Monday Night Raw March 29th, 2010: Live From Phoenix, Arizona!
Burn It To The Ground blares over the speakers as the usual RAW pyro shoots off all over the stage and we get welcomed to another episode of Monday Night Raw by Micheal Cole and Jerry Lawler.
Looks like were wasting no time getting underway tonight folks and what better way to start the night than with an appearance from the man who saw his wrestling career come to an end last night, The Heart Break Kid Shawn Michaels!
Michaels walks out onto the stage dressed in jeans, A red dress shirt and a HBK cowboy hat. Michaels has a almost peaceful smile on his face as he soaks in the cheers from the fans here in Phoenix who are all on their feet cheering for The Heart Break Kid. Shawn for the last time goes down onto his knees on the top of the ramp then looks up at the heavens before jumping up to his feet with his pyro going off in the background behind him. Michaels skips the rest of his usual entrance and instead shakes hands with multiple fans on his way down the ramp then he walks up the steps and walks through the ropes. Michaels walks into the middle of the ring as his music cuts but still every fan in the arena tonight along with Micheal Cole and Jerry Lawler are on their feet cheering for the greatest to ever lace up a pair of boots.
Michaels waits for the fans to quiet down then raises the mic up to his mouth but before he can talk they start a loud "THANK YOU SHAWN!" chant. Michaels chuckles at this as he soaks it in for a few seconds then raises the mic to his mouth again.
You know when I started in this business I thought i'd wrestle till the day I died, But if you told me back then that I'd retire after losing to the greatest of all-time I'd tell you your crazy.
The fans again begin chanting "THANK YOU SHAWN!"
No no thank YOU, Thank all of you! Without all of you supporting me for all these years and helping me through some of the problems i've had I wouldn't be standing here today.
The fans cheer loudly for this as HBK waits for them to quiet down a bit then speaks again.
You know last night after my match against The Undertaker, I was about to leave the arena when in the parking lot a young man walked up to me and told me I was his hero and he was sad to see the best wrestler ever leave. That really touched my heart but I told him that the greatest ever isn't me, It's The Undertaker. You see 2 years ago at Wrestlemania I faced off against Ric Flair and he told me "to be the man you gotta beat the man" and I beat him. I was the man but now, Now Undertaker is the man and he deserves it more than anybody else.
[COLOR="red"]The fans cheer and begin a small Undertaker chant but then it quickly switches back to Thank You Shawn.[/COLOR[
Once again I wanna thank you all for all the support over the years and from the bottom of my heart I wanna thank you all, I wanna thank Vince McMahon for giving a young punk kid the chance of a lifetime and I wanna thank all the boys in the back for giving me some great matches over the years.
Triple H walks out onto the stage with a mic in jeans and a t-shirt as HBK has a big smile on his face as his best friend walks down the ramp then walks up the steps and into the ring, Right into a big hug with his best friend as his music cuts.
Shawn, Did you really think i'd let you off that early? Did you really think i'd let you just leave here tonight without letting some of the guys say goodbye? Without me showing you this first?
Triple H points to the titantron where a video package begins highlighting the greatest moments of HBK's career. It shows everything from him realizing the boyhood dream to every other world title win of his to DX winning the Unified Tag Team Titles and finally it ends with a clip of the ending of last nights main event.
Shawn smiles at this but The Game isn't done yet.
Shawn, If you think i'm the only one who has a surprise you then your mistaken.
**No Chance In Hell**
Mr.McMahon walks out onto the stage and struts down the ramp. Triple H leans against the ropes as HBK is unsure if he should be happy about this or not. McMahon struts up the steps then walks into the middle of the ring as his music cuts.
Shawn, Instead of a typical thank you I had another idea of a way to thank you for all your hard work for me over the years....I wanted to offer you a new job...as the NEW RAW General Manager!
HBK is surprised as Triple H has a smirk on his face, Clearly he knew this was coming.
I know you were looking forward to spending more time with your family but these fans don't wanna see you leave, The boys in the back don't wanna see you leave and I don't wanna see you leave! So what do you say? You will have your own office and a promise that this is not just a way to try and get you to wrestle again.
Shawn is thinking as he looks over at Hunter who tells him to take the job. Shawn looks out at the fans who clearly all want Shawn to take the job and Shawn sighs.
You know what Vince, I'll do it. I will be the new General Manager of Raw.
Michaels and McMahon shake hands and the fans cheer loudly, But suddenly Sheamus slides into the ring behind Michaels and before Hunter can even react, Sheamus blasts Michaels in the back of the head with a steel pipe! Hunter now attacks Sheamus and nails him with a bunch of right hands to the face!
Hunter now clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope and to the floor as Hunter flexs and checks on Michaels who is slowly getting up to his feet with the help of Hunter. Hunter picks up a mic off the ground as he sees Michaels able to stand on his own.
SHEAMUS! You wanna attack my best friend? Now you've pissed me off, At Extreme Rules I challenge you to a Street Fight!
The fans cheer as Sheamus is standing on the top of the ramp laughing about what he did and it doesn't look like were gonna get an answer about the challenge right now as we head into commercial.
We come back from commercial and Justin Roberts is standing in the ring with a mic in hand.
The following contest is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, From St. Louis, Missouri Evan Bourne!
**Born To Win**
The fans give a nice pop as the man who stole the show during the Money In The Bank Match last night. Evan Bourne walks out onto the stage. Bourne throws up the peace symbol then runs down the ramp, Slapping hands with a few fans along his way. Bourne now slides under the bottom rope into the ring and jumps up to the top turnbuckle and poses again for the fans then jumps off the top and backs into his corner.
And his opponent, From El Paso, Texas Chavo Guerrero!
Chavo Guerrero walks out onto the stage to a very small amount of boos from the fans. Chavo goes down onto one knee on the stage and soaks in the small amount of boos. Chavo now stands up and struts down the ramp to the beat of his music then slowly walks up the steps. Chavo taunts the fans from the ring apron now then jumps over the top rope into the ring and again he strikes a pose to taunt the fans. Chavo now gets to his feet and backs into his corner as the ref calls for the bell.
**The Bell Rings**
Evan Bourne vs Chavo Guerrero
Bourne and Guerrero walk into the middle of the ring and lock up right away. Chavo applies a side headlock as Bourne backs into the ropes then shoves Chavo off and he bounces off the opposite ropes and Bourne hits a jumping knee to the skull! Bourne now hits a standing moonsault then hooks both legs for a quick pin on Chavo.
NO! Chavo kicks out!
Bourne is quickly back to his feet and he lets Chavo get up only to hit him with a side kick into the ribs. Bourne now bounces off the ropes and charges at Guerrero, But Guerrero counters with a back drop! Chavo turns around and Bourne is already back to his feet and Chavo blasts him with a right hand to the jaw! Chavo now kicks Bourne in the gut then hits a snap suplex! Chavo fights back up to his feet and hits a second snap suplex and it looks like he's about to complete the three amigos. Chavo is back up to his feet and nails the third amigo!
Chavo has Bourne right where he wants him as he drags him into postiton then climbs up to the top turnbuckle and poses again which causes the fans to boo him. Bourne however gets to his feet and charges into the corner and nails a jumping kick to the head of Chavo! Chavo is crotched on the top turnbuckle as Bourne gets back to his feet and jumps onto the bottom rope then leaps into the air and hits a hurricarana off the top turnbuckle sending Chavo flying into the middle of the ring!
Bourne sees this is his best chance to win and he quickly climbs up to the top turnbuckle as Chavo is laid out and Bourne stands up, Then dives off the top and connects with Air Bourne! Bourne quickly hooks both legs for the pin!
Here's your winner, Evan Bourne!
**Born To Win**
Evan Bourne gets to his feet and celebrates his victory as Chavo lays on the mat holding his ribs. Bourne holds up the peace symbol for the fans then bails out of the ring and runs up the ramp then to the back as we take a quick comercial break.
We come back from commercial and the cameras are focused on the ring where a ladder is set up right in the middle of it.
**Just Close Your Eyes**
The fans give the second or third loudest pop of the night as last nights Money In The Bank winner, Christian walks out onto the stage in his ring gear with his MITB case in hand. Christian looks out at all the peeps in Phenoix here tonight then walks down the ramp quickly and as he reaches the bottom of the ramp he holds up his briefcase for the fans. Christian now walks up the steps then enters the ring.
Christian gets handed a mic and as his music cuts he climbs up the ladder and takes a seat on the top of it.
You know I have never been a world champion, Ever. It's always been my goal to one day win the WWE Title or the World Heavyweight Title and now I have my chance because last night at Wrestlemania 26 I WON MONEY IN THE BANK!
The fans cheer loudly as Christian holds up his briefcase high over his head and then kisses it.
So far every single person who has cashed in this briefcase has gone on to win the world title and I promise to you all I will keep that trend going!
**Get On Your Knees**
The fans boo loudly as Jack Swagger walks out onto the stage in his red, White and blue attire and he has a mic in hand. Swagger's music cuts as he begins walking down the ramp.
Last night was my night! I should have won Money In The Bank not you!
Jack, I beat you fair and square. It's not my fault you came up short last night and were unable to win the match.
Swagger now walks up the steps and enters the ring as Christian slides onto the back side of the ladder instead of sitting on top like he was before.
Christian, If you were a real man like I am you would face me, Tonight. With your briefcase on the line!
Christian chuckles as the fans are on the edge of their seat waiting to see what Christian will say.
Oh Jack, Are you new around here? This briefcase of mine is not a championship, I don't have to defend it. My answer is no to defending the briefcase against you. As for a match against you well, I'll be happy to face you right now!
Christian begins to slowly climb down the ladder but Swagger had a plan all along! Swagger bull rushes the ladder and then tips it over which causes Christian to go flying out of the ring and fall through the announce table!
The fans are in shock as they see Christian laying flat on his back on the broken pieces of the announce table as Swagger sees the MITB case laying underneath the ladder and Swagger kicks the ladder off the briefcase then picks it up and holds it up high!
Jack! Jack! Turn around!
Swagger turns around and sees the new Raw GM, Shawn Michaels on the titantron.
Jack, Sorry I didn't come out and deal with you but my head is still hurting from earlier tonight. Anyway I heard you telling Christian you wanted a match with him for his briefcase so here's what i'm gonna do for you. Next week, You will face Christian 1 on 1 and IF you are able to win by pin or submission then at Extreme Rules you will face Christian in a Ladder Match with his MITB case on the line!
The fans aren't sure how to react as Swagger seems happy about this and Christian is still knocked out from his fall off the ladder. Swagger now jumps out of the ring but he takes Christian's briefcase with him! Swagger is getting booed out of the building as he walks up the ramp and to the back with Christian's MITB briefcase in hand and right before the commerical break we get word that we will hear from the new WWE Champion, John Cena right after the break!
We come back from commerical and go right to the interview area where Todd Grisham is standing, Mic in hand.
Ladies and Gentleman, My guest at this time he is the new WWE Champion, John Cena!
John Cena walks into camera view with the WWE Title on his shoulder and he pats Grisham on the back.
John, Last night at Wrestlemania you beat Batista in a great match to win back your WWE Title. Now tonight your already back in action as in the main event tonight you will face 3 possible challengers in a Gauntlet Match and if any of them beat you they will get a shot at the WWE Championship at Extreme Rules, What's your game plan tonight?
First off let me just say Shawn Michaels, It was great working with you multiple times during your hall of fame career and for that let me say thank you. Now onto business, Todd, I look forward to that match tonight. I will always take on any and all challengers, It's like I always say, If ya want some, Come get some!
Thanks for your time John.
John Cena walks away as the cameras cut into the GM office where Shawn Michaels is walking around. It's clear he has a bandage on the back of his head after that blow from Sheamus he took earlier. Suddenly we see The Miz and Big Show walk into the office and HBK turns around and glares at them.
I have a door. Next time, Knock.
Yeah yeah yeah. Look why aren't either of us on the card tonight? We are the unfied tag team champions AND i'm the most awesome US Champion in history!
Look I know that, Tonight has been a crazy night. Next week i'll give you guys a match.
No no no that's not good enough! Either give me a match TONIGHT or i'll have Big Show here knock you out!
Big Show steps forward and Michaels is clearly getting annoyed with these two.
Alright fine, You want a match tonight? You got it. Miz tonight you will be in a match against Kofi Kingston...oh and your United States Championship will be on the line.
WHAT? THAT'S NOT FAIR!
Just for that i'm making the match a Falls Count Anywhere Match, And i'm banning Big Show from ringside!
Miz storms out of the office but Big Show doesn't leave.
That Gauntlet Match tonight, I want in.
You want in? I'll make a deal with you then. I'll give you a spot in the Gauntlet Match tonight but in return next week you and Miz will have to defend those tag titles against the winners of tonights triple threat #1 contenders match.
You got a deal Shawn.
Big Show and Michaels shake hands then Show leaves the office and Michaels sits down and begins doing paperwork as the cameras cut to the ring where the Divas Champion, Maryse is standing holding a mic with her title on her shoulder.
Last night at Wrestlemania I proved I am ze sexiest and best diva on ze roster by leading my team to victory over those sluts!
The fans boo but Maryse ignores them.
I am ze greatest Divas Champion in history and ze sexiest! Nobody will ever take my championship away from me either.
**Strong and Sexy**
The fans give a mild pop as Gail Kim walks out onto the stage with a mic in hand. Gail begins to walk down the ramp as her music cuts.
Maryse, You and your whole team got lucky last night and as for your claims to be "ze" greatest champion in history that's a good joke! I won the Women's Title in my first ever match in WWE years ago but i've never won the Divas Title...I think it's time that happens!
**Shake Yo Tail**
The fans give a mild boo as Alica Fox walks out onto the stage with a mic in hand and her music cuts as she quickly walks down the ramp.
Hold up. Did I just hear that has been loser Gail Kim say she wants a shot at Divas Championship? Gail, Your the past nobody cares about you anymore, I am the future of this division and I should be given a shot at your title Maryse!
Aye I don't think either of you should face me! Neither of you are worthy to face me!
I got an idea, Alica how about next week you face me 1 on 1 and the winner moves on to Extreme Rules to face you Maryse, In any match type you want. How's that sound?
Fine with me.
Fine I will beat either of you at Extreme Rules! But next week I will be at ringside to watch your match!
The fans give a small pop for the announcement of the #1 contenders match next week but just as Maryse holds up her championship to taunt the two possible challengers, Gail drops Maryse with Eat Defeat! Alica now charges at Gail and drops her with the Scissors Kick! Gail is down and Fox picks up the championship and holds it up high over her head which causes boos from the fans as we head into a commerical but first Cole tells us that the US Championship Match is up next!
We come back from commercial and the cameras go to the ring where Justin Roberts is once again standing, Mic in hand.
The following contest is a Falls Count Anywhere Match and it is for the United States Championship! Introducing first, Kofi Kingston!
Kofi Kingston walks out onto the stage to a good pop from the fans. Kingston looks out at all the fans as he walks onto the top of the ramp and sets off his pyro. Kingston quickly walks down the ramp, Slapping hands with as many fans as possible along the way until he reaches the bottom of the ramp. Kingston takes off his t-shirt and tosses it into the crowd then slides under the bottom rope into the ring. Kingston jumps up to the top turnbuckle and poses for the fans before jumping down and backing into his corner.
And his opponent, He is the United States Champion, The Miz!
**I Came To Play**
The fans boo loudly as The Miz walks out onto the stage with the US Title around his waist and both of his tag titles on his shoulders. Miz poses on the stage then walks down the ramp, Ignoring all the fans along the way. Miz reaches the bottom of the ramp and jumps onto the ring apron, Posing again to taunt the fans. Miz steps through the ropes into the ring as Kingston is pacing waiting to get his hands on the champion and the ref makes sure he doesn't go after Miz. Miz climbs up to the top turnbuckle and holds up the tag titles and the US Title at the same time which causes the fans to boo loudly. Miz now jumps down and hands his titles to a ringcrew member then takes off his jacket and tosses it out of the ring.
**The Bell Rings**
Kofi Kingston vs The Miz
Falls Count Anywhere Match For The United States Championship
As soon as the bell rings, Kofi charges into the corner looking to attack Miz but Miz sidesteps and Kofi slams head first into the top turnbuckle! Miz now tries for a full nelson quickly but Kofi slides out of the hold and rolls out of the ring. Miz bails out of the ring and he sees Kofi walking around ringside, So he charges at Kofi then shoves him face first into the guard rail! Kofi is down after his face hit the corner of the guard rail and Miz quickly hooks both legs for a pin!
NO! Kofi kicks out!
Miz gets to his feet and looks under the ring then pulls out a trash can and a kindo stick. Kofi gets to his feet and charges Miz and nails him with a clothesline! Kofi throws Miz into the ring and then gets on the ring apron, But Miz is on his feet and hits a running spear knocking Kofi off the ring apron and Kofi flys off and he lands spine first on the trash can!
The fans let out a loud "OHH!" as they see Kofi bend in half from landing on the trash can. Miz sees this and rolls out of the ring and rolls Kofi off the trash can then he picks up the trash can and drives it down on the spine of Kofi! Miz throws the trash can down as Kofi is holding his back in pain but Miz drops an elbow across the back of Kofi then rolls him over and pins him again.
NO! Kofi kicks out!
Miz can't believe it as he argues with the ref who tells him only a 2 count. Miz gets to his feet and grabs the kindo stick he pulled out from under the ring earlier and slams it down on the floor a few times as Kofi stumbles up to his feet. Miz waits for him to turn around then swings with the kindo stick, But Kofi ducks the shot and Miz drops the kindo stick as Kofi spins him around then nails the SOS right into a pin!
NO! Miz kicks out!
Kofi gets to his feet quickly as does Miz and Kofi nails him with a dropkick to the skull taking him down! Miz however is quickly back to his feet and Kofi nails another dropkick taking him down again! Kofi rolls into the ring as Miz gets to his feet and Kofi bounces off the ropes and charges across the ring and dives through the ropes nailing Miz with a suicide dive!
Kofi gets to his feet and high fives some fans at ringside as Miz stumbles up to his feet and Kofi nails an elbow smash to the face. Miz stumbles away as Kofi charges at Miz, But Miz counters and hits a one man flapjack! Kofi is down holding his ribs and Miz walks away over to where Cole & Lawler are and grabs a steel chair!
Kofi gets to his feet and Miz folds up the chair as Kofi charges at Miz and dropkicks the chair into his face! Miz goes down in front of the commentators! Kofi picks up the steel chair and throws it down onto the ribs of Miz! Kofi now jumps onto the ring apron and dives off, Hitting the Boom Drop onto the steel chair that's on the ribs of Miz!
Miz is laid out and yells in pain as Kofi crawls over to him and after pulling the chair off him hooks both legs for the pin on Miz!
NO! Miz kicks out!
Kofi gets to his feet and picks up the steel chair as Miz slowly stumbles up to his feet. Kofi waits for Miz to get up then he rams the chair into his ribs! Miz is doubled over in pain as Kofi slams the chair across the back of Miz taking him down! Kofi throws the chair down then slaps hands with a couple fans behind Cole & Lawler.
Kofi turns around and starts to pull Miz up to his feet, But Miz rakes the eyes of Kofi! Miz gets to his feet and kicks Kofi in the knee then with Kofi on one knee, Miz hits a swinging DDT taking Kofi down! Miz is holding his ribs in pain still after the Boom Drop but he keeps control of the match by hitting a running kick to the face of Kofi to keep him down on the floor!
Miz now pulls Kofi up to his feet and throws him back into the ring then slides in after him and hooks the leg for a quick pin attempt.
NO! Kofi kicks out!
Miz sighs as he realizes The Wildcat still has fight left in him and Miz begins to taunt, As if to say he's ready to hit the Skull Crushing Finale! Kofi stumbles up to his feet and Miz pulls Kofi in close to him by his trunks then tries to hit the Skull Crushing Finale but Kofi blocks it and hits a hip toss! Miz is quickly back to his feet and he turns around, Right into Trouble In Paradise from Kofi!
Kofi may have this match won but Miz falls out of the ring through the middle rope from the impact of the move! Kofi realizes this is his chance to win however and climbs up to the top turnbuckle! Kofi stands up as Miz is stumbling to his feet holding his head at ringside and Kofi dives off the top and connects with a crossbody! Kofi hooks both legs for the pin and this one may be over!
NO! Miz barley gets his shoulder up!
Kofi can't believe it as he argues with the ref who ensures him that it was only a 2 and a half count. Kofi gets to his feet in frustration as he walks around to another side of the ring and then lifts up the apron as he looks under the ring for a foreign object!
Kofi pulls out a table from under the ring and sets it up as Miz is still down at ringside. Kofi picks up the kindo stick as Miz is slowly beginning to get to his feet and Kofi walks over to him, But Miz was playing possum and he hits a drop toe hold making the skull of Kofi bounce off the steel steps! Miz picks up the kindo stick now and slams it into the back of the head of Kofi causing him to fall onto the steel steps face first! Miz throws down the kindo stick then walks over to where the table is and he kicks it down then resets it up on the side of the ring Kofi is on.
Miz walks over to Kofi and clubs him over the back then pulls him up to his feet. Miz kicks Kofi in the gut to double him over and lifts him up onto his shoulders! Miz turns around and he charges at the table, Dropping Kofi with a running powerbomb putting him through the table! Kofi is laid out and Miz quickly covers him and it looks like this one is over!
Here's your winner and STILL United States Champion, The Miz!
**I Came To Play**
The Miz celebrates his victory as he gets handed his championships. Miz holds them up high over his head and the ref checks on Kofi who is still laying in broken pieces of table and we head into commerical.
We come back from commercial and the cameras go to a hallway backstage where we see The Game Triple H. Triple H is walking down the hallway furious, Sledgehammer in hand.
SHEAMUS! WHERE ARE YOU!? COME OUT AND FIGHT ME YOU SON OF A BITCH!
Triple H storms into the locker room area and finds the locker room of The Celtic Warrior and kicks the door open, But no sign of Sheamus! Triple H walks into the locker room and looks around but the room is empty. Triple H turns around to leave but as soon as he does, Sheamus blasts him with the Brouge Kick! Triple H is laid out as Sheamus beats his chest and puts a foot on the chest of Triple H and raises his arms up in the air as the fans in the arena are booing loudly.
The cameras now cut to the ring where we see MVP & Mark Henry as well as Legacy already standing in the ring behind Justin Roberts.
The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is a Unifed Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Match! Introducing first already in the ring the teams of MVP & Mark Henry, And The Legacy Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase!
The fans pop as The Hart Dynasty walks out onto the stage all 3 in matching pink and black gear. Natayla leads Kidd and Smith down the ramp and then the three pose at the bottom of the ramp. Kidd and Smith now lift up Natayla and place her on the ring apron then they both climb up onto it and step through the ropes as Natayla jumps off the ring apron and stands at ringside.
**The Bell Rings**
MVP & Mark Henry vs The Legacy vs The Hart Dynasty
Unified Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Match
Mark Henry and Tyson Kidd are in the ring to start the match for their teams as Rhodes and DiBiase are arguing over who will have to start the match. Henry and Kidd look at each other and nod as they walk over to Legacy and launch both of them over the top rope and into the ring!
Rhodes and DiBiase get to their feet as Kidd and Henry knock them both back down with clotheslines! Henry throws Rhodes over the top rope and to the floor as on the other side of the ring, Kidd clotheslines DiBiase over the top rope!
Kidd now hits a cannon ball dive over the top rope and takes out DiBiase as Henry has slowly begun to climb to the top turnbuckle! Kidd sees Henry climbing to the top and he quickly slides into the ring and charges Henry, Hitting him with a running dropkick crotching Henry on the top turnbuckle! Rhodes gets to his feet and climbs onto the ring apron and Kidd swings at Rhodes but Rhodes catches his hand then pops Kidd with a right hand knocking him down! Rhodes then springboards off the ropes and nails Henry with a springboard kick to the head! Henry is barley avoiding falling off the top turnbuckle as Rhodes slides back into the ring.
Rhodes and Kidd both start climbing up to the top turnbuckle and both connect with right hands to the jaw of Henry! Rhodes and Kidd now both try to superplex Henry but Henry is too strong and he blocks it, Shoving both off the top turnbuckle! Rhodes and Kidd are down as DiBiase charges at Henry and shoves him off the top turnbuckle and to the floor!
Henry is laid out on the floor as Rhodes starts crawling towards his corner and Kidd rolls over into his corner and makes the tag to bring David Hart Smith into the match. Hart Smith enters the ring as Rhodes makes the tag to DiBiase and Hart Smith takes down DiBiase with a running shoulder block!
Hart Smith now decks Rhodes with a big right hand knocking him off the ring apron! DiBiase now pushes off the ropes and rolls up Hart Smith using the tights for leverage!
NO! MVP breaks it up!
DiBiase is quickly up to his feet as Henry slides into the ring. MVP now shoves DiBiase into the corner and Henry charges into the corner but MVP is also charging and DiBiase bails out of the ring and MVP is hung up on the top rope when Henry splashes into the corner! MVP goes down holding his leg in pain from the mistake as his foot was caught on the top rope and Henry checks on his partner.
Hart Smith is up to his feet and he bounces off the ropes as Henry gets up to his feet and Hart Smith connects with a big shoulder block sending Henry stumbling into the ropes! Hart Smith kicks MVP out of the ring as Henry stumbles back and Hart Smith lifts Henry up onto his shoulders!
The fans are amazed as Hart Smith has the 400 pounder on his shoulders, But DiBiase clubs Hart Smith in the back of the head and Henry falls onto the back of Hart Smith! DiBiase rolls Henry off the back of Hart Smith then rolls him over onto his back and hooks the leg for a pin!
NO! Henry breaks it up!
Henry pulls DiBiase up to his feet and lifts him up, Then drops him with the Worlds Strongest Slam! Henry pins him and it looks like we may have our new #1 contenders!
NO! Tyson Kidd breaks it up!
Henry is up to his feet as Kidd nails him with a few right hands but Henry uses his power to toss Kidd out of the ring! Cody Rhodes now enters the ring and he grabs the head of Henry looking for Cross Rhodes, But Henry blocks it and turns Rhodes around and then drops him with the Worlds Strongest Slam!
Rhodes rolls out of the ring holding his ribs as Henry is proving to be unstoppable, But DiBiase and Hart Smith are both back to their feet behind him! Smith and DiBiase wait for Henry to turn around and as soon as he does, They nail him with a double shoulder block taking him down!
The fans pop for this as Smith now kicks DiBiase in the gut then lifts him up and powerbombs him onto Henry! Smith now rolls DiBiase out of the ring as Tyson Kidd is up on the ring apron now as Smith pulls Henry up and lifts him up as Kidd jumps onto the top rope, But MVP comes running on the ring apron and takes out Kidd with a running big boot! Kidd falls off the top rope and to the floor!
Smith hits an inverted atomic drop on Henry then turns around and MVP kicks him in the gut then goes for The Playmaker, But Smith blocks it and shoves MVP into the ropes. MVP however bounces back and goes for his running big boot, But Smith ducks and MVP nails Henry with the big boot!
Henry goes down and Smith lifts up MVP in spinebuster postiton as Tyson Kidd comes out of nowhere to springboard off the top rope and they connect with The Hart Attack causing MVP to fall onto his own partner! Kidd rolls MVP out of the ring and Smith covers Henry, It looks like this one is over!
Here's your winners, The Hart Dynasty!
The fans give a nice pop as Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith celebrate their victory and becoming the #1 Contenders to the Unifed Tag Team Championships. Natayla slides into the ring and hugs them both then the trio exit the ring and walk backstage as MVP slides into the ring to check on his tag team partner.
MVP starts to help Henry to his feet, But now Legacy slide into the ring and begin to circle MVP! MVP however sees them coming and charges Rhodes and takes him down with a double leg takedown! MVP is laying in right hands to the jaw of Rhodes, Until DiBiase grabs MVP by the head and pulls him up then drops him with Dream Street!
MVP is laid out as Mark Henry gets to his feet and Legacy stand ready to fight him too, Henry however sees his partner down and makes a motion as if to say "have at it" and bails out of the ring! The fans boo loudly as Mark Henry walks up the ramp and Legacy have returned to their attack on MVP, That is until Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith come sprinting back down the ramp and make the save! Legacy bails out of the ring as Kidd and Smith stand guard to make sure they don't come back as we go to commercial.
We come back from commercial and the cameras go to the ring where Justin Roberts is standing with a mic for the final time tonight.
The following contest is a Gauntlet Match and per orders of our GM if any of the three challengers win they will receive a WWE Title Match at Extreme Rules! Introducing first, He is the WWE Champion, John Cena!
**My Time Is Now**
The fans have a mixed reaction but more postive than negative as John Cena walks out onto the stage with his new orange shirt on and the WWE Title on his shoulder. Cena looks out at the fans from the stage then salutes before sprinting down the ramp and sliding under the bottom rope, Into the ring. Cena gets to his feet and tosses his hat into the crowd then holds up the WWE Title high over his head to a good size pop from the fans. Cena's music now cuts and as it does he tosses his shirt into the crowd and hands his title to a ringcrew member.
**Crank It Up**
The fans boo loudly as Big Show walks out onto the stage with both of his tag team titles on his shoulders. Big Show slowly strolls down the ramp as Cena is pacing in place waiting for Show to get in the ring. Show stops at the bottom of the ramp and takes his titles off his shoulders then pulls himself onto the ring apron and climbs over the top rope, Into the ring. Show tosses his titles out of the ring and into the arms of a ringcrew worker as Show backs into his corner.
**The Bell Rings**
John Cena vs Big Show, ??? and ??? in a Gauntlet Match.
The match begins and both men walk into the middle of the ring. Show pie faces Cena causing him to fall to the mat, But Cena is quickly back to his feet and he hits a big right hand to the jaw of Show but it has no effect! Cena pops off a few more right hands but Show shakes them off and then nails a sucker punch into the ribs of Cena!
Cena is doubled over and Show clubs him over the back taking him down to the mat! Show soaks in boos from the fans as Cena starts to get to his feet but Show drills him with a big knee lift to the skull! Show now bounces off the ropes but as he comes back at Cena, He gets taken down with a drop toe hold!
Cena gets to his feet and tries for the STF, But Show is too powerful and fights it off with ease! Show is back to his feet and Cena bounces off the ropes and hits a big clothesline and Show is stumbling! Cena bounces off the ropes again and hits another clothesline but again Show only stumbles! Cena now goes out onto the ring apron and climbs up to the top turnbuckle, But Show connects with the KO Punch knocking Cena off the top turnbuckle and to the floor!
John Cena is laid out on the floor as the fans boo loudly but Show soaks in their boos with a sick grin on his face. Show looks over the ropes and sees Cena isn't moving so he tells the ref to count him out! The ref is already at a 3 count as he's been counting since Cena hit the floor and still no movement from Cena.
The ref reaches a 6 count and Cena is still down after that nasty fall off the top turnbuckle. Show is pacing as he waits to see if Cena will get up but with the ref at an 8 count it doesn't look like he will! The ref reaches a count of 9 and Cena is stumbles up to his feet then slides under the bottom rope just before the ref reaches the 10 count!
Big Show is shocked as Cena barley makes the count and Show loads up his fist ready to deliver another KO Punch! Cena begins to stumble up to his feet as Show is standing at the ready behind Cena. Cena gets to his feet and with jelly legs turns around and Show goes for the KO Punch, But Cena ducks at the last second as Show turns around only to get kicked in the gut! Cena uses all his strength now to lift Big Show up onto his shoulders! Show however nails a few quick elbows to the jaw and slides off the shoulders of Cena then grabs him by the throat!
Show goes for the Chokeslam, But Cena lands on his feet behind Show then nails a dropkick to the back of Show sending him stumbling forward into the ropes and Cena charges at him and with full force clotheslines Show over the top rope and to the floor! Cena lets out a war cry in anger as he climbs up to the top turnbuckle while Show stumbles up to his feet. Cena now dives off the top turnbuckle and nails a double sledge attack taking Show off his feet!
Cena now pulls Show up to his feet and rolls him back into the ring then slides in after him and hooks the leg for a pin.
NO! Show kicks out!
Cena gets to his feet as Show begins to stumble up to his feet. Cena climbs up to the top turnbuckle now as Show gets to his feet and wraps his hand around the neck of Cena! Show lifts up Cena but Cena counters the Chokeslam attempt into a tornado DDT off the top turnbuckle, Into the ring! Show is laid out and Cena uses the ropes to get to his feet then stands ready to hit the Attitude Adjustment!
Show gets to his feet and Cena kicks Show in the gut then lifts him up onto his shoulders, And drops Show into the middle of the ring with the Attitude Adjustment! Cena hooks both legs for the pin as the ref counts and this one may be over!
John Cena gets to his feet as he hears the music of The Viper blare through the speakers. Cena rolls Show out of the ring as Orton slithers into the ring behind Cena. Cena turns around and Orton attempts to drop him with the RKO, But Cena shoves him off into the ropes! Cena charges Orton, But Orton backdrops Cena over the top rope and to the floor!
Orton bails out of the ring as Cena gets to his feet only to get popped with a big right hand to the forehead sending Cena stumbling into the guard rail. Orton charges at Cena, But Cena sees him coming and lifts Orton up onto his shoulders! Cena however doesn't look to be attempting to hit his finisher though as instead he walks over to hard camera side of the ring and tosses Orton off his shoulders and into the ring.
Cena now gets onto the ring apron, But Orton is on his feet and he hits a picture perfect dropkick to the skull of Cena causing him to fall down on the apron! Orton pulls Cena up to his feet then drags him into the ring in a front facelock then drops Cena with his trademark hanging DDT! Orton rolls Cena over onto his back and hooks the leg for a pin.
NO! Cena kicks out!
Orton sighs as he thought he might have had the champ beat there. Orton waits for Cena to get to his feet then shoots him off into the ropes and Orton takes Cena down with a big clothesline! Cena gets back to his feet and Orton nails him with another clothesline! Cena gets to his feet again and Orton takes him down with a powerslam right into a pin, Hooking both legs!
NO! Cena kicks out again!
Orton is getting frustrated as he drops down to the mat and begins pounding on it! Cena slowly stumbles up to his feet as Orton stands up and waits for Cena to turn around then drops him with the RKO! Orton connects with the RKO! Orton drags Cena into the middle of the ring but before he can do anything else we hear...
**I Walk Alone**
The fans boo loudly as the music of The Animal blares through the speakers but no sign of Batista. Orton is glaring at the ramp which causes him to miss Batista slide into the ring behind Orton and the music cuts! Orton looks confused as he turns around and sees the former champion glaring at him! Orton charges at Batista, But Batista pulls down the top rope which causes Orton to fly over the top rope and to the floor!
What the hell is Batista doing? That has to be a DQ!
It's not a DQ! He didn't touch Orton!
Batista laughs as he sees Randy Orton laid out on the floor and then turns around and sees John Cena beginning to stir. Batista walks over to Cena and lifts him up then drops him with the Batista Bomb! The fans boo loudly as the ref calls for the bell and that means Randy Orton has lost via DQ! Randy Orton will not challenge for the WWE Title at Extreme Rules!
Batista laughs as he asks for a mic and he is handed one.
Nobody will get a shot at John Cena before I do! Which is why i'm out here...I'm the third challenger in this match!
Batista drops the mic as the fans boo louder than before as they realize what Batista was up to all along! Batista covers Cena hooking the leg for the pin and the ref makes the count.
NO! Randy Orton breaks it up!
The ref calls for the bell meaning Batista has won by DQ! Orton nails Batista with a few right hands then goes for the RKO, But Batista shoves him off and bails out of the ring then runs up the ramp! Orton however isn't done with The Animal and he bails out of the ring and chases Batista up the ramp and to the back as Justin Roberts officaly announces that Batista has won the match by DQ which means he has earned his title shot at Extreme Rules! John Cena now gets to his feet in the ring, Holding the back of his head but the cameras cut to the backstage area!
We see Randy Orton has caught up with Batista as the two are going blow for blow with each other until Batista lifts Orton up and rams him spine first into the wall! Orton crumbles to the ground as Batista stands tall over The Viper as RAW goes off the air with this image!