him through to the living room, and throws him onto the couch which flips the couch over and Shane hits the floor! Orton continues his assault by picking him up and throwing him into the wall, before planting him through the small wooden table in the middle of the room.

Satisfied, Orton instructs Rhodes to let go of the women. She hurries too Shane and kneels beside him, cupping his face in her hands, she looks up at Legacy and screams ‘why’. The three men simply don’t answer instead, walk out of the room as DiBiase shuts the camera off.

***


Once the video ends we teleport back into the arena to hear the crowd going insane with huge heat as Triple H tries furiously to break out of the cuffs and attack Orton. He can’t but he keeps trying as Orton smiles at The Game.

‘See you Sunday’

Orton, with that last parting words, backs away from The Game, who is still trying to break the cuffs. Orton and Rhodes leave the ring, backing up the ramp, keeping their eyes on The Game. Michael Cole and King don’t say a word, as Triple H stops trying and simply stares at Orton, frothing at the mouth, wanting a piece of him.

No words from the announce team, all we hear is the crowd booing with two shots of Triple H staring at Orton with anger in his expression, while Orton has a sick grin... as... we... fade... to... black.


END


RESULTS

Singles Match | Kofi Kingston bts. Dolph Ziggler
Singles Match | Nigel McGuiness bts. Rey Mysterio
Singles Match | John Morrison bts. Chris Jericho
Tag Team Match | Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes bts. Melina & Mickie James
Singles Match | Jack Swagger bts. Charlie Haas
Main Event | Randy Orton bts. Shawn Michaels


WWE Backlash



03.05.09 | TD Banknorth Arena | Boston, Massachuetts

WWE Championship – No Holds Barred
Triple H © vs. Randy Orton

World Heavyweight Championship
John Cena © vs. Edge

Tables, Ladders & Chairs
Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy

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WWE Intercontinental Championship
Rey Mysterio © vs. William Regal

WWE Tag Team Championship
The Colons © vs. The Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson

Grudge Match
CM Punk vs. Kane

Grudge Tag Team Match
John Morrison & Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho & The Miz

WWE Divas Championship
Maryse © vs. Gail Kim
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Brutal way to start off the show. The reminder of what happened last week was a nice touch and really emphasized that this rivalry with Orton/HHH has really gotten personal. I had a feeling that Legacy was gonna be involved somehow and this was pretty brilliant on the part of your booking skills. The exchange that Orton and HHH shared was pretty spot on as well with each one bringing up their stable in Evolution and Legacy. You also did well in writing that part that really sent HHH over the edge and caused the chase to begin. The attack backstage showed just how personal this rivalry has gotten with Orton making HHH bleed with the help of Legacy. Was a good opening to the show and should leave a lot of us questioning what happens next.

The match with Kofi and Ziggler was a good one, good opening contest. Both guys are pretty athletic so I'm glad you used that to your advantage. I see big things for both guys to be honest. You're pushing Kofi a little more but Dolph shouldn't be far behind, they're stars in my book.

That Flair segment started out a little slow with him kind of randomly making a match first but that seemed fine since the second half of the promo picked up a little. I was expecting Flair to lose it a little so I was disappointed that he didn't go into crazy mode. The interruption from Regal was random but I love what you're doing with Regal and his stable. It was no surprise that Nigel would pick up the victory here, loved the match btw, typical Mysterio underdog booking. The Tower of London is a pretty devastating move so it was to see that you went with that finisher for Nigel. Regal vs. Rey should be a good one for the PPV. Likin' that you planted seeds for a future Punk/Orton feud since they do have some history with Orton punting Punk and costing him his World Title. I'd like to see this feud if ever you were going with it, it's much better with Orton as the heel.

Love me some Cryme Tyme, so that was a fun segment to read. Tag division is looking really good already with just these two teams, hoping to see more. Miz was the star of this whole thing, interrupting Cole and King here, not allowing them to talk. And ofcourse the match wouldn't end clean with Miz at ringside. This is honestly my favorite feud that you have going right now, quite interested to see how this all plays out. Would be a cool twist if Miz/Morrison reunited and left Jericho/HBK out to dry.

Any storyline concerning the divas is a step in the right direction. With it having Beth at the center, it should be a good storyline. Could make for good matches at least. Good to see Swagger doing something, even if it is winning a squash match. He'll be a good midcard talent to say the least so inserting him into this feud with Kane and Punk could be good. Good Punk interview here, you got him pretty much to a tee which shouldn't be too hard since Punk is a pretty good speaker. Was kind of expecting Kane here so that wasn't much of a surprise. I take it that you're bringing back the mask as well? Personally not a fan of the mask since I see no difference with Kane without but it's a storyline nonetheless. Whoa, chokeslam off the stage? Brutal stuff.

What a main event that was. A match between HBK and Orton will always be a good one and this was no different. But what came at the end was quite a shock to me. Not only did you have Morrison and Jericho/Miz involved but of course Legacy had to be in it too. What they did was just brutal, attacking HHH's home? Wow! That's definitely not PG, which is good for you, you can produce more compelling storylines. All I have to say about the aftermath is just.....WOW.

Overall, my favorite episode in your thread so far. Everything is just doing good if you ask me. You've got two major feuds that involve HBK/Morrison and Jericho/Miz while Orton/HHH getting more personal by the minute. Also liked the draft moments to hype up the next draft, was a good touch on your part. Nowhere to go but up from here dude, good job!
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Re: Calum Presents: WWE 2009 - The Fear That's In Your Eyes

As always, massive thanks to Jamjam for the feedback.

I expect I'll post a Backlash preview on either Tuesday or Wednesday, so until then I'd appreciate no predictions until I post the template. Cheers, and enjoy SmackDown.


WWE SmackDown – 1st May 2009




SmackDown begins this week with the usual opening video, which features the best and brightest of the brand, and the last picture is of John Cena with the World Heavyweight Championship before we sweep into the arena. The arena is lit up with a barrage of amazing fireworks coming from the stage, lighting up the arena, after the fireworks stop – we sweep around the arena, checking out the SmackDown faithful. After a few seconds, where the theme music plays in the background and the fans die down, we throw it to the announce table where our favourite trio are waiting.

Jim Ross: Hello everybody and welcome to another jam packed episode of Friday Night SmackDown! My name is Jim Ross, and joining me tonight is my colleagues – Matt Striker and Todd Grisham.

Todd Grisham: Thank you, J.R, indeed my name is Todd Grisham and we have a fantastic show lined up. On the match front, we have a huge tag team match-up between the current WWE United States Champion, R-Truth and M-V-P teaming up to face Shelton Benjamin and Chavo Guerrero.

Matt Striker: That’s right everybody, a brilliant tag team match scheduled for tonight. The current United States Champion teams with the former United States Champion. But that’s not all we have for you tonight – Gail Kim will face off against the intimidating Natalya just a couple of days before she faces the WWE Divas Champion Maryse at Backlash.

Jim Ross: That will be a huge challenge for Gail in the lead up to Backlash, and no doubt Maryse will be watching intently.

The SmackDown theme music dies down, and the anticipation begins to build as the fans wait to see what is about to happen. After a couple of seconds of sheer silence...

*NO MORE WORDS*


The crowd go absolutely crazy as they rise to their feet and cheer their favourite Hardy – Jeff Hardy. The man himself appears on the stage, wearing a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, he hops on the spot for a bit before walking forward and setting of his pyro to a massive response from the fans. After which, he starts to walk down the ramp, slapping hands with his fans on the way down to the ring.

Justin Roberts: Ladies and gentleman... please welcome to the ring... JEFF HARDY!

Jim Ross: Jeff Hardy has had a hell of a few months. He’s been WWE Champion, only for it to be ripped away from him at the Royal Rumble by his brother, Matt Hardy.

Todd Grisham: It was then that we found out that Matt has been the man who was attacking Jeff before the Rumble also, by setting of his pyro at the right time and throwing him down a stair well.

Matt Striker: Yes, Matt certainly sent a message to his brother, but now Jeff will get a chance to send one just now, as it looks like he is going to be speaking to us.

Jim Ross: (graphic of Matt vs. Jeff at Backlash comes up) Speaking of getting revenge, Jeff will get another chance at Backlash in just a couple of days time when he faces his brother in a match they helped create – Tables, Ladders and Chairs!

Jeff walks around the ring to the opposite side from the stage; he kneels down and reaches underneath the ring. Striker asks what is he doing on commentary before Hardy pulls out a steel ladder! The fans agree with his move as they cheer him on, Jeff slides the ladder into the ring, before turning around and grabbing a microphone from the timekeeper. Once in the ring, Jeff sets the ladder up, right bang in the middle, he climbs slowly – before turning around and sitting down on the top of it.

Jeff Hardy: Y’know...

Hardy stops in his tracks as his fans begin to chant his name, which he responds with a nod before continuing to speak...

Jeff Hardy: Y’know... just a few months ago, I was WWE Champion.

Fantastic pop as the fans remember Hardy as champion...

Jeff Hardy: When I was a kid... I used to wrestle in my back yard... with my brother...

The arena responds to the mention of Matt with a chorus of heat, so big that it stops Hardy from speaking...

Jeff Hardy: I dreamed of being World Champion, I pretended to be World Champion in my yard, jumping off ladders onto bed mattresses, and then holding up a cardboard title that I made. I done this for a long time, after school I would look at myself in the mirror, with the title on my shoulder and knew it’s what I wanted to be... Jeff Hardy... World Champion.

Jeff pause for a second and looks around the arena...

Jeff Hardy: Matt and I pretended to be World Champions. But then... after years of being involved in wrestling... we did it... no more pretendin’... we were champions. I achieved my dream of being World Champion and Matt was the ECW Champion. We were both extremely successful; I was on top of the world.

Jeff looks down from the ladder to the ground...

Jeff Hardy: But then... then it all came crashing down.

Hardy shakes his head...

Jeff Hardy: After I won the WWE Championship, strange things started happening to me. I was attacked and thrown down a flight of stairs. My girlfriend and I were run of the road by another car. Somebody set off my pyrotechnics at the wrong time, so I was in the middle of them. But all of that pales to what happened next... my WWE Championship was torn away from me.

Heat from the crowd...

Jeff Hardy: My brother cost me the WWE Championship, the thing that I pretended to have when I was young, the thing that he knew just how much I wanted to have. He cost me the thing I worked my career to have. Sure... y’know I’ve made some mistakes in my career. But I made amends, I changed... I made up for my mistakes. But like I said... I made amends to have a chance to win the World Championship; I won it... for myself... for you guys... and for my family.

Hardy pauses for a moment, while staring down at the microphone...

Jeff Hardy: Or so I thought. My championship was taken away from me by my own brother. I found out that he was the cause of all the bad things that happened to me during those few months. He was the cause of everything which happened to me... my dog... to my girlfriend and the torment he caused our father when they found out his two boys will be fightin’.

Jeff is getting audibly getting more aggressive in his tone...

Jeff Hardy: Matt says he isn’t jealous of what I’ve achieved... but anybody with a brain can see he is. Listen to me Matt... I got a World Championship shot because I deserved it... I’ve made mistakes... but I rectified those... and I earned my shot... and I took it.

Nice cheer for Hardy who nods...

Jeff Hardy: Something which you haven’t done yet. You were happy sittin’ around waitin’... waitin’ for somebody to give you a chance. I didn’t do that... I made people take notice with my performances in this ring. I made the people in the back take notice.

The crowd cheer again...

Jeff Hardy: And then you finally decide to do somethin’ which gets people talkin’... that gets people to take notice of you. But the way you went about it... it was the worst way you could’ve done it. Because... in just two days time... we will be in this ring... facing off in a match that The Hardy Boyz made what it is... Tables... Ladders... Chairs... T-L-C!

Hardy smiles to himself while the fans cheer extremely loudly...

Jeff Hardy: All the pain and suffering which you put me through... the fact that you tore my World Championship away from me... because when I get you in this ring... a ring filled with tables and chairs and this ladder right here... all the built up rage... it will come out! And you’ll be in the same ring which will have weapons that I can use to inflict a lot of pain.

Huge cheer...

Jeff Hardy: But y’know what... what the hell... why wait? Why wait until Backlash? I think everyone in this arena wants to see you get a beatin’... I think everyone in this arena wants to see me kick your ass!

Another huge cheer while Hardy adjusts himself on the ladder so he’s facing the stage...

Jeff Hardy: Last week when I called you out... you dodged me and attacked me from behind backstage. So... be a man and come out here and face me... straight up... no tricks... face to face!

Hardy keeps the microphone in his hand as he lowers it. He stares up at the stage where there is no sign of Matt Hardy just yet, the fans are starting to groan that Matt isn’t going to face his brother... but...

*HUNT YOU DOWN*


Jeff nods at the stage while the fan initially cheers at the prospect of the show down between the brothers before turning to heat for the music of the hated Hardy. Time goes by but Matt doesn’t appear to be showing up, once again, just like last week. Jeff begins to shake his head with an extremely angry expression on his face.

Jim Ross: It seems as though Matt Hardy has dodged his brother again... for a second week running.

Todd Grisham: Do you think Matt is-

Jim Ross: HEY... LOOK OUT!

THE FANS ERUPT WITH BOOS AS MATT HARDY VAULTS THE CROWD BARRIER AND SLIDES INTO THE RING!! HE TOPPLES THE LADDER AND JEFF FALLS – NECK FIRST INTO THE TOP ROPE!! Jeff staggers around... right into a spear by his brother! Matt punches his brother... over and over again, until Jeff manages to roll them over... now Jeff is on top and he’s the one wailing on his opponent at Backlash. The crowd are cheering, watching their favourite Hardy pummelling the other one.

Jim Ross: These two are going to tear each other apart!!

???: STOP THIS!! STOP THIS RIGHT NOW!!

The cameras cut to the stage where Theodore Long is rushing out, microphone in hand and signalling for security and referees to rush the ring. The boos reign down as it takes twelve people to separate the two battling brothers. They drag them to opposite corners, but the former tag team partners continue to attempt to get at one another.

Theodore Long: Now list-

Long stops in his tracks as Matt Hardy breaks away from his holders, hops over the ladder, runs at Jeff and jumps on the top of him and the refs and guards holding him. Matt’s handlers run over and pull him off again, the two brothers are separated again but before long – Jeff launches forward, but one of Matt’s holders tackles him which allows them to pull him to the corner again.

Theodore Long: Now listen here, playas. You two want to fight so much, do ya’? Well playas’ you guys are in luck! T’night... you two will face off in a four on four tag team match. It will be Matt Hardy teaming with The Brian Kendrick, Ezekiel Jackson and Edge... facing off against the team of Jeff Hardy, The Colon’s and John Cena!

The fans cheer at the great main event made for tonight.

Theodore Long: Now, you two-

Again, Long is interrupted as both men break away from their handlers and here we go! They both club each other before even more security and referees flood out from the back. They slide into the ring and help the ones already in the ring in pulling the Hardy’s apart. The fans show their disapproval. Eventually they drag Matt Hardy out of the ring, and back him up the ramp, but the two still want to go at it, trying to break free from their holders!

Jim Ross: Things are about to get to boiling point ladies and gentleman!

Todd Grisham: These two look like they want to kill each other!

Matt Striker: Right now, there is at least fourteen men in that ring, trying to keep them separate.

Jim Ross: I’m sorry to report ladies and gentleman, but we have to go to a commercial break, as Friday Night SmackDown will roll on.

Before we go to the commercial, we hear Matt shouting “it’s my time!” and Jeff shouting on him to get back in the ring. And with that we fade to the break...

Commercials

We return to Friday Night SmackDown and receive a quick replay of what transpired earlier on, before the commercial break. When we return to the main arena, Chavo Guerrero is already in the ring with his music beginning to fade out. Then, Shelton Benjamin makes his entrance, being introduced as Chavo’s partner for the night. This tag team’s opponents show up as the former United States Champion makes his entrance first, MVP. Then his tag team partner, R-Truth the current WWE United States Champion walks out onto the stage and joins his tag team partner in the ring.

This match is the simple tag team match that you’d see on any WWE TV show. MVP has a hot start, taking it too Chavo Guerrero, backing him into the corner and hitting a few unanswered shots, before scoop slamming him and tagging in his tag team partner. R-Truth climbs to the top rope and hits a splash, getting a near fall. Truth whips Guerrero, but doesn’t realize they got the blind tag, and Shelton takes Truth from behind, clobbering him and from then the heels dominated R-Truth, with quick tags and dirty tactics. With Shelton Benjamin the legal man, R-Truth battled away and got the hot tag to MVP, he came in hot and took it to Benjamin. Knocking him down with clothesline after clothesline, MVP then hit the Ballin elbow drop, but Chavo got involved and attacked him from behind. Truth got back in the action and took Chavo over the ropes with a clothesline but he tumbled over with him. MVP was distracted by this and turned right into the Paydirt for the win.

Commercials

We return to SmackDown and we’re backstage where Tiffany is waiting for an interview. She introduces her guest as the World Heavyweight Champion, John Cena. Tiffany tells Cena that he is involved in the huge four on four tag team match, and asks what his thoughts are on it? Cena begins by saying how great Teddy Long has done by making such a huge match for later on tonight. He says that his team is huge, they have the WWE Tag Team Champions, two talented individuals in Carlito and Primo, and one of the biggest Superstars on SmackDown – Jeff Hardy. He says that he’ll go into this match, safe in the knowledge that they have a great team and they should win. He then goes on to address Edge, he says that he can’t wait to be in the same ring as Edge, just so he can get his hands on him.

We cut away from the interview area and we are in SmackDown General Manager, Theodore Long’s office. In comes Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder and Long tells them that he wanted to speak to them, but they fire back by saying they wanted to speak to him. Ryder asks him why he keeps signing new tag teams when all the division needs is standing right in front of him, he says that they are the best tag team on this brand and they don’t need any WWE Tag Team Titles to know that. Long says that the tag team division needed some new faces, and speaking of new faces, he isn’t happy with what Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder attempted last week. Long says that if they are the best tag team on SmackDown then they can prove it next week, when they face Tommy Dreamer and Stevie Richards in a Extreme Rules Tornado Tag Team match!

We’re now in the main arena, and ‘Hes Ma Da’ plays over the PA system and the fighting Irishman, Finlay walks out from behind the curtain. With his trusted weapon in his hand he walks down the ramp, interacting with the fans before sliding into the ring. “Crank It Up” blares out and the crowd respond with a lot of heat as Big Show, with his girlfriend, Vickie Guerrero walk out from the back – both looking very pissed off, for reasons they only know. Vickie instructs Big Show to inflict as much pain as possible on Finlay, just like she told him last week when he faced Kung Fu Naki. The match began quickly with Finlay using his experience to duck and dive, while getting in a couple of shots but it didn’t make much difference to Show. With Vickie cheering him on at ringside, Show proceeded to dominate Finlay. Hitting him with numerous high impact moves including Suplexes, Scoop Slams. But before the match ended, Finlay did mount a brief comeback but in the end Big Show was too strong for Finlay and put him away with the Chokeslam.

Commercials

We return from the commercials and are backstage, where Tiffany is waiting once again for another interview, this time she introduces her two interviewees as The Brian Kendrick and his tag team partner Ezekiel Jackson. Tiffany tells Kendrick that last week he was defeated by Carlito in their singles match. Kendrick responds by telling her that it doesn’t mean a thing, what matters is this coming Sunday, at Backlash. And as for tonight, Kendrick informs us that they are going to show why they should be mixing it with the best on SmackDown – they are the best team after all. He then concludes by saying that they’ll win the match tonight, and then at Backlash they’ll become WWE Tag Team Champions.

Back in the arena, Maryse’s music is beginning to filter out as she takes a seat at the announce table. She and the commentators begin to talk about her opponent at Backlash as Natalya’s theme blares out and she makes her way down to the ring. Following that, “Sexy and Strong” plays and Maryse’s opponent at Backlash, Gail Kim makes her entrance. The referee rings for the bell and this was a better than average WWE Diva Match. Both women got some good offense in, and at times it looked as if Natalya would get the pin fall on the challenger for the WWE Divas Champion, putting her right in the frame for a shot. But Gail would pick up the pin fall after hitting Natalya with the Eat Defeat. After the match was the main talking point though, as Maryse entered the ring and clobbered Gail from behind with the championship. The fans gave her a lot of boos as the WWE Divas Champion stood above her challenger this coming Sunday.

We then throw it backstage and the arena erupts in boos as The Rated R Superstar, Edge is walking down a corridor, looking down at the floor before noticing someone walking his way. The camera pans out as Edge stops and it’s his old rival, Matt Hardy. Edge smirks and asks Matt what he wants, Matt says that in tonight’s main event, Edge is too keep his hands off Jeff, because he wants him all to himself. Edge tells him that he can keep his screw up of a brother, because Edge doesn’t want anything to do with him, he’s got bigger fish to fry. The Rated R Superstar then instructs Matt to stay away from Cena because just like Jeff is his, Cena is Edge’s. Matt fires back by saying he can have Cena for now, but after Backlash, he doesn’t care who it is, once he beats Jeff, he’s coming for the World Heavyweight Championship and he doesn’t care who has it.

Commercials

Back on SmackDown, we are backstage where the WWE Tag Team Champions, The Colons are speaking with Brie and Nikki Bella in their locker room. The Bella’s wish Carlito and Primo work in their match tonight and they ask if they are nervous of being in the main event? Carlito smirks a little and says he is used to being the main event, because he’s been in WWE Championship matches, he’s competed against the likes of John Cena and Jeff Hardy, so it shouldn’t be a problem to him. ‘Lito then sarcastically says that it might be a problem for his brother since he’s never been in the main event before, Primo fires back by saying he’s not been in the WWE for very long, and in good spirits tells Carlito he’ll do what he couldn’t and win the World Title. It’s all in good spirits though but then the World Heavyweight Champion, John Cena comes in to the locker room. The Bella’s take their leaves as Carlito and Primo turn to face The Champ’. Cena looks at Carlito and tells him that they haven’t seen face to face on many occasions, but they need to be on the same page tonight. Carlito tells Cena that it’s true they haven’t seen eye to eye before, but he’s changed since last time Cena and him were on the same brand, and as long as Cena has his back and his brothers, then they have his back. Cena shakes hands with both the WWE Tag Team Champions before turning around and taking his leave.

We now cut to another backstage area, where Tiffany is waiting to announce her next interviewee on SmackDown. Her guest is none other than The Gold Standard, Shelton Benjamin. Tiffany asks Benjamin for his opinion on his win earlier, and his opinion on the United States Championship situation. Shelton says that his win earlier tonight proved just how great of an athlete he is, and how he is being held back here on SmackDown, and how Theodore Long has a vendetta against him. He says that a great example of this is when he won a fatal four way match to face the United States Champion, he says that he pinned his guy first and then Teddy Long made him face the champion in a triple threat match, and then R-Truth goes on to win the match. Benjamin continues his rant by saying he proved how talented he is earlier tonight and he’ll be having words with Theodore Long about the hatred he harbours for him. After that, Benjamin walks away, presumably on his way to Long’s office.


It’s a blank screen, just darkness...

Male Narrator: It happens once a year... it’s time... to...

Vince McMahon appears on the screen, blackness behind him, smiling...

Vince McMahon: Shake things up again!

Vince fades away from screen...

Male Narrator: On Monday, May 4th, 2009... in a special Super Show featuring the Superstars of RAW...

We see quick fire shots of RAW Superstars hitting some finishing moves...

Male Narrator: And SmackDown...

Same thing again, but this time with SmackDown Superstars...

Male Narrator: World Wresting Entertainment brings you the 2009... WWE... Draft...

This time we get shots of Superstars from both brands staring into the camera...

Jim Ross: Ladies and gentleman... the WWE DRAFT!

A WWE Draft logo appears on the screen...

Male Narrator: The WWE Draft, a special three hour Super Show featuring Superstars from both brands. It’s

Vince McMahon: It’s time to shake things up again!


After the brief hype video for the next WWE Draft, this coming Monday, the commentators hype it up for a bit while The Moscow Mauler makes his entrance, “Pain” blaring out while Vladimir Kozlov travels down the ramp. The Russian climbs into the ring, and is handed a microphone. Not the most talkative guy, he turns to the stage and simply says he wants a challenge, so tonight someone better come out and answer him, someone who he perceives as a challenge. A few minutes pass by before “Land Of Five Rivers” plays to a nice little pop, and The Great Khali makes his way down the ramp. Kozlov meanwhile, instead of showing fear a the huge man walking towards him, simply smirks and looks like he’s going to enjoy the challenge of toppling this huge monster. While this is happening we head to a quick commercial break.

Commercials

We return just as the bell rings and well... what do you expect? This was never going to be a five star match, but Kozlov tried his best with the monster before him. Kozlov used his smaller size to keep his distance before diving in with kicks to the legs of Khali. The Great Khali managed to catch Kozlov at one point and hit a huge head butt, but Kozlov got up, ducked a clothesline, bounced off the ropes and connected with a chop block. Kozlov then bounced off the ropes again, and connected with a huge Battering Ram to the chest of a kneeling Khali for the pin fall! The referee raises Kozlov’s arms, while he looks disgusted – he obviously thought Khali would prove a tough challenge.

We head backstage where Tiffany is waiting once again, this time she introduces Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder. She asks them what they think of being placed in an extreme rules match with Tommy Dreamer and Stevie Richards next week? Ryder takes the lead and tells Tiff’ that they are being forced into a match, a match where they have no experience meanwhile the two men they are facing made their living from throwing each other into trash cans and through tables. Tiffany informs them that they forced Teddy’s hand by attacking Dreamer and Richards last week and – but Hawkins cuts her off and says they attacked them to make a statement, Teddy Long shouldn’t be signing new tag teams when he has Hawkins and Ryder on the brand. The threesome stop chatting when Tommy Dreamer and Stevie Richards appear before them. The two tag teams go face to face while Tiffany backs off, leaving the two teams to do whatever they gotta’ do. Dreamer says that they didn’t appreciate the attack from behind last week, Ryder fires back by saying they don’t appreciate the two extremists muscling in on their territory. The two teams go face to face, closer than before, before Hawkins and Ryder throw punches at their opponents next week and here we go! The two teams start to brawl, pulling curtains and lighting fixtures down as they fall into them, then eventually some road agents manage to break them up.

With some order restored in that part of the arena, we cut to another area where Jeff Hardy, John Cena and The Colons are talking strategy. Carlito tells Jeff that if they want to win tonight, then he has to keep his temper in check when he sees Matt Hardy later on in the ring. Jeff nods but he tells Carlito that nothing will stop him from getting his hands on his brother. Primo chimes in and tells Cena the same, just this time focused on Edge.


***

The video opens with Matt Hardy pinning his brother at WrestleMania

Narrator:
One night a year...

A shot of Triple H pedigreeing Randy Orton at WrestleMania

Narrator:
Superstars face off at the biggest stage...

Shot of CM Punk unhooking the MITB briefcase

Narrator:
For their moment...

We fade to black with the last image being John Cena holding the World Heayweight Championship up


Narrator:
But the pageantry is over...

We suddenly hear a women’s blood curdling scream

Then the video returns with Randy Orton kissing Stephanie McMahon with Triple H watching on...


Narrator:
All that remains...

Shot of Jeff Hardy hitting the Swantom Bomb...

Jeff Hardy:
The Backlash...

Shot of Edge hitting a spear...

Edge:
The Backlash...

Shot of Kane hitting a chokeslam...

Before we see a silhouette of a man in a dark room, only seeing his shadows...

???:
All that remains... is the Backlash.

***


Commercials

When we return from the commercials, we are at the announce desk where Jim Ross, Striker and Grisham greet us with smiles. The threesome begin to chat about the upcoming PPV, they run through the card, first the RAW side of things – the WWE Championship match between Triple H and Randy Orton, which will be No Holds Barred. They then hype up the tag team match between Shawn Michaels, John Morrison & Chris Jericho, The Miz before speaking about CM Punk versus Kane. And finally, they finish off the RAW side by talking about Rey Mysterio defending his Intercontinental Championship against William Regal.

Now it’s time for the SmackDown side of things. The first match they hype up is the WWE Tag Team Championship match, The Brian Kendrick and his partner, Ezekiel Jackson will take on The Colons for the belts. Following that, it’s time to hype the WWE Divas Championship bout, as Maryse will defend her title against Gail Kim. The next two matches hyped up are the huge Tables, Ladders and Chairs match between the brothers and the World Heavyweight Championship match between Edge and John Cena. Dat hype machine.

After that’s over with, “Man With A Plan” blares out from the speakers as The Brian Kendrick and Ezekiel Jackson begin to walk down to the ring. Once they reach the squared circle, “Hunt You Down” suddenly plays over the speakers, and the boos are massive as Matt Hardy walks down the ramp and slides into the ring. Then, “Metalingus” follows and The Rated R Superstar, Edge makes his way out from the back. The challenger for the World Heavyweight Champion makes his way don the ramp, and slides into the ring, before climbing the turnbuckle and lifting his hands in the air.

“Cool” now plays over the PA system, which gains a nice pop from the crowd as the WWE Tag Team Champions, Carlito and Primo walk out from behind the curtain. The title holders walk down the ramp, stopping just beside the ring, wary of entering in case they get jumped. Back up soon arrives though as “No More Words” plays and the fans go crazy as Jeff Hardy walks down the ramp. He soon joins the WWE Tag Team Champions and the three stare into the ring, at their respective opponents for this coming Sunday. Suddenly, “My Time Is Now” plays and the fans go even more mental, as the current World Heavyweight Champion John Cena jogs out from behind the curtain. He salutes the crowd before sprinting down the ramp, he doesn’t stop however, and the four faces hit the ring.

It’s on, a brawl as begun as John Cena pairs off with Edge, Jeff with Matt, Carlito with Jackson and Primo gets into it with Kendrick. The pairs brawl all around the ring, with the Hardy’s falling out of the ring and continuing it their. The referee attempts to get order as the announcers inform us that we need to cut to a commercial.

Commercials

We return to SmackDown and we can see that order has been restored, the two teams are on their respective sides and Edge and Carlito are the legal men. The two men lock up and partake in some chain wrestling which the more experienced Edge ends up winning in that exchange. Edge beats Carlito in the middle of the ring before tagging in Brian Kendrick, who walks over to Carlito but ‘Lito kicks him in the stomach and plants him with a DDT. Carlito then quickly tags in Jeff Hardy. The small styles of both Hardy and Kendrick mesh quite well as we see a few minutes of fast paced action, including some dives from the top rope but eventually Kendrick got the tag to his partner on Sunday, Ezekiel Jackson. The big man used his strength and locked Jeff in a bear hug, but Jeff battled out and tagged in John Cena, who took it to the man he faced not too long ago. Getting a near fall before Matt Hardy kicked him in the back when he hit the ropes, and Jackson took advantage with a huge boot to the face! Jackson then tagged in Hardy, who continued assaulting Cena, but eventually Cena’s spirit got him back into the game as he got the hot tag to Jeff Hardy, but Matt didn’t want any of him and tagged in Edge. The two went at it, Jeff the aggressor but eventually the match descended into little more than a brawl. More and more times we saw illegal partners entering the ring and the match ended when Cena and Edge brawled on the outside, while Hardy and Hardy brawled on the ramp, Primo had his hands full with Jackson near the barricades while Carlito and Kendrick were battling in the ring. In the end, Carlito ducked a clothesline from Kendrick and planted him with the Back Cracker and picked up the win.

The action didn’t stop their however as Edge and Cena started brawling through the crowd. Not to be outdone though, the two brothers were fighting on the stage, hitting each others skull of the tron. Primo joined his brother in the ring, but Jackson attacked them both, Kendrick joined in and soon the two tag teams were brawling. The commentators told us that they didn’t have any time left, and we had to leave, and this SmackDown ended in chaotic fashion as the last thing we see is the four men brawling with each other, in the ring, on the stage and through the crowd.

***


WWE Backlash



03.05.09 | TD Banknorth Arena | Boston, Massachusetts

WWE Championship; No Holds Barred
WWE Champion Triple H vs. The Viper Randy Orton

World Heavyweight Championship
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena vs. The Rated R Superstar Edge

Tables, Ladders & Chairs
The Dark One Matt Hardy vs. The Charismatic Enigma Jeff Hardy

WWE Intercontinental Championship
WWE Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio vs. The Ruthless Englishman William Regal w/ The English Terror Nigel McGuiness & The Sinister Scotsman Drew McIntyre

WWE Tag Team Championship
WWE Tag Team Champions The Colons vs. The Man With A Plan The Brian Kendrick & The Dominator Ezekiel Jackson

Straight Edge Takes On A Demonic Presence
The Straight Edge Superstar CM Punk vs. The Big Red Monster Kane

The Present Teams With The Future
The Shaman Of Sexy John Morrison & The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels vs. The Best In The World Chris Jericho & The Awesome One The Miz

WWE Divas Championship
WWE Divas Champion Maryse vs. The Strong And Sexy Gail Kim
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Re: Calum Presents: WWE 2009 - The Fear That's In Your Eyes

JAM's Review

Opening the show with Jeff Hardy was certainly different. Don't know if his feud with his brother is good enough for him to be opening the show. However, you did in writing this promo for Jeff. Knowing Jeff's style, he would do what you did, he would go over how they've been working hard since they were kids only for Matt to cost him everything. That's definitely how I think Jeff would address things, plus the promo on the ladder was a good touch. I'm sure he really did this in real life right? But anyway, the brawl I was expecting and it really added to the tension of the brothers. Don't know how far you plan to take this feud but I personally wanna see this end soon. Have both guys get into the title picture to freshen things up.

Not much to say about the match with Truth and MVP as partners, certainly they'll be in each other's faces after MVP got the loss. Was a good win for Benjamin and Chavo, I do hope that you take Benjamin somewhere. I wouldn't mind if you bring him up to the world title scene. I've always been a fan of Ryder and Hawkins and I'm glad that you're bringing them in as a tag team. The tag team division is heating up with all these new teams set to rule the division but Zack and Curt have to be the favorites. You're jobbing Finlay? That's just not right, lol. I like Finlay so I was disappointed to see you use him to job to Big Show. At this point, I didn't mind Show since he was a pretty good heel and with Vickie by his side, the monster would be quite dangerous.

Look at you giving a damn about the divas division, lol. But honestly, the divas were still pretty decent at this time. Hopefully you keep them decent enough until you can bring in the young blood such as AJ, Eve, and Kaitlyn. But that's still far from now for sure. Was an interesting exchange between Edge and Matt, once old rivals. I like that they called the shots on who has who, made for a good theme for their promo. But when Matt said he'd be coming after the World Title, leads me to believe that you might actually have Matt move up into the World Title picture while keeping Jeff away and maybe cost his brother later on? Could be a good storyline.

I'm liking the interaction you've been writing between the eight men who will compete in the main event tonight. Always good to see how old rivals such as Matt/Edge, Carlito/Cena plan to work together. Still not a big fan of Kozlov but I do remember him having a monster push while he was on Smackdown so I guess you're trying to do that. Khali vs. Kozlov? Thank God this wasn't a very detailed match More brawling, a very chaotic episode of Smackdown. You may want to keep that at a minimum and use other ways to advance feuds but I don't mind it.

And what do you know, more brawling, haha. Smackdown was pretty good especially the main event. Glad that we actually saw some action but the brawls just added more tension to their feuds for this coming Sunday. Maybe setting off in pairs wouldn't have actually happened as I think the heels would work together and do anything to get the advantage over their opponents so maybe that could've been an alternate ending with the heels standing strong.

Overall, was a decent Smackdown episode. I really liked all the interaction between the people involved in tonights show. The run down was good, just reminding us of what to expect at Backlash. And even if it was in recaps, I still enjoyed it. Nothing took away from it despite being in recaps, so good job there. Onto Backlash!
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Re: Calum Presents: WWE 2009 - The Fear That's In Your Eyes

I know I said I'd post this on either Tuesday or Wednesday, but I won't be around on those days, so I'll just post this now. Backlash will probably be posted next week, got a couple more matches to do. Anyway, here's some news and the Backlash preview, feel free to predict using the template below. Cheers.

wwe.com –

WWE has come to terms of the release of Paul Burchill and Alicia Fox as of today May 2, 2009. WWE would like to wish them the best of luck in all of his their endeavours.

wwe.com –

After weeks of demanding competition, Vladimir Kozlov will get his wish this coming Sunday, as per orders of SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long – Vladimir Kozlov will face off against a handpicked opponent.

pw.net –

WWE are apparently toying with the notion of unifying the WWE Women’s Championship and the WWE Divas Championship and having the Divas be able to appear on both brands. The WWE Divas Championship has, in the eyes of many, failed to be recognised as a prestigious championship, the design doesn’t help.

Rumours have been swirling throughout the week as Vince McMahon, Chavo Guerrero and Rey Mysterio were spotted in Mexico the past week. Apparently, after Chavo taped his match on Tuesday for SmackDown, the three men flew down to Mexico, where they had lunch with three unknown businessmen. This has led to speculation that the WWE is interested in forging a working relationship with one of the top Mexican Promotions, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) or Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion (AAA) . TNA had a working relationship with CMLL through 2007 to the beginning of 2009, but that relationship was cut, the reason is unknown. According to a source backstage, WWE is looking for a huge angle to take us throughout the Summer to Survivor Series and this may just be it.

On wwe.com we saw that Vladimir Kozlov was announced to have an opponent at Backlash, but he won’t know his opponent. A source backstage has told us that the opponent is not a current member of the main roster, nor the developmental roster. However, we do know that he is a former WWE Superstar and is a former WWE United States Champion and has challenged for the WWE Championship before leaving the WWE.




WWE Backlash
Date: May, 3rd 2009
Arena: TD Banknorth Arena
Location: Boston, Massachusetts




WWE Championship – No Holds Barred
WWE Champion Triple H vs. The Viper Randy Orton

It’s personal...

The WWE Championship is the most prestigious championship in the WWE, it stems back to 1963, since then some of the greatest Superstars in WWE history has held the title. Both men want to be WWE Champion, but this match isn’t just about the most prestigious belt in the company – it’s personal.

Many people may think this rivalry started at the beginning of two thousand and nine, but that is far from the truth – this actually begin all the way back in two thousand and five. Back then, it was very different, instead of being enemies, they were friends – involved in the WWE group known as Evolution. At Summerslam 2005, Randy Orton became the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in history when he defeated Chris Benoit for the belt. While this was the greatest moment in his short career, so far, it all came crashing down when Triple H, Ric Flair and Batista turned on Randy Orton and kicked him out of Evolution; eventually Orton would lose the belt to none other than Triple H.

Fast forward to today, Randy Orton has his own group, all most a mirror image of Evolution. Randy Orton has stated however, Evolution was used primarily to keep the World Heavyweight Championship around Triple H’s waist, while Legacy is about respect for each other. A man Randy Orton has no respect for is Vincent Kennedy McMahon, Orton attacked Mr. McMahon – punting him in the head and then targeting Shane McMahon and then Triple H’s wife, Stephanie.

This kicked off a mega feud between the two. Triple H has invaded Randy Orton’s home, Randy Orton has kissed his rivals wife, but Triple H managed to defeat Orton at WrestleMania, retaining his WWE Championship. But it wasn’t over, Randy Orton demanded a rematch, and he got it when he defeated Kofi Kingston in a number one contenders match. From then on, Orton and Legacy attacked The Game, getting the better of him on more than one occasion.

The last episode of RAW, it was cranked up enough as The Viper baited Triple H into a chase, where Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase jumped The Game backstage. Legacy decimated the WWE Champion, even RKO’ing him on the concrete. Then, later in the night, Shawn Michaels faced off against Orton, but came up short. After the match was the real talking point though, Triple H returned and attacked The Viper, but Cody Rhodes came to help his friend, Randy Orton. The duo handcuffed Triple H to the bottom rope, and when this was going on – Ted DiBiase was instructing production staff to play a home video.

The video in question was taken by Ted DiBiase as he, Cody Rhodes and Randy Orton invaded Triple H’s brother in law’s house. They destroyed the house and beat up Shane McMahon. The threesome left the house, meanwhile Triple H was forced to watch.

Tonight, Randy Orton challenges Triple H for the WWE Championship, but this match is about more than the WWE Championship – it’s personal.




World Heavyweight Championship
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena vs. The Rated R Superstar Edge

A three year rivalry comes to an end...

Ever since The Rated R Superstar, Edge cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase on John Cena at New Years Revolution in two thousand and six, the hatred between these two men has built and built. These two have traded insults, traded blows, one has thrown the other into a river while the other has laid his hands on the others father. This rivalry resulted in the two men facing each other five Pay-Per-View events in 2006, four of which were singles matches where the results were split down the middle, both men gaining two wins over each other. The feud seemingly ended at Unforgiven in 2006, when John Cena defeated Edge in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs in Edge’s home town. But, the two men continued to meet throughout 2007 and 2008, not in direct competition everyone knows that the rivalry was still brewing under the surface.

Every week, John Cena walks down the ramp, gaining huge reactions from the crowd, be it positive or negative but for every Superstar like John Cena, there is another man who will always be the bane of his career. Hulk Hogan had Randy Savage, Steve Austin had Mr. McMahon, The Rock had Triple H and The Undertaker had Kane – John Cena has Edge.

This rivalry was renewed, officially, just before WrestleMania XXV, Edge entered himself into the RAW Elimination Chamber and ended up winning John Cena’s World Heavyweight Championship. John Cena took exception to his and the rivalry went into a kick drive again, but with the inclusion of Big Show and Vickie Guerrero. Cena managed to expose Vickie Guerrero who was having an affair with Big Show, behind Edge’s back, and Cena won the World Heavyweight Championship back at WrestleMania XXV. With Show and Vickie out of the picture, this rivalry finally has its end. John Cena and Edge will go face to face, one more time, for the World Heavyweight Championship. No gimmicks in this match, just two men fighting for the right to be called World Champion. A three year rivalry comes to an end this Sunday, and it’s all about the World Heavyweight Championship.




Tables, Ladders & Chairs
The Dark One Matt Hardy vs. The Charismatic Enigma Jeff Hardy

Brothers collide...

When you think of The Hardy Boyz, you used to think of one of the greatest tag teams to ever grace the WWE, a team which defied gravity, a team that won multiple Tag Team Titles but all of that has changed - now when you think of the two Hardy brothers, you think of back stabbings, jealously and hatred. Both Hardy’s have had their share of success in singles competition, Matt Hardy has won the United States Championship and the ECW Championship, but that pales in comparison to his brothers achievements – the Intercontinental Championship and the WWE Championship.

When Jeff won the WWE Championship, everyone was happy for him, the crowd were elated and on the surface, so was his brother. It wasn’t until the Royal Rumble of this year, that we saw Matt Hardy’s true colours, as all the pent up jealously flowed out when he cost his brother the WWE Championship. In a match with Edge, Jeff was looking good for the win until Matt interfered, and smacked his brother in the skull with a steel chair which The Rated R Superstar took advantage off and won the WWE Championship.

At that moment, everyone found out Matt Hardy’s true colours. Everyone found out that it was he who made Jeff Hardy’s life a living hell over the months prior to the Royal Rumble. Matt ran Jeff’s car off the road, he threw his brother down a flight of stairs and even set Jeff’s pyro off just when he was in the middle of the firing range. The nearer we got to WrestleMania, the more heated this feud became as we found out it was Matt who burned down Jeff’s house which resulted in the death of his dog.

At WrestleMania XXV, the two brothers faced off in an Extreme Rules match. The match was brutal, each man left with bruises and scars but in the end it was Matt Hardy that picked up the victory. The week after WrestleMania, Matt Hardy demanded a shot at John Cena’s World Heavyweight Championship and was granted an opportunity to earn just that, when he faced off against Edge and The Big Show in a triple threat match. Due to interference by Jeff Hardy, Matt didn’t get the win, instead the brothers continued feuding. The next few weeks consisted off backstage attacks, brawls in the centre of the ring, strong words exchanged and it all comes to ahead this coming Sunday. When the two brothers collide in a match they helped make famous, a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match.




WWE Intercontinental Championship
WWE Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio vs. The Ruthless Englishman William Regal w/ The Sinister Scotsman Drew McIntyre & The English Terror Nigel McGuiness

An champion in peril...

At WrestleMania XXV we saw the retirement of John Bradshaw Layfield, a former WWE Champion faced off against a former World Heavyweight Champion in Rey Mysterio, in a bout over the WWE Intercontinental Championship. In record time, Rey Mysterio hit JBL with the 619 and picked up the win, winning his first WWE Intercontinental Championship. After the match, as a result of this match, Bradshaw decided it was time to end it as he emphatically declared he was retiring.

The next Monday night, Rey Mysterio came out to celebrate with the fans on his big win, but his celebration was cut short when a former WWE Intercontinental Champion, William Regal interrupted and told Rey that he was a disgrace to the belt and in due time he’ll rip that belt from him. The next week on RAW, Mysterio faced off against the formidable Mike Knox, he picked up the win but the aftermath was the talking point. We witnessed the debuts of Nigel McGuiness and Drew McIntyre, the two men walked out with William Regal and the three of them attacked the Intercontinental Champion.

Ric Flair booked a match for the next week, giving Rey a chance to get some revenge as he faced off against Drew McIntyre. But, thanks to some interference from Regal and brass knuckles, Drew picked up a debut win over the I.C Champion. The next week, the RAW General Manager was attempting to deal with a situation between Randy Orton and Triple H when William Regal came out to the ring and asked for an Intercontinental Championship match, he was told if Nigel McGuiness beat Rey Mysterio then he would get a shot at Backlash. Due to more interference, Rey was beaten again, and William Regal got his shot at Backlash. The Intercontinental Champion will defend his belt in a singles match, but at times it will feel like a handicap three on one match, because McIntyre and McGuiness will be in Regal’s corner. A champion in peril is exactly what this is, we’ve seen Rey overcome huge odds but will this be too much for The Biggest Underdog?




WWE Tag Team Championship
WWE Tag Team Champions The Colons vs. The Man With A Plan The Brian Kendrick & The Dominator Ezekiel Jackson

Who is the best tag team...

At WrestleMania XXV, Carlito and Primo gained a huge notch on their belts when they defeated the World Tag Team Champions at the time, The Miz and John Morrison. On SmackDown, a few days after WrestleMania, The Colons defended their WWE Tag Team Championships against the team of Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder, after the match – the Tag Team Champions were attacked from behind. The duo were backing up the ramp when The Brian Kendrick and Ezekiel Jackson attacked them, decimating the champions on the stage.

The next week on SmackDown, The Brian Kendrick and Ezekiel Jackson came out to the ring and complained about Hawkins and Ryder getting a shot before them. They told us all that they are the best tag team on this brand, but two men had something to say, those two men were The Colons. The brothers came out and said they’d face the two men in the ring at Backlash, and they’ll put the WWE Tag Team Championships on the line. After the brief little exchange, blue gloop fell from the ceiling and landed on the two men in the ring.

The rivalry was then kick started as both teams picked up victories in single action before they competed in the main event of the last SmackDown. They competed with four of the biggest superstars on SmackDown, and the match descended into a brawl between the teams. This match is all about the WWE Tag Team Championships, and who is the best tag team on SmackDown.




Straight Edge Takes On A Demonic Presence
The Straight Edge Superstar CM Punk vs. The Big Red Monster Kane

Are demons present in the WWE...

When Kane debuted we saw something we have never seen before, we saw someone who was the epitome of the devil. He debuted and ran riot on everyone, then he went through a lull when whatever was wrong with him seemingly sorted itself out. However, now we are beginning to see the demon come out of Kane once more, and at Backlash CM Punk will face him and try and prove that demons don’t exist.

It all started when CM Punk knocked Kane off the ladder and pulled the briefcase down at WrestleMania. Nobody would have known what would happen next, as something inside of Kane snapped, or came to life as Kane put it, and he attacked The Straight Edge Superstar. Kane continued to attack Punk, and he informed everyone that he has a demon inside of him, which has been lying dormant for years, but now Punk has unleashed it. The question remains, are demons present in the WWE?

CM Punk is the current Money in the Bank holder, a former World Heavyweight Champion and he is a straight edge has anyone else. He believes that Kane has been abusing drugs which has resulted in Kane believing he is a demon, but if you’ve watched Kane over the years, you’ll know something is seriously wrong with The Big Red Monster and it isn’t drugs.




The Present And Future Of The WWE
The Shaman of Sexy John Morrison & The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels vs. The Best in the World Chris Jericho & The Awesome One The Miz

Two different mentors... two different ideologies...

If you are going to mentored by anyone, it’d be hard to pick two much better than Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho. These two are very different... two different mentors... two different ideologies but with both the same goal, to get John Morrison and The Miz on the map.

At WrestleMania, The Miz and John Morrison lost a tag team match to The Colons and as a result, The Miz turned on Morrison, ending their partnership and announcing Chris Jericho as his new tag team partner. In a title match, John Morrison cost them the Tag Team Titles, and as a result the feud kicked into overdrive. Jericho and Miz verbally abused Ric Flair and attacked the RAW General Manager, Shawn Michaels tried to save his friend but the numbers game caught up to him, but John Morrison saved him from a beating and we saw the formation of a mentor/protégé relationship.

At Backlash, these two teams will go face to face, two experienced Superstars teaming with what some believe to be the future of the WWE. Whoever wins this match, be it Michaels and Morrison or The Miz and Jericho, they’ll have a lot to brag about and for the young careers of the youngsters, it will be a huge notch on their belt.




A Lust For Competition
The Moscow Mauler Vladimir Kozlov vs. A Handpicked Opponent

Will the competition finally arrive...

In the weeks leading up to WrestleMania, Vladmir Kozlov told everyone he was going to challenge The Undertaker at WrestleMania, even gaining a pin fall over The Undertaker but Shawn Michaels eventually won the match between the two to decide who ‘Taker would face. Kozlov didn’t have a match at WrestleMania, instead he was left off the card and that did not sit well with The Moscow Mauler.

Vladimir Kozlov has been on a crusade to get some competition as Theodore Long seems reluctant to give Kozlov anything to do. Kozlov has defeated Evan Bourne, Jeff Hardy and The Great Khali when he asked for competition, but as said on wwe.com he will have a match at Backlash, where his opponent will be handpicked.

It’s not a man who is on the roster already, it’s a totally new Superstar, but the question remains will Kozlov deem this man to be big enough competition. Will the completion finally arrive?




WWE Divas Championship
WWE Divas Champion Maryse vs. The Strong And Sexy Gail Kim

Beauty versus beauty...

Maryse faces her toughest test yet after winning the WWE Divas Championship as she faces a former WWE Women’s Champion in Gail Kim. The Strong And Sexy Gail Kim defeated Natalya to win a number one contenders match which meant she would face Maryse at Backlash for the championship. It’s beauty versus beauty as two of the best divas on SmackDown go head to head.

Gail Kim already has a pin fall victory over Maryse when she pinned her in a tag team match before Backlash. The next few weeks consisted of Maryse getting her own back, attacking Kim backstage and then attacking her in the ring. Maryse is showing a new violent side to her, and she’ll be looking to keep her WWE Divas Championship.


Prediction Template

WWE Championship; No Holds Barred
WWE Champion Triple H vs. The Viper Randy Orton

World Heavyweight Championship
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena vs. The Rated R Superstar Edge

Tables, Ladders & Chairs
The Dark One Matt Hardy vs. The Charismatic Enigma Jeff Hardy

WWE Intercontinental Championship
WWE Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio vs. The Ruthless Englishman William Regal w/ The English Terror Nigel McGuiness & The Sinister Scotsman Drew McIntyre

WWE Tag Team Championshp
WWE Tag Team Champions The Colons vs. The Man With A Plan The Brian Kendrick & The Dominator Ezekiel Jackson

Straight Edge Takes On A Demonic Presence
The Straight Edge Superstar CM Punk vs. The Big Red Monster Kane

The Present Teams With The Future
The Shaman Of Sexy John Morrison & The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels vs. The Best In The World Chris Jericho & The Awesome One The Miz

A Lust For Competition
The Moscow Mauler Vladimir Kozlov vs. A Handpicked Opponent

WWE Divas Championship
WWE Divas Champion Maryse vs. The Strong And Sexy Gail Kim

Bonus Questions
What will be the match order?
How many championships will change hands?
Who will be the man picked to face Vladimir Kozlov?
What will be the longest match?
What will be the shortest match?


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