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Jan 21, 2011 | Tulsa, Oklahoma

"... I'll get the job done... One... more... time.


"Brains Or Beauty?"


Nine days is all that seperates us from now and The Royal Rumble in Boston, Massachussetts. However, seven days is what seperates us from now and the controversy that occurred last week.

For two weeks running, Cody Rhodes has closed the broadcast, standing tall over a fallen Edge, whilst holding The Rated R Superstar's prized possession aloft in pride. A sign of things to come? Possibly. However, all we know is that tonight in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Edge will have the opportunity to dig in to the mind of his opponent come The Royal Rumble, as Th Cutting Edge makes it's return. The guest? None other than the Dashing One himself. Tensions are sure to be high when the two foes stand face to face in the middle of the ring. Will fists fly? Will sparks ignite? Will chaos ensue? We're not entirely sure. All we are sure of, however, is that it's unmissable.

Also last week, we saw 'The Chosen One' Drew McIntyre punish Trent Barreta in the middle of the ring with not one, not two but three devastating Futureshock DDTs, rendering poor Trent unconscious, albeit through a distraction from the promiscuous Kelly Kelly. It was the aftermath of the match that has created dozens of questions over the past seven days however. During the post match beatdown that both Drew and K2 put on Trent, a mysterious, petite woman hurdled the security barricade, took down Kelly Kelly and low lowed Drew McIntyre, before consoling and comforting a hurt Barreta. Who is that woman? What has she got to do with Trent Barreta? And what will Drew McIntyre and Kelly Kelly do, if anything, in retaliation?

In tag team action, 7 nights ago, we saw the unorthodox pairing of Kofi Kingston and Beth Phoenix battle Kaval and Dolph Ziggler - All four of which are confirmed to be a part of The Royal Rumble match in just nine nights. However, in a shocking turn of events, we saw somewhat of a change of heart from the NXT Season 2 winner, Kaval, as he rendered a helpless Beth Phoenix unconscious with a brutal roundhouse kick to the jaw of The Glamazon, only for Dolph Ziggler to make the cover. One man has been very vocal about his displeasure and anger regarding Kaval's actions last week, and that man is Chavo Guerrero. The legendary Guerrero family have always taken great pride in showing respect, honor and dignity inside the squared circle, and Chavo is no different, and this past week he has called out Kaval in a one on one match for tonight - A match Smackdown General Manager, Teddy Long, happily signed. Will The Mexican Warrior teach the Brooklyn-born warrior a lesson in respect? Or will Kaval succeed once again in action with the new attitude of his?

It is a well known fact that the luck of the draw plays a large role in who succeeds and who doesn't in The Royal Rumble match - The later you enter, the greater your chances, and you can't enter much later than number thirty. That is why tonight, Raw's United States Champion, Daniel Bryan, will square off against Smackdown's Intercontinental Champion, Dolph Ziggler. The winner of which will earn the right for a member of their respective brand to enter at number 30 in The Royal Rumble match. Will Daniel Bryan's in-ring saviness and technical prowess prevail? Or will Dolph's cunning and athleticism prove to be the deciding factor?

All of this, plus Rey Mysterio teams up with Chris Masters to take on the extremely odd pairing of Kane and JTG in a small preview to The Royal Rumble. Action you can only find on Friday Night Smackdown - The premiere brand of Sports Entertainment!


CONFIRMED
Cody Rhodes is the guest on The Cutting Edge
Chavo Guerrero vs. Kaval
Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler
Rey Mysterio and Chris Masters vs. Kane and JTG




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The opening was pretty standard stuff. I would've really liked to have seen this written in full just because of the exchange these two would've had. Plus, I think Miz is a really good talker. It was good of Miz to bring back the past about how psychotic Orton was seemingly trying to kill the momentum he has. at Miz for volunteering Riley to challenge Orton in a match. I just loved those parts when Riley would take the beating for Miz, it was awesome. Standard opening to the show, let's get this rolling!

I liked Slabriel as a tag team so I'm glad that you didn't break them up just yet. I just hope you get those tag titles off of Koztino, they're horrible. Not really much to say as you're going in the right direction. Sad to see the Usos taking the loss though, push them! Pretty impressive Wrestlemania video package there. The poster is really good too, kudos to Bagwell on a job well done!

I'm still not a fan of the duo of Tyson Kidd and Jackson Andrews. I definitely think you got the alignment right with Kidd going heel but I think he can do this on his own. DH Smith coming down was predictable and needed to happen. Nice touch adding Melina into this whole mess, gaining momentum on the champion. Two birds with one stone here. Interesting part here. I sense some tension between Barrett and Punk maybe? Not too sure. But having two leaders in a group never ends well so I'll wait and see what you come up with.

Miz/Regal match? This needed to be written in full! But anyway, the win gives Miz a good victory over a veteran, he was put over here well. The Anonymous GM getting involved was interesting as he put a stipulation to Miz's title match. If Miz pins Orton cleanly, that'll be a hell of a win for Miz so I guess that's the route you're going to really establish Miz.

Would've liked to seen this match in detail as well but that's fine. I was expecting something to happen after the match, like a Nexus beatdown but I guess we've had enough chaos on RAW. The Cena video was rather interesting, maybe he's a favorite to win the Rumble?

DAT SQUASH MATCH. But the aftermath is where the important stuff happens. Very intriguing that you had Miz do this to Orton, not really sure how Orton will be able to compete on one leg. I have absolutely no idea what route you're going to go with this one so I'll just reserve my opinion on it. However, in this entire episode, you've made Miz look good, which is all you really want to do.

Overall, I liked this episode. I wanted to see some matches with some detail but what you gave us was fine too. There were some errors in your grammar but it didn't really stop me from reading, it was fine all throughout anyway. Just gets you one show closer to the Rumble, can't wait. Onto the next one!
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WWE Superstars Results
Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks defeated The Usos @ 8:12 after the Heat Seeking Elbow from Hawkins to Jimmy Uso
Jack Swagger defeated Yoshi Tatsu @ 7:00 after The Gutwrench Powerbomb
The Big Show defeated Zack Ryder @ 5:58 after the WMD




Friday Night Smackdown
21st January, 2011 | Tulsa, Oklahoma


"A champion that is - DASHING!"



Brains Or Beauty?





No opening video package. No pyrotechnics. No commentary. We open cold in the arena...

"YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME"
*METALINGUS*


And the crowd ERUPTS, as just like last week, the Heavyweight Champion of the World, EDGE, opens up the broadcast. As the ominous theme echoes around the arena, Edge jogs on to the stage with his prized possession hung flowingly on his right shoulder. The Rated R Superstar makes his way to both sides of the stage, playing to the crowd, before sauntering on down the ramp and in to the ring.


Josh Matthews: In nine nights, that man right there, will defend the World Heavyweight Championship in one of his toughest challenges of his career. The Rated R Superstar, over the past couple of weeks, has been on the losing end of any confrontation between him and his number one contender, Cody Rhodes, but he has made it very clear that he doesn't intend on coming out on the losing end once we hit The Royal Rumble in Boston, Massachusetts in just nine short nights.

Michael Cole: Well Edge can claim whatever he wants, but over the past two weeks, since being crowned the number one contender, Cody Rhodes has had Edge's number every step of the way. And when push comes to shove here in the WWE, it's all about who's got who's number and I simply cannot wait until the Pay-Per-View to see a new World Heavyweight Champion being crowned.

Josh Matthews: Well be that is it may, Michael, Edge has the opportunity to gain some measure of revenge here tonight as The Cutting Edge makes a return on Friday Night Smackdown. His guest? None other than Cody Rhodes. The reason I said "some measure of revenge" is because The Rated R Superstar has vowed to Smackdown General Manager, Teddy Long, that he would not lay a finger on his challenger until The Royal Rumble. I guess we'll see right now if the Champ can keep to his word...

By now, Edge is in the ring and has a microphone in his hand, as he sits on one of the chairs that are a part of the set of The Cutting Edge. The Champion nonchalantly chews his gum whilst he waits for his music to die down...

Edge: You know... Over the course of my career, I have been a World Champion for over 500 days. 500 days I have reigned supreme in the WWE - Nobody could claim that they were better than me over these 500 days. I was the hottest commodity in the whole of Professional Wrestling...

~ Pops for Edge's accomplishments and lack of modesty

Edge: And do you know what's so funny about those 500 days - A number which is still increasing, by the way. What's so funny is the fact that despite me being number one, the go to guy, the very best this business has to offer... I was still the underdog in whatever situation I was thrusted in to.

~ The Champ pushes his hair back as the fans are immersed in what Edge is saying

Edge: Batista... (Mixed Reaction)... Rob Van Dam... (Pops)... The Undertaker... (HUGE REACTION)... John Cena... (THUNDEROUS REACTION~!)...

~ Edge pauses for a moment, allowing the audience to get over their fandom of the aforementioned

Edge: It didn't matter who I faced or where I faced them... I was always the underdog... I was always the guy with the lowest odds... But I THRIVED IN THEM CIRCUMSTANCES!

~ As Edge becomes more passionate, the cheers become louder, as The Champ jumps out his seat

Edge: Despite all the odds and despite all of the naysayers - And trust me, there were a lot - I became one of the most successful superstars in recent memory... But at the Royal Rumble, I'm not the underdog anymore...

~ The champ calms down a bit as we hear a few boos, knowing where Edge is going wit this

Edge: Everybody is expecting me to win this match, I am the odds-on favourite to walk out of The Royal Rumble still the World Heavyweight Champion. I have the experience advantage, I've been in more do or die situations and I am considered the superior wrestler... Instead, Cody Rhodes is the underdog.

~ Heat for the mention of Cody, as Edge pulls as a face as if to say "Yeah, I don't like him either"

Edge: And that's what makes him dangerous. That's what makes him such a threat to me... Thats why my title is in jeopardy at The Royal Rumble. He's hungry, he's vicious, he has nothing to lose and all to gain. And it's because of that that I have to - No no no - I NEED to be the very best that I can possibly be, physically and mentally, come this time in 9 days in Boston. I can't show up as the happy go lucky, all smiles World Heavyweight Champion, no. I have to be exactly the same as what brought me to the dance in the first place... Sly... Cunning... Opportunistic... Sick... And sadis-

...

"WOAH OH, YOU'RE ONLY SMOKE AND MIRRORS"
*SMOKE AND MIRRORS*


And in seconds, the fans go from cheering the World Heavyweight Champion to booing the ever-living shit out of the number one contender, "Dashing" Cody Rhodes. The son of The American Dream swaggers out on to the ramp, with a beaming smile on his face, staring at his foe in the middle of the ring, before sauntering down to the squared circle.


Michael Cole: Thank god! I think I was going to pass out from boredom... Does Edge ever shut the hell up? Jeez, he talks forever.

Josh Matthews: Well if it means anything, I was actually rather entertaining by what our World Heavyweight Champion said. And he has a good point as well Michael - He's facing an extremely hungry and desperate young man in Cody Rhodes in nine nights, someone who has absolutely nothing to lose. He even admitted it himself - Edge has to bring his a-game to Boston if he stands a chance at defeating Cody Rhodes.

Michael Cole: Pssht. Face it Josh, Edge's A-Game couldn't hold a candle to Cody Rhodes' E-Game. Look at him - He's got the looks, he's got the charisma, he's got the confidence and he can hang with the best of them inside them ropes. What's not to like about Cody?

Cody cockily enters the ring and snatches the microphone right out of Edge's hand, as you can fee the tension already brewing between the two rivals. Rhodes' music fades out before too long, and we hear a large "YOU SUCK" chant develop within the Oklahoma faithful as Cody looks at them in disgust. Edge grabs another microphone from Chimel, to avoid any conflict between the two

Cody Rhodes: Are you done? Have you finished? Have you said all you have to say? Because I'm bored of your boring, monotonous voice yapping and yapping and yapping. I'm bored of you constantly making excuses so that it'll somewhat taint my victory at The Royal Rumble. Well I tell you what, Edge, nothing will taint my victory. Nothing you can do, nothing the WWE can do and nothing these wretched neanderthals in Tulsa can do, will taint my victory at The Royal Rumble... - My inevitable victory, should I say.

~ "YOU SUCK, YOU SUCK, YOU SUCK"

Cody Rhodes: Now, on to the matter at hand...

~ Cody takes a breather, as does the crowd

Cody Rhodes: I can see straight through you, Edge. I know exactly why you've got me on The Cutting Edge. It's simply because... I'm dashing.

~ Edge looks on as the heat gets louder and louder for young Cody

Cody Rhodes: And because I'm dashing, the 18-34 year old female demographic almost breaks the rating scale because they can't resist watching me... And can you blame them?

~ Cody lets off a sly smirk...

Cody Rhodes: I mean... These perfectly threaded eyebrows... This immaculate jawline... This perfectly styled and conditioned head of hair... Why wouldn't you want to sit on your ass at home with a back of potato chips and just gorp aimlessly at me...

~ Cody turns to the camera...

Cody Rhdoes: I'M DASHING!

~ The crowd let off a whole lot of heat for the brash Cody Rhodes as he smirks whilst continuing

Cody Rhodes: Why are you booing me? People, uncover your eyes and be the bigger person, and just step back and look at me. I'm the closest thing to perfection on god's green earth and that is why millions of people worldwide tune in week in and week out to see me... Dashing, Cody Rhodes.

~ Edge takes a deep breath in as Cody feels his cheeks and lets off a very proud smile, nodding to assure himself about what he's saying

Cody Rhodes And well... This fact becomes even more apparent when I'm standing in the ring with a man like you, Edge. I mean, let's see what you're working with here, huh Champ?

~ Rhodes slyly shuffles across the ring, making his way closer to Edge who stands still. Rhodes begins to circle around the World Heavyweight Champion, as he carries on his verbal crusade

Cody Rhodes: A man that represents the people... An average looking male, and that is on a good day.With your horribly disfigured spine, leading to a disgustingly neanderthal-like posture... And you're really dirty, greasy, grimy blonde locks that look like they've been shampooed with popcorn oil... It's not a good look Edge, it's really not a good look at all...

~ By now, Rhodes has done a whole circle around Edge who has stayed frozen still, not reacting to what Cody is saying, whilst the crowd shit all over the youngest Rhodes family offspring

Cody Rhodes: But compared to all these garbage no-lifers here in Tulsa, Oklahoma, you're a damn fine looking fellow.

~ Heat Level = 10/10. Cody chuckles off mic, as he slides under the bottom rope, whilst the World Champ looks on intently, still not moving a muscle. Rhodes approaches a random fan at ringside

Cody Rhodes: Hey you, yeah you, the fat one with spots. Do you know how many sit ups per day it takes me to sculpt this perfectly chiseled body? Infact, it doesn't even matter, you can only count up to thirteen anyway. My bad.

~ Cheap heat city, but it's working. Cody then moves on around the ringside area...

Cody Rhodes: Eurghh, you, yeah you. If you're going to boo me, just leave out the hand gestures. Those nails look like they haven't seen a nail file in years. Thank god there's a barricade in between us or god knows what I'll do.

~ Cody then slowly walks around to the side of the announce booth and time keepers table...

Cody Rhodes: Oh hey Josh Matthews, I didn't see you there... Hey look everybody, it's Josh Matthews, everybody's favourite commentator!

~ DEM POPS FOR JOSH~!@!"~

Cody Rhodes: Hey, you all know Josh Matthews, right? The one with the oily skin, the unconditioned hair, the repulsive, repugnant and never-ending zit-fiend with outrageously uneven eyelashes... Yeah, HIGH FIVE JOSH!

~ Cody leans over the table and raises his hand high in the air for a high five, but Josh completely no sells it, to a decent reaction, as we hear Michael Cole tutting in despair in the background. Cody Rhodes rolls his eyes and then makes his way up the steps and back in to the ring...

Cody Rhodes: So y'see Edge... Now you've seen all of these vermin here in Tulsa, you should feel good about yourself. I really do hope I've given you some optimism heading in to The Royal Rumble in nine days because after all... There's always going to be people that are a lot worse. But umm... If I were you, I wouldn't get my hopes up too much, because much like the past two weeks... Come The Royal Rumble, I'll be standing tall, as the new World Heavyweight Champion... And finally... Smackdown will have a champion it can be proud of... A champion that is - DASHING!

~ Cody sadistically chuckles as the heat is nearly blowing the roof off of the arena. Edge still hasn't shown one bit of emotion throughout the whole thing, as he gradually raises the microphone to his mouth...

Edge: Ermm.. Are you... Ermm... Have you finished?

Cody Rhodes: Well no I coul...

Interrupting...

Edge: I'll take that as a yes. Good.

~ BAM! EDGE DRILLS CODY RHODES ON THE FOREHEAD WITH THE MICROPHONE, LEVELLING RHODES AND SENDING HIM TO THE MAT, BEFORE MOUNTING HIM AND RAINING DOWN ON HIM WITH STIFF RIGHT HANDS, AS CODY TRIES HIS BEST TO COVER UP! The crowd are going bat shit crazy as they are ever so thankful that he has finally shut Cody up!

And just on cue...

"MACMILLITANT"


A bit of a mixed reaction for the appearance of Theodore Long, who waks on to the stage with a mic in his hand

Teddy Long: HEY, STOP IT! STOP IT! SECURITY!

A wave of security floods the ring, a good 10 members of the team, and separate the two men, who are both frothing at the mouth to get in to each other once again.

Teddy Long: Edge... Champ... You broke your promise to me and you assured me you wouldn't snap, that is the only reason I granted you the chance to have Cody Rhodes on The Cutting Edge. And for that, I'm afraid I'll have to punish ya, playa. So in tonight's main event... Edge, you will take on Alberto Del Rio!

~ A whole lot of heat for the mention of ADR, as we see a sick grin develop on the face of Cody after that announcement

Teddy Long: But if you think that's bad... Then that's nothing compared to what will happen to you Cody, if you play any part in the match tonight... Because I'll strip you of your number one contendership right there and then, ya feel me?

~ HUGE POP, as Rhodes cannot believe it, screaming at Teddy - "YOU CAN'T DO THAT, I'VE SIGNED THE CONTRACT ALREADY"

Teddy Long: Oh I can, playa, and I will... So keep your nose out of tonight's main event, ya dig? Holla!

*MACMILLITANT*


The legendary General Manager then turns his back and goes backstage, leaving Rhodes and Edge gazing at one another through a sea of security personel, and we slowly see Cody Rhodes makes his way to the back whilst Edge continues to stare a whole through his opponent in Boston.

Josh Matthews: What a main event for tonight, Michael. Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio, one on one! It is matches like these that make Friday Night Smackdown the premiere show in Sports Entertainment!

Michael Cole: Screw the main event, Josh, Edge just took a cheap shot at Cody and could have ruined his facial features for ever! Cody walked in to Tulsa as one of the best looking and most dashing young men in the world, and he could be walking out with a broken nose, black eyes and god knows what else. Edge makes me sick to my stomach!

COMMERCIAL BREAK




When we return, we a re welcomed with a "Before The Break" screen highlighting everything that went down between Edge and Cody - The verbal abuse hurled at one another, and the subsequent brawl between the two, followed by the announcement by Teddy Long, whilst Cole and Matthews commentate over the top

Josh Matthews: Welcome back to Friday Night Smackdown, Ladies and Gentlemen, and incase you've just joined us, you've already missed an explosive 15 minutes of television.

Michael Cole: As you can see, the World Heavyweight Champion lives up to his monikor of the "Ultimate Opportunist" and in a heinous act, cheap shots an innocent and undeserving Cody Rhodes. And for the first time in god knows how long, Teddy Long made a right decision and punished Edge by putting him in a match with the Mexican Aristocrat, Alberto Del Rio.

Josh Matthews: I guess we'll have to agree to diasgree, Michael, because I feel Cody has had that beating coming his way for weeks. For the past two weeks, Rhodes has blindsided Edge and beat him down, finishing him off with a Cross Rhodes on the cold concrete both weeks. And then tonight, he verbally abuses the World Heavyweight Champion. There's only so much a man can take, Michael.

Michael Cole: Agree to disagree... No, Josh, you're just wrong.

Thanks for that, Mikey.

...


*WORLD WARRIOR*
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And from backstage, out stomps the ever-serious World Warrior, Kaval! Dressed in his usual blue gear, the Brooklyn born Martial Artists storms down the ramp looking all business, as the crowd don't give the NXT Season 2 winner a great reception after his actions of last week, which is played on the screen.

Josh Matthews: Well Ladies and Gentlemen, if you didn't catch Smackdown last Friday, you missed one of the most despicable acts I've seen in a very long time. It was Kofi Kingston and Beth Phoenix squaring off again Kaval and Dolph Ziggler and look right here - A prone, helpless and lifeless Beth Phoenix, who could have been pinned for the three count rather easily there, is kicked square in the face by this man, Kaval.

Michael Cole: Well it's Beth's fault for getting in the ring with a man like Kaval in the first place. She must have knew going in to the match that he is a dangerous man, a lethal weapon. I don't blame him, he's making a statement. Since winning NXT, he hasn't been given much in the way of chances as of late and I personally wasn't a fan, but since last week... I think I can safely say I'm a huge supporter of Kaval right now.

Josh Matthews: I think you're on your own there, partner. Kaval is out here for a match with a certain someone who took a problem with Kaval's actions. A man that has pride, honor and dignity and doesn't kick helpless women in the face...

"OOOOH CHAVO"
*CHAVO ARDIENTE*


A respectable pop for Chavo Guerrero, who bounces on to the stage with a smile on his face, as Kaval scowls at him from ringside. Chavito rolls on to the stage and slowly saunters down the ramp and in to the ring

Josh Matthews: And that's that man right there, Chavo Guerrero, a man with respect!

Michael Cole: And it's because of that respect that Chavo Guerrero hasn't been relevant since 2006! I don't care what family he comes from, the guy just leaves a bad taste wherever he goes - A taste of irrelevancy and unimportance. Maybe if Chavo had some brains and some initiative, he'd recognize that sitting around being the nice guy gets you nowhere in this business.

Josh Matthews: Just because he hasn't been at the forefront of controversy the past couple of years, it doesn't mean Chavo can't get it done in the ring. The Guerrero's are one of the most famous wrestling families in history and they could all go in between them ropes. So if Kaval is overlooking Chavo tonight, I think he's in for a long evening here in Tulsa.

1 - Singles Match
'The World Warrior' Kaval vs. 'The Mexican Warrior' Chavo Guerrero

A small "Chavo" chant breaks out amongst the thousands in attendance, completely supporting the Mexican Warrior, whereas the emotionless, stone face of Kaval looks intently in the eyes of the third generation superstar. The two slowly make their way to the center the of the ring, where Chavo raises his right hand and wiggles his fingers, signalling for a test of strength between the two, to which Kaval gladly obliges to.

The two lock up their right hands, as the simultaneously raise their left hands to do the same... The fingers gradually begin to interlock with one another... Until Kaval throws it all out of the window with a nonchalant toe kick to the sternum of Guerrero, gaining the cheap advantage, before following up with a trio of Mongolian chops to the deltoids of Chavo, backing him up in to the corner, where Kaval drills the Mexican with two knife edge chops.

The NXT Season 2 winner continues by irish whipping Chavo in to the opposite turnbuckle, but it is reversed and it is the rookie that does so. Kaval attempts to float over but Guerrero catches his foe's legs on his shoulders, before pushing them off high in to the air... KAVAL HANDSTANDS ON THE TURNBUCKLE before coming down and MULE KICKING CHAVO IN THE CHEST, sending CG back to the other side of the ring, where his back smashes in to the turnbuckle!

Kaval lands on his feet and gazes across the ring and sees Guerrero resting against the turnbuckle, using it to keep himself on his feet... The rookie sprints towards Chavo... Cartwheel to a jumping, spinning enziguri... TIDAL CRUSH!

NO!
Guerrero just about manages to escape, as Kaval crashes and burns in the turnbuckle and the crowd loves every second of it. Being the veteran that he is, follows up, looking to take advantage of the mistake by Kaval. Guerrero drags him out of the turnbuckle by his head, boots him in the sternum and circles his arm high in the air, signalling for the three amigos!

Guerrero gets straight back to work, locks in the front chancery... One suplex! Two suplexes! Three suplexes! Chavo connectes with the THREE AMIGOS, paying homage to his Uncle, the late great, Eddie Guerrero. The Mexican Warrior then mischievously gazes towards the turnbuckle, as the crowd are on their feet knowing what's to come in just a moment. Chavo then quickly makes his way on to the apron and on to the top rope...

BUT HE'S CUT OFF BY KAVAL WHO OUT OF NOWHERE HAS, THIS TIME, SUCCESSFULLY CONNECTED WITH THE TIDAL CRUSH! The slap made by the connection of Kaval's foot echoes around the arena, as the lifeless body of Chavo Guerrero drapes over the top turnbuckle. Kaval makes his way back on to his feet and pulls Chavo off of the top rope, picks him up, and puts him straight back down to the mat with a Fisherman Suplex, around 6 foot way from the corner. Instead of making the cover however, The World Warrior signals to the fans that it is over, to a very negative reaction from the live audience.

Kaval steps through the middle rope and on to the apron, before slowly ascending the ropes, whilst we get another look at the motionless corpse of Chavo, seemingly knocked out from the brutal Tidal Crush. Kaval, like an eagle, perches on the top turnbuckle, scouting the environment, before leaping off of the top rope... GHETTO STOMP! KAVAL HAS JUST LEAPED AT LEAST 8 FOOT IN THE AIR AND HAS COME CRASHING DOWN, FULL FORCE, WITH TWO FEET CAVING IN CHAVO GUERRERO'S RIBCAGE! KAVAL HOOKS THE LEG... IT'S GOT TO BE OVER... AND IT IS!
Winner: Kaval via Pinfall @ 4:01

The crowd are still in shock at what we just saw! We've NEVER seen a Ghetto Stomp that vicious and that brutal in the WWE, EVER! As Kaval's music replays, we see another clip of the cringeworthy Ghetto Stomp from the victor, before we see a shot of Chavo grasping his ribs, understandably, as the referee checks on the condition of CG. Meanwhile, Kaval raises his arm in victory, before leaving the ring and making his way up the ramp - He obviously doesn't work by the hour.


Michael Cole: And if he didn't send enough of a statement last week, he goes out there tonight and sends another one. What an impressive win for Kaval, he may just be a dark horse heading in to The Royal Rumble.

Josh Matthews: What an achievement that would be, Michael. What if Kaval does win The Royal Rumble? Within four months he goes from an NXT Rookie to main eventing Wrestlemania?! Anything can happen, here in the WWE, and what just happened right there, was complete cruelty at it's finest by The World Warrior.

*Backstage*

We then go backstage, where the ever-enthusiastic Matt Striker is stood, with his trusty microphone in his hand and his classic knitted jumper over his body. The beaming smile is too much for us to resist, so we have no choice but to listen to him

Matt Striker: Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome my guest at this time - From Monday Night Raw, the WWE United States Champion... Daniel Bryan!

And on walks the man himself, Daniel Bryan, with his prized possession slung over his right shoulder. Bryan has a please look on his face, as he exchanges welcomings with Striker off mic. We hear a pretty good pop for DB, a reaction he recognizes and smiles at.

Matt Striker: Now Daniel. You have been hand-picked by the anonymous Raw General Manager to come over to Friday Night Smackdown, and represent Monday Night Raw, to take part in a match with huge ramifications on the 30 man Royal Rumble Match. Now should you win tonight, you will return to your home of Raw on Monday with not only bragging rights, but the opportunity for a Monday Night Raw superstar to be the famous number 30 entrant. However, there's one man that stands in your way, and that is Smackdown's very own, Dolph Ziggler. Your thoughts?

~ Bryan innocently scoffs before answering

Daniel Bryan: Y'know Matt, I have been in the WWE for just under a year now... And it's taken me that long to finally wind up on Friday Night Smackdown and perform, and I can't think of a better place to lose my Smackdown virginity than here in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

~ AmDrag has such a cheesy grin on his face, as we hear a huge reaction from the crowd in Tulsa for the obvious cheap pop

Daniel Bryan: But in terms of tonight's match with Dolph Ziggler, the plan is very simple. My theme song hits, I walk down the ramp with my United States Championship, I get in the squared circle, the bell rings, I put Dolph Ziggler in the Lebell Lock, Dolph taps, I win, and then on Raw on monday, I win whatever match is needed to be number 30. I then go to Boston, Massachussetts in nine days, I win The Royal Rumble, I main event Wrestlemania and I become the new WWE Champion.

~ A HUGE pop for the confidence, and in all honesty, arrogance of the US Champ, who still has a very big smile on his face

Daniel Bryan: And whilst we're on the subject, for any of you wondering - I hope The Miz is the WWE Champion come Wrestlemania because I'd love nothing more than to kick his teeth down his throat on the grandest stage of them all, and win another title belt from him in the process... (Shit-Eating Grin and Waves) Hi Miz!

~ Good cheers for that as Bryan continues

Daniel Bryan: But in all seriousness... I know what Dolph is capable of and I know that he can go inside of that ring. But Matt, I've beaten him before and I'll beat him again. I am a one of a kind competitor, a rare breed so to speak. Why? Because I never stop improving. I'm at the top of my game today, I'm better than I was yesterday but I'm not as good as I'll be tomorrow... And with that in mind, if Dolph couldn't beat me four months ago, he sure as hell can't beat me tonight. (Turns to camera) So Dolphy, because I'm such a nice guy, I'm going to leave you with two choices in our match tonight...

~ The US Champion's face instantly turns in to one of intensity and focus, as he steps towards the camera and we get a close shot of Daniel's face...

Daniel Bryan: You can either TAP... Or SNAP!

~ The crowd pops pretty hard, as Bryan storms off the set, leaving a dumbfounded Striker to ponder on what just happened. We then fade out to a video package...

OPEN VIDEO PACKAGE



THE ROYAL RUMBLE
Boston, Massachusetts
January 30, 2011

CLOSE VIDEO PACKAGE

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COMMERCIAL BREAK


When we return to Friday Night Smackdown, we see a "During the break" screen, and we're in the parking lot, and a pristine, white BMW pulls in to the arena. When the engine is turned off, out of the driver's and passenger's seat, steps Drew McIntyre and Kelly Kelly, respectively. Drew grabs his bags out of the boot of the car, before shutting it and locking the car. The couple then walk across the parking lot, talking to one another, before Todd Grisham approaches them.

Todd Grisham: Drew, Kelly... Can I have just a minute of your time?

~ The couple sigh simultaneously, before stopping and allowing Grisham the opportunity to fire away

Todd Grisham: Last week, after your match with Trent Baretta, you both put a post match beatdown on Trent. During that beatdown, a young lady who seemed to just be a casual fan sitting in the front row, hopped the guardrail and...

Drew McIntyre: (Interrupting) That's enough, Todd. We know what happened, we were there, it happened to us. But with regards to what we're going to do about it... Don't you worry, we've got something lined up for Trent and his little friend.

~ Kelly then directs Grisham's hand and microphone to her mouth

Kelly Kelly: We know that Trent and that scrawny little horrorbag are in the arena tonight, and we know that they are both chomping at the bit to get a piece of me and Drew. So we're going to give them that opportunity tonight, and we'll prove to them that we're better than we actually look.

~ K2 then pushes Grisham's arm out of the way, and Drew picks up his bags before the couple hold hands and storm off down the car park, where we return live to the arena...

...


*Back to ringside*

??? EXCUSE ME!?

And the arena ERUPTS with masses of boos and obscenities, as the whiny and screaching voice destroys all of the live audience's ear drums, and Vickie Guerrero strolls out on to the stage, clad in her business suit and "Cougar" necklace.

Vickie Guerrero: Ladies and Gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to the most athletic and physically capable man on the entire WWE roster. The man that will defeat that social outcast, Daniel Bryan, and then go on to win The Royal Rumble match and main event Wrestlemania... The WWE Intercontinental Champion... DOLPH... ZIGGLER!

"I AM PERFECTION!"
*PERFECTION*


And on to the stage hops the Intercontinental Champion, the man himself, Dolph Ziggler, wo meets his manager at the top of the ramp, valiantly applauding for her man. The duo then make their way down the ramp, interacting with the fans at ringside to gain more heat, as Dolph prepares for this huge match.

Josh Matthews: Welcome back to Friday Night Smackdown, everybody, and what a match this promises to be. That man right there, Dolph Ziggler - The Intercontinental Champion - Going one on on with Raw's Daniel Bryan, The United States Champion.

Michael Cole: And I couldn't think of a better man to rip Mr. Boring apart than Dolph Ziggler. Athleticism, charisma, confidence, in-ring skills and Vickie Guerrero. The man has it all and he fully deserves this huge stage, on Friday Night Smackdown, to beat down and physically embarrass that nerd, Daniel Bryan.

Josh Matthews: Yes, Dolph Ziggler is a mighty fine athlete and he has all of the tools to succeed here in the WWE. But so does Daniel Bryan, Michael. What exactly is your beef with Daniel?

Michael Cole: He's boring. He has no personality. He's got the sense of humour of a stone and he has a crappy hair cut. What is there to like about the guy?!

*FLIGHT OF THE VALKYRIES*


The boos instantly transition in to light cheers, as Raw's Daniel Bryan saunters on to the stage and down the ramp, with his US title wrapped firmly around his waist. Clad in his purple/maroon boots, trunks and ring jacket, Bryan looks very focused ahead of this match.

Michael Cole: Look at him, Josh! His entrance says it all! His music plays, he walks, he enters the ring. Nothing special, nothing flashy, nothing showing any signs of interest or charisma. This guy makes a watching paint dry the most interesting thing in the world.

Josh Mathhews: Well he may not have the flashy pyrotechnics and he may look like an average guy that you'd see in the streets. But you don't need to be dynamic and you don't need to be the most eccentric man on the planet to succeed here in the WWE, and that is shown by Daniel Bryan holding one of the most pretigious belts in the whole of Professional Wrestling, the WWE United States Champions - A title that Daniel Bryan just so happened to win from your good buddy, The Miz, last summer, Michael!

Michael Cole: Yeah, by an absolute fluke. And since then, look where The Miz is, he's the WWE Champion. Don't you ever try to belittle the most must see WWE Champion by even mentioning him in the same breath as this castaway. Eurghh.

2 - Singles Match - Winner's respective brand earns #30 spot at The Royal Rumble
WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler w/ Vickie Guerrero vs.
WWE United States Champion Daniel Bryan

The bell tolls and the two very accomplished technicians circle one another in the ring, before locking up. From the lock up, it is Ziggler that gains the advantage by grabbing the arm and instantly torquing it with a hammerlock on Bryan. Daniel then reaches over his shoulder with his free arm, snapmares Ziggler and locks in a reverse chin lock, depriving the IC Champ of oxygen. Ziggler is quickly back up to his feet, as Bryan transitions in to a side headlock and Ziggler pushes him off the ropes and on the rebound, the US Champ attempts a shoulder tackle, and neither man budges.

The two share words in the middle of the ring, before Ziggler runs off of the ropes and attempts a shoulder tackle of his own, but once again neither man budges. The two once again scream at each other in middle of the ring, as Bryan demands Ziggler tries again - Which Ziggler does after being influenced by Vickie at ringside. Dolph bounces off of the ropes and charges as hard as he can with his shoulder in to Bryan, but Bryan nonchalantly sticks out a foot and trips Dolph over, who falls flat on his face, before Bryan quickly hits the mat and slaps in a tight front facelock.

Vickie screams from ringside, urging her client to get up, but the United States champion pushes his hips to the floor, baring all of his weight on the neck and throat of Ziggler. We hear some grunts from both men, showing how much effort they are putting in to applying or escaping the hold, and eventually Bryan mixes things up... Whilst still maintaining the facelock, he crawls on to his knees and pushes over and bridges with the choke... LAST CHANCERY! The crowd are in awe of the submission hold, as Ziggler loudly groans from the agony that he is in, whilst Byran wrenches the head and chin as hard as he can, trying to end it early.

The pain is excruciating for Dolph as several times he raises his arm, hinting that he's clsoe to tapping, as Raw's representative pulls and tugs of his foes head as hard as he can. VICKIE IS ON THE APRON! Vickie Guererro climbs on to the apron and causes a scene, leaving the referee no choice but to confront Guerrero... Leaving Dolph Ziggler the opportunity... TO POKE DANIEL BRYAN IN THE EYE! Through hook or crook, Dolph has managed to escape the submission hold, as Vickie timely steps off of the apron as soon as she see's Ziggles out of the hold.

Bryan worms about on the mat, clutching his eye, whilst Ziggler makes use of the ring ropes to slowly get back on to his feet... Before pouncing on Daniel Bryan with some vicious stomps on the mat, as Daniel slowly crawls in to the corner and Dolph follows with some brutal stomps. Once in the corner, Dolph really does stomp a mudhole in Bryan's chest, before sticking his foot in the adams apple of his opponent, and leaning back, using the ropes for leverage, for added pressure.

Dolph lets go after the referee counts to four to avoid disqualification, before face washing Bryan with his boot three times, much to the chagrin of the crowd. Ziggler than wipes his hair back, before bouncing off of the ropes... RUNNING FACEWASH to Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe style, as DB just leans defenceless over the bottom rope. The ever cocky and brash shows why he is eactly that, as he doesn't continue the offence, and instead strust Jeff Jarrett style, in to the middle of the ring, to the pleasure and entertainment of the cougar at ringside and Michael Cole on commentary.

Dolphy returns to the offence eventually, as he catches Bryan as he's just making his way back on to his feet in the turnbuckle. Dolph then climbs the second rope and rains down on Bryan with ten punches, each one rocking Bryan to the core. Once he steps down, Dolph whips Bryan across the ring and looks to follow up with a stinger splash... BUT BRYAN SIDESTEPS IT, gets the back of Dolph Ziggler... OVERHEAD RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX! The great show of explosiveness and power of Daniel Bryan turns Ziggler inside out, as Mr Perfection flips in mid air and lands face first!

The crowd pop big time, whilst Vickie is yelping at ringside, as both men lie on the mat, fatigued from the already physically demanding match that they are a part of. At 7 in the referee's standing count, both men stumble on to their feet, before meeting in the middle of the ring and trading vicious blows - Bryan uses stiff forearms, whereas Ziggler uses closed fists - And eventually it's Daniel Bryan's pure striking ability that siezes the advantage, as he has Ziggle reeling, backing him in to the ropes. Bryan whips Ziggler off, leapfrogs Ziggler and on the rebound sends him face first in to the mat with a Flapjack... Keeping a hold of the leg, Bryan rolls backwards... HALF BOSTON CRAB! Bryan has him locked in another submission, as he leans back as far as he can, twisting and torquing the left leg of Dolph, who is once again screaming in agony.

After several moments of DB working the left leg of Ziggler, he realises that it's not going to do it... As he lets go of the leg, floats over Ziggler's prone body... LEBELL LOCK!?... NO! Ziggler manages to roll out of the way of Bryan's attempted Lebell Lock, ebfore he evacuates the ring to reassess his game plan alongside his manager, Vickie Guerrero, whilst Bryan raises his arm high in the air, knowing he got the best of Ziggler on that exchange.

After several moments of conversing with Vickie, Dolph turns around and looks t re-enter the ring... But he's met with a DIVING SUICIDA from Daniel Bryan, who like a flying missile, takes out Dolph Ziggler and rams him spine first in to the security barricade! The crowd is loving every moment of it, as Bryan is in firm control of this match, before rolling Ziggler back in to the ring, wanting to win this match properly. Daniel makes the cover.... NO! Ziggler thrusts his right shoulder up at two and a half.

The efficient and recourseful Daniel Bryan, knowing he's ever so close to picking up the victory, returns to punishing Ziggler, as he drags him on to his knees... Before connecting with two STINGING kicks to the chest and pectorial region of Dolph... AND A KNOCKOUT ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEA... NO! Dolph ducks, Bryan follows through, Dolph gets the school boy...!

1...

...

DOLPH'S GOT THE TIGHTS!

...

TWO!

..

THREEEE?!

NO! Bryan explodes out at two and seven eighths, and Dolph nor Vickie can believe it! Venting his frustrations, Dolph leaps on to Bryan, mounts him, and destroys him with stiff and brutal right hands to the temple, despite Bryan's best efforts of covering up. Dolph then pushes Bryan in to the corner, and drives the air out of him with four shoulder blocks to the sternum. The Intercontinental Champion signals that its almost over, as he makes his way to the middle of the ring, looking for a running shoulder block... BUT DANIEL BRYAN GETS THE SUNSET FLIP... ONE... TWO... THREE! DANIEL BRYAN HAS STOLE ONE! VICKIE AND DOLPH ARE IN A STATE OF SHOCK AND DISBELIEF!
Winner: Daniel Bryan via Pinfall @ 11:11

The crowd erupt at the sight of the referee's hand htiting the mat for the third time, as Vickie lets off a long and high-pitch cry of disblief and dissapointment, whilst the victor rushes out of the ring to avoid any post match beatdown, before being met by the referee half way up the ramp with his United States Championship. We then get a shot of Ziggler who is on his hands and knees, pounding the mat in frustration.


Michael Cole: LOOK JOSH, HE CAN'T EVEN FINISH A MATCH PROPERLY, HE HAS TO DO SNEAK A VICTORY! For a man who claims he's a submission specialist, he doesn't really prove it in the ring.

Josh Matthews: What do you mean he can't finish a match properly?! If it wasn't for Vickie Guerrero's distraction early on in the match, he may have had it won 8 minutes earlier. And besides, Bryan didn't cheat, he won fair and square. It's a shame that a Smackdown superstar won't be entering The Royal Rumble at number 30, but it couldn't have been a nice guy that lost to Daniel Bryan tonight, than Dolph Ziggler.

Michael Cole: I can't believe it! The vanilla midget steals on again, for crying out loud!

...

*Backstage*

We then go backstage, where we see JTG and Ezekiel Jackson talking to one another in the corridor, as JTG prepares for his tag team match against Rey Mysterio and Chris Masters later on tonight.

JTG: So then, I ran up in his yard yo' and I was all like - "Yo dawg, get yo' hands off ma' girl or im'a have to deal wit'chu personally" and Zeke man, you should have seen the fear dat was on dat boys face. Boy looked like he just seen a monster or suttin'

JTG laughs at the story that he is telling, as Big Zeke's face is set in stone, looking behind JTG. The camera pans back out, and it is JTG's partner for tonight, Kane, but JTG doesn't even have a clue that he's there.

JTG: I'm tellin ya' man, all you gotta do when it comes to chicks is don't be afraid, homie, chyeaaaah. All them white girls hate it when you go cryin' to yo momma and can't... YO! Zeke, are you even listenin' to me, dawg?

Kane: Oh he's listening, and so am I. So tell me Jay... Tee... Gee... What exactly do these white girls appreciate?

A lot of laughs from the crowd, as J is completely freaked out...

JTG: (nervously) Yooo, look Zeke, it's ma big red homie; K-Dizzle man chyeaaaaah, how you doin?

Kane: ...

JTG: In fact dawg, don't even answer that, I can tell that'chu real happy dat you're teamin' wit me man. But one thing you gotta remember when you team wit me', is don't come sneakin' up from behind me like you just did then... In some hoods, dat can be considered a bit weird... If ya dig?

~ JTG lets off a big cheesy grin to his partner for tonight, showing off his "grills"

Kane: I'll bare that in mind... Dog.

~ We hear a hell of a lot of cheers from the crowd, as Kane barges past Ezekiel and continues down the corridor. JTG then turns to his proper partner...

JTG: Ah man... He's not as bad as I thought you know, Zeke. He could come chill with us down in the ghetto sometime. He's a real cool cat.

Ezekiel Jackson: (unconvincingly) Sure.

The two men then also go down the corridor, as JTG begins hopping from side to side, rapping about some girls and money, as the gargantuan Jackson follows, looking as menacing as he usually does.

...

COMMERCIAL BREAK


...

- OPEN VIDEO PACKAGE -

Narrator: Success...

A split screen of every single championship belt in the WWE, all of which are resting on a spotlighted, silk pillow stool

Narrator:
Success can be measured through a list of accomplishments...

Slow motion shots of The Miz raising his newly won WWE title in the air after cashing in his money in the bank briefcase - "WE HAVE A NEW WWE CHAMPION"

Narrator:
Success can be measured through achieving your dreams...

A shot of Rey Mysterio winning his first World Title at Wrestlemania 22 with Michael Cole screaming over the top - "BY GOD, REY MYSTERIO HAS DONE IT!"

Narrator:
Or success can be measured through the legacy that you forge...

A shot of the final Tombstone on Shawn Michaels at last year's Wrestlemania, as The Undertaker extends his undefeated streak even further - "TWO OF THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME, IN THE GREATEST MATCH OF ALL TIME"

Narrator:
All we know is...

An extreme slow motion of John Cena lifting Dave Batista on to his shoulders in preparation for the Attitude Adjustment - "HE'S GONNA' DO IT... JOHN CENA...!

Narrator:
Success...

The slow motion shot is still there, but this time it's John Cena actually slamming Wade Batista down to the canvas - "HE NAILS IT! IT'S GOTTA BE OVER! 1...2...3!"

Narrator:
Is Certain.

When Batista smashes the canvas, the slow motion instantly transitions in to fast paced shots, whilst the instrumental of Detroit Rapper, Royce Da 5'9's song, Legendary, plays.

Michael Cole:
"DON'T YOU ADJUST YOUR TV SETS, BECAUSE THE GREATEST EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING... HAS JUST GOT STARTED"

Quickfire clips of Randy Orton RKOing Ted DiBiase, Rey Mysterio 619'ing CM Punk, CM Punk grabbing the Money In The Bank Briefcase and Kane Chokeslamming Chavo Guerrero - All from Wrestlemanias passed

Jim Ross:
"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN YOU WON'T FIND AN EVENT MUCH BETTER, MUCH MORE SPECTACULAR AND MUCH MORE INSPIRING THAT WRESTLEMANIA"

More speedy clips - This time of the infamous Edge spearing Jeff Hardy in the TLC match, Shawn Michaels drilling Kurt Angle with a Sweet Chin Music, and finally... The legendary staredown between The Rock and Hulk Hogan

Vince McMahon:
"WELCOME TO.... WRRREESSSSTLEEEE - MANIAAAA!"

The package ends with the image of Rock and Hogan fading in to a beautiful view of the Georgia Dome in Atlanta - The arena that will play host to Wrestlemania 27. The Wrestlemania 27 logo then fades in over the top, as does the sound of a raucous crowd chanting "THIS IS AWESOME" along with the subsequent claps, before we fade to black.


CREDIT TO BAGWELL FOR THE WRESTLEMANIA POSTER.

WRESTLEMANIA 27
April 3, 2011
The Georgia Dome | Atlanta, Georgia
Success Is Certain

- CLOSE VIDEO PACKAGE -

***


...

*Ringside*


"WHAT'S THAT METRONOME I HEAR? PERHAPS THE END IS DRAWING NEAR?"
*BROKEN DREAMS*


And as promised earlier, Drew McIntyre and Kelly Kelly make their way out to the ring, lookg extremely serious. Everyone in the audience are booing the shit out of the dynamic couple. Slowly but surely make their way to the ring, neither of them looking dressed to compete.

Michael Cole: And here they are, Josh! The WWE's biggest, best and most amazing power couple - "The Chosen One" Drew McIntyre and his beautiful girlfriend, Kelly Kelly. And I for one, can't wait to see what they have in mind fo that mystery woman and that waste of space, Trent Barreta. How do people even think Trent is in Drew's league, all you have to do is look at them both to realise how far apart they are!

Josh Matthews: Well once again, it's all down to opinion. But over the past couple of weeks, the rivalry between both Trent and Drew has been really interesting to watch develop. It started off from Drew's girlfriend, Kelly Kelly, showing some form of affection and worry for Trent's condition after a match between McIntyre and Barreta... But now... Well now, Kelly couldn't care if Trent never wrestled again.

Michael Cole: And the same goes for me! Trent is just a boy in a man's world. A world dominated by people exactly like Drew McIntyre. All Trent is is a starry-eyed kid, who got a lucky break in to the WWE and has outstayed his welcome by far. He even had to have a girl come out and save him last week, I think that says it all.

Josh Matthews: I dare you to say that to Beth Phoenix...

Josh Matthews 1 - 0 Michael Cole. Anyway, by now, the couple are in the ring and are awaiting for the muscie to die down, as The Sinister Scotsman has a microphone in hand. A "you suck" chant reverberates around the arena, halting Drew from talking...

Drew McIntyre: Since I came in to this company... I have always been labelled s a future prospect... A young man, full of potential, with the desire to one day be the very best this company has to offer. And this was confirmed when Vincent Kennedy McMahon himself named me as The Chosen One...

~ The crowd boos the holy hell out of Mac, as Kelly applauds her man

Drew McIntyre: Boo me all you want, because it's a fact. It's happened, there were witnesses. The owner of this company, who has seen some of the very best come and go, chose and touted me as the future of this company and of professional wrestling as a whole... And so far, I have yet to disappoint.

~ The typical "USA" chant breaks out amongst the fans, but this doesn't stop Drew Mac

Drew McIntyre: But the past couple of weeks... A wee boy has tried to ride my coat tails to fame and glory. An awe-struck kid has leeched on to my journey to the top of the mountain and has tried to make it his own. An attention seeking, good for nothing, meaningless no-hoper has tried to make a name for himself at my expense... And that kid, is Trent Barreta.

Both Drew and K2 grimace at the mention of Barreta, whereas the crowd pop big time for the mention of the young upstart

Drew McIntyre: And not only does it make me sick to my stomach to see him in the same god-damn locker room as me... It makes me sick to my stomach hearing him say that he is better than me. That he is more talented than me. That he is more of a man than me... It makes me sick. So that's why... Last week, I did what I did to him.

~ Insane amounts of heat for the reminder of the vicious beatdown Drew put on Trent

Drew McIntyre: I physically dominated him in the middle of this ring, and I drilled his skull in to this canvas not once, not twice, but three times, with the Futureshock DDT. I grabbed that leech, I ripped it off of me, and I squashed it. I... Decimated... Trent Barreta... And he deserved every - second - of it.

~ Mac and Kelly laugh simultaneously, as they reminisce fondly on the ongoings of last week. Josh Matthews tuts in disgust on commentary, and the crowd are shouting all sorts of abuse at Drew and Kelly, who completely no-sell it.

Drew McIntyre: So what happened... Trent shows his real colours, and he hides behind a woman. A woman, who by the way isn't remotely close to being as beautiful as Kelly, that in the space of one week has personally signed Trent's death wish for him. All of the pain and embarassment that woman caused myself and my beautiful girlfriend... We're going to multiply tenfold and inflict straight back on her boytoy, Trent Barreta... And as for the woman herself... Whoever she is... We'll find her, and we'll do the exact same thin...

...

*MY TURN*
Click here to listen


The unknown guitar rift bellows over the PA system, to very little reaction at first, but the crowd becomes unglued at the site of TRENT BARRETA and the mystery woman! Drew and Kelly aren't best pleased with the interruption, as Trent and the woman walk side by side down the ramp. Trent, clad in his ring gear, is looking as cool and as nonchalant as usual, whereas the woman is looking fairly nervous about the whole thing... Is she having any regrets?

Josh Matthews: What a reaction for the young man from New York! Trent is getting an outstanding reaction from these fans in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and I can't blame them. In my professional opinion, Trent is one of the brightest prospects on the whole WWE roster and I'm sure that this young man has bright things ahead of him, here in the WWE.

Michael Cole: I don't care about Trent, Josh, but look at that woman. Can you see the look of fear on her face? She's quaking in her boots. Listen to me girly, you made a mistake! If I were her, Josh, I'd be kissing Drew's and Kelly's feet right now and treating them like royalty because the pain that they are going to inflict on her loverboy is... Well I don't even want to think about it.

Josh Matthews: Will you shut the hell up for one moment?! Maybe she's nervous because this is her first time in the WWE? Maybe she's nervous because she's getting in the ring with a former Intercontinental Champion and one of the most accomplished Divas in the WWE? () Hell, maybe she's just a nervous person?1

By now, Barreta and the woman are in the ring, as Trent grabs a microphone from Tony Chimel, and his music dies down.

Drew McIntyre: What the hell do you want, squirt?!

~ Trent scoffs to himself, as he takes another look at the unknown woman, who is standing sheepishly behind Trent

Trent Barreta: What the hell do I want? I'll tell you what I want... I want to kick your ass!

~ !!!!!!! The crowd explodes, as a rather large "Trent Barreta *CLAPCLAPCLAPCLAPCLAP* chant breaks out amongst the 10,000+ fans in the crowd.

Trent Barreta: But before I do that, I've got someone I want you to meet... And if I remember correctly, I think you three became somewhat acquainted last week. Drew, Kelly... This is...

~ Out of nowhere, the woman gains all of the confidence in the world and snatches the microphone out of Trent's hand and stomps in front of Trent, right in the face of both Drew and Kelly.

Mystery Woman: Hi. My name is AJ Lee... And I hate both of your guts.

~ Another eruption from the crowd, as both Drew and Kelly look at one another and laugh at the much smaller and physically imposing woman, now known as AJ Lee. Kelly then takes the microphone out of Drew's hand, as she crouches in a patronising and belittling fashion.

Kelly Kelly: Aww, aren't you cute. But I think it's past your bedtime missy, do you want you ickle' boyfriend Trent Barreta to sing you a lullaby before beddy-byes?

AJ POUNCES ON TO KELLY KELLY, KNOCKING HER OVER, BEFORE MOUNTING HER, PULLING HER HAIR, SLAMMING HER HEAD AGAINST THE CANVAS AND SLAPPING HER WITH ALL SHE'S GOT! DREW, PROTECTING HIS GIRLFRIEND, THE PULLS THE HAIR OF AJ, GETTING HER OFF KELLY, BEFORE TRENT SPINS DREW AROUND AND LEVELS HIM WITH A SPINNING BACKFIST, BEFORE POUNCING ON HIM AND PARADING DREW WITH SHOTS OF HIS OWN! ALL HELL HAS BROKEN LOOSE, AND THE TULSA NATIVES ARE ABSOLUTELY ADORING IT!

...

AND FOR THE SECOND TIME TONIGHT, A WAVE OF SECURITY ENTERS THE RING AND SPLITS THE BRAWL UP, much to the dismay of the crowd. Once all four superstars have been separated, cameras than pay attention to the titantron where Smackdown General Manager, Teddy Long, appears.


Teddy Long: This situation between you guys is getting way too far out of hand, and I can't take it anymore. I have enough on my plate at the minute by trying to make Smackdown the A-Brand in Sports Entertainment. So for that reason, I'm gonna' settle this once and for all. Seeing as you aren't ready to compete Drew, you've got until the end of the commercial break to find an opponent for Trent over there. If your chosen opponent wins, AJ Lee, you will forever be banned from any Smackdown arenas.

~ The crowd make their voices heard,a s the boo at that announcement. It is clear the crowd have already taken a liking to AJ Lee. We get a shot of Drew's and Kelly's face lighting up with sadistic smirks

Teddy Long: But Trent Barreta, playa, if you win, then next week... On Friday Night Smackdown... You will go one on one with Drew McIntyre... IN A NO HOLDS BARRED MATCH! Now you better believe dat!

~ WOIIIIII! THE CROWD GOES INSANE as the before sadistic grins of Mac and K2 slowly turn in to disgustingly disappointed scowls. Whereas Trent licks his lips, relishing the opportunity. We then see Drew rolling out of the ring, and running up the ramp to find an opponent for Trent, as Kelly follows suit. Meanwhile, Trent and AJ hug in the middle of the ring, talking to one another, making sure they're okay.

Josh Matthews: What an announcement by Theodore Long! We're going for a commercial break, but stay tuned for more of the hottest wrestling action on television as Trent Barreta is in action... And its' next!

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COMMERCIAL BREAK


3 - Singles Match - Drew McIntyre on commentary
Trent Barreta
w/ AJ Lee vs. Tyler Reks

Upon return, the bell rings, and we hear the voice of The Sinister Scotsman in the booth. Drew says that as soon as he heard that he had to find an opponent, he knew that Tyler Reks would be the perfect guy. A young, hungry guy with all of the potential in the world, that renders all of Trent's speed and agility useless and if somehow some way, Trent manages to be victorious tonight, Drew knows that Tyler would put that much of a beating on him throughout the match that Barreta won't be 100% next week. To which Michael Cole licks Drew's arse about, saying that Drew is the smartest man on the Smackdown roster.

Anyway, on to the match. The bell rings as the huge Tyler Reks begins to corner Trent, who slowly walks backwards in to the turnbuckle. Trent tries to get past Tyler, but all Reks has to do is step in the way, and Barreta backs off. The third time that Trent tried to make his way past Reks, the mammoth catches him, before picking him up and launching him in to the turnbuckle, spine first. Reks then rushes in for a clothesline, but Trent ducks and escapes, making his way in to the middle of the ring.

The two then circle one another, before looking to go for a tie up, but Trent ducks underneath Reks' arms and gets the sideheadlock. Tyler pushes Trent off but follows up with a rough shoulder tackle, sending Trent to the mat. Tyler then picks the smaller man up, looking for a scoop slam, but Barreta slides over the shoulder of T-Reks before connecting with a stiff european uppercut, dazing Reks, before backing off. The two opponents then meet each other in the middle of the ring, as Trent looks for a right hand, Reks blocks it and hits the New Yorker with a kick to the sternum and a clubbing forearm to the back. Reks then follows up with several extremely aggressive and forceful strikes of his own, sending Trent around the ring.

After bashing Trent up several times, Reks whips him in to the ropes, where Trent ducks an attempted clothesline, then ducks a wild back forearm before bouncing off of the ropes a third time and drilling the gargantuan with a leaping forearm. Trent has Reks reeling, before bouncing off of the ropes again and doing it a second time... But still, Trent can't knock down the big man. Known he's nearly there, Barreta runs off of the rops again and tries a leaping forearm and HE KNOCKS REKS DOWN! The high octane pace continues as Trent bounces off of the ropes again and drives the wind out of Tyler with a running Swanton bomb, rolling through then LIONSAULTING OFF OF THE OPPOSITE ROPES! This could be it... NO! Reks powers out.

Both men get up, and Trent once again dazes Reks with another uppercut, before flooring the big man with a side headlock takeover and squeezing the head with the headlock. We can see the amount of effort Trent is putting in, trying to wear down the much bigger man, as AJ pounds the canvas in support. Eventually, Reks makes his way to his feet and pushes Trent in to the corner and in to the ropes, where Trent lets go of the side headlock, expecting the clean break from his opponent...

But no, Reks drives his enormous shoulder in to the gut of Trent five times, before bring him in to the middle of the ring, before sending him in to the turnbuckle. Trent floats over an oncoming Tyler, and as soon as he turns around, the big man is ROCKED with a picture perfect dropsault, sending Tyler Reks to the mat and out of the ring. Reks recovers on the outside, clasping his jaw, whilst Trent gets the crowd involved... TOPE CON HILO, WHIPING OUT TYLER REKS AND THE CROWD ARE ON THEIR FEET~!

Trent nips back on to his feet before celebrating the amazing move, before picking up Reks and throwing him in the ring, and hooking the leg, only for a two count. Trent then manages to pull Reks to his feet, connects with three knife edge chops, bounces off of the ropes... Only to be caught with a TILT-A-WHIRL BACKBREAKER! decimating the spine of poor Trent, much to the delight of Drew on commentary. Reks makes the cover... HE'S GOT IT!... NO!

Reks, being the focused individual that he is, then turns Trent on to his stomach, before locking in a camel clutch-esque type hold, working on the back, weighing all of his 270 pound frame down on the small of poor Barreta's spine. Reks remorselessly leans back as far as humanly possibly, damn near breaking Trent's back, as AJ pounds the ring apron trying to motivate Trent, as the crowd join in.

Eventually, Trent manages to connect with several elbows to the temple of T-Reks, forcing him to let go. Tyler pounces back on him, however, picking him back up and whipping him in to the corner. Reks then looks for the splash, but he gets a face full of leather boot for his efforts, before Trent scales to the second rope... LEAPING TORNADO DDT, SPIKING REKS ON HIS HEAD! BUT ONLY FOR TWO AND A HALF!

Barreta, despite the punishment he has suffered, somehow manages to scramble on to his feet, before standing with his back to the prone Reks... STANDING MOONSAULT! He makes another cover... But once again, he only gets two and a half. Trent then pulls Reks to his feet and whips him off in to the ropes, but Reks reverses and sends Barreta in to the ropes. Tyler ducks his head looking for a big back body drop, but Trent hurdles over him, bounces off of the other ropes... A RUNNING JUMPING KNEE, DAMN NEAR KNOCKING TYLER REKS OUT! The connection echoes throughout the arena, garnering a collective "ooh" from the crowd, whilst Barretathen scales to the top rope, signalling it's over... SOMERSAULT GUILLOTINE LEG DROP!... IT'S OVER! BARRETA COVERS AND PINS REKS FOR THE THREE COUNT!
Winner: Trent Barreta via Pinfall @ 9:30

He's done it! Barreta has overcame the odds and defeated a much more powerful and a much stronger competitor in Tyler Reks. Clutching his back, Trent makes his way to his feet as AJ enters the ring... AND THE TWO KISS! It is now clear that the two are in some form of relationship! After the kiss, they raise each other's hand in triumph, whilst Drew and Kelly look on from the ringside position


Josh Matthews: Well there you have it, Drew. Not only have you found out that that woman is Trent Barreta's girlfriend, but you've also found out that next week you'll be going one on one with Trent Barreta in a No Hold's Barred match!

Drew McIntyre: Why're you saying that as if it's a bad thing, Joshy boy? Next week, Trent Barreta's career is like soft clay, and it's in my hands. I can do what I want with it. I decided whether Mr Barreta lives or dies and I decide how much pain and suffering I put him through. Come next week, I'll be the judge, the jury and the executioner and I'll put an end to Trent's sorry excuse of a career. I'm outta' here.

~ Drew then throws the headset on the commentary table, before himself and Kelly make their way around the ring and up the ramp, locking eyes with both Trent and AJ who remain in the ring.

Josh Matthews: What a match that will be, ladies and gentlemen. But with both men entering The Royal Rumble just two days after this match is taking place, it'll be interesting to see how far these men are willing to go to put an end to this bitter rivalry.

Michael Cole: What lengths they will go to? Josh, be serious, Drew doesn't need to go to any lengths. If Trent is wise, he won't even show up next week and he won't even show up at The Royal Rumble either, because he hasn't got a chance in hell of winning either.

...

Raw Rebound: We then see a video package, recapping what happened on Monday Night Raw this week. The Miz narrowly defeating William Regal, Barret overcoming John Morrison, the brawl between Tyson Kidd and DH Smith, as well as the match between Randy Orton and Alex Riley, followed by the post match beatdown the WWE Champion, The Miz, put down on his number one contender, destroying the ankle, as Raw came to a close.

...

COMMERCIAL BREAK


...

*backstage*

When we return, we go straight to the back where Matt Striker makes his second appearance of the night, as keen as ever, standing outside of a locker room with a microphone in hand. Matt knocks on the door, and awaits an answer. The door slightly opens and Ricardo Rodriguez pokes his little head around the corner

Matt Striker: I'm sorry to bother you Ricardo, but I was wondering if I could just get a few words with Alberto ahead of his main event match tonight against the World Heavyweight Champion?

Ricardo Rodriquez: Que?

~ Laughs from the crowd, as the language barrier between Striker and Ricardo seems to be a little bit of a problem

Matt Striker: Me... Matt Striker... Talk... Alberto Del Rio?

~ RR nods as if to understand, before weaseling back in to the locker room, shutting the door behind him. We then hear Ricardo screaming "Alberto Alberto" followed by some Spanish nonsense, ending in "MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTT STRIKERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR" similar to how he announces Del Rio's name during his entrance. Matt lets off a little proud smile as we await the appearance of ADR, and eventually the door opens and out steps the man himself - Alberto Del Rio

Matt Striker: Alberto, you have a huge match tonight against the World Heavyweight Champion, Edge. A match that if you win, you'll be thrusted in to title contention following the Royal Rumble. What're your thoughts heading in to the match?

Alberto Del Rio: What are my thoughts? My thoughts are very simple. Last year, I took out and injured Edge's amigo, Christian, and he has not been seen or head from since I did that. Tonight, I do the exact same thing to his friend - I put Edge in the Cross Armbreaker, I take him out, and then I claim what is rightfully man and I fulfill my destiny in becoming the World Heavyweight Champion.

~ Del Rio develops a cheesy smile, showing his pearly whites, obviously happy at the thought of doing exactly that.

Matt Striker: Well it is evident that you are one of the most talented superstars on the WWE roster and some people even say that you have all of the skills to become a future hall of famer and legend in this business. Would you agree with those people?

Alberto Del Rio: Well... Are ju' one of those people, Matt Striker?

Matt Striker: (Nervously) Ermm, Yeah?

Alberto Del Rio: That is a very good answer, ju' are doing well. And ju and the rest of the people who think that are exactly right. Ju see, I've been a champion wherever I've been and the double-double ee is no different. I have only been here for 6 months yet I have defeated all that there is to defeat, and if I'm not already champion by then, I will go on to win the Royal Rumble match and I will main event Wrestlemania and I will achieve my destiny.

With that, Berty' re-enters the locker room, as Matt Striker sends it back to Michael Cole and Josh Matthews at ringside.

...

*Back to ringside*

...

*OVERDIVE*


To a decent enough reaction, but nothing spectacular, out from the back comes the impressive looking Chris Masters who is set for tag team action. The Masterpiece sports a small smile on his face as he makes an appearance on a show not named Superstars for the first time in a long time.

Josh Matthews: Well to say Alberto Del Rio is confident is a bit of an understatement, isn't it?

Michael Cole: Do you blame him? Alberto Del Rio is the fastest rising superstars in Smackdown history. Already in his short career, he has defeated Rey Mysterio, Kane, Christian, The Big Show and even Edge himself. In my opinion, he is one of the favourites heading in to The Royal Rumble match in nine days.

Josh Matthews: Speaking of The Royal Rumble, what if it is this man, 'The Masterpiece' Chris Masters that is victorious? Anything is possible in the WWE, as we all know, and maybe, just maybe, The Royal Rumble is the opportunity that this young man needs to progress to the next level?

Michael Cole: Are we talking about the same person, Josh? This is Chris Masters, the guy that has been here since 2005 and has done nothing remotely entertaining or memorable. God, be realistic, Josh.

...

"BOOYAKA BOOYAKA... 619"
*BOOYAKA619*


And to a HUGE reception from the crowd, the legendary Rey Mysterio rushes out on to the stage, embracing with several fans at ringside before entering the ring and meeting his partner for tonight.

Josh Matthews: Well if you rewind to early 2006 Michael, nobody would have thought Rey Mysterio would win The Royal Rumble. But that is exactly what he did, and not only did he win, he won after entering at number one. Rey asted almost 70 minutes and bested 29 other men to progress to Wrestlemania and become World Champion. Will Rey be able to do it again in nine days?

Michael Cole: Lightning doesn't strike twice, Josh. Rey fluked it back in 2006 and since then he's become older and slower. 2006, I admit, was a good year for Rey Mysterio, but that was the peak of his career and it's all gone downhill since then. Not a chance Rey is winning in Boston.

,,,

"BROOKLYN BROOKLYN"
*BRINGIN DA HOOD 2 U*


Accompanied by the muscle, and his tag team partner Big Zeke, the outspoken JTG dances on to the stage. With his classic timberlands on, as well as his left leg of his jeans rolled up, on top of all the jewelery, JTG looks more than ready to compete.

Michael Cole: You want to talk about a man that can have his breakout moment this year? It's this man right here. Not only can JTG go in the ring, not only is he charismatic, but he's intelligent - I mean, how clever is he to hang around with that behemoth, Ezekiel Jackson.

Josh Matthews: It definitely is a wise move for someone like JTG to buddy up to someone like Ezekiel Jackson. Both men do possess different qualities that when added together, provide for a very deadly team. But Ezekiel Jackson will not be a part of The Royal Rumble match, so I will be interested to see how JTG fairs on his own.

Michael Cole: I'm expecting big things from this young man. Just look at him! I believe the kids nowadays would say "Check out dat boys swag"

Josh Matthews: Oh sweet Jesus...

...

"BOOM!"
*MAN ON FIRE*


To a HUGE mixed reaction, The Devil's Favourite Demon, Kane, menacingly makes his way to the ring, not seeming remotely bothered for either his partner or his opponents tonight - Just wanting to get the job done, and as he said last week, hut people.

Josh Matthews: Well you want to talk about leaving a last impression at The Royal Rumble, this is the man the personifies that. The Big Red Machine has appeared in every single Royal Rumble match since 1998. In five of them, he was in the final four. In 2001, Kane lasted 54 minutes, and in the process he eliminated 11 people in just that one Royal Rumble and in total, he has eliminated 35 Superstars - Only six short of being the all time record holder, who is currently Shawn Michaels. Now that, is dominance.

Michael Cole: All of those stats are irrelevant, Josh, because the fact of the matter is that Kane has yet to win a Royal Rumble match and as a result, Kane has yet to main event Wrestlemania. No amount of eliminations or appearances changes that fact - Kane is a choke artist, and if I were a betting man, I would say that that trend continues this year, as well.

4 - Tag Team Match
Chris Masters and Rey Mysterio
vs. JTG w/ Ezekiel Jackson and 'The Big Red Machine' Kane

The bell rings, and it is the two smaller men that start the match for their team, JTG and Rey Mysterio. The two lock up, and it is JTG using his size and strength advantage to power Rey in to the turnbuckle. The referee looks for the clean break, but JTG disrespectfully SLAPS Rey Mysterio. J backs of arrogantly, and the two lock up for a second time. Once again, JTG powers ReyRey in to the corner, and attempts to slap him again, but Mysterio ducks and connects with a slap of his own! At one a piece, the two lock up one more time, but instead Rey ducks under and gets the go-behind, followed up by an amateur belly to back takedown, and Rey then finished by slapping the back of the head of JTG, embarrassing him and getting in to his head. Knowing he's one upped his opponent, Rey tags out to Masters, and JTG tags out to Kane, allowing the big men to go at it.

From there, the big men lock up and go back and forth in gaining the advantage, as it seems that both men's strength and power is virtually the same. However, it is the experience that benefits Kane, as on the fourth lock up attempt, he fakes it and drills Masters with a throat thrust. From there, Kane and JTG share frequent tags, isolating the less experienced Masterpiece. As you would expect, Kane is the one doing the majority of the work, with the cowardly JTG picking up the pieces.

After several minutes of a convincing control period, the tides turn and Masters catches JTG after a flying Cross Body from the top rope attempted from JTG. Masters then launches JTG halfway across the ring with a FALLAWAY SLAM!... Before making the hot tag to his partner from San Diego!

Upon entrance, Rey springboards and takes JTG down with a dropkick. Rey is straight back up on his feet and then baseball sldies the legs of Kane, causing him to fall off of the apron and smashes his face. Rey then gets straight back to work on JTG with some stinging leg kicks, before sending him out of the ring with a tiltawhirl headscissors takeover. Showing some teamwork, Masters then Military Presses Mysterio to the outside, taking out both JTG and Big Zeke!

From there, the two legal men in Mysterio and JTG both re-enter the ring, but JTG LOW BLOWS Mysterio whilst the ref is distracted by Jackson on the outside, to regain the advantage for his team. From there, Kane and Jay-Tizzle double team the much smaller Rey Mysterio, as Masters is bubbling on the outside, frothing at the mouth to get in there and help his partner.

The ending comes when JTG whips Mysterio in to the ropes, and Chris makes the blind tag. From there, Rey bounces off of the ropes and once again connects with a headscissors takeover, leaving JTG hung over up the second rope. Masters, meanwhile takes out Kane on the apron. Rey then dials it up... 619 CONNECTS... JTG stumbles back... RIGHT IN TO THE MASTERLOCK!... AND JTG SUBMITS!
Winners: Rey Mysterio and Chris Masters via Submission @ 8:59


The crowd rise to their feet in appreciation for a good match that they just saw, and the faces came out victorious. And besides, who doesn't like seeing JTG tap out? Masters and Rey celebrate in the ring, whilst Zeke carries JTG over his shoulder to the back, and Kane shakes his head in disapproval of JTG tapping out.

Josh Matthews: What were you saying earlier, Michael? Chris Masters hasn't got a chance in hell, and JTG does? Well correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Chris Masters just make JTG tap out in the middle of that ring?

Michael Cole: Well making people submit won't win you The Royal Rumble, and Chris Masters is a one trick pony, that's all he can do. I'd be surprised if Masters will even last more than five minutes.

Josh Matthews: Be that as it may, an impressive victory nonetheless. Folks, we're going for our final commercial break of the evening and still to come, out main event, Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio. You can't miss it! We'll be back in a moment, here, on Friday Night Smackdown.

...

COMMERCIAL BREAK


Josh Matthews: Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome back to Friday Night Smackdown, and in case you've just joined us, you better rewind or watch the repeat because you've missed a hell of a show, as we are heading towards The Royal Rumble in nine days time, and what a show that promises to be, Michael.

Michael Cole: You're exactly right, Josh. The WWE Tag Team Championships will be on the line, as the the duo of Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater, representing The Nexus, challenges the champions, Santino Marella and Vlaidmir Kozlov.

Josh Matthews: Here on Friday Night Smackdown, we've seen very little of the tag team titles recently, but I've been keeping my eyes on Raw, and I must say, this looks like the toughest challenge to date for the odd couple of Santino and Kozlov. But another title we haven't seen much of is the Divas Championship.

Michael Cole: It all started with a hoax hand shake and a slap that echoed around the Divas Locker room, when Melina slapped the Divas Champion, Natalya Neidhart. This past Monday, Melina also took advantage of other issues Natalya is dealing with between her former Hart Dynasty cohorts, DH Smith and Tyson Kidd. Melina shown her killer instinct, will that be enough for her to once again, be at the top of the mountain and become Divas Champion?

Josh Matthews: There's a very good chance that that does indeed happen Michael, but if theres one thing that we know about Natalya, it's that she is resilient and full of heart and come the Royal Rumble, she's going to need to show all of her heart and resiliency t get past the Paparazzi Princess.

Michael Cole: We also have the pleasure of seeing the most must see WWE Champion of all time, The Miz, inevitably defend his WWE title successfully against The Viper, Randy Orton. This past week, The Miz shown his intelligence and his pure brutality after he destroyed Randy Orton's ankle. Will The Viper even make it to The Royal Rumble? If he was wise, he would stay at home in St Louis.

Josh Matthews: Randy Orton has never backed down from a fight, and I can assure you that Randy Orton will show up in Boston and give it his all. Whether he is 100% or not is a different story, but Randy will show up and Randy will fight with all he's got. However, on the Smackdown side of things, the World Heavyweight Champion, Edge, will be defending against the young upstart, Cody Rhodes, who has made his presence felt over the past couple of weeks.

Michael Cole: I can't wait to see this, Josh. Have you ever heard of the expression "Passing The Torch?" Well come next Sunday, that expression will never be more relevant. infact, Cody Rhodes won't be passed the torch, he's going to steal it from Edge, as we enter a new era here on Friday Night Smackdown!

Josh Matthews: Well not if The Rated R Superstar has anything to do about it! The reigning World Heavyweight Champion, who is in action in just a few moments time, has never gone down without a fight, and a fight is exactly what Cody Rhodes will get. But what about the main event, Michael? The Road To Wrestlemania begins in nine short nights, as one man will be on the fast lane, heading in to Wrestlemania 27!

Michael Cole: I can't call it this year, Josh. So many amazing talents - Sheamus, Wade Barrett, CM Punk, Drew McIntyre, Kaval, Dolph Ziggler...

*RAELEZA*


Michael Cole: Yes! And this man, my personal favourite this year!

Entering in a fancy Mercedes, the Mexican Aristocrat, Alberto Del Rio drives in to the arena, whilst Ricardo Rodriquez valiantly introduces him to the crowd - As if we didn't know who he was already.

Josh Matthews: Del Rio does possess all the skills to win The Royal Rumble and main event Wrestlemania... But does he have the experience, does he have the knowhow? Del Rio hasn't even been here for a year, let alone compete in a Royal Rumble. Compare that to someone like Kane or The Big Show, who have competed in countless amounts of Rumbles, and I think that is what will hinder Alberto Del Rio, in my opinion.

Michael Cole: And that is exactly why I earn more money than you Josh... I actually know things.

Josh Matthews: Whatever.

...

"YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME..."
*METALINGUS*


AND THE CROWD FUCKING EXPLODES as the World Heavyweight Champion, EDGE, rushes out on to the stage frantically, amping himself and the crowd up ahead of this big time match tonight. With his big gold belt sitting perfectly around his waist, Edge is fully prepared for a tough test in Alberto Del Rio.

Josh Mathews: As we said before, one man who won't be competing in The Royal Rumble match, is this man, The World Heavyweight Champion, Edge. Why? Well because he will be defending his title against 'Dashing' Cody Rhodes in what promises to be a great match. It was an altercation with Cody earlier tonight on The Cutting Edge that actually set up this match tonight, a match in which if Cody Rhodes is involved, he will lose his right to challenging Edge for the title.

Michael Cole: Which, by the way, is a horrible decision by Teddy Long! Cody Rhodes has already signed the contract to confirm the match at The Rumble, and there is nothing Theodore Long can do about it. He's just a power-crazy manic who likes throwing his weight around.

Josh Matthews: Well the contract isn't iron clad, Michael, Teddy can rip up that contract whenever he wants. And if he does, maybe Edge could in fact enter The Royal Rumble, win, and challenge for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania?! Stranger things have happened, Michael.

Michael Cole: Yeah, and pigs may fly.

Main Event - Non Title Match - Singles Match

I have been very drained writing this show, show this match is just going to be recapped. I do apologise

The match was a very back and forth contest, with Alberto Del Rio controlling the majority, working over the left shoulder of The Rated R Superstar - Not only softening him up for his signature move, The Cross Armbreaker, but also possibly weakening any attempted Spear that Edge may try. Although ADR has the advantage for the most part, he only gains it through dirty and underhanded tactics - Eye raking, low blows, back rakes, chokes and taking advantage of any distractions from his personal ring announce, Ricardo Rodriguez.

However, the gutsy Champion does show why he is exactly that, by fighting through the pain inflicted on his shoulder, and getting some offence in. His experience comes in to play, using his environment to benefit him - The security barricade, the steel steps, the hard arena floor and the steel corner posts.

After a 12 minutes of constant back and forth between the two, the finish comes when Edge crouches in the corner, looking for the Spear, and as soon as he storms off to hit it, Ricardo grabs the legs from the outside and trips him up! The referee sees this, and EJECTS Ricardo Rodriguez out of the ringside area! To say Alberto Del Rio is upset is an udnerstatement, as he whines, bitches and moans to the referee about his decision, leaving the Champion with enough time to recover... AND DRILL HIM WITH THE SPEAR! And as simple as that, Edge uses his veteran instincts to pick up a very hard fought victory.
Winner: Edge via Pinfall @ 13:21

Following the match, Edge celebrates in the ring holding his title high in the air, whilst Del Rio slowly makes his way to the back, clutching his hurt ribs... HOWEVER, FROM BEHIND CODY RHODES APPEARS... CODY SPINS EDGE AROUND AND WILDLY SWINGS WITH A LEFT HAND...

EDGE BLOCKS IT AND LEVELS THE DASHING ONE WITH A RIGHT OF HIS OWN, FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER, AND ANOTHER! The Rated R Superstar then clothesline sCody, before backing off in to the corner, as a possessed look crawls on to the World Heavyweight Champion's face... He's looking for the Spear!... Rhodes slowly gets to his feet... SPEAR!!!




NO! CODY DROPS TO THE CANVAS AND SLIDES UNDER THE RING! BUT IT'S A MENTAL VICTORY FOR EDGE! For the first time in three weeks, Edge has closed the show on top, as Rhodes is looking slightly scared and embarrased, backing up the ramp, and Edge's music hits once again. The Ultimate Opportunist picks up his title once again and holds it high in the air, showing it off to Cody.


Josh Matthews: What a night it has been! Ladies and Gentlemen, you have to join us next week. If it is anything like tonight, it's going to be one hell of a ride. Thank you for joining us here tonight, good night everybody!


END SHOW!







**********


THE ROYAL RUMBLE
January 30th, 2011
TD Garden | Boston Massachussets

30 Man Royal Rumble Match

Alberto Del Rio vs. Beth Phoenix vs. Chavo Guerrero vs. Chris Masters vs. CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan vs. David Hart Smith vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Drew Mcintyre vs. John Cena vs. John Morrison vs. JTG vs. Kane vs. Kaval vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Rey Mysterio vs. R-Truth vs. Sheamus vs. Ted DiBiase vs. Trent Barreta vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Wade Barrett vs. William Regal and 8 Other Superstars


WWE Divas Championship
Natalya (C) vs. Melina


World Heavyweight Championship
Edge (C) vs. Cody Rhodes


WWE Tag Team Championships
Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov (C) vs. Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater ( N )


WWE Championship
The Miz (C) vs. Randy Orton

CREDIT TO JAM FOR THE MATCH GRAPHICS
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Don’t think I’ve ever read a full show from you so I was very much looking forward to this!

Anyways, on with it…Edge starting things out is a good way to go and I really liked the route you took here. Quite often you see guys run down their opponent and tick off why they are NOT a threat but you going the opposite route was refreshing and adds some credibility to Rhodes as a challenger.

Rhodes was all kinds of awesome here, had me cracking up. The line about the 18-34 demographic was gold and I loved the way he interacted with the crowd, was something different and a very enjoyable read. The constant DASHING remarks and everything about it was just total Cody Rhodes, I could buy it immediately which was great. Pretty sudden way to round it off with Edge’s attack, expected to hear a bit more from the champion but I guess it made sense. Really enjoyable opening and the main event stipulation with Cody is an interesting one made by T-Long, still expect he’ll get involved.

Solid contest here in the opening match and a nice victory for Kaval. Always wanted to see how well he would’ve done in real life so hopefully you can give him a decent push at least.

Bryan interview was pretty standard. The passage where he talked about what he was gonna do felt a bit long and uninspiring, like I’d have had him really put some emphasis on certain things or make it sound a real big deal, whereas it simply sounded a bit monotone just reeling off a few things here and there. You did exactly that in the next passage though with the ‘Hi Miz!’ line, loved that. Bryan/Ziggler has cracker written all over it.

Been enjoying the Drew/Trent stuff since this thread began and this was all a little prelude into later, done its job and looking forward to the arrival of Miss Lee on the scene.

Strong match as expected between these two, some real enjoyable action and it’s most certainly a big win for D-Bry to take back to Raw. I’m not all that keen on it to be honest as a SD guy losing to a Raw guy on SD doesn’t particularly sit well but I am looking forward to how this plays out now on Raw with that number 30 spot up for grabs.

hahahaha, that is all.

Drew’s part to kick off this promo was pretty good. Bringing up the McMahon stuff is always a good move, shame that never amounted to anything in the real world. Character was pretty much spot on and likewise with Trent when he came out, not a whole lot to be said but what was said was spot on and I loved AJ’s little line, made me chuckle, already making her out to be a crazy bitch. Big time announcement from T-Long and pretty certain Trent’s got this in the bag.

Of course he has. As soon as I saw Reks I knew it was game over, not that Reks was a jobber or anything . Big win for Trent in what was a much more competitive match than I had initially anticipated and that No Holds Barred match next week should be a stormer.

Not a lot to be said about the Del Rio interview. I wasn’t that into it, purely because I’d rather you didn’t go the whole destiny route he took in real life but if you are then I hope you do it better than they did. Should be a good main event.

Masters and Mysterio versus JTG and Kane is about as random a tag team match as I can remember lol. It was a decent one though and it’s nice to see Masters getting a victory. 619 into a Masterlock would actually be pretty sweet so props on that. Guessing these guys are gonna float around until the Rumble’s over and done with which is nothing too major.

I think Edge and Del Rio would’ve been a really strong main event but no worries with you recapping it, totally understandable. Bit surprised that Edge won it clean, expected Rhodes to maybe get involved despite Teddy’s threats. Big win for the champion though and gives him some momentum whilst the little mind games felt a bit sudden to close the show but were definitely well executed.

On the whole an enjoyable read for sure. Opening promo was very good, probably the highlight for me. Edge/Rhodes has been a lot more fun than I anticipated and Cody’s looking strong heading into the Rumble. Other than that near enough everything advanced well and there was some good action, particularly with Trent and D-Bry/Ziggler. Looking forward to Raw now, especially who takes 30 in the Rumble. Keep up the good work.
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~ With a week left of WWE television until the huge Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View, rumours have it that the winner of the rumble match it's self is still up in the air. It is said that a lot of the higher ups are pulling for different names and they cannot come to the conclusion of who they want to win and main event Wrestlemania. Several names have been discussed, such as Wade Barrett, Sheamus, CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler, John Cena, John Morrison or possibly even a returning Undertaker! This generally isn't the case most years, and it is usually known from at least Survivor Series the previous year who they want to win the match, but this year is different simply due to the talented roster that the WWE currently possesses and the amount of directions they could go whilst still providing an entertaining product.

~ Yes, you read correctly, a possible winner of The Royal Rumble could well be The Undertaker, who has been out of action since being buried by Kane and The Nexus at Bragging Rights last year. The reason The Deadman was taken off screen was so that he could heal and recover from any niggling injuries that he may have picked up over the course of 2010, so that he was fit and healthy to compete at Wrestlemania, as the WWE know that The Streak is indeed a big draw when it comes to the Grandest Stage Of Them All. It isn't a secret that he is getting much older and working full time is almost out of the question, so giving Taker' one last title run whilst he's still fit and able is definitely a viable option. There is no word if The Undertaker is completely healed up yet, but many are pulling for him to show up and work The Rumble match, even if he's only performing for a few minutes so that he can win, even if that means he doesn't compete in the ring until the big day it's self, just cutting promos and hyping the match.n However, none of this is confirmed and an Undertaker return it's self isn't guaranteed.

~ In terms of the other matches at the event, it is thought that all of the winners have been set in stone. We, at PWI, have no clue who is winning what match as it has been kept under close wraps, but we expect at least one title change as we head in to The Road to Wrestlemania.

~ In some non-Rumble related news, it was reported that at the beginning of the calendar year, the WWE signed five new talents. Those five being Chris Hero, Claudio Castagnoli, Sara Del Rey, Sami Callihan and Jon Moxley, all of whom have made a lasting impression on the independent scene and are well renowned for their work there. Already, on Monday Night Raw, we have seen vignettes hyping up the debut of Sara Del Rey, billing her as the "Queen Of Wrestling", the same moniker she sported during her time in the indys. We don't know the exact date of her debut, or the planned nature of her debut, but we expect her to play a pivotal role within the Divas Division heading in to Wrestlemania 27 in Atalanta, Georgia.

~ The other four men have reported to FCW to rid themselves of any ring rust and to slightly adapt to the WWE style, but it is thought that it won't take long for them to do that, as all four are very talented. No word as of yet when it comes to what role the may play when they reach the main roster, but it is said that Triple H (real name, Paul Levesque), who is gaining much more pulling power in the back, is extremely keen in a tag team resurgence, in ana ttempt to make the dwindling division mean something, and the four new additions to the FCW roster could contribute to that. Hero and Castagnoli are famous for being one of the most entertaining, charismatic and successful teams around the world as "The Kings Of Wrestling" (A team that coincidentally Sara Del Rey was the valet of) and Moxley and Callihan have experience teaming together in several promotions, most specifically CZW, as "The Switchblade Conspiracy".

~ Finally, it is thought that Paul Levesque also isn't keen on the strict PG restrictions that WWE programming are currently following and adhering to. Although the shows are PG, it is thought that the shows are still a lot safer than they need to be, and that is in part due to Linda McMahon's senate campaign. Here at PWInsider, we aren't political experts, but after some simple research and forum browsing, it is almost a foregone conclusion that Linda isn't a populate choice for senate, and any money that is pumped in to the campaign is indeed a waste - An mount that some predict to be almost $30,000,000 per year, all coming out of the McMahon family's pocket. Whether or not we see the lift of the PG label on WWE programming is still yet to be seen, but we wouldn't consider it an impossibility.

Until next time, folks, this has been the PWInsider.
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Spoiler for A fired up Englishman...:
The video plays and we here a roar of the crowd in the background as Raw is still ongoing. We are in a back corridor of the arena where we see several stage hands and backstage assistants, until we come across a shattered William Regal, with a towel around his neck aftern his match with The Miz.

Cameraman:
Mr Regal, sir, is it alright if I can just have a moment of your time for WWE.Com?

William turns around and gazes at the cameraman, as we see the sweat dripping off his brow. The elegant Englishman sweeps his fringe out of his eyes before walking up to the cameraman

William Regal:
Why of course you can, I'm fascinated by all of this bloody Double-you double-you dot, backslash, e-mail, dot com nonsense but I can never seem to get to grips with it. What is it exactly that you're doing?

Regal seems to be in a jolly mood as he seems mightily intrigued in to whats occurring here

Cameraman:
Well I'm just trying to get a few words out of some WWE superstars to put on the website so that the fans can get to know you as a person better, as well as trying to get your thoughts on recent events.

Billy nods his head understandingly, stroking his chin

Cameraman:
With that being said, I'd like to get your thoughts on what went down tonight in your match. You lost to the WWE Champion, The Miz, after a valiant effort in a match that many thought you could have won without Miz cheating. What're your thoughts on your loss tonight and where does this leave you now, as it is obvious that you can hang with the best of them?

The Blackpool native scoffs, almost with a sense of pride, as he smiles towards the camerman

William Regal:
You know what, let me tell you a story. When I was a young boy growing up in the town of Blackpool, England, I was surrounded by dozens of wise, grizzled life-veterans. And at the time, I never really appreciated what they had to say, but one of them was a good friend of my father's... Donald Taylor his name was... Something he said realy stuck with me, and at this point in my life, it has been more relevant than ever...

Regal takes a deep breath, still feeling the affects of his match, as he looks up and smiles, looking fondly back on what "Donald Taylor" said to him

William Regal:
He told me that you're only as good as you think you are. And these past couple of years, I've thought I'm nothing more than a bleeding old, worn out, nonfunctional shell of a man who's outstaying his welcome. But I woke up this morning, I made my self some rolled oats and a cuppa, and I thought that how about... For one night only, I go through them curtains and I believe that I am the best damn wrestler this world has ever seen.

Regal then takes the towel from around his shoulders, and throws it to the side, with a huge grin on his face

William Regal:
And look what bloody happens! I nearly beat the WWE Champion and I get entered in to The Royal Rumble! So now, thanks to The Miz and Donald Taylor, I'm going to wake up every morning, spick and span, and go out there each and every bloody night believing that I'm the toughest little buggar in the world. And at The Royal Rumble in 13 days, I'm going to do exactly that... And you never know, I might actually achieve some success.

The brawler then picks up a bottle of water from the side of the corridor, takes a sip, before speaking once again?

William Regal:
Is that enough for your dot com ridiculousness?

And on that note, Regal walks past the cameraman and seemingly pats him on the back pretty hard, causing the cameraman to stumble forward. Once he has got his footing again, he turns around to see Regal casually strolling down the corridor, mumbling and whistling a random tune, as the video fades to black.


Spoiler for A new attitude...:

We are in the arena following Friday Night Smackdown, presumably with the festivities still ongoing as he can here someone speaking through a microphone in the background. The camera is just wandering around backstage until we hear...

???
Camerman, come here, I got something I need to get off of my chest...

As instructed, the camera then does a complete 180 to see Kaval storming from across the room towards him. Kaval is dressed casually in a tracksuit, carrying a bottle of water in his right hand, looking mightily annoyed

Kaval:
Yeah I've got something to say.

The World Warrior cranks his neck and menacingly looks right down the lens of the camera

Kaval:
People have been saying that over the past couple of weeks, my attitude has changed. "Oh Kaval, two months ago you were such a bright young man with so much potential". Newsflash, that was never me in the first place. Y'see, the Kaval you're seeing now, is the real Kaval. The man you saw parading around NXT doing silly challenges, followed by a pair of cheerleading chimps, was just an act I put on to get my foot in the door... But the man you see now, is the real Kaval.

Kaval The Brooklyn born Martial Artist takes a deep breath in before continuing

Kaval:
If you don't believe me, go on the internet, search some videos. Look at me competing in Japan, in Mexico and in Europe and you'll see me doing one thing - And that's beating... people... up. Now, what I did to Beth Phoenix, that was a case of wrong place, wrong time. It could have been anyone - Beth Phoenix, Chavo Guerrero, The Big Show, Rey Mysterio, Edge... It could have even been Vince McMahon himself. Beth wants to stand in my way, then I'll move her out of the way the only way I know how, and that's by hurting her.

Camerman:
... Urmm... So what happens now?

Kaval:
What happens now? What happens now, is that I'll continue what I'm doing, just being me. I'll continue to kick people in the face. I'll continue to drop people on their heads and I'll continue to raise people's eyebrows every week and proving my doubters wrong. I'm here to fight, not to act.

Kaval then barges past the cameraman, before charging off down the corridor, obviously staying true to who he says he really is - A boring, lonely, naive yet ruthless and dangerous young man. The video then fades to black.

Yeah, thought I'd give these a go after seeing 619 write them out so spectacularly in his thread. Any thoughts on them would be highly appreciated, if they get a decent response then I'll continue them as I this thread progresses. In terms of where I'm at at the moment - There is only one week of television left to write until the Pay Per View, neither shows I have even started. I have completed 3 out of the 5 matches of the Pay Per View it's self, but one of them is NOT The Royal Rumble match which is by far the longest match I'll write and three times the length of the other main events. In terms of a time scale, I'm roughly guessing the latter end of January is when the Rumble will be posted, but it could be earlier and it could be later, depending on work hours and my college workload.

Thank you if you're reading this, I appreciate it. I would love any feedback on this post it's self, to see whether you guys enjoy my interpretation of it, as well as responding to the content of the two videos themselves. I'll also happily accept any more feedback to come for Smackdown, as well. Thank you CP for yours

Expect a Raw preview up sometime next week, probably. Ciao xxx
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Opening segment was really well done. You did well in having Edge hype up Cody Rhodes to be a real threat for his title, doing the reverse of what usually happens, I like it. The exchange between the two was really fun to read. You told me you had fun writing it and it showed in your work. My favorite part was when Cody went into the crowd giving out tips on how to be dashing, that was brilliant. Not sure about the attack but I guess it was to set up the main event which should be a pretty good one. You've definitely built up Cody well so I'm looking forward to seeing more on this feud.

This new attitude from Kaval definitely suits him better, he's always been better as a heel. That said, seemed like a pretty long description for just a four minute match but that was fine. Kaval's a good person to push so I'm glad you're giving him a chance, he can help the midcard a lot and if you wanted to, eventually shoot up the card even higher. Daniel Bryan interview was a good one as well. All this talk of improving was a good dynamic for you to build this promo around. Tap or snap, love that catchphrase!

Bryan/Ziggler match was pretty good and I'm glad you didn't have it end cleanly or well, too clean. Both guys were pretty much on fire at this time so it was good for them to just put on a good match and move on from there. Interesting that you have Bryan compete for the spot, I guess we'll see a big push for him real soon which I don't mind. Random tag team right here but this segment was pretty funny, oh Kane. Not sure what it was for but it was a good spot for a comedy segment.

I feel like Drew talked a little too much here. He already had his chance to speak his mind before the match but spoke again after, not sure about it. But all that he had to say was spot on. He was basically hyping himself up off of other people's comments about him. This feud has been rather entertaining and with a unique group of people that you've chosen. Glad that you're giving us a variety. Really liking this feud so far, keep it going!

Del Rio interview was hmm, pretty standard. I think I would've liked to have read the words in his accent, no idea why. But he did make a good point about who he has beaten. I must say that the commentary on the show has been really good as well. Hyping done by the two was well done. Again, a really random tag team match, not sure what it's purpose was so I'll just reserve my judgment on it.

Would've liked to have seen the main event written with more detail but it's alright. I think this was needed with Edge coming out on top of this one. Was a pretty clean win for Edge so that may halt Del Rio's push a little but losing to the World Champion is no embarrassment. I think more could've been done for the main event in terms of the stuff that went on post-match but this was okay too.

Overall, it was an enjoyable episode. That part where you hyped up your RR card was well done. I did notice that you had a lot of spelling errors, so you may want to double check your work before you post it. Always wanna post your best work man. Everything else was well done. My favorite part had to be the Trent/Drew confrontation, that feud is slowly becoming a good one, good job! Oh and the Bryan/Ziggler match was pretty decent as well, all around good show. Onto the next!

Btw, liking the news update that you gave us. The guys you've signed should definitely help the tag division if you choose to debut those 4 men as a tag team. Also, I think you should keep doing the interviews, it's good practice for promos and just gives you a feel that this can happen 24/7 and how real it may be. So imo, continue with it.
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Monday Night Raw Preview
January 24th, 2011
Joe Louis Arena | Detroit, Michigan




We are six short nights before the Road To Wrestlemania well and truly begins. Monday Night Raw's final stop? Detroit, Michigan - And the Motor City have a hell of a show lined up for them tonight, on this cold, January evening.

Following the vicious assault he executed last week on his number one contender for the Royal Rumble, The Miz has been punished by the Anonymous Raw General Manager by being placed in a one on one match with an unknown opponent. In case you didn't catch it last week, The Viper successfully brushed off the WWE Champion's apprentice, Alex Riley, by pinning his shoulders to the mat after a devastating RKO - But it was the aftermath that caused all of the controversy, as 'The Awesome One' blindsided Orton and orchestrated a maniacal attack on The Apex Predator, zoning in on the left ankle. We, at WWE.Com have received reports from medical personel that ideally, Orton shouldn't even be competing at The Royal Rumble, but as ever, The Viper will battle through the pain and his date with The Miz is still confirmed. You have to presume that The Miz isn't best pleased about being in action just six days before his title defence. Who is The Miz's mystery opponent? Will Randy Orton be in Detroit tonight? How will it all play out ahead of their collision course in the TD Garden in just over 120 hours time?

In the main event of the evening, we shall be seeing a small preview of the main event for the pay-per-view it's self, as we will see an over the top battle royal to determine who will earn the right to enter the match at the infamous number 30, after Daniel Bryan successfully defeated Smackdown's Dolph Ziggler to earn Monday Night Raw that right. It's no secret that the later you enter the Royal Rumble match, the fresher you are and the bigger the chance of you winning and main eventing Wrestlemania, and it is for that reason that each and every single Raw superstar entering the rumble is frothing at the mouth for that position. Who will be the last man standing inside of the squared circle? Who will gain a distinct advantage when it comes to The Royal Rumble, and ultimately mean eventing Wrestlemania 27? You'll find out in our main event, tonight!

Speaking of The Royal Rumble match, there are still a few spots up for grabs, as Raw's qualifying matches continue - and end - tonight. The World's Strongest Man, Mark Henry, will lock horns with Long Island Iced Z, Zack Ryder, in what truly is a clash of styles-type affair. Keeping up with the theme of mystery opponents tonight, the final qualifying match pits The Nexus' A-List superstar and Harvard graduate, David Otunga, against an unknown superstar. The only thing we do know, from hints from the Anonymous General Manager, is that he is a returning Superstar who hasn't been seen due to a "reality check"? Who will David's opponent be? Will Zack Ryder be able to overcome the behemoth that is Mark Henry? And whomever the winners are, will they pull off two victories in one night and cement their place as number 30, by also winning tonight's main event?

Rounding off tonight's card will be an drama-filled, intergender, six person tag team match, combining two explosive feuds that have boiled over, over the past couple of weeks on Raw, and will come to ahead at The Royal Rumble, as Nexus representatives, Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater pair up with the Papparazzi Princes, Melina, to square off against the WWE Tag Team Champions - Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov - alongside the WWE Divas Champion, Natalya Neidhart. The trios may not be familiar with each other and may not even like each other, but the only thing that is guaranteed is fireworks, and that is putting it lightly.

All of this plus much, much more, as Monday Night Raw takes it's final pit stop ahead of one of the most spectacular Sports Entertainment events of the year.


Confirmed Matches

Non Title - The Miz vs. ???
Over the top rope battle royal to determine who enters as #30 at The Royal Rumble
Royal Rumble qualifying match - Mark Henry vs. Zack Ryder
Royal Rumble qualifying match - David Otunga vs. ???
6 person intergender tag team match - Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater and Melina vs. Santino Marella, Vladimir Kozlov and Natalya Neidhart
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Monday Night Raw
24th January, 2011 | Detroit, Michigan




We are welcomed to Monday Night Raw by a video package that replays everything that went down on last week's episode. From the Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater ambush on the WWE Tag Team Champions, the continuation of the rivalry between two former best friends - Tyson Kidd and David Hart-Smith. Finally, we see clips of the match between Randy Orton and Alex Riley, with The Viper picking up the victory. However, the package ends with footage of The Miz ambushing his number one contender after the match, and destroying his ankle with the use of the steel chair. The final shot we see is the WWE Champion standing tall over his wounded foe, as the video fades to black.

We are then greeted by the usual Raw video package. After that has finished, we go live in to the arena in the heart of the Motor City, and a huge pyrotechnic display goes off, welcoming us to the live broadcast. We get a 360 shot of the arena, as we see a raucous sold-out crowd, buzzing for tonight's show. Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross officially welcome us to the broadcast and hype up tonight's show - We will see an over the top Battle Royal between all of the announced Raw entrants in The Royal Rumble match - to determine who gets the coveted #30 spot in The Royal Rumble match, after Daniel Bryan was successful over Dolph Ziggler to earn that right for Raw last Friday night. Also on the cards, Santino Marella, Vladimir Kozlov and Natalya face Justin Gabriel, Heath Slayer and Melina in a huge intergender 6 person tag team bout, previewing two of the five matches at The Royal Rumble. It has also been announced that The Miz will be in action tonight as a punishment for his assault on Randy Orton, as well as the final two Royal Rumble qualifying matches - Mark Henry going one on one against Zack Ryder, and David Otunga squaring off against an unknown opponent. Who can that be~!?


"I HEAR VOICES IN MY HEAD, THEY COUNCIL ME THEY UNDERSTAND..."
*VOICES*


And 12,000 rabid fans rise to their feet, cheering, for the number one contender to the WWE Championship... Randy Orton! The Viper, who is heavily favouring his ankle after the attack last week, limps on to the stage to a huge reception. Orton, who is no dressed to compete tonight, winces every time he puts pressure on his injured ankle, whilst King and JR point out a very large ankle brace, covering the injured area. Randy doesn't play to the fans that much, and instead is more bothered about making it down to the ring, which he does, ever so slowly. Once in the ring, he grabs a microphone from Justin Roberts and a steel chair to sit down on, before waiting for his music and the fans to settle down.


Randy Orton: Last week... I came out in to this very ring to send a statement. I came to this very ring to prove a point, not only to The Miz and Alex Riley, but to myself as well. I came to this ring to see whether or not that I am ready for The Royal Rumble.

The Apex Predator wipes the sweat from his brow, as he slowly continues with his monotonic delivery

Randy Orton: Because ever since I lost my WWE Championship to The Miz last November, I haven't been feeling myself. I haven't slept properly, I haven't eaten properly and I haven't trained properly. That WWE Championship is everything I live for - It defines who I am...

Pops for Orton's passion and love for the biggest prize in the game

Randy Orton: And to have it taken away from me how I did - Through Money In The Bank - It has cut me deeper than any other time I've lost a championship. I've lost championships to Triple H... (Cheers) I've lost championships to John Cena... (HUGE POP) But the pain I felt losing to them, in a legitimate match, is NOTHING compared to losing it to The Miz

The passion and tone of Randy's voice is gradually increasing and the reception from the crowd correlated appropriately

Randy Orton: And I will do anything and everything to get that title around my waist and be able to call myself... The best... Again.

A great reaction for Orton, laying it down, as he pauses for a moment, and suddenly his face turns to one of disgust and grimace

Randy Orton: But there's only so much a one legged man can do...

And that is why - The crowd boo at this statement, as it is obvious The Viper isn't all optimism heading in to his match in six days

Randy Orton: There's only so many punches I can throw... Only so many suplexes I can hit... Only so much punishment I can take. What The Miz did last week was the best thing he could have done - He saw an opportunity, he leapt at it, and it seems that he may have succeeded - Very similar to his championship win...

Boos for the mention of The Miz and the reference to the dreaded November night that he won the WWE Championship on

Randy Orton: But The Miz made one mistake, last week...

The crowd cheer, as Randy may have a little bit of hope inside of him

Randy Orton: Whilst he did crush me physically... He hasn't crushed me mentally. In fact, he's brought out a side of me that has been locked away for some time now.

The crowd cheers once again, as we now see a devilish twinkle in Orton's eye

Randy Orton: Y'see Miz... I used to be a vicious, sick, sadistic man and for the past couple of months that man has faded in to obscurity, but come the Royal Rumble, that man will come back, and he'll come back with a vengeance. He'll come back in Boston, Massachusetts and he'll inflict a world of pain on you... And he may just put you out of business, for good.

And the arena EXPLODES! A twisted grin begins to fade on to the face of the 3rd generation superstar, as an "Orton" chant begins all around the arena. The tone of Orton's voice is now a lot more serious and he's speaking a whole lot louder, as it seems he's getting riled up

Randy Orton: MIZANIN! You STOLE that championship from me... You took a short cut to get that belt yet you have the nerve to say you're the best this company has to offer? You're nothing. You were nothing to the reality world, you're nothing in the WWE and you sure as hell will mean nothing after all is said and done... And I punt... you... in... the... skull.

...
"AWEEEEESOOOOOMEEEEE"
*I CAME TO PLAY*


The amount of boos in the arena is unfathomable, and the anger in Randy's eyes is the same, as the infamous music blares over the PA system. After a couple of seconds, the man himself, The Miz strolls out on to the ramp, of course followed up by his man slave apprentice, Alex Riley. The WWE Champion has a microphone in his hand already, and shows no intentions of walking down the ramp to talk to Orton's face.

The Miz: ...

Randy Orton: (Interrupting) SHUT THE HELL UP AND LISTEN TO ME!

UNREAL POP! The Miz looks gobsmacked, whilst Randy's face is beetroot red from fury

Randy Orton: (Very loudly and angrily) You want to steal my title?! You want to avoid me?! You want to damn-near end my career?! And then you want to interrupt me?! I'll give you one warning and one warning only - You're messing with the wrong person, Miz. And you're turning me in to someone even I'm not comfortable with

Very uncharacteristically, Orton is furious and his venting all of his frustrations on the microphone as he storms over to the closest turnbuckle and punches it, before kicking the bottom rope in rage, he then picks up his chair and slams it on the canvas several times before throwing it over the top rope and on to the ramp. The Apex Predator is FUMING~!

The Miz: You want to know my point of view, Randy? Do you? Huh?

Randy is foaming from the mouth, not saying a word, as he stares a whole through The Miz and grinds his teeth together, and trying not to say something he may regret later. However, The Miz is now shouting as well, almost as irate as Randy is!

The Miz: YOU'RE A HYPOCRITE RANDY! And I'll be damned if I let you get within an inch of this WWE Championship. I did what I did last week because this company cannot afford to have someone like you as their champion!

An enormous amount of boos for The Awesome One, as Orton is now uncontrollably shaking!

The Miz: YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT SHORT CUTS, HUH?! Remember Randy, you were the one that RKO'd Stephanie McMahon in front of a helpless Triple H. You were the one that punted Mr McMahon in his head - A helpless 60 year old man! You were the one that did that, Randy, yet I'm the bad guy?!

Mike is now as furious as he was before, as he abruptly whips his blazer off and slams it on the steel ramp Ric Flair-style

The Miz: YOU'RE A HYPOCRITE! And at The Royal Rumble, it doesn't matter which Randy Orton shows up. Because all that matters is that I am showing up as the WWE Champion...

The WWE Champion wipes the sweat from his face - The hot lights are getting to him

The Miz: AND I AM LEAVING, THE W...W...E... CHAMPION!

Miz then drops the microphone before storming off of the stage and in to the back in a state of pure, unadulterated anger, as A-Ry picks up his mentor's previously-dropped blazer before following suit, leaving a still incensed Orton in the middle of the ring. JR and King then discuss what they just witnessed - A new attitude from The Miz, and a return of the vicious, vile and unforgiving attitude that defined Orton whilst he was sitting pretty at the top of the WWE.

...


COMMERCIAL BREAK



1 - Royal Rumble Qualifying Match
Mark Henry
vs. Zack Ryder w/ Primo

In a not so thrilling contest, Mr Kool Aid himself and a very bland and boring Long Island Iced Z, go back and forth, exchanging the momentum. Mark uses his strength and power to his advantage, as you would expect, whereas Zack uses his speed and agility advantage, as well as his DZP partner, Primo, occasionally being a nuisance to aid his partner.

It seems as if Ryder may have the match in the bag, as he manages to weather the storm from the World's Strongest Man, and he knocks him down to the canvas with a diving shoulder tackle off of the top rope. Long Island Iced Z then crawls to the corner and stalks his opponent, waiting for him to stand up, and as he does, he runs towards Henry and looks for the Rough Ryder... But Henry catches him on his shoulders, and transitions a helpless Zack Ryder in to position... For the World's Strongest Slam, followed by the all-but-announced three count and victory.

Winner - Mark Henry via Pinfall @ 6:19. Mark Henry qualifies for The Royal Rumble

The crowd pops for Big Mizark, as he goofily smiles whilst having his arm raised by the referee, much to the chagrin of Primo, who rolls his partner the outside before helping him to the back. Lawler and JR put over the fact that Henry will be very hard to get over the top rope come The Royal Rumble, and due to his strength and power, it will be very easy for him to throw others over, making him a viable threat come the 30 man extravaganza.




*Backstage - Random Corridor*



Backstage we go, and we see the WWE Tag Team Champions, Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov! The two are just chatting away, whilst the fans cheer at the sight of the loveable duo, before their tag team partner for tonight comes walking over to them - The WWE Divas Champion, Natalya!

Natalya: (Enthusiastically) Hey guys!

Santino and Vladimir: (Sheepishly) errrrrrrm... Hi?

Laughs for the awkwardness that Marella and Kozlov are feeling around a woman~! Natty looks on confused, not quite sure what to make of it.

Natalya: Ermm... Well we've got a big six person tag match later, I was just seeing if you two had anything in mind... Especially because you're the tag team champions and all...

Santino and Vladimir aimlessly gorp at the beautiful blonde, showing no emotion or signs of response, just gazing at her. Natalya frowns before clapping right in the face of the tag team champions...

Natalya: GUYS!

And instantly, Santi' and Vlad snap out of their day dream

Santino Marella: (Instantly and spoke very quickly) Ahh yes a big seex'a person tag'a team match. Me, Meester Vladamir Kozlov and'a the love-a-ly Natalyayaya.

Natalya looks at Santino in a weird fashion, it's obvious Marella isn't himself around women ever since Beth Phoenix 'dominated' him a few years back

Natalya: ... I know, Santino. I know that we're going to be partners tonight, that's why I came over to talk to you guys...

Awkward pause...

Santino Marella: (Nervously) Oh, errmmm... Well we just go out'a there and we ween the match! After all, we're not'a champion for nothing? (Nervous laughs) Ahh, Vladimir come with'a me, I need'a some popcorn!

Natalya: Popcorn?!

Santino pauses and thinks for a minute, thinking of a reason for his excuse to get away from Natty

Santino Marella: Didn't you know? Pop'a'corn is Santino Marella's favourite food! Now Vladimir, come with me! Errm... We'a see you out'a there, Natalya.

And with that, Santino immediately powerwalks off, wanting to get away as soon as possible. Vladimir then follows, his eyes not leaving the sight of Natalya for a good while, before he turns around and jogs to catch Santino up, who is half way down the corridor. Natalya looks at the perplexing duo inquisitively...

Natalya: Aww, they're such nice guys!

Neidhart then innocently giggles and shrugs her shoulders, before walking off in her own direction, whilst the crowd laugh at the little remark. We then fade to black for a video package...

...



- OPEN VIDEO PACKAGE -

"The Queen Of Wrestling"
SARA DEL REY
Coming soon, to Monday Night Raw

- CLOSE VIDEO PACKAGE -


...

COMMERCIAL BREAK


*Backstage - Interview Set*


We are welcomed back from commercial break with the enthusiastic face of the one and only, Matt Striker, who is standing by with a microphone in hand.

Matt Striker: Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome my guests at this time, the two leaders of The Nexus - CM Punk and Wade Barrett

And from either side of the shot, Wade Barrett and CM Punk walk on to the shot. Before Striker can even ask a question, Wade leans in to the microphone

Wade Barrett: Correction, Matthew - We're not two leaders, we're two members of The Nexus that consists seven equals. In the new Nexus, there is no such thing as a leader. We think as a pack, we attack in a pack and we live in a pack.

Matt Striker: My apologies. But guys, I just wanted to get your thoughts on tonight's main event, as well as the Pay-Per-View it's self. Tonight, there is an over the top rope battle royal to determine who enters as number 30 in the Royal Rumble match. You two men are already confirmed for the match, and by the end of tonight, David Otunga may also be a part of the match. That has to give you an advantage in tonight's main event... And should one of you win tonight's main event, and the number 30 spot isn't enough of an advantage, two - possible three - Nexus members will be a part of The Royal Rumble match. In your opinion, does this all but confirm a Nexus victory this Sunday?

Punk scoffs before moving Striker's mic towards his mouth, as Wade menacingly looks on

CM Punk: Matt, it's no secret that I like to talk. But it's also not a secret that I back it up, every... single... time. I said I'd win the ECW Championship. I said I'd win the World Heavyweight Championship. I said I'd end the career of Jeff Hardy. Last year I said I'd make a statement... All of which, I did... So take this for what it's worth...

Punk then looks deeper in to the camera, speaking with a deep and serious tone

CM Punk: A Nexus member will... Win the Royal Rumble... A Nexus member will... Main event Wrestlemania... And A Nexus member will... Become the WWE Champion.

The camera then zooms out from a close shot of Punk's face, back to a short of all three men, as Wade guides Striker's mic to his mouth

Wade Barrett: And that will happen, Matt, I can assure you. Finally, the Nexus and all of it's members will get the credit and recognition that we deserve. John Cena... Sheamus... John Morrison... Big Show... Kane.... None of them have anything on the greatness that is the most dominant group in WWE history.

CM Punk scoffs and sports a huge grin on his face, as Barrett bigs up the group

Wade Barrett: You're either Nexus... Or you're against us.

Both men then look straight down the lens of the camera evilly, before walking off of the set, leaving a dumbfounded Striker looking on.

...


*Back to Ringside*


2 - Six person intergender tag team match - Non Title
Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater and Melina
vs. Santino Marella, Vladimir Kozlov and Natalya Neidhart

The match actually gets a fair amount of time, more than you would expect from a slung together 6 person tag. The match consists of four clear sections - Santino and Vladimir starting off hot and singling out Heath Slater. The divas showcase, as Natalya and Melina damn near tear each other's heads off. This is followed by the inevitable heal beatdown that the trio of Gabriel, Slater and Melina put on the sacrificial lamb - Which this time is Vladimir Kozlov. All three of the heels do their bit to ensure that the Moscow Mauler gets beaten as much as possible, as well as not allowed him to make the hot tag to Marella or even Natalya.

However, the fourth part of this match does involve the hot tag to the Anvilette! Due to the mixed tag rules, Melina is now automatically the legal partner in the match, as the two divas collide in the center of the ring, as the two teams that will face for the tag championships on Sunday brawl on the outside and through the crowd. The momentum between the two women shifts amongst them several times, as Melina's flexibility and cunning helps her, whereas Natalya's strength and wrestling prowess aids her. However, it's neither of them factors that lead to the decision. Instead, Melina managed to get a schoolgirl roll up on a distracted Divas Champion... Who is distracted by... TYSON KIDD! The final graduate of the Hart Family dungeon. Kidd hops up on the apron, quickly followed by Jackson Andrews. The referee walks over to Tyson and tells him to get out, as the match has nothing to do with him. Natalya, Tyson's ex lover, then storms over, mouthing off Kidd, leaving the door open for Melina to sneak the school girl roll up, for the three count.

Winners: Melina, Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater via Pinfall @ 9:11

Following the match, Melina scrams from the ring, knowing that she was given a lucky break. Kidd, who now sports a beaming smile on his face, then enters the ring to confront a FUMING Natty Neidhart, who is given her Divas Championship be the referee. Natalya gets in the face of Kidd, punching him and slapping him as hard as she can, causing Kidd to cower away, until Jackson Andrews comes from behind and restrains the Divas Champion with a Full Nelson lock, as Kidd grabs a microphone.


Tyson Kidd: Natty, believe me when I tell you when I'm not doing this because I dislike you...

Heat for Kidd who still wears the silly grin on his face

Tyson Kidd: We've known each other since we were children... We were together for over six years... How can I say I dislike you, huh?

The camera focuses on Natalya who is still being manhandled by the behemoth, Jackson Andrews

Tyson Kidd: I just simply dislike your choice of disliking me, and liking...

A look of disgust than unravels on the face of the cocky Canadian...

Tyson Kidd: David... Hart... Smith.

A HUGE ovation for the son of The British Bulldog

Tyson Kidd: How can you throw all of the years of history that we have away... How can you just completely disregard all of the great memories we had... Just because David dragged my career down for three years and I chose to let him know

We see Neidhart almost breaking down in to tears, it is obvious that this whole family vendetta is becoming too much for her

Tyson Kidd: Natalya... Listen to me... You can become the greatest Divas Champion of all time and go down in the history books, whereas I can go on to become the best wrestler this world has ever seen... if only you make the right choic...

AND THE CROWD EXPLODES AS WE SEE DH SMITH POWERING DOWN THE RAMP AND IN TO THE RING! Smith slides under the rope, as Andrews throws Natalya to the ground wrecklessly. DH ducks a double clothesline attempt by both men, bounces off of the other rope and KNOCKS THEM BOTH DOWN WITH A DOUBLE SHOULDER TACKLE! He then tears his t-shirt off, as he realy is irate now. He picks up his former tag partner, boots him in the gut... RUNNING POWERSLAM TO TYSON KIDD!

NO! Jackson Andrews grabs the leg of Kidd and pulls him down, and Kidd slides under the bottom rope and slowly backs up the ramp... However, Andrews isn't as lucky. Kidd's bodyguard gets a boot of his own by Smith, before HE gets DRILLED by a RUNNING POWERSLAM! The crowd ERUPTS at the sight of David Hart Smith nearly snapping Andrews in half with his legendary father's finishing move! Smith's music plays over the PA system, as Natalya comes rushing in, flooding with tears, in to the arms of Smith. David then locks eyes with a petrified Tyson Kidd, who is now standing at the top the ramp, gobsmacked. JR and King put over how personal this issue has become, before they begin to question if the Hart family conflict could be the deciding factor in Natalya's title defence at the Royal Rumble, before we fade out to commercials.


COMMERCIAL BREAK


OPEN VIDEO PACKAGE



THE ROYAL RUMBLE
Boston, Massachusetts
January 30, 2011

CLOSE VIDEO PACKAGE



*Backstage - Random corridor*


When we return live in the arena, we are in a random corridor where we can hear unknown voices in the background. The voices get louder and more clear, as they seemingly come closer to the camera. Eventually, the voices become clear as they people are revealed to be David Hart Smith and Natalya Neidhart!

Natalya: I CAN'T BELIEVE HE DID THAT! Why, David, why?!

DH Smith: Listen, calm down, it'll be fine. Focus on your match with Melina at The Royal Rumble because at this moment in time, your biggest concern is that Divas Championship. As for Tyson, I'll take care of him tonight in the battle royal and then again at The Royal Rumble.

Natalya sighs before burying her head in her hands

Natalys: I guess so...

DH Smith: Hey - Listen to me.

DH moves Natalya's hands from in front of her face, looking her dead in the eyes. We see her beginning to tear up again

DH Smith: You're the best Women's wrestler in the world, bar none. But Melina is pretty damn good as well, and you need to completely focus on her because all it takes is three seconds... But I know for a fact that you'll beat her, I have faith in you...

Natalya sniffs before softly grunting, acknowledging the compliment

DH Smith: Just promise me one thing... Do not... Listen to anything Tyson says. He's a poison, and I'm going to get rid of that poison from both of our lives - Sooner, rather than later... I'll see you in a bit.

Smith offers a sympathetic smile, before rubbing the shoulder of the Divas Champion, who watches him walk off down the corridor as he prepares for the main event later tonight. Natalya then looks back down to the floor and frowns - It rely is difficult to read how Natty is thinking, at the moment...

*Back To Ringside*


3 - Royal Rumble Qualifying Match
David Otunga
vs. ???

Otunga waits in the ring, bouncing on the balls of his feet as he anticipates his opponent, who apparently has been away due to getting a "reality check". After several moments, the crowd give a little bit of a pop, as the music of the returning GREAT KHALI blasts over the speakers. The seven foot Punjabi Playboy walks on to the stage, as JR and King fill us in that the "Reality Check" clue makes sense, as Khali has been away from the WWE for a few months as he was starring in the Indian version of Big Brother.

Despite the threat that Khali poses, Otuna looks calm and collected in the ring, even smirking a little bit and JR and Lawler question why... But we soon find out, as even before Khali can enter the ring, he is ambushed by THE SIX OTHER MEMBERS OF THE NEXUS! Punk, Barrett, McGillicutty, Harris, Slater and Gabriel all enter the ringside area from different directions, pulling Khali down from the apron and putting a beating on him, as Otunga joins in. It was all a ruse! After a minute or two of a seven man beat down, it takes all of the seven members to lift Khali - Who is now complete dead weight - in to the ring. The bell officially tolls as Otunga simply puts his left foot on the chest of The Great Khali, and the referee has no choice but to count... In arguably one of the quickest matches in the history of Raw, David Otunga fills last remaining spot in The Royal Rumble match!

Winner: David Otunga via Pinfall @ 0:07 (2:19 if you include pre match beatdown)

We Are One booms over the PA system and the crowd shits all over the cheap victory of Mr A-List, as he his joined by his Nexus cohorts, all wearing beaming grins on their faces. JR brings up the fact that there are now three members of The Nexus in The Royal Rumble, which could spell disaster for the 27 other superstars that are entered.

...


Backstage - Interview Set*


And it's backstage we go to the marvelous Scott Stanford who is standing by with his trusty microphone in hand...

Scott Stanford: Jeez, what a night it has been already, and with all of the announced Raw entries for The Royal Rumble now confirmed, I feel it is more than a suitable time to welcome my guest at this time - The United States Champion, The American Dragon, Daniel Bryan.

And to a respectable pop from the crowd, Daniel Bryan enters the shot, wearing his greay "Tap Or Snap" T-Shirt and his United States Championship over his shoulder. He is quickly followed up by his girlfriend, Gail Kim, who is looking rather spiffing in a red dress.

Scott Stanford: Now Daniel... It was because of you on Friday Night Smackdown last week that we have our main event tonight. You overcame the Intercontinental Champion, Dolph Ziggler, in a very competitive match up to earn Monday Night Raw the #30 spot. Surely you're looking to capitalize on this momentum and come out victorious tonight, also?

Daniel Bryan: That's where you're wrong, Scott... Because I don't believe in momentum. I believe in training harder then anybody else, thinking more than anybody else and performing better than anybody else. At the end of the day, momentum means nothing when there's 29 other hungry superstars fighting for the exact same thing as you - It comes down to who the very best is, and I pride myself on being... The very best.

Bryan nods his head, as does Gail Kim who smiles at her boyfriend's comment. Bryan adjusts his title belt, before

Scott Stanford: Very well. Well I'm a betting man myself, Daniel, so I've been spending some time down at the casino... And unfortunately for you, you're not exactly one of the favourites. How do you respond to the doubters?

Daniel Bryan: How do I respond to the doubters? Easy - I win. People doubted me against The Miz last year, I won. People doubted me against Dolph Ziggler, I won. People are going to doubt me this Sunday, I guess I'll just have to...

AmDrag is quickly cut off, as his attention is turned elsewhere. We hear footsteps and on comes... SHEAMUS!

Sheamus: You guess you'll just have to do what? Put someone in a submission to please the internet nerds? Well I've got a newsflash for you fella'... You can't win The Rumble by making people tap out

Bryan chuckles at The Celtic Warrior's fickle attempt at patronising him

Daniel Bryan: Sheamus, you've got a very good point, I can't win by making people tap out... But it's a whole lot easier throwing people over when they've passed out after the Lebell Lock

Sheamus: Is that so?

Daniel Bryan: Yes sir.

Sheamus scoffs, before taking a step closer to the United States Champion, and looking dead in to his eyes

Sheamus: Well I'd like to see you try and do that to me

Daniel Bryan: I accept that cha...

And in to the very intense staredown between the pasty Irishman and the United States Champion, out bounces R-TRUTH! Who is rapping under his breath, skipping through the shot, before finishing his entrance with a fancy little spin.

R-Truth: WHAT'S UP?!

"WHAT'S UP!"

R-Truth: Well well well, look what we hav...

BOOM! Sheamus doesn't wait to see what Truth has to say, and instead he LEVELS him with a right hand, and in an instant, Daniel Bryan pounces on Sheamus. The two men go back and forth, until Truth gets back up and joins in the melee. After several moments of the three men beating the hell out of each other... From nowhere comes WILLIAM REGAL, TED DIBIASE AND TYSON KIDD! All opponents at The Royal Rumble and even in tonight's main event, but all of the main swing for the fences, looking to cause damage ahead of the main event tonight. Chaos well and truly has been ensued, as a wave of security - At least twelve of them - Enter the scene to break up the chaos, as we fade to black.

...


- OPEN VIDEO PACKAGE -

Narrator: Success...

A split screen of every single championship belt in the WWE, all of which are resting on a spotlighted, silk pillow stool

Narrator:
Success can be measured through a list of accomplishments...

Slow motion shots of The Miz raising his newly won WWE title in the air after cashing in his money in the bank briefcase - "WE HAVE A NEW WWE CHAMPION"

Narrator:
Success can be measured through achieving your dreams...

A shot of Rey Mysterio winning his first World Title at Wrestlemania 22 with Michael Cole screaming over the top - "BY GOD, REY MYSTERIO HAS DONE IT!"

Narrator:
Or success can be measured through the legacy that you forge...

A shot of the final Tombstone on Shawn Michaels at last year's Wrestlemania, as The Undertaker extends his undefeated streak even further - "TWO OF THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME, IN THE GREATEST MATCH OF ALL TIME"

Narrator:
All we know is...

An extreme slow motion of John Cena lifting Dave Batista on to his shoulders in preparation for the Attitude Adjustment - "HE'S GONNA' DO IT... JOHN CENA...!

Narrator:
Success...

The slow motion shot is still there, but this time it's John Cena actually slamming Wade Batista down to the canvas - "HE NAILS IT! IT'S GOTTA BE OVER! 1...2...3!"

Narrator:
Is Certain.

When Batista smashes the canvas, the slow motion instantly transitions in to fast paced shots, whilst the instrumental of Detroit Rapper, Royce Da 5'9's song, Legendary, plays.

Michael Cole:
"DON'T YOU ADJUST YOUR TV SETS, BECAUSE THE GREATEST EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING... HAS JUST GOT STARTED"

Quickfire clips of Randy Orton RKOing Ted DiBiase, Rey Mysterio 619'ing CM Punk, CM Punk grabbing the Money In The Bank Briefcase and Kane Chokeslamming Chavo Guerrero - All from Wrestlemanias passed

Jim Ross:
"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN YOU WON'T FIND AN EVENT MUCH BETTER, MUCH MORE SPECTACULAR AND MUCH MORE INSPIRING THAT WRESTLEMANIA"

More speedy clips - This time of the infamous Edge spearing Jeff Hardy in the TLC match, Shawn Michaels drilling Kurt Angle with a Sweet Chin Music, and finally... The legendary staredown between The Rock and Hulk Hogan

Vince McMahon:
"WELCOME TO.... WRRREESSSSTLEEEE - MANIAAAA!"

The package ends with the image of Rock and Hogan fading in to a beautiful view of the Georgia Dome in Atlanta - The arena that will play host to Wrestlemania 27. The Wrestlemania 27 logo then fades in over the top, as does the sound of a raucous crowd chanting "THIS IS AWESOME" along with the subsequent claps, before we fade to black.


CREDIT TO BAGWELL FOR THE WRESTLEMANIA POSTER.

WRESTLEMANIA 27
April 3, 2011
The Georgia Dome | Atlanta, Georgia
Success Is Certain

- CLOSE VIDEO PACKAGE -

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COMMERCIAL BREAK


4 - Singles Match - Non Titles
The Miz
vs. ???

Mizanin eagerly anticipates his opponent for several moment, as do the crowd. Nobody knows who it is...

Spoiler for who it is:


IT'S BIG SEXY, KEVIN NASH!


















Justin Roberts: And his opponent... Making his return after eight years... FROM DETROIT, MICHIGAN!!

HUGE POPS FROM THE HOMETOWN CROWD!

Justin Roberts: BIG SEXY.... KEVINNNNNNNN NASH!

Kevin's hometown crowd goes BERSERK for the seven foot legend, as he casually strolls on to the stage, looking as calm as a cucumber, adjusting his leather glove, whilst The Miz is in a state of shock!

Eventually, Nash enters the ring and The Miz pounces straight on Big Sexy, looking to get the job done as soon as possible. Obviously, the power of Nash is too much as he launches The Miz to the other side of the ring and begins his attack, striking The Miz like he's a punching bag and throwing him around like he's a rag doll.

Eventually, because of Alex Riley, The Miz manages to gain the advantage and he groundes Big Sexy, and focuses his attention on to the ankle of the former World Heavyweight Champion. It seems now, that The Miz's eyes are glazed over and he almost seems possessed, as he zones in on the ankle of Nash, much like he did to Orton last week... And The Miz SCREAMS at Riley to get him a steel chair, and his apprentice does as he is told. Despite the referee's best attempts, the WWE Champion wraps the steel chair around the ankle of Nash and ascends to the top rope - The Miz CAN'T do this to Kevin Nash, can he?


...
...........
........
...............
.
.........

"I HEAR VOICES IN MY HEAD, THEY COUNCIL ME THEY UNDERSTAND..."
*VOICES*


And the crowd erupts AGAIN as The Viper hobbles down to the ring, and The Miz hops off of the top rope and makes his escape, and Orton is livid that he couldn't get his hands on his opponent come The Royal Rumble, and the referee has no choice but to count out The Miz, who by now is half way up the ramp with his belt in hand, and a huge smirk on his face.

Winner: Kevin Nash via Countout @ 7:59

Orton unwraps the steel chair from around Nash's ankle, and helps him back to his feet, much to the appreciation of the big man. The two men raise each other's arms high in the air in celebration, but Orton doesn't seem to celebratory...

...

RKO OUT OF NOWHERE TO KEVIN NASH! OH MY GOD!


The Viper has just sent a HUGE message! Just six nights away from The Royal Rumble, Orton doesn't care who it is, where they are or what they've done - If the stand in the way of him, they will get hurt. Will we see the same sight at The Royal Rumble with Randy Orton and The Miz?!

...


Open Video Package

One Show...
Twelve Years...
Four Different Channels...
Thousands Of Memories...
SIX HUNDRED SHOWS


The 600th Episode of SMACKDOWN!
02/18/2011

Close Video Package


...

COMMERCIAL BREAK


When we return, we see a "before the break" screen that replays all that occured before the break between Kevin Nash, Randy Orton and The Miz. During this, some of the lesser known names on the Raw roster enter the ringside area for the battle Royal. That segways perfectly to the usual shilling of The Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View this Sunday - Orton/Miz, Edge/Rhodes, Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater vs. Santino and Kozlov, Natalya/Melina and of course the Royal Rumble match it's self, which will guarantee one man a one way ticket to the Main Event of Wrestlemania in Atlanta. After they've done shilling, the final few people of the Battle Royal get their full entrances - Sheamus, Daniel Bryan, John Morrison and The Nexus, entering as a collective unit.

5 - Over the top rope Battle Royal - Winner earns the number 30 spot in The Royal Rumble match
CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan vs. David Otunga vs. DH Smith vs. John Morrison vs. Mark Henry vs. R-Truth vs. Sheamus vs. Ted DiBiase vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Wade Barrett vs. William Regal


The match is as chaotic as you would expect when there's twelve men duking it out for an advantage in arguably the most career-defining match of one's career, and as you would expect, alliances of created and bad blood boils. Punk, Barrett and Otunga work as a cohesive unit, working for the common cause of a Nexus member headlining Wrestlemania... DH Smith and William Regal form a loose alliance - JR says that it may be because Regal was good friends with DH Smith's father and has watched DH grow from a baby, and the duo predominantly fight Tyson Kidd and Tedd DiBiase, respectively. Daniel Bryan and Sheamus battle it out after their confrontation earlier, and the remainder pick away at the aforementioned wherever possible.

Elimination One - R-Truth eliminated by David Otunga and Wade Barrett
Elimination Two - Ted DiBiase eliminated by William Regal
Elimination Three - William Regal eliminated by Wade Barrett and CM Punk
Elimination Four - David Otunga eliminated by DH Smith
Elimination Five - DH Smith eliminated by Tyson Kidd
Elimination Six - Mark Henry by CM Punk, Wade Barrett, Tyson Kidd and Sheamus
Elimination Seven - Sheamus eliminated by Daniel Bryan
Elimination Eight - Tyson Kidd by Daniel Bryan
Elimination Eight - Wade Barrett eliminated by Daniel Bryan
Elimination Nine - John Morrison eliminated by CM Punk
Elimination Ten - Daniel Bryan eliminated by Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel

The two remaining men are none other than the two members of the Nexus, Wade Barrett and CM Punk. The two me raise their arms high in the air in celebration, but they stare at one another, knowing that only one of them can be number 30. The two men then walk towards the same side of the ring and step on the ring apron... The crowd don't have a clue what they're doing...

THEY DROP TO THE FLOOR AT EXACTLY THE SAME TIME?!

Winners: CM Punk and Wade Barrett draw @ 13:12 via both men's feet touching the floor at the same time

...

*GENERAL MANAGER ALERT TONE*


Jerry Lawler: "Punk, Barrett - Congratulations on outlasting ten of the finest competitiors Monday Night Raw have to offer - If you can do this in six days, then one of you will no doubt be Main Eventing Wrestlemania. However, unfortunately for you, there has been a surprise addition to tonight's main event... A man who will also be in The Royal Rumble match on Sunday, and is also a member of the Monday night Raw roster. So this match will continue with you two men, and this man...

...





....





...


*MY TIME IS NOW*


[i]THE CROWD BLOWS OFF THE ROOF - PUNK'S AND BARRETT'S FACES TELL THE WHOLE STORY! From backstage, out sprints John Cena who storms down the ramp and double clotheslines both men at the bottom of the ramp, before throwing both men in to the ring. Cena then follows them in to the ring, before whipping off his hat and his t-shirt. He ducks a wild swing from Barrett before a boot to the midsection... ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT TO BARRETT!

As soon as Cena rises back to his feet, he is met from behind by Punk who swings viciously with a roundhouse kick, but Cena ducks... ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT TO CM PUNK! CENA THEN PICKS UP BOTH MEN ON TO THEIR FEET...

BUT PUNK AND WADE BOTH BOOT CENA IN THE GUT AND SIMULTANEOUSLY THROW HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE! IT'S OVER!





NO! ONLY ONE OF CENA'S FEET HAS TOUCHED THE FLOOR, AS HE HOPS AROUND OUTSIDE OF THE RING, BEFORE SLYLY SLIDING IN TO THE RING! Meanwhile, Punk and Wade, proud of their accomplishments, climb over the ropes and stand on the apron, counting down over dramatically from ten...

BUT THEY DON'T EVEN REACH FOUR, AS CENA RUNS FROM BEHIND AND BLINDSIDES THEM, KNOCKING THEM BOTH TO THE FLOOR. CENA HAS WON! JOHN CENA IS NUMBER THIRTY IN THE ROYAL RUMBLE, AND HAS INCREASED HIS CHANCES OF WINNING THIS SUNDAY, TEN FOLD!


Winner: John Cena @ 16:02

IT'S OVER! PUNK AND BARRETT CAN'T BELIEVE IT! The plot has been foiled by the face of the WWE, John Cena, a man who wasn't supposed to even compete until The Royal Rumble... But John has ignored all medical advice. Maybe... Just MAYBE, John Cena can become a two time Royal Rumble winner and Main Even another Wrestlemania... But one thing is for damn sure - The Nexus will be looking for revenge! We then fade to black with Cena standing tall, and Punk and Barrett gazing on furiously, with JR going berserk on commentary, hyping up The Rumble. "BAH GAWD, THE ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA BEGINS THIS SUNDAY!"


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THE ROYAL RUMBLE
January 30th, 2011
TD Garden | Boston Massachussets

30 Man Royal Rumble Match

Alberto Del Rio vs. Beth Phoenix vs. Big Show vs. Chavo Guerrero vs. Chris Masters vs. CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan vs. David Hart Smith vs. David Otunga vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Drew Mcintyre vs. John Cena vs. John Morrison vs. JTG vs. Kane vs. Kaval vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Mark Henry vs. Rey Mysterio vs. R-Truth vs. Sheamus vs. Ted DiBiase vs. Trent Barreta vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Wade Barrett vs. William Regal and 4 Other Superstars


WWE Divas Championship
Natalya (C) vs. Melina


World Heavyweight Championship
Edge (C) vs. Cody Rhodes


WWE Tag Team Championships
Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov (C) vs. Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater ( N )


WWE Championship
The Miz (C) vs. Randy Orton

CREDIT TO JAM FOR THE MATCH GRAPHICS

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I really didn't like this show and I feel it was some of the weakest shit I've ever posted, but I just wanted to get this one out of the way, focusing more on the booking and character development rather than the quality of the matches and promos, if that makes sense. So if you do decide to give me feedback, similar to my recaps, don't just say "WRITE MOAR~!" or "ORTON PROMO WAS CRAP~!" because I know that shows would normally be longer and much better from a writing aspect. I'm still trying to find a writing style that I enjoy, and I must say that this wasn't one, so expect differences between the shows every time, until I do indeed find a style I enjoy. Yeah, this is my worst show, I know that. Don't remind me.

In terms of a timetable, I hope to have Smackdown up around New Years, then the Rumble mid-later January. This obviously depends on college work and how busy the Christmas period may or may not be. But yeah. No predictions yet, I plan on writing Smackdown and then writing an official preview and prediction template shortly after SD.

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Edit: And before any asks - Yes, I am posting poor quality stuff to lul Melvis and 619 in to a false sense of security...

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Friday Night Smackdown Preview - Episode #597
January 28th, 2011
US Bank Arena
Cincinnati, Ohio


"It's only smoke and mirrors..."



The final turn before The Road to Wrestlemania officially begins in just two nights time emenates from the great city of Cincinnati, Ohio, and they have a hell of a show lined up for them just two nights before The Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View.

Last week, for the first time since the rivalry began, we saw the World Heavyweight Champion, Edge, finally get the better of his challenger at The Royal Rumble, Cody Rhodes. The Dashing number one contender tried to assault Edge after his hard-fought victory over a game Alberto Del Rio, but the wily veteran stood tall as he saw Cody off with stiff strikes and it was almost topped off with a Spear, but the second generation superstar managed to escape. Nevertheless, it was still a victory for Edge as he stood tall with the World Heavyweight Championship to close the show. A sign of things to come in Boston in just over 48 hours? We don't know. What we do know is that due to the attempted attack by Rhodes, Theodore Long has booked Cody in a match against one of the toughest men in wrestling history - The Fighting Irishman, Finlay! If that wasn't enough for the young upstart, Teddy has assigned none other than EDGE has the special guest referee. Teddy Long is taking a risk, putting Cody and Edge in the same ring together, but we highly doubt the fans will mind because fireworks are promised!

With now all of the Smackdown entrants confirmed for the match, Smackdown General Manager Teddy Long has scheduled a huge match for a handful of the entrants. There will be an eight man tag team, pitting eight of the thirteen Smackdown entrants against one another. Rey Mysterio, Big Show, Kofi Kingston and Chris Masters have the unenviable task of facing the foursome of Dolph Ziggler, Kaval, Alberto Del Rio and JTG. With all eight of these clashing personalities in the ring at one time, as well as the desire to build up much-needed momentum ahead of The Rumble Match this Sunday, one thing can be guaranteed - And that is chaos. Who will pick up the victory and head in to The Rumble with a victory?

One of the underdogs in the Royal Rumble, is The Glamazon, Beth Phoenix. Beth already has Royal Rumble experience, entering last year's Rumble match, so this isn't new territory for the dominant diva. In an attempt to build some much needed momentum ahead of The Royal Rumble, Beth has been placed a very difficult task, as she wrestles another Diva that would love some momentum ahead of the Pay-Per-View... The WWE Divas Champion, NATALYA NEIDHART! Although the feud between Natalya and her challenger, Melina, has predominantly taken place on Raw, the Divas division is an interbrand attraction and the Anvilette agreed to show up on Smackdown to take on her good friend, Beth Phoenix. Which Diva will gain steam heading in to Boston? We'll have to wait and see but it promises to be a hard hitting and competitive affair between two of the very best Divas in WWE history.

It isn't often that the WWE Board Of Directors are backed in to a corner, but this week, they have been. The heated rivalry between Trent Barreta and Drew McIntyre has become that personal, that the Board of Directors and Smackdown General Manager, Teddy Long, have been left no choice but to allow the two enemies to duke it out in the main event of tonight's broadcast, in a No Holds Barred match! Last week, the youngster from New York defeated Drew's handpicked opponent, Tyler Reks, to earn himself a measure of revenge against The Chosen One. Since debuting, we've seen the mean streak grow and develop inside of The Sinister Scotsman, but we haven't seen him in uncontrolled circumstances like we will see him in tonight. Many say Trent doesn't stand a chance, but if there's one thing we've learnt about Trent, it's that he refuses to give up, and there's a possibility that his innovative offence and never-say-die attitude may thrive in this environment. Both men are scheduled to wrestle in The Royal Rumble match on Sunday, as well, but for some reason here at WWE.Com, we highly doubt either man will hold back tonight.

All of this, plus the WWE Tag Team Champions, Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov, are scheduled to perform and much much more, only on Friday Night Smackdown!

Confirmed Matches:

No Holds Barred Match - Drew McIntyre vs. Trent Barreta

Cody Rhodes vs. Finlay - Edge as the Special Guest Referee
Eight Man Tag Team Match - Big Show, Chris Masters, Kofi Kingston and Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, Kaval and JTG
Non-Title Match - Natalya Neidhart vs. Beth Phoenix
Non-Title Match - Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov vs. Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks


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Glad to see this isn't dead, like I thought it was. Also, pretty nice to see that you've upped your game quite a lot with this thread, best stuff I've seen you produce. I'll try to give you some reviews going forward.
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