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BACKSTORY
In the weeks leading up to Wrestlemania 26, all seemed well. People enjoyed what they saw on TV, they were captivated by the colorful characters entertaining them every week, and they waited with eager anticipation for the arrival of the biggest show of the year. However, whilst this was the state of play in front of the cameras and in audiences homes, there was something entirely different going on backstage, trouble was brewing.

Wrestling dirt sheets hadn't even picked up on it, but rest assured they were there. Budget, and funding problems, lots of them. Vince McMahon had made a speech to his advertisers stating that he was going to make the product "edgier" and "take more risks" after Wrestlemania. This was not what the advertisers wanted to here, and many of them pulled out. This left him with alot of trouble to deal with, as suddenly he needed money, and fast. First thing he had to do was take out some of his broadcasting, he knew that would save him enough money to keep the company going. So, on February 24tth, Vincent Kennedy McMahon came out live on Monday Night Raw and announce the closure of Friday Night Smackdown, as well as the developmental NXT on the 24th April 2010. This would leave only one brand. With this would come many releases from the company, but a few new names were drafted in.

Along with this announcement, Vince McMahon received news backstage. He had heard that a mystery benefactor had offered to fund Monday Night Raw, as long as he was allowed to be made General Manager of the show. Vince, with no other options, granted his wish. So, on April 26th, the night after Extreme Rules, a new dawn in WWE will be born. The United States and Intercontinental Championships have been scrapped, as well as the Divas Championship. To replace these, two new titles have been created, The Television Championship and The Cruiserweight Championship. Each of these will be awarded for the first time at WWE Unified, a new PPV concept created to herald the arrival of this new era. Yes, it seemed that on April 26th everything was going to change, and wrestling fans all over the world knew it.

Onscreen, things had been building up to this change for a while, from Wrestlemania onwards. Jack Swagger had won the Money In The Bank and cashed it in on Chris Jericho a week later. However, at Extreme Rules in a triple threat steel cage match also featuring Edge, Jericho won his title back. Meanwhile on Raw John Cena triumphed over Batista and retained his WWE Championship. Rey Mysterio and CM Punk's rivalry had only heated up in this time, growing more and more intense every week, and Sheamus destroyed Triple H at Extreme Rules, putting him on the shelf for months. Now, with these brands uniting, all these heated relationships will have to find a way to operate together. New alliances could be formed and new rivalries could be created, especially with new superstars joining the company from rival promotions, and most of all the wild card that is the new mystery general manager.

But rest assured, the general manager has assured he will reveal himself on this historic April 26th edition of Monday Night Raw, and Vince McMahon assures us that we could never see it coming.


ROSTER
CEO: Vincent Kennedy McMahon
General Manager: JBL
Announcers: Jim Ross & Matt Striker
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts
Backstage Interviewers: Maria Kanellis & Josh Matthews

WWE Champion: John Cena
World Heavyweight Champion: Chris Jericho
Television Champion: Vacant
World Tag Team Champions: The Hart Dynasty
Cruiserweight Champion: Vacant

John Cena
The Undertaker
Randy Orton
Edge
CM Punk
Batista
Rey Mysterio
Drew McIntyre
John Morrison
Jack Swagger
Dolph Ziggler
Matt Hardy
Wade Barrett
Sheamus
The Big Show
Christian
Chris Jericho
Kofi Kingston
Evan Bourne
Cody Rhodes
JTG
Zack Ryder
MVP
Kane
Luke Gallows
Vladimir Koslov
Ted Dibiase
Christopher Daniels
The Miz
William Regal
Trent Baretta
Caylen Croft
Curt Hawkins
Vance Archer
Santino Marella
Vladimir Koslov
Tyson Kidd
David Hart-Smith
Kaval
Lucky Cannon
Alex Shelley
Chris Sabin

Tag Teams:
Dudebusters
Hawkins & Archer
William Regal and The Miz.
Santino & Goldust
The Hart Dynasty
The Motor City Machine Guns

Divas:
Maryse
Melina
Beth Phoenix
Michelle McCool
Layla
To Be Announced on May 3rd
Tiffany

Managers:
Vickie Guerrero (Manager of Dolph Ziggler)

Pay-Per-View Schedule

May 23rd: WWE Unified
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit

June 20th: Fatal 4 Way
Nassau Coliseum, New York

July 18th: Money In The Bank
Sprint Center, Missouri

August 15th: Summerslam
Staples Center, Los Angeles
 

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MONDAY NIGHT RAW
26th April 2010


In this revolutionary episode of monday night Raw, everything is going to change with this dawning of a new era. Many faces have gone, and there are some new ones joining the roster. But what can we expect from this historic episode?



Both Chris Jericho and John Cena were victorious at Extreme Rules last night, capturing the World Heavyweight Championship and the WWE Championship respectively. Now, with only one show, the two of them will have to battle it out to be the top dog. On monday night, Chris Jericho will confront John Cena!



The General Manager is the center of the world on Monday Night Raw. He makes the decisions, books the matches, and can make or break the career of any superstar. On monday night Vince McMahon will announce the new general manager, who has even more control than usual, as he is also helping to fund the WWE!



And as well as this you can expect the usual top-class wrestling from the WWE Superstars. Including Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. John Morrison in a triple threat match, where the winner becomes a contender for the television title!

All this and much more this monday night! Join J.R. and Matt Striker then!​
 

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Looks like you have something going here...like the backstory...would've maybe liked to see the intercontinental championship stay and leave out the cruiserweight championship...Like the one brand angle...Like how John Cena and Jericho are fighting for the top...Looks good keep it up
 

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Looks good. Very happy someone is doing the One Brand thing. Interesting in who you've chosen to keep and let go...

Although if you are going to have the Cruiserweight Title you need more cruiserweights...def.
 

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This Show is a collaboration of three writers. Charlie (MyDeerHunter), Kakes, and Connon (Connon).

PYRO

J.R.: Good evening and welcome to Monday Night Raw!

Matt Striker: My name is Matt Striker, I’m here with J.R., and this is going to be a historic night for Monday Night Raw.

J.R.: It sure is Matt, new championships, new contenders, new signings, and most exciting of all, a new general manager, I can’t wait, and I know you can’t either.

Matt Striker: I sure can’t J.R.


Matt Striker: Woah! And what a way to start the show, the WWE Champion John Cena!

Cheers erupt around the arena as John Cena appears, smiling, with the WWE Championship over his shoulder. He salutes the crowd then runs down to the ring, jumping to his feet and taking a microphone left for him in the ring. He waits for the cheers to die down and his music to fade out, then talks.

John Cena: Well well, looks like I did it huh?

The crowd applaudes once more.

John Cena: For those of you who have not heard, let me inform you. The Champ! Is! Still! …here. And let me tell you something WWE Universe, it feels great to finally put this Batista thing behind me. I said that he couldn’t challenge for my title again if he lost at Extreme Rules, and he did. He quit. You all heard him didn’t you?

The crowd cheers on command and shouts their approval of the champion.

John Cena: So no doubt he’s going to come out here in a minute and complain that it wasn’t fair what I did and how he should get his rematch. But you can all back me up when I say that he had his shot and he wasted it. So how about someone knew huh? You all wanna see that don’t you, a new competitor. Because after all, this is a new era. No more Smackdown! I can’t believe it! Smackdown is where I made my name, I’d be nothing without that place. But hey, this is all about embracing the new, not about retreading the old. So do we all wanna see something new?

Evidently, the people do, and they cheer incredibly loudly. So much so it knocks John Cena off focus for a second, but he regains his composure.

John Cena: Wow, well it’s good that I do to then…


J.R.: Eurgh, we know who this is...

Chris Jericho emerges to a chorus of boos with the World Heavyweight Championship around his shoulder. He stays at the top of the ramp holding a microphone.

Chris Jericho: Hold on there champ. You’re not the only title holder on the show tonight. No, last night at Extreme Rules I defeated that nobody Jack Swagger as well as that lunatic Edge to win back my World Heavyweight Championship. I put my body through hell to get my title and what do I get? Bumped from the opening of the show so you can make the same speech you always do. We get it, the champ is here, blah blah blah, want some come get some, blah blah blah. So why don’t you step aside junior and let the real champion have the floor.

John Cena laughs as Chris Jericho walks down the ramp towards the ring.

John Cena: Junior? Junior!? I thought that was something I got over a long time ago. Now I know that you wanna brag about winning the championship and I’m happy for you, I am. But we’re on the same show. This is Monday night Raw. And although I learned the ropes on Smackdown, now, in 2010, on Monday nights I’m in charge!

Jericho stepped through the middle rope and into the ring.

Chris Jericho: Is that right huh? We’re both world champions, you aren’t any more important than me. However, I was the first ever undisputed champion, I’ve won the title five times, and I’ve been in this business a lot longer than you have, so I guess that means I’m in charge

John Cena: Yeah, yeah, everybody wants to see that don’t you. Does the WWE Universe want to see Chris Jericho?

The crowd boos accordingly.

John Cena: Or does the crowd want to see The Champ?

The fans make themselves heard, they clearly preferred Cena.

Chris Jericho: Well I don’t care what they say, I’m the champion and I’m opening the show.

The two of them squared off and walked very close to one another, staring into each other’s faces.

John Cena: Oh yeah, well this WWE Championship says that I’m the one opening.

Chris Jericho: I won the title last night, I deserve it!

The two of them almost butted heads they were so close to one another, both of them suddenly enraged.


The crowd roared in appreciation for the arrival of the Chairman of the WWE, Vince McMahon. He performed his trademark strut out into the arena with a wide smile on his face. He stood at the top of the ramp with a microphone in his hand.

Vince McMahon: John! Chris! Both of you, calm down.

The two title holders still looked furious, but turned to face the chairman.

Vince McMahon: Now you two, I know you’re thinking about which one of you is the true champion of WWE, now that there is only one show. But I’m afraid that neither of you are important enough to open the show this week. No, this week is the time for something special. This is the new dawn for the WWE, everything is changing, and I have an Important announcement to make. John, Chris, your fate will be revealed no doubt about it, but first I have to tell you who will be revealing it. Yes, it is that time ladies and gentlemen for me to announce the new general manager of Monday Night Raw!

Matt Striker: Wow! Finally!

Vince McMahon: This man has helped myself through some hard times with this company. He has given us the funding to keep the WWE going. He has wrestling in his blood, and is a great benefit to this business. Without further a due, your new general manager…

Vince gestures to the entrance as it is silent for a moment in the arena.


Matt Striker: Oh ho hooo!

J.R.: Oh great, anyone but him!

The crowd are shocked into silence for a second, before rapturously booing JBL. Sure, he was a big name, but the crowd did not approve of his behaviour. JBL appeared at the top of the ramp, smirking and waving to the crowd, wearing a neat black suit.

JBL: Well, aren’t you all glad to see me? I saved your company! If it wasn’t for me right now you’d have to be watching some inferior wrestling show that no-one wanted to watch in the first place! But thanks to me, thanks to JBL, you can all watch Monday Night Raw just like every week. Well, apart from a few changes. Like my good friend Vince said a few weeks ago, there is a new championship. The Television Championship. And yeah, this will be decided at the pay-per-view next month, WWE Unified. Tonight, we’re gonna have ourselves a couple of qualifying matches to find out who’s gonna be competing for that belt in four weeks time. See? Don’t say I don’t give you what you want!

The crowd were surprised at what seemed like a genuine good act from JBL, but they knew this couldn’t last long.

Chris Jericho: Who cares about that? Oh wow, look, JBL is our general manager. I don’t care about some stupid television championship. What’s happening with this? Chris Jericho is the champion, I demand you retire this novelty trophy!

Chris points at Cena’s WWE Championship as Cena looks furious at the arrival of the Wrestling God.

JBL: Now hold on Chris I’m getting to you two. Yes, you both have championships and they’re both pretty important. But everyone knows that there can only be one. So, next month at WWE Unified, we’re gonna have a little unification match! John Cena vs. Chris Jericho! You got that:?

John Cena’s anger turns to a cocky smile as Jericho looks angry at the decision and shouts “What!?” but not in the microphone.

JBL: But as for the main event tonight. John, I know Batista can’t challenge for your WWE Championship, but I’m sure he wants some revenge. So tonight, you are going to go up against Batista! And Chris Jericho!

The crowd boos as Chris Jericho laughs at Cena.

JBL: BUT you’re going to have a tag team partner John! That’s right, tonight’s main event will be Chris Jericho and Batista...versus John Cena...and Randy Orton!

The crowd once again pops hard for the mention of Randy Orton, and his inclusion in the main event. JBL says he’s giving the people what they want, and his music plays as he walks off stage leaving Cena and Jericho looking shocked at one another.

COMMERCIAL

Matt Striker: Can you believe all that J.R.? Not only is our new general manager John Bradshaw Layfield, the wrestling god, but we’ve got an incredible tag team main event! Unbelievable!

J.R.: I know, it’s fantastic. Well, coming up next is the fatal 4-way to decide the number one contender for Michelle McCool’s women’s championship.

Matt Striker: Yes, The Divas Championship has of course been retired so now this is the only one to play for in the women’s division. Who will be the next to attempt an end to Michelle McCool’s reign, we’ll find out next.

Melina vs. Beth Phoenix vs. Tiffany vs. Maryse
The match starts with Beth Phoenix, Tiffany and Melina each nodding at one another then ganging up on Maryse, beating her down in the corner. Maryse escapes under the bottom rope and quickly retreats into the barricade. Tiffany follows her outside and the two begin to brawl on the ring floor, with Maryse gaining the upper hand by slamming Tiffany into the ring steps. Meanwhile inside the ring Beth and Melina share a knowing glance that there’s no animosity between them, and lock up. The two exchange various arm drags, submissions and basic wrestling maneuvers to try and gain the upper hand from one another. Eventually, Beth manages to hit a Fisherman’s Suplex on Melina. By this point though, Maryse had crawled back into the ring and unsuccessfully attempted a roll-up on Beth. Gaining a two count.

Tiffany remained out of action for a large portion of the match because of the injury sustained when Maryse slammed her head off the ring steps. In the ring, Melina and Beth once again teamed up and took out Maryse, doing various double clothesline and leg drop variations. Maryse gained the upper hand however at around four minutes when Melina attempted to run at her, at which point she pulled down the top rope and sent Melina flying onto the ring floor, leaving only Maryse and Beth in the ring. The two of them exchange blows, with Beth’s hitting harder but Maryse not budging. The French-canadian then cunningly waited until the referee was checking on Melina outside the ring and poked Beth Phoenix in the eye. She then spun Beth round and connected with a French TKO. She covered Beth, but Melina threw her off her opponent at the two count, saving the matchup. Tiffany, who had now recovered, then pulled Melina away and back outside the ring, clotheslining her to the mat.

Beth stumbles to her feet and tries to clothesline Maryse, but she gets kicked in the gut. Maryse then hits the French Kiss on Beth Phoenix. As she is covering the Glamazon however, Tiffany runs and baseball slides both Maryse and Beth out the ring. She gets up and turns round to be met by a kick in the gut from Melina, who hits the Last Call and covers Tiffany for the three count.

Winner and new number one contender to the Women’s Championship: Melina (07:08)

Matt Striker: and there we have it, Melina is the new number one contender for the Women’s championship!

J.R.: Well Michelle McCool is away visiting her family this week but she’ll be back next Monday night and I’m sure she’s going to want to confront Melina, her new challenger, face to face.

Matt Striker: I hope so J.R., those two have the potential to put on a fantastic matchup and I personally want to see it sooner rather than later.

Matt Striker:: Welcome back to Monday night Raw and we currently have one of
several new Superstars in the ring.

J.R.: That’s right Matt, the WWE is going through some major changes and
this Superstar is one of them.

There is a massive pop for the new superstar as everyone is anxious to
meet the latest member of the WWE.

Lucky Cannon: Wow.

He is clearly blown back by the crowd and the reaction he is receiving.

Lucky Cannon: Thank you, it Is a great honour to be standing here in
this ring. This is what I've dreamt about my entire life and finally I
have made it into the best company in the world, the WWE.

The crowd cheer at the mention of their company.

Lucky Cannon: Throughout my life I have been lucky, may it be in
education, health, family, wrestling or making it to the WWE. That is
why my friends call me lucky and I quite like it. My name is Lucky
Cannon and I am here to......


The crowd boos at the site of Batista and a chant of "You suck" breaks
out.

Batista walks out with a look of anger on his face, wearing his
wrestling attire with a t- shirt over the top.

Batista: Shut it!

The crowd continue to boo.

Batista: shut up! Who are you?

Batista directs at Lucky Cannon.

Lucky Cannon: I'm Lucky Cann...

Batista: Nobody cares! What are you doing In my ring? You are a
nobody, I should be WWE champion but John Cena cheated and used duct
tape. Are you serious? Duct tape?!

The crowd cheer at the mention of Cena's name.

Batista: Shut up! I should be opening the show, I should be in the
match for the WWE unified championships, I am Monday night Raw. No
posers like you should be in this company. I worked hard to get here
what did you do?

Lucky opens his mouth to speak but Batista stops him

Batista: You got a lucky pass huh? Well I worked to become WWE
champion and I should still be champion and should be challenging for
the unified belts and I'm going to prove that tonight when I beat John
Cena.

The crowd intensify their jeers and Batista leaves the stage. Lucky
stands in the ring and shakes his head.

J.R.: Well that is not an official stipulation folks, Batista will
certainly not get a shot at the unified championship if he wins tonight.

Matt Striker: Well I don't see why not, If he beats John Cena and
Randy Orton tonight he more than deserves a shot at the titles.

J.R.: I don't think so Matt, he has used his rematch clause and he
knows that.

Matt Striker: He was cheated out of the WWE championship by John Cena
I think he has the right to a rematch.

J.R.: It was an Extreme rules match, anything goes, duct tape is
completely legal.

Matt Striker: Well, not in my eyes J.R. Join us after the break for a qualifying match for the Television Championship!

Matt Hardy vs. Vladimir Koslov vs. The Big Show

The match starts with Kozlov and Big Show teaming up on Matt Hardy and
beating him into a corner, he is bet to the ground and is knocked out
of the ring. This leaves Kozlov and Show in the ring, they stare at
each other and Kozlov starts pointing and shouting at the Big Show.
Show slaps him, Kozlov regains balance at the two start to grapple.
Show overpowers Kozlov and Pushes him to the ground, Kozlov looks
shaken but gets up and tries to German suplex the big show. He cannot
suplex him. But tries several times then big show sticks his ass out
and sends Kozlov flying across the ring to the ground. By this time
Hardy is on the top ropes and does a double diving sledge to big shows
head, the stuns show and Hardy begins to land punches on the big shows
back. Kozlov gets to his feet and gains Hardy’s attention. He signals
as to team up on the Big Show, Hardy looks confused and starts talking
to Kozlov. Big show however runs into both men at the same time,
connecting a shoulder to both Kozlov and Hardy.

Big Show now runs off the ropes and does his trademark hand raise
receiving major heat from the crowd.

The Big Show walks over to Hardy and lifts him to his feet and then
lifts him with both hands above his head, however Kozlov swipes Shows
left leg with his arm forcing Show to Stumble and drop Hardy to the
mat. Hardy rolls out of the ring as Big Show and Kozlov grapple once
more. This time Big Show pushes Kozlov into a corner which he bounces
out of, Big Show bounces off the ropes and bulldozes Kozlov to the
ground. Big Show turns Kozlov so that he is facing him and walks over
his chest causing Kozlov to roll about in pain. Hardy is now up and
standing at the opposite side of the ring, Big Show oblivious to this
picks Kozlov up and pushes him towards where Hardy is standing, Hardy
locks Kozlov I the side effect and executes it. Big show in an angry
rage charges at hardy, who pulls the top rope down Show goes flying
out of the ring, Kozlov has now got to his feet but is stumbling.
Hardy gets him into position for the twist of fate and pulls it off
perfectly and goes for the pin, getting the three count.

Winner and new contender for the Television Championship: Matt Hardy (5.54)

Big Show looks on in disgust and runs back into the ring, Hardy
realises and jumps out and jogs up the ramp with a smile on his face.

J.R.: What an electrifying match there and we have our first contender
for the new television championship in Matt Hardy.

Matt Striker: Yes, I would like to congratulate Matt Hardy on his
victory against two larger opponents very impressive.

J.R.: The world’s largest athlete cannot be happy with that
outcome as he was odds on favourite before the match.


J.R.: Welcome back to Monday Night Raw ladies and gentleman!


Matt Striker: It’s our illustrious new General Manager, The Millionaire Mauler himself JBL!

JBL stands at the top of the ring with a microphone in hand.

JBL: As you all know before I had the longest WWE Title reign in history, I made my name as a Tag Team legend as one half of the APA

Fans pop at the mention of the APA

JBL: But now I look around and the state of tag team wrestling in the WWE is atrocious, so I called up Vince and I told him that I would spend my time and money, both of which are incredibly valuable, and scour the globe; no expense spared looking for the very best tag team in the world. But I didn’t need to go very far to find it. I just had to go to the home of American Industry, Detroit. In fact why don’t I bring these guys out right now?

The crowd pops at the idea of a brand new tag team debuting right now.

J.R.: Well who is it?

Matt Striker: Whoever it is you can guarantee that it’s the very best. The Wrestling God himself said there was no expense.


J.R.: Why it’s the Motor City Machine Guns! How the hell did JBL pull this off?!

The guns make their way down to the ring and ask for two microphones. A small but noticeable chant of Motor City breaks out.

J.R.: Well it seems that some of our fans are familiar with these guys work...

Matt Striker: Well of course they are Jim! How can you not be familiar with a team that’s travelled all around the world and is widely regarded as one of the best, if not the best Tag Team in the World?!

Alex Shelly: So this is the WWE huh? This is the best wrestling organisation in the world? I’m impressed. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s get some introductions down. My name is Alex Shelly and this is my partner Chris Sabin.

Chris Sabin: Hello there.

Alex Shelly: Together we make up the Motor City Machine Guns.

Pop for the mention of the guns.

Chris Sabin: You see, the Motor City Machine Guns about 3 things. Number 1 entertaining you the fans. Number 2 is getting laid and number 3 getting paid. But where we were was limiting our ability to do those 3 things. You see there wasn’t that many fans and the few fans there was ugly dudes.

There’s a small pop from the crowd at the not so subtle diss of TNA.

Alex Shelly: So when we got a call from JBL offering us tons of money and a Tag Team title shot at the upcoming Pay Per View it took as all of about 5 seconds to make a decision. You see Women like two things, Champions and money.

Chris Sabin: That’s right, so let’s bring out the current champions for a singles match between myself and the toughest guy in
The Hart Dynasty, Natalya.

The crowd pops at the joke then Tag Champions the Hart Dynasty theme “New Foundation” plays out but after 10 or so seconds no-one comes out.

J.R.: Well where are they?

Matt Striker: The Hart Dynasty playing some mind games here with the new number one contenders to their Tag Titles.

Chris Sabin: I guess they’re still at a Tim Hortons.

Alex Shelly: Chopping trees?

Some portions of the crowd start laughing.

Alex Shelly: Anyway let’s get out of here it’s time fo-


JBL: Now before you guys head out of here, there’s two new additions to the roster I’d like to introduce. In fact you guys might know them. First of all hailing from the City of Angels Christopher Daniels!

A small portion of the crowd cheers as “Wings of a Fallen Angel” plays and Christopher Daniels makes his way onto the ramp wearing his classic hooded robe. He looks in the direction of JBL and nods to him and makes his way down to the ring. Once in the ring he exchanges handshakes with the Guns who head on up the ramp.

JBL: Not so fast boys, I believe you may know the next new superstar, he hails from the worst part of the greatest city in the world, Brooklyn. He is Kaval!

"Fighter's Passion" plays to a very modest reception. A few people in the crowd start to chant “Low Ki” but that quickly dies down. As he passes the Guns he offers a handshake which the Guns are quick to accept.

JBL: Now these two boys are gonna put on a show that a Wrestling God himself could be proud of.

JBL walks backstage to a chorus of boos as Kaval and Daniels stare each other down from opposite sides of the ring.

Matt Striker: Stay right with us folks and be sure to join us after the break when the Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels takes on the World Warrior Kaval next on Monday Night Raw!


Christopher Daniels vs. Kaval
The match begins with both men walking to the centre of the ring and smiling at each other before locking up, after a couple of collar elbow tie ups Daniels lands the first punch with a stiff right hand. Kaval looks slightly shocked before replying with one of his own. Kaval then begins to take the upper hand backing Daniels up into the corner with a series of kicks. With Daniels in the corner Kaval begins to chop him. With the crowd responding with a “Woo” accordingly. Kaval then places Daniels on the top rope and connects with the Koppu Kick, he then in turn scales the top rope. After composing himself for a few seconds he goes for the Ki Splash but at the very last second Daniels moves out of the way! A small chant of “Holy shit!” breaks out amongst the first few rows.

With that one mistake the momentum had shifted entirely. Daniels picked up Kaval and then took him right back down with a perfect belly-to-belly Suplex. He then goes to pick up Kaval again but gets caught off guard when Kaval quickly rolls him up 1-2- near fall. Embarrassed, Daniels lays some quick kicks into Kavals ribs.
After a few minutes of dominating Daniels tries to hook in Angels Wings but it's reversed into an STO takedown by Kaval. Kaval then locks in a cross-face and the crowd starts to cheer loudly, after nearly a minute of the crossface, Daniels finally manages to reach the ropes. With both men feeling the effect of a highly phyiscal match the crowd could sense the end was coming. At the second attempt of trying Daniels finally managed to hit Angels Wings, with Kaval laying just next to the turnbuckle Daniels jumps up and goes for the Best Moonsault Ever! But oh no! Kaval got his knees up!

With both men down on the mat Daniels crawls to get a cover on Kaval 1-2- Kick out!

J.R.: A kick-out from Kaval! This classic continues.

Matt Striker: Even though this match is only an “Exhibition” both men have a desire to impress on their WWE debuts. These guys are close friends and …

Suddenly Matt Striker is interrupted by “Radio”. Zack Ryder and Cody Rhodes then come running down to the ring.

J.R.: What the hell are these two guys doing? They have absolutely no business being here!

Cody Rhodes begins laying big kicks into Kaval with Ryder doing the same to Daniels. Ryder then instructs Rhodes to go ringside and get a chair. Rhodes then holds Daniels up and Ryder delivers a sickening chair shot straight to the Fallen Angel. Ryder can then be heard shouting at Justin Roberts to “Give him a freaking mic.”
Zack Ryder: Listen up and listen good, this is our company. You guys can't just waltz in here and take our spots that we worked so hard to get. You two need to get back to wherever it is that you came from. Woo. Woo. Woo. You Know It.
Rhodes and Ryder head back up the ramp looking proud of themselves whilst the crowd boo's the hell out of them. The camera shows Kaval and Daniels laying on the mat before cutting to JR and Striker.

J.R.: What a cowardly attack by Rhodes and Ryder, these two young men really need to have a look at themselves in the mirror. Kaval and Christopher Daniels had put on a fantastic athletic contest that the crowd was really into and for it to end in such a way it's just cheating the fans.

Matt Striker: I respectfully disagree, I can totally relate to what Cody and Zack are feeling. There's been a huge change in the WWE right now so a lot of people are fearing for their jobs. Fearing for your position can make you do crazy things.

J.R.: So that's justification for attacking two helpless athlete after a gruelling fast paced match?
Matt Striker: In my opinion, yes.

J.R.: Oh you're just full of it aren't ya?


JBL is sitting in his office as the crowd boo his appearance. He has his head buried in paperwork when Edge enters the room, looking furious.

Edge: JBL! You’re the new general manager aren’t you?

JBL looks up from his paperwork, irate.

JBL: Yes, and I’m a general manager who would appreciate it if you knocked before you entered my office.

Edge: Look, I don’t care. Last time I was here on raw I was misused, wasted, thrown into matches that I didn’t care about, the works. Now that you’re here, what do I find? I’m not even in the main event. I’m not even on the card!

JBL: Woah, woah, Edge, calm down. Trust me, your position in this company is safe.

Edge: Really? Then why am I not in the main event?

JBL steps from around his desk and makes sure the door is shut.

JBL: Because, I’m resting you up…

Edge: Oh? What for?

JBL looks hesitant to tell Edge, but eventually speaks.

JBL: I can’t…I can’t exactly say right now, but trust me Edge, the people wanna see you, I know that, and I’ve got big plans for you in the future, you aren’t gonna be leaving the main event any time soon, you got me?

Edge smirks and nods his head.

Edge: I get you, okay, well I’ll take your word for it, but you better deliver JBL.

JBL: Oh trust me I will, but for now, why don’t you take the day off, huh?

Edge: Really?

JBL: Yeah, don’t worry about it, do what you want, you haven’t got anything to worry about.

Edge: Now that’s what I like to here…

Edge laughs as JBL opens his office door, showing him out. Edge leaves and JBL pats him on the shoulder, shutting the door behind him. He goes back and sits behind his desk, smirking to himself.


John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Christian
The three tentatively pace for a few moments, before Dolph Ziggler strikes, pummeling Christian into a corner. As this is a shot for a future championship match, it’s every man for himself, so no-one teams up. Dolph attempts a high knee in the corner to Christian, but Christian ducks inbetween the middle and top rope and kicks Dolph in the head. John then hits a Roundhouse Kick on Dolph and he hits the ground, rolling out the ring. Morrison and Christian were then left in the ring together and squared off. They exchange forearm shots before hitting some more high-flying offense to try and knock each other off balance. This hypes the crowd up as it seems they’re evenly matched, neither going down to the ground at any point. Eventually, Christian however manages to knock Morrison down with a flying dropkick from the top rope. He begins to clap his hands and hype the crowd up.

However, Dolph finally takes the opportunity and sneaks back into the ring, crouched and ready. The crowd attempt to warn Christian but to no avail, and as John is standing up and stumbling, Dolph locks his lethal Sleeper Hold on Christian, attempting to bring captain charisma down and win the match for himself. John is still not stable enough to realize what is going on and quickly starts to fade, however, once the Monday night delight stabilizes he runs and takes both Dolph and Christian out with a speedy clothesline. From there the matchup remains even, with these three highly athletic stars all attempting to one up each other with increasingly risky high-flying maneuvers, including Morrison trying for Starship Pain on a perfectly-positioned Ziggler, only for Christian to knock Morrison off the turnbuckle at the last moment. He attempts to cover Dolph, but he gets his foot on the ropes.

The end of the match comes when Dolph locks in another sleeper hold, this time on Morrison. Christian is lying outside the ring and Ziggler slowly knocks out his opponent. He goes down to one knee, as the crowd clap in an attempt to wake Morrison up. Soon Ziggler is standing and Morrison is almost lying down as the ref goes to check his hand. However as he does, Ziggler looks up to see Christian ascending the turnbuckle! He lets go of Morrison just in time to get hit by a diving crossbody, taking Ziggler down to the ground. They both get up quickly and, with Morrison nearly out, Christian kicks Ziggler hard in the gut. He grabs Dolph’s arms and hits the Killswitch! He covers Dolph Ziggler for the three count!

Winner and contender for the Television Championship: Christian (07:00)

J.R.: Wow, what a matchup there between these three outstanding competitors!

Matt Striker: Yes and I think we both agree that the best man definitely won in that match, credit to Morrison and definitely credit to Dolph but the spotlight is definitely on Christian, and to the victor, the spoils. Christian will now meet Matt Hardy at WWE Unified for the Television Championship!


Josh Matthew appears on screen backstage.

Josh Matthews: Ladies and gentlemen please welcome my guest, CM Punk.

Punk comes into shot with a smug look on his face and gets massive heat. Fellow Straight Edge Society members Luke Gallows and Serena accompany him.

Josh Matthews: Punk you defeated Rey Mysterio last night at Extreme Rules an-

Punk stops him mid-sentence and moves the microphone towards himself

CM Punk: Josh, last night I beat Rey Mysterio in the middle of the ring 1-2-3 and that I managed that without Brother Gallows or Sister Serena at ringside .

Josh Matthews: Punk with all due respect, there was that masked man who came out from under the ring and attacked Rey.

CM Punk: I didn't see anything. Brother Gallows did you see anything?

The camera moves to Luke Gallows who shakes his head. The crowd boos at the deception from the SES.

CM Punk: I think that the WWE Universe's poisoned mind imagined that. None of us noticed that.

Major heat from the crowd.

Josh Matthews: Well if it's okay with you we'd like to show you the recap from your match with Rey Mysterio from Extreme Rules last night.

A recap plays from last nights PPV in which it clearly shows a masked man attacking Rey Mysterio.

The crowd boos wildly as CM Punk mocks shock and sadness.

CM Punk: I... I'm speechless. Shocked and appalled. Of course not Josh you see Rey Mysterio is a coward. Rey Mysterio hides behind his mask and you all believe he is some kind of superhero in your pill induced state. So that's why at the brand new PPV Unified, I am challenging Rey Mysterio to a match but this is a special kind of match. You see this will be the very last match in the Rey Mysterio CM Punk chronicles. I am putting the one thing I cherish in this world on the line, no not my hair, If I lose the Straight Edge Society will disband.

The crowd pops at the idea of finally getting rid of the SES.

CM Punk: The WWE Universe seems to like that. Sheep. But there's a catch, you see I would not risk my precious Society without Rey Mysterio risking something himself. When Rey Mysterio loses he will be forced to join the SES.

The camera cuts to the crowd who have a mix of confusion and fear on on their faces.

CM Punk: We expect an answer by next week Rey.

Matt Striker: Will Rey Mysterio accept this match up? He could finally remove the thorn of the SES that has plagued him these past few months. We will find out by next week

J.R.: Speaking of next week Matt, none other than The Undertaker himself will be joining Monday Night Raw. next week! This is a monumental occasion as it'll be the first time since 2003 that The Undertaker will be a full time Superstar on the Raw roster. .Now let's get on with the Main Ev-

JR is interrupted by the lights going down then coming back up. The crowd sensing an Undertaker return is buzzing with excitement.

Matt Striker: Was that what I think it was?

J.R.: What else could it be!

The lights go down again and then after a few seconds. GONG. The crowd is going absolutely crazy! GONG. Then suddenly a message flickers on the titantron. HE'S COMING. And with that the lights come up.

J.R.:Proof if you needed it folks! The Undertaker here next week on Raw! What a show we'll have for you next week!

J.R.: Welcome back to Monday night Raw and we are bringing you a
massive main event tonight.

Matt Striker: That’s right J.R. the WWE champion, John Cena, will be in
tag team action teaming with the Viper, Randy Orton.

J.R.: And their opponents will be none other than the world heavyweight
champion, Chris Jericho and the Animal, Batista.

Matt Striker: With more than twenty world championships between them
this match has the potential to be a classic.

J.R.: That it does Matt, we now join our ring announcer Justin Roberts.

Batista & Chris Jericho vs. John Cena & Randy Orton
At this point the bell rings and the match begins, both men make their way to the centre of the ring. After a few seconds of staring at each other Orton goes for the first punch but it’s reversed by Batista who lands a big right hand of his own making Orton stumble back into the turnbuckle. After picking Orton up and delivering another big right hand Batista picks up Randy and bringing him over to his corner where he tags in Jericho. Jericho then begins to lay kicks into Orton before walking to the middle of the ring and motioning to Cena with the You Cant See Me. After taking a second too long Orton manages to get up and attack Jericho from behind but any hopes of a comeback are quickly thwarted after Batista rushes into the ring and attacks Batista. The referee forces Batista back onto the apron but during this Jericho chokes out Orton.
Orton then lays on the ground for a little bit but as Jericho comes over to begin the attack Randy catches him with a quick roll-up, 1-2- near fall! Jericho looks taken aback and the crowd cheers Randy on as he mounts a comeback. Orton manges to stand up and hit a picture perfect dropkick on Chris, who falls against the ropes and springs back into Orton’s way who hits a lovely snap suplex. Jericho then gets caught up in one of Randy’s signature chinlocks which keeps him grounded. With Cena on the apron firing up the crowd Randy looks in perfect control of the match. Orton then goes to tag John but before this Batista distracts the ref so as Cena steps in the ring the ref orders him straight back out, claiming to have not seen the tag. At this point Randy begins to move back to attack Jerich but Jericho manages to get a quick low blow. With both men on the ground Chris manages to tag in Batista and this begins Batista’s attacks.
After a few minutes of Batista and Jericho dominating with frequent tags, all that changes after one move. Jericho shoots Orton into the ropes looking to hit a big clothsline but Orton manages to avoid it and hit the backbreaker. With both men on the ground looking for a tag the crowd starts cheering wildly hoping for Orton to tag in Cena. Jericho manages to tag in Batista but just as he does that Orton tags in Cena. The crowd comes unglued as the WWE Champion makes his way into the ring looking for a fight. He hits a big fishermens suplex on Batista who then gets up dazed and confused, the crowd knows whats coming and erupts as Cena hits a flying shoulder, he bounces off the ropes and hits another! He turns to look at the crowd who can all sense it. The hand comes up in the air as he moves over Batista, You Can’t See Me, as he moves off the ropes. 5 Knuckle Shuffle! Just as Cena turns to the crowd Jericho sneaks in and hits a CODEBREAKER! Chris Jericho then suddenly locks in the Walls Of Jericho!

Winners by disqualification: John Cena & Randy Orton (11:00)


Cena is yelling out in pain as Jericho has the Walls still locked in, despite the DQ.

J.R.: Damnit Matt, this isn’t right! Chris has been DQed, the match has been thrown out and still he’s got the Walls of Jericho locked in!

Orton looks furious at the DQ and runs into the ring.

J.R.: Finally, the Viper is taking justice into his own hands!

Matt Striker: Yeah, J.R., but here comes the animal, Batista!
Batista runs into the ring and meets Orton’s run with a clothesline, knocking him to the ground. Jericho still has Cena in the Walls and he is now beginning to fall unconscious as Jericho wrenches back further and further.

Matt Striker: Uh-oh, this doesn’t look good, Batista is setting up Randy for a Batista Bomb!

J.R.: Oh my gawd! Somebody stop that psychopath!

Batista picks Randy up high in the air and hits a brutal Batista Bomb, knocking Randy out cold. Batista then walks over to Cena and crouches down, shouting in his face. Suddenly, the crowd goes from ravenous booing to rapturous cheers as the see someone sprinting down the ramp.

J.R.: Is that!? Is that!? Is that who I think it is Matt!?

Matt Striker: Yes it is J.R., it’s Lucky Cannon, and it looks like he wants payback!

Lucky rolls into the ring and dives on Batista, launching punches square at his face and kneeing him in the ribs. Batista yells out in pain and claws himself away, rolling out the ring. Lucky follows him and Batista quickly stumbles to his feet. He jumps over the barricade to escape Lucky and out into the crowd! But Lucky is following him! Batista sprints for the exit in an attempt to outrun Cannon and makes it out of the arena, with Lucky in hot pursuit. Meanwhile in the ring, Cena is completely out cold and Jericho finally releases the hold, looking down at Cena with contempt.

J.R.: Well I don’t believe this, I mean if it wasn’t for Lucky Cannon this would be a lot worse but this is shocking.

Jericho rolls out the ring and grabs both the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship. He then climbs back into the ring and stands over Cena’s limp body. He holds both championships high in the air and his theme plays as the camera pans out and the crowd boo.


END SHOW
 

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Where the hell is the first part of the main event?
Pretty good first show
Especially the Punk/Mysterio Promo and Undertaker Promo
Also JBL giving edge the day off was cool
I actually kinda like JBL being sorta a face
Love that you saved the tag team division by bringing in the Guns
 

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WWE NEWS AND RUMOURS​
- WWE officals are reportedly very happy with Lucky Cannon's debut. Many feel he is set for very big things within the company.
- Triple H is reportedly going to be ready for Money In The Bank. No word yet on who he will feud with. Early reports are saying he will either continue to work with Sheamus or begin to start a new program with someone else.
- The Motor City Machine Guns are expected to pull double shifts working in both the Tag Division and the cruiserweight Division. Many are also expecting Kaval and Daniels to re-unite under their Triple X days and do the same. No news on whether they would be allowed to use that moniker however.
- A lot of the older generation still within the WWE are upset that the Intercontinental Title has been retired without a big celebration. Early reports are that it still could be brought back however.
- The first winner of the new Television is reportedly set to be neither Matt Hardy or Christian. Management would much rather have a former World Champion win it in order to raise the prestige of the title.
- A lot is being discussed on the Edge/JBL promo. One potential angle is that Edge would be JBL's problem solver of sorts. All of these are just early reports and anything can and probably will.

- Updated WWE Unified Card
WWE Undisputed Title Match
Chris Jericho vs. John Cena
World Tag Team Championship Match
The Hart Dynasty (c) vs. The Motor City Machine Guns
Triple Threat WWE Television Title Match
Matt Hardy vs. Christian vs. ????​
 

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Discussion Starter #9
MONDAY NIGHT RAW
3rd May 2010


Last week, changes were made that shook the WWE to it's very core. JBL was revealed as general manager, the two major championships are being unified at the pay-per-view next month, and mysterious plans are being laid down already by JBL, who claims he "just gives the people what they want". What will we be seeing this week on Monday Night Raw?



A surprising signal was broadcast over Monday Night Raw, that was sure to signal the return of the Deadman, The Undertaker! But who was it who put him in a vegetative state? Will The Undertaker be able to tell us? and if so, will the culprit survive the destruction that will surely reign down on him?



Last week, Melina won a fast-paced fatal 4-way in her returning matchup to become the number one contender for the Women's Championship! This week, McCool returns to Monday Night Raw, and she has something to say to Melina. What will it be? Does she know something we don't?



Aswell as this, you will see great matches from the likes of Dolph Ziggler, new signings The Motor City Machine Guns, Randy Orton and many more. Also, will we see this week what JBL has planned for Edge, and wether or not it'll be something that Edge likes, or something more sinister for the Rated R Superstar?

All this and much more this monday night! Join J.R. and Matt Striker then!​
 

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DARK MATCH RESULT
MVP and JTG defeated Dudebusters when JTG hits Paydirt on Caylen Croft, taking him out the match, and MVP capitalises on a shocked Trent Baretta when he rolled him up for a three count.​

PYRO

J.R.: Good evening and welcome to Monday Night Raw!

Matt Striker: My name is Matt Striker, I’m here with J.R., following up on possibly the biggest week in Raw history.

J.R.: Yes Matt, some incredible beginning forged last week, let’s see where they’re going to go this week, I for one, can’t wait.

Matt Striker: Neither can I, J.R.


J.R.: Eurgh, fantastic, if it isn’t Chris Jericho.

Sure enough, the “Best In The World At What He Does” makes his way to the ring, making sure to show off his World Heavyweight Championship belt in the process, wearing it with pride around his waist. He clutches a microphone to his side as he climbs through the ropes and steps into the ring, waiting for the boos he received to die down.

Chris Jericho: Well, I’m sure you all saw what happened last week.

The thousands in the arena could almost feel the smugness eminating from Chris Jericho.

Chris Jericho: But for the few that didn’t, I have a tape of it. Roll it!

And sure enough, a repeat of Chris Jericho beating down John Cena last week played over the screen.

Chris Jericho: Hah! You see that you parasites? That was me, the true champion of the WWE, proving just why I’m the best in the world, and why I deserve to be the number one man on this show! Now, I’m sure you’re all wondering just what I have in store for John this week. After all, I already showed I’m better than him, I can beat him in competition, and whenever I want I can take his championship? So what’s next for me huh? Bring out my own line of bright orange t-shirts and trucker hats? Start making up gimmicky catchphrases?

At this point a smart-ass fan from the crowd shouts “I’m The King Of The World!” and Jericho shoots him a vicious glare.

Chris Jericho: No you see, I’m better than that, and I’m better than him. I have something much more interesting planned for this week’s Raw…


Jericho looked horrified at the top of the ramp, and his look slowly turned to one of rage as John Cena appeared at the top of the ramp, unlike the crowd, most of whom looked pleased to see their hero make an appearance. He stayed at the top of the ramp and held his microphone to his lips.

John Cena: Well Chris, if you want to do something interesting why don’t you stop talking and let someone who these people actually want to see talk for a change?

Chris Jericho: These people do want to see me John, I’m the World Heavyweight Champion!

The crowd booed, disagreeing with Jericho.

John Cena: No Chris, they don’t. They don’t want to see you running your mouth. In fact, I’d like to bet a lot of these people don’t even want to see me running my mouth! No, this is a wrestling show and what people want to see is wrestling, so that’s what we’re going to give them! I went to see JBL, our beloved general manager earlier on today and organized a little deal with him. Tonight we’re both going to have ‘Pick Your Poison’ matches. I’ll pick your opponent, and you can pick mine. How does that sound?

Jericho initially looked shocked, but he slowly smirked, seemingly having a brainwave.

Chris Jericho: You know what John, that sounds great. I can’t wait for you to face who I’ve got in store for you. I’m sure they’ll want to fight you sooner rather than later.

Jericho then laughed as John shrugged his shoulders.

John Cena: Well I hope for your sake they can do a good job of taking me out, because if not, I have no trouble doing this.

John then suddenly dropped the microphone, running towards the ring. He slid under the ring just as Jericho ran away, escaping under the bottom rope and fleeing through the crowd. John then smiled, sliding back out the ring and picking up the World Heavyweight Championship. Then, with Jericho watching from the stands, Cena mimicked Jericho’s action last week and held both top titles aloft as the crowd cheered and Cena’s music played once more.

COMMERCIAL


The Hart Dynasty make their way out to a moderate reception

JR: Well here comes the current tag team champs, The Hart Dynasty.

Matt Striker: After no-showing the Motor City Machine Guns last week, let’s see what they have to say.

After getting down to the ring and lifting up Natalya David Hart Smith asks for a microphone. He then looks around the arena then asks for a microphone.

D.H Smith: Last week our new General Manager JBL announced the debut of a new tag team, the Motor City Machine Guns.

The crowd pops at the mention of the Guns.

D.H Smith: yeah those guys. Well let me tell you that we take the challenge of these guys very seriously, so seriously in fact that we would like to set them up a match just to see what they’re made of so let’s get the Guns out here!

“Motorcity” hits and the Guns step out. They receive a fairly loud pop and strut down to the ring, as they enter the ring they extended their hands to the Hart Dynasty but pull them away and do their signature taunt at them.

D.H Smith: ha ha very funny guys, now we brought you out here so we could set you guys up with a match, just to see what we’re up against at Unified. Is that okay with you guys?

Chris Sabin: I get it, you’re scared of us. I say instead of some bogus tag team match that you’ve organized but I say we have a little handicap match tonight. My partner Alex Shelley and I against Natalya.

Alex Shelley: Believe us, if it gets too rough, we’ll lie down for you.

The crowd laughs and the Hart Dynasty begin to fume.

Tyson Kidd: Now listen. I don’t know where you guys came from but that kind of juvenile humor doesn’t fly over here. You got that buddy?

Alex Shelley: Hey man, we’re just messing, don’t get your little hair thing in a twist. You said something about a tag match?

Natalya: That’s right we’ve got two opponents lined up for you, and these two guys are a little more on your level.

Chris Sabin: I’d like to be on your level.

Alex Shelly: Snap.

Natalya stamps her foot and holds back Tyson and Smith.

Natalya: ENOUGH! Bring them out, now!

JR: Well who is it? Who have the Hart Dynasty laid on for the Motor City Machine Guns tonight?


The crowd pops for this oddball tag team and the camera cuts to the ring where the Hart Dynasty look proud of themselves. The Guns however just laugh it off.

Matt Striker: Well I don’t know if this is exactly what the Guns were expecting.

The Hart Dynasty begin to walk away smirking and the bell rings.

Santino Marella & Goldust vs. The Motor City Machine Guns

The bell rings and the match begins with Santino and Alex in the ring. Alex tentatively paces around the ring before moving to lock up but just as he goes in for the lock Santino stops him. He pushes his forearm up, he twists his wrist in, he turns it back out, he goes for the Cobra! But Alex Shelley is quick enough to dodge the devastating blow, rolls behind him and catches Santino with a schoolboy! 1-2-3!

Winners: The Motor City Machine Guns (00:14)

JR: Well, that didn’t give us a whole lotta insight to as what these two highly athletic young men can bring to the table. I really don’t see why the Hart Dynasty did this.

Matt Striker: Don’t you get it Jim? The Hart Dynasty obviously doesn’t view the Guns as a threat to their tag titles. Setting up this match is just their way of proving their dominance over the Guns.

JR: Well I know these two young teams are gonna put on a slobberknocker of a match at the brand new PPV Unified and I for one cannot wait for May 23rd at the Joe Louis Arena in the Motor City!

Matt Striker: Speaking of Unified, up next we will have Rey Mysterio in the ring with an answer to CM Punk’s challenge! Will he accept, find out next on Monday Night Raw!


COMMERCIAL


Matt Striker: Well look what we have here, if it isn’t Michelle McCool, the women’s champion!

J.R.: Last week on Raw, Melina won the right to face McCool for the women’s championship at WWE Unified. I think McCool must be coming out here to, assess the situation as it were.

Michelle McCool struts to the ring, not dressed in her ring gear but in jeans, boots and a tanktop. She walks up the steps and goes into the ring, taking a microphone handed to her by someone at ringside.

Michelle McCool: Well, I’m sure you all watched Monday Night Raw last week and I’m sure you all sorely missed me. But I can’t help it, sometimes I just have better things to do. But, as I’m sure you’re all glad to hear I am back tonight, and it looks like I have a new number one contender to my women’s championship.

The crowd cheered modestly for the reference to Melina.

Michelle McCool: But even with my best friend Layla gone, I don’t think I have anything to worry about. After all, I’ve beaten Melina many times before, wether I’ve had anyone to help me or not. I did it at The Bash last year, I did it at Night Of Champions, and I can do it again at Unified, you mark my words. But hey, I know Melina is backstage tonight, I saw her putting on her six inches of makeup and practicing her fake crying in the locker room earlier. So if you want to come out here Melina and tell me why I’m wrong then feel free.

The crowd fully expected Melina to make an appearance, but she didn’t. Michelle’s determined look turned to a smirk at the lack of an appearance from her number one contender.

Michelle McCool: Just what I thought. You see that’s the problem with Melina, she does her little splits and everyone says she’s gorgeous, but when it comes down to the real stuff, she just can’t…


McCool looked shocked and angered as Melina appeared at the top of the ramp, also dressed in street clothes. She walked with a purpose towards the ring, microphone in hand.

Matt Striker: Looks like Melina has something to say after all!

J.R.: I don’t think McCool was actually expecting Melina to come out at all, but here she is!

Melina slid into the ring, forgoing her typical entrance due to it not being a match environment, and her having other things on her mind, like shutting McCool up.

Melina: Sorry Michelle, I don’t want to spoil your little celebration at how great you are, but I do actually have something to say that might make our match at Unified a little different from usual.

McCool looked quizzically at Melina, stepping towards her.

Michelle McCool: And what’s that?

Melina: Well, now usually in the ring you have some kind of help with these matches. Like you had Alicia Fox, then Layla, even Vickie Guerrero! You just can’t seem to do anything by yourself. So you’d think I’d want this match at Unified to just be one-on-one, me versus you wouldn’t you? Well, you’re wrong. I went to see JBL earlier on tonight and he added a little stipulation to our match next month.

Michelle McCool: Yeah yeah, hurry up and turn on the waterworks so we can leave.

Melina: Oh, I think you’re going to want to hear this…at Unified, our match is going to have a special guest referee.

Michelle looked deeply concerned as Melina’s smile grew.

Melina: And I’m going to announce who she is right now. Or rather, I’ll let her do that herself. So, special referee, come on out…


The crowd erupted in rapturous applause and cheers, clearly they had missed Lita. They grew when she emerged through the doors out into the arena, wearing her typical punk style. She walked down to the ramp as Michelle backed away towards the edge of the ring.

J.R.: It’s Lita! She’s back! I didn’t think I’d ever see Lita in a WWE arena again!

Lita climbed through the ropes and stepped in the ring. After she’d gotten over the shock, Michelle toughened up and stepped towards Lita as her music faded out. The two squared off against one another, trying to get the better of each other. Then suddenly, to an enormous reception, Lita kicks Michelle in the gut and hits a Twist Of Fate. She smiles and gets up, as Melina walks towards her. However, Lita then looks at Melina and kicks her in the gut too, delivering another Twist Of Fate, this time to the number one contender!

Matt Striker: Oh wow! I guess Lita is just as controversial as ever!

Lita then climbs the turnbuckle and poses for the crowd as her music plays, before climbing out and walking back down the ramp.

COMMERCIAL


Rey walks out looking serious but still finds time to high 5 his fans as they applaud and cheer him on. As he enters the ring the crowd begins to chant 619. After a few seconds of looking around he begins to talk.

Rey Mysterio: As you all well know CM Punk and myself have had a lot of problems over these pat few months. It all started when he called me out in front of mi familia for a match at Wrestlemania where if I lost I would be forced to join his Straight Edge Society.

The crowd boos at the mention of the dastardly SES.

Rey Mysterio: I accepted and I defeated him but that wasn’t enough. Five days later he challenged me to another match this time at Extreme Rules. The stipulation was that if he lost I would get to shave off his pureza, his purity, his hair. I accepted again but this time I lost. But now there will be one more match, one final match to end this once and for all!

As Rey gets more passionate the crowd begins to really get behind hi, cheering him louder and louder after each sentence.

Rey Mysterio: If I win the Straight Edge Society will be no more!

Huge pop

Rey Mysterio: But if I lose then I must join them. I must join the people I have fought so hard against. I must join the Straight Edge Society. So I face a cross-roads, with one path my warrior heart is beating strong at the idea of finally of disbanding the SES but the other path my mind is telling me that I can’t do it. That CM Punk’s treacherous mind has yet another plan in order to beat me. With that said I fee-


CM Punk then makes his way out to the ring with the SES in tow. The crowd boos hard and Punk Sucks chant breaks out.

Matt Striker: It’s the Pastor of Purity, the Straight-Edge Superstar CM Punk!

JR: And he’s not alone Matt.

Matt Striker: Indeed he isn’t. Joining him on his crusade is The Sin Free Solider Luke Gallows and the Anti Diva Serena.

JR: No sign of that masked man however.

Serena then hands Punk a microphone who steps into the middle of the ring and drops to his knees.

CM Punk: Let me be the first to introduce you to the first night of the rest of Rey Mysterio’s life.

Boos rain down on CM Punk.

CM Punk: You see tonight Rey will accept the match for Unified he will go into brazen and confident and he will lose. He will then be forced into joining my Straight Edge Society. He will be beaten to within an inch of his life and he will be reprogrammed into a crusader for straight edge.

The crowd begins to boo wildy.

CM Punk: But all this could be avoided.

Punk then stands up and walks towards Rey who is standing in the corner.

CM Punk: Rey, if you join the SES willingly tonight I will drop the match at Unified. You will get away pain free and enter the greatest part of your life. Remember last September Rey? You were the Intercontinental Champion but you failed a drugs test and you were forced to drop your belt. That wouldn’t happen to you in the SES. March 2007, you were accused of being part of some kind of steroid ring and it left a black mark on your reputation. That wouldn’t happen to you in the SES. Don’t you see Rey the SES only wants what’s best for you.

Rey Mysterio: No Punk! The only person the SES benefits is you! You love the power you have over these people! The SES could be a tool for good, there is nothing wrong with the message only the messenger!

The crowd now becomes unglued at the passion in Rey’s voice! The whole arena is chanting for him now!

CM Punk: Now you wait a damn second there!

Punk then goes for a big clothsline but rey ducks it! He then dropkicks Punk outside the ring!

Matt Striker: Woah-ho-ho! Looks like this discussion is breaking down!

After seeing her messiah get knocked outside the ring Serena rushes to his side, at the same time Gallows lands a big forearm across the back of Rey then begins to set him up for the Gallows Pole but Rey manages to reverse it into a hurricanrana! Suddenly Luke is caught up in the middle rope!

JR: It looks like Luke is all hung up on the ropes Rey seems to be dialing it up!

The crowd begins to pop huge as Rey runs off the ropes and BANG 619! The crowd is going nuts as Rey picks up the microphone.

Rey Mysterio: Hey Punk! You and me at Unified? I ACCEPT!

As Rey then hurries out the ring, the camera pans over to Punk and Serena who look shocked. They slowly make their way out the ring and an advertisement for WWE Unified airs.

J.R.: Well, that was an intense confrontation between Rey Mysterio and the Straight Edge Society. Next up though, high-flying action from our cruiserweights.

Matt Striker: Yes, Our division was bolstered by the addition of new, independent superstars Kaval and Christopher Daniels last week. Could more be coming soon? Who knows, but for now, here’s a chance to see them in action.

J.R.: Yes, and who better for them to face than Cody Rhodes and Zack Ryder, who interrupted their exhibition matchup last week because they wanted that time to themselves! Well, it looks like we’re gonna see who deserves that time more right now.

Cody Rhodes & Zack Ryder vs. Kaval & Christopher Daniels
Kaval and Daniels seem eager to exact revenge on the two who beat them up last week. Kaval starts off the matchup with Rhodes and despite Rhodes gaining the advantage with many headlock takeovers, eventually Kaval fights back with a few deep arm drags. The two seem even until Rhodes pushes Kaval into the ropes and, when Rhodes charges at Kaval, he ducks and sends Cody over the top rope! Kaval then performs an outside dive when Ryder comes to help Rhodes, knocking both of them to the ground. Kaval slowly climbs back into the ring and tags in Daniels as Rhodes crawls back in to the ring.

Daniels, angry with Rhodes, immediately runs over and stomps him, dominating proceedings for a while. However Rhodes manages to trip Daniels at the five minute mark and runs over, desperately tagging in Zack Ryder. Zack, showing renewed arrogance and anger, instantly hitting Daniels with a Swinging Neckbreaker upon entering the match. He then poses for the crowd, doing his traditional Long Island gesture to some boos from the more avid WWE fans in the audience. Daniels stumbles to his feet and Ryder whips him off the ropes, clotheslining him to the ground once more. He then takes a few steps back and prepares to hit the Rough Ryder. When Daniels gets to his feet however, he ducks under the lariat and runs over, tagging in Kaval in the process. Ryder attempts to capitalize and hit Kaval, but Kaval kicks him in the gut, sending him to all fours. He then climbs to the top rope and hits The Warriors Way! But Rhodes has the referee distracted by attempting to enter the match! Kaval pins Ryder but the referee doesn’t count! Finally, his attention is drawn to the action and counts, but Ryder gets his hand on the ropes at two! The match continues.

Once Ryder recovers from The Warriors Way he gains control of the match, repeatedly striking Kaval in the back and head. He eventually wears Kaval down and hits a jumping dropkick, sending the warrior to the mat hard. Kaval slowly gets up, near Rhodes’ corner. Ryder distracts the referee again, whilst Rhodes grabs Kaval’s head and hits it off the ring post! Ryder then hurries over and rolls up Kaval! He gets the three count!

Winners: Cody Rhodes and Zack Ryder (08:32)

Matt Striker: and it looks like Dashing Cody Rhodes and Zack Ryder have came out on top again!

J.R.: Not that they deserve it, those brats!

COMMERCIAL

When the commercials end, Lucky Cannon is standing in the ring, looking confident and rolling his knuckles.

J.R: You join us with the new WWE superstar Lucky Cannon in the ring.

Striker: Yes, this is the third and final qualifying match for the Television championship. It was decided through a statement JBL made on wwe.com last week that the title match needed another competitor, and we’re going to find out who it is right now!


Sheamus enters to mild heat, beats his chest and continues to the ring staring at Cannon.

Sheamus vs. Lucky Cannon
The bell rings and the match is underway, both wrestlers go for each other and grapple for a while until Sheamus overpowers Cannon and pushes him to the ground. Sheamus gloats to the crowd claiming he will be the new champion. Cannon gets to his feet and strikes Sheamus in the back, knocking him to the ground.
Suddenly, Batista enters the arena wearing a Shirt, jeans and sunglasses, receiving major heat for his interruption. He looks angry and does his signature thumbs down at Cannon, who is staring at Batista from the ring. The crowd tries to warn Cannon as Sheamus gets to his feet, Cannon turns round to be bicycle kicked in the face. Sheamus pins and gets the pin for the three count.

Winner and contender for the Television Championship: Sheamus (03:10)

Matt Striker: There we have it, Sheamus is the winner and advances to the Television championship match at WWE unified.

J.R: He didn’t do it without help though. Batista cost Cannon that match.

Matt Striker: Well that is Cannon’s own fault for chasing Batista last week with a chair, he got what was coming to him.

J.R: Well I am not sure about that, but I am sure we will have a fantastic match for our new Television championship at WWE unifed.

Matt Striker: That’s right J.R, Matt Hardy, Christian and Sheamus it’s a classic in the making.

A ‘Don’t Try This At Home’ commercial is then aired, followed by a brief recap of what happened last week on Raw, featuring JBL’s reveal as general manager, Christian and Matt Hardy winning their qualification matches, MCMG making their debut, and Jericho beating down Cena prominently.

When Raw returns, Justin Roberts is standing in the ring.

Justin Roberts: The following is the first ‘Pick Your Poison’ match of this evening, in which Chris Jericho has picked the opponent for John Cena.


John Cena appears at the top of the ramp to his usual ovation, mixed with the occasional boo, shrugged off by John. He smiles and runs to the ring, avidly waiting his opponent.

Matt Striker: Who has Jericho chosen? It could be anyone on the WWE roster!

There is a brief silence…


The crowd boos as Edge slowly walks out, looking as confident as ever. He smiles, relishing the opportunity to wrestle again.
J.R.: It’s Edge! The Rated R Superstar! Chris Jericho has picked Edge!

Matt Striker: John Cena has met Edge many times before, but now Edge has been hired by Jericho specifically to brutalise Cena, and I have a feeling that he’ll do just that.

Edge then slides into the ring and the bell rings to start the match.

Edge vs. John Cena
Edge takes advantage of Cena’s surprise at his opponent for the early section of the match. He performs a few rest holds, headlock takeovers, and snapmares to make sure he is in charge of the flow of the match. Cena attempts to power up, feeding off the strength of the massive crowd support that is behind him, but this did not work as Edge was used to Cena’s tactics. At one point, the two come to a deadlock and Cena attempts his flying shoulder blocks, but Edge ducks under the second one and Cena goes crashing to the ground. This is very much the theme of this match, as Edge stops Cena from taking control as he knows his previous form from their multiple matchups in the past.

At around the five minute mark though, momentum swings. Edge attempts a diving crossbody off the turnbuckle and Cena ducks, showing some knowledge himself and Edge lands on his stomach. Edge slowly gets to his feet as Cena suddenly has his eyes focused on Edge, the crowd cheering him on, hoping he can turn the match around. Cena kicks Edge hard in the gut and hits a Fisherman’s Suplex, and from then on things swing in Cena’s favour. He begins to get on a roll with multiple forearms to Edge’s head. Edge escapes from the ring briefly by rolling under the bottom rope but Cena does not want to lose his momentum, so he follows Edge out of the ring. The two of them briefly brawl on the outside, Edge slams Cena’s head on the guardrail and attempts an escape, but Cena catches him and flings him into the steel steps, posing for the adulation of the crowd in attendance. Whilst Cena’s back is turned though, Edge hits an Edge-O-Matic on the outside and rolls back inside the ring at the six count of the referee. Cena crawls in at nine.

Edge attempts to capitalize, crouching in the corner, preparing for a Spear. He goes for it, but Cena ducks out the way, and Edge slams into the ring post! He slowly stumbles to his feet and is hit by a Diving Leg Drop from the top rope! Cena then quickly turns around, rolls to the base of Edge’s back, and locks in an STF! Edge is screaming out in pain, clawing his way towards the bottom rope as Cena is too shouting, shouting at Edge to tap out. The crowd are chanting and roaring for Edge to tap out but instead his eyes bulge in desperation…

JBL: Stop this match! Stop it right now!

JBL emerges at the top of the entrance ramp and the crowd boo at the match being halted.

JBL: Referee, I demand you break this match up!

The referee reluctantly pulls at Cena’s arm, and after five seconds Cena breaks the hold and Edge rolls out the ring and onto the floor as the referee calls for the bell to ring.

JBL: I cannot allow Edge to suffer an injury tonight, do you hear me? For that reason, I officially rule this match as a no contest!

J.R.: Now what the hell is that about!?

Matt Striker: Well it looks like JBL doesn’t want Edge getting injured, I guess he has some big plans for him in the future.

Edge staggers down the ramp and meets with JBL, patting him on the back and leaving the stage. The crowd boo as Cena shouts in the ring, and JBL disappears backstage.

COMMERCIAL


Matt Hardy enters the arena to his usual mystifyingly large pop, hyping himself up from their reaction, he high fives a few fans as he walks to the ring and slides inside.

J.R.: Well Matt, it seems next we have a triple threat featuring one of the three qualifiers for our Television Championship match at Unified, Matt Hardy!

Matt Striker: Yes and it seems this crowd couldn’t be more excited to see the man who will not die, version 1!


Dolph Ziggler emerges with Vickie Guerrero in toe, receiving mild heat from the fans, mostly directed towards Vickie. Nonetheless, Ziggler relishes the hate and saunters to the ring, with Vickie making sure to check out Dolph at any opportunity.

J.R.: Eurgh, doesn’t this couple just sicken you a little bit?

Matt Striker: Not at all J.R., I love Vickie and Dolph is an accomplished athlete, they’re the new Speidi!

J.R.: What the hell are you talking about?


Evan Bourne enters, receiving a healthy response from the crowd. He runs down to the ring making sure to high five as many people as possible as he does so.

J.R.: Now this man is something else, something very exciting here in the WWE.

Matt Striker: Indeed, Evan Bourne is often cruelly overlooked, now he has a chance to prove himself against two accomplished superstars, but will he be able to step up to the plate? Let’s find out.

Evan Bourne vs. Matt Hardy vs. Dolph Ziggler (accompanied by Vickie Guerrero)


The match is relatively short. Matt Hardy receives most of the offence throughout the match, but Ziggler seems keen to attack Bourne aswell. The crowd seem to be majoritively behind Bourne. Ziggler dominates the opening section of the match, at one point knocking both Hardy and Bourne out the ring, allowing time to pose for the crowd. He even invites Vickie Guerrero into the ring, and the two of them strike a variety of poses, much to the anger of the crowd who want to see wrestling. However, Ziggler doesn’t see Matt Hardy standing behind the couple and, as the audience cheer what is about to happen, Matt gears up for a Twist Of Fate on Vickie Guerrero!

Unfortunately though, Ziggler spins around and spots Matt, attacking him with an array of punches as Vickie quickly flees the ring and shouts at Matt. By this time though, Evan has got to his feet and the competition levels, with Matt Hardy and Evan Bourne briefly teaming up to attack Dolph and put him in his place. Eventually, the two turn on one another as Matt tries an unsuccessful roll-up on Evan, and after that the match goes back to traditional triple threat style.

Late on in the match, Dolph Ziggler has Evan Bourne in the sleeper hold, shaking him around but not hooking his legs. Matt Hardy however, slowly gets to his feet and stumbles towards Dolph. In a panic, Dolph pushes Evan away, right into Vickie Guerrero who is standing on the apron. Dolph hears Vickie scream, spins round and shouts at Evan Bourne, punching him in the face and knocking him too out the ring. Matt Hardy then grabs Dolph, spins him around and hits a Twist Of Fate! He covers Dolph for the three count.

Winner: Matt Hardy (05:01)

After the match Matt quickly slides down the ring and exits to the back. Dolph tends to Vickie Guerrero and helps her up. He then approaches Evan Bourne with malice in his eyes. He rolls Evan into the ring and stands over him, Vickie getting into the ring with his boyfriend.

J.R.: Uh-oh, I sense a storm brewing…

Dolph screams at Evan, along with Vickie, for pushing the Guerrero off the apron and hurting her. Dolph then begins to kick Evan repeatedly. He stands back and waits for Evan to stand up, then hits him with the Zig-Zag.

J.R.: Ouch! That’s not right, he did nothing wrong!

Matt Striker: What do you mean? He assaulted the lovely Ms. Guerrero! This is payback, plain and simple.

Dolph begins to turn and walk out the ring, but Vickie taps him on the shoulder and turns him round, screaming instructions at Dolph. Slowly, Ziggler nods. He maneuvers himself behind Evan and wraps him in a sleeper hold. He begins to choke him out whilst Vickie stands in front of Evan, cackling devilishly. Eventually Evan slips into unconsciousness and finally Dolph lets go.

J.R.: Well that’s just sick, look at Vickie, she loves that, and Evan didn’t even do anything wrong!

COMMERCIAL


The familiar gong sounds and suddenly the arena fills with darkness. The crowd begins cheering like crazy as the gong hits again and The Undertaker’s entrance theme plays, smoke starts to fill the ramp and out steps the Deadman!

JR: Here comes The Undertaker!

Matt Striker: The Phenom of the WWE, never defeated at Wrestlemania, a true legend in this business and he’s here tonight, on Monday Night Raw!

JR: Not only that Matt but this is his first appearance in the WWE since he ended the career of the Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels at at Wrestlemania in that 5 star classic.

Matt Striker: It certainly will be interesting to hear what he has to say.

As The Undertaker makes his way to the ring with the all so familiar entrance he grabs a microphone.

Undertaker: At Wrestlemania I ended the career of Shawn Michaels after he cost me my holy grail, the World Heavyweight Championship. Now that Shawn is no longer around to cost me the title I have returned with one thing in mind. The WWE Unified Championship.

The crowd pops at the idea of the Undertaker once again holding major gold.

Undertaker: Let it be known that after Unified I will be the number one contender and I will win the World Title. It doesn’t matter who wins at Unified. They’re just keeping it warm for me.

The Undertaker begins to leave the ring and gets to the ropes but just before he leaves the ring, he is interrupted.


The Undertaker stares into the camera with a look of disbelief and then out steps Drew Mcintyre. The crowd boos as Drew walks to the ring in an expensive looking suit and a smug look on his face.

JR: I have no idea what Drew McIntyre is doing out here but one thing’s for sure; he must be confident.

Matt Striker: Well the Sinister Scotsman who Mr. McMahon has dubbed a future world champion might just be coming for advice.
JR: Well he better be careful. The Undertaker has got his eyes firmly set on the title and anyone in his way better watch out.

Drew McIntyre: Undertaker I’m here to tell you that it’s time to step aside let someone else get a shot at the title namely me. How many World Title shots have you had? Seriously? So come on what do you say?

The crowd boos at McIntyre sheer brashness to come out and telling The Undertaker that he needs to move over.

Undertaker: So I nee to move over huh kid? You think you can just come out here and just ask for title shots? Title shots are earned, what have you done to deserve one?

Drew McIntyre: I’m a future world champion…

Undertaker: You keep saying this but you’ve done nothing to back it up. You’re all talk, so no I will not step aside and I will not be talked to like that so you better back up outta my ring.

Drew McIntyre: Well I was talking to Mr. McMahon and he told me that he guarantees that I’ll be World Champion by the end of the year. You need to step aside old timer or I will make you step aside “Deadman”.

Drew then stares at Undertaker for a few seconds, before turning round and leaving the ring.

J.R.: Well I don’t know who the hell Drew McIntyre thinks he is, but the Deadman will not be happy that he was interrupted upon his return to the WWE.

Matt Striker: Yeah, you’ve got to be wondering what is going through the mind of the Sinister Scotsman.

WWE then air a commercial for the ‘Slam Of The Week’, which was Chris Jericho laying out John Cena with a Codebreaker last week.

The cameras rejoin the action with the arena once again empty save for Justin Roberts.

JR: Well it’s time for tonights Main Event. Chris Jericho, the World Heavyweight Champion will take on an opponent of John Cena’s choosing.

Matt Striker:[/b] After Chris Jericho choosing the Rated-R Superstar Edge you can be sure that whoever John picks will be one heck of a challenge for the 7 time World Champion.

Justin Roberts: The following is the second ‘Pick Your Poison’ match of this evening, in which John Cena has picked the opponent for Chris Jericho.


Out steps Chris Jericho with his title round his waist and a serious look on his face. The crowd starts booing Chris and chanting “Cena, Cena” but Chris doesn’t even respond. After a receiving a microphone and looking around for little bit Chris finally begins to talk.

Chris Jericho: It’s times like these that the WWE Universe needs Chris Jericho. You see not only am I the current World Heavyweight Champion, not only am I the first ever Undisputed WWE Champion and not only am I a mainstream star by my own accord. I am also the Best in the World at what I do and what I do best is win Championships. I have won over 22 championships in the WWE and whether you choose to admit or not, you need Chris Jericho.

The crowd boos wildly.

Chris Jericho: You see without Chris Jericho the WWE would be full of shameless pandering drones like John Cena. So tonight Cena will pick some jackass from the back and he’ll come out thinking he can beat me but he won’t. I have beaten every single person in this company. I have beaten The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Triple H and Shawn Michaels.

The crowd cheers for the mention of these legends.

Chris Jericho: So bring out whoever it is that John Cena picked. It really doesn’t matter.

There is another brief silence.


JR: The Viper Randy Orton!

Matt Striker: The last time these two men met one on one was in December 2007 for the WWE Championship and we all remember what a classic that was!

JR: Indeed it was, Randy Orton will take on Chris Jericho when we return.


Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho
The bell rings and both men stare at each other, Chris Jericho lands the first blow and from there on in takes the upper hand. After hitting a perfect vertical suplex Chris then places Randy in a headlock all the while shouting ASK HIM! After around a minute of this Randy finally manages to get back to a vertical base. From there he manages to push Chris off the ropes but gets immediately knocked back down when Jericho hits him with a shoulder block. He immediately wraps Orton in a painful looking body scissors. The crowd boos at Jericho’s lack of exciting moves. Randy manages to land a couple of big elbows and Chris is forced to relinquish the hold. After getting up to his feet Randy manages to land a big European Uppercut and shoots Jericho into the turnbuckle. Randy then mounts the turnbuckle and lands a big right hand and another and soon the crowd begins to count along with the punches 3-4-5-6-7-8-9 he then climbs down and Jericho begins to flop towards the ring and Orton catches him with a huge scoop powerslam.

Randy then begins to pound on the mat, the crowd can sense what’s coming. Jericho starts to stand up with his back turned to Orton as he turns around Randy goes for the RKO but Jericho manages to push him away! As Orton lies in the middle of the ring Chris spots him and goes for the Lionsault! He hits it perfectly and goes for the cover, 1-2 Kickout! Orton slides towards the corner on his back, Chris spots him and goes over to pick him up but Randy manages to grab Chris’ trunks and he lands face first on the turnbuckle, dazed and confused Jericho stumbles backwards but Randy catches him with a roll-up! 1-2 Jericho just manages to kick out!

Randy doesn’t let up however, quickly laying in multiple stomps then catching him with a chinlock, after a minute or so Randy backs up into the corner, the crowd senses a punt coming! Jericho is on all fours, Randy goes for the punt but Jericho manages to get out of the way he then gets behind Jericho and hits a perfect release Germen Suplex!

The crowd cheers wildly as they all appreciate good wrestling.

JR: don’t go anywhere, this Main Event will continue after this short break!

COMMERCIAL
As Raw comes back from the commercial break Y2J is in complete control. Randy is lying on the ground whilst Jericho antagonizes the crowd by shouting at them. He recives massive heat before heading back over to work over Randy.

Chris then motions to the crowd a tapping motion and goes to lock in the Walls of Jericho! He’s got it synched in, this has to be the end of Randy! After 30 seconds of searing pain Randy manages to flip Jericho over. The crowd lets out an audible sigh of relif at Randy just managing to break the Walls. Jericho stands up h is obviously furious that Randy managed to escape the walls.

Fuming, Chris moves over Randy but gets locked up in an armbar, Orton then wraps Jericho’s arm in between his legs and locks in the crossface! In Jericho’s anger he made a critical error. The crowd is going wild as Jericho inches towards the ropes and just manages to get to the ropes and Orton is forced to break the hold. With both men clearly spent and lying on the ground the referee begins a 10 count. Orton is the first to get up at about 8, he then picks up Jericho who hits a picture perfect Codebreaker. 1-2-3. Jericho picks up the victory after a real back and forth match.

Winner Chris Jericho (15:36)

JR: What a match here tonight! Jericho picks up the victory as he builds momentum for his showdown with Cena at Unified. Wait what’s Chris doing?

Jericho then locks in the Walls of Jericho and starts wrenching back! The crowd boos as 3 refrees run down to the ring to break it up. As Chris just ignores them the crowd boos heavily. Finally after nearly one minute of the hold being locked in Chris then breaks it and heads over to pick up his title and a microphone.

Chris Jericho: At Unified I will be the first ever Unified WWE Champion and there is nothing John Cena can do about it!

Matt Striker: Is this true? Can Chris Jericho defeat John Cena at Unified will he be able to avoid the Walls of Jericho?

The screen fades to black with Chris Jericho holds his World Heavyweight Championship high above his head.

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J.R.: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to WWE Superstars!

Matt Striker: My name is Matt Striker, his name is J.R., it’s Thursday night, and the stars are out!

J.R.: Indeed they are Matt. Tonight’s main event, the fallout from the breakup of our ex-tag team champions. The Miz is taking on The Big Show.

Matt Striker: I can’t wait for that. There’s going to be divas action aswell later on.

J.R.: I’m looking forward to that too, but we start this evening off with a fatal 4-way featuring some of Raw’s rising talent.


John Morrison’s slow-motion entrance plays as he poses to the moderately good response from the sold-out arena. He then makes his way down the ramp, making sure to hand his trademark sunglasses to an overjoyed young fan and high five a couple more as he reaches the end of the ramp and slides under the bottom rope.

J.R.: If this man’s entrance isn’t entertaining enough, you should watch him wrestle.

Matt Striker: Yes, the Monday Night Delight makes a special appearance here on Thursday, hoping to ascend the mountain that is the WWE.


The crowd boo at the arrival of Ted Dibiase, as he saunters out towards the ramp, ignoring the fans and looking up at his own titantron, grinning at the sight of himself holding the Million Dollar Belt. He then looks down at the real belt wrapped around his waist.

J.R.: Eurgh, well this man is truly like his father. Ted DiBiase Jr. has an arrogant streak and the money to match.

Matt Striker: Yes, but Dibiase also has a mean streak to him, and the drive to gain a major championship and do what his father never could.

Dibiase rolls into the ring and stares down Morrison, moving into the corner diagonal from him.


A large pop, especially considering Kofi’s status in the company, rings through the arena as the West African runs into view, a wide smile on his face. His pyros explode as he claps his hands together and makes his way to the ring, high-fiving fans as he does so.

J.R.: This man will definitely provide some entertain Matt.

Matt Striker: Yes he will J.R., high-flying, fanatic, but also intense, some call Kofi Kingston the whole package, and I gotta say, I just might be with them on that.

J.R.:Yes, he could well be a future WWE Champion.

Kofi climbs the turnbuckle and poses for the crowd, before dropping to the ring canvas and standing by his turnbuckle.


The final participant in the fatal 4-way receives the biggest response as Christian gets a great cheer when he enters the arena, smiling and looking for ‘Peeps’ signs in the crowd, even pointing to a few in the upper seats of the big arena.

J.R.: and here he is one of the three contenders for the Television Championship at Unified, Christian.

Matt Striker: Yes, Captain Charisma, as I’ve said before, he’s the Pontiff of the Peepulation and I’m sure he’s looking to give his following another win to add to his momentum going into the title match at Unified!

Christian smiles and climbs into the ring, shaking hands briefly with Kofi Kingston as he makes his way to the final empty ring corner.

John Morrison vs. Ted Dibiase vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Christian
This Fatal 4-Way match is relatively open, with all superstars having an opportunity to win. They know that this is being hyped as new stars trying to make a name for themselves, so they perform slightly more dangerous spots than usual in an attempt to impress. Christian has a lot of control in the early stages of the match, showing why he is a competitor for the Television Championship. At the four minute mark in the match, Christian even hit’s a surprise Killswitch on Ted Dibiase after he threw Kofi over the top rope, but Morrison saves the pinfall and keeps the match alive.

After this, Kofi pulls Christian out the ring and the two of them begin to brawl on the outside, with Dibiase still down on the ground. After a few punches, Christian slams Kofi’s head off the rail. However, he turns round in time to see Morrison running off the ropes and performing a suicide dive directly into Christian. Morrison then picks up Kofi and the two of them start to brawl as Christian crawls into the ring and locks up with Dibiase, now recovered from the Killswitch.

Dibiase gains the upper hand over Christian with a series of clubbing blows as well as a falling Fist Drop, followed by posing, much to the crowds anger. Meanwhile on the outside Kofi Kingston and John Morrison exchange brutal slams off the steel steps and the barrier, but Morrison manages to reverse an irish whip and fling Kofi into the Steel Steps with a crash and roll into the ring. Dibiase immediately goes to work on Morrison, stomping repeatedly on his chest. However, Morrison rolls out the way eventually and chop blocks Dibiase, knocking him to the ground. Christian then rolls to the outside just as Kofi gets to his feet.

Then, Morrison goes for Starship Pain, but Dibiase springs to his feet and wraps a cobra clutch on Morrison whilst The Monday Night Delight is sitting on the top turnbuckle. Meanwhile, on the outside, Kofi Kingston pushes Christian away, and hits him with the Trouble In Paradise! But while this happens, Dibiase hits Dream Street, sending Morrison all the way from the top rope to the mat! He then covers Morrison, while Kofi tries to crawl into the ring, and gets a three count!

Winner: Ted Dibiase (10:09)

Dibiase celebrates in the ring at his surprise victory as the crowd boos.

J.R.: Wow, well I guess I can’t say Dibiase didn’t deserve it, that was a hellacious match.

Matt Striker: Yes it was, and the son of the Million Dollar Man was deservedly victorious!

J.R.: Oh, but look at this Matt, the match might not be over just yet!

Dibiase was still celebrating, so he didn’t notice Kofi Kingston sliding into the ring. The crowd did though, and they suddenly began to cheer. Initially Dibiase thought the cheers were for him, but when he realised he was wrong, he slowly turned round. Kofi ran forward, and hit Dibiase with another Trouble In Paradise! The crowd cheers as Kofi’s music is played and he hops out the ring, high-fiving fans and running down the ramp, as Christian and Dibiase both struggle to their feet, staring daggers at Kingston. The screen then fades to black.

William Regal then appears on screen with a smirk on his face, in a plush, deep red room. He is sitting on a throne and staring directly into the camera. His theme plays quietly in the background.

William Regal: Good evening, and welcome to Fame and Shame, with the 2008 King Of The Ring William Regal. As our esteemed commissioner JBL does not seek to put me on Monday Night Raw, I approached him with a little offer. To present a weekly show on WWE Superstars, enlightening the WWE universe on just who is flying high, and who is wasting their time, and mine, on Monday Night Raw. So, why don’t we get started shall we.


A picture of Chris Jericho shows on screen for a few seconds, as Regal provides a voiceover.

William Regal: Our World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho seemed to have a perfect week, not only verbally taunting John Cena at the beginning of the show, but also defeating Randy Orton in the heated main event of this week’s Raw. Indeed despite all the baby oil Randy uses, Jericho was not prepared to let the victory…slip through his fingers.

The picture disappears and Regal raises his eyebrow, laughing to himself.


This picture once again remains onscreen, with Regal providing a voiceover.

William Regal: Whereas, it has been a bad week for everybody’s favourite farm boy, Festus.

The picture disappears and Regal seemingly receives a word from off-screen. He smiles and looks back at the camera.

William Regal: I’m sorry, that’s actually Luke Gallows, formerly known as Festus, of the Straight Edge Society.

The picture then reappears.

William Regal: Then again, he may want to consider going back to his humble roots. Being besmirched by someone as pitiful as Rey Mysterio, I can only imagine the embarassment. If that wasn’t all, he also has no hair, and wears suspenders.

The camera then goes back to Regal, and he shakes his head and tuts.


William Regal: and finally, Vickie Guerrero. Her support provided yet another win in the record books for one Dolph…something recently. But either way, it seems ever since Vickie has been with this man, he has achieved victory after victory.

The camera then goes back to Regal, looking to the ground with contempt.
William Regal: Some people really do have everything…

He notices the camera is back on him and smiles.

William Regal: Erm, well that’s all I have time for this week. Join me next week on Fame and Shame, with William Regal.

Regal’s theme then plays at full volume briefly as the screen fades to commercial.

COMMERCIAL


The crowd boo as Natalya appears. Since The Hart Dynasty’s disrespect towards new signings The Motor City Machine Guns, it seemed the ‘Bret Hart’ effect had vanished and the crowd turned on Natalya, as well as the rest of the dynasty. But, the arrogant Anvilette didn’t seem to care, strutting to the ring and eyeing the fans with contempt.

Matt Striker: and now we have the divas! Not that Natalya is your typical women’s wrestler.

Natalya rolled into the ring and cut her signature pose, causing the boos to increase.


These boos turned to cheers, especially from the younger members of the fans, as Tiffany emerged to a surprisingly hot response. Tiffany registered this and jumped in the air, throwing her hands up and blowing kisses to the crowd. She skipped down the ramp and high-fived fans as she went.

J.R.: Well this girl is a firecracker isn’t she?

Matt Striker: Yep, Tiffany, ex-ECW general manager, now fully-fledged WWE diva, she has a lot to prove and she couldn’t find a better woman to prove herself against.

Tiffany rolled into the ring, and before she could even stand up, Natalya began stomping on Tiffany’s spine and the referee rung the bell.

Natalya vs. Tiffany
The opening of the match was a signal for how it was going to go. It devolved into a brawl quickly, with Natalya repeatedly stomping Tiffany. She then dragged Tiffany to the corner and took a few steps back, hitting a running Facewash. She then slid out the ring. Walking around to the other side of the turnbuckle, she grabbed hold of Tiffany’s leg. Instantly Tiffany sensed something was wrong and attempted to claw away from the corner, but Natalya was too strong and pulled her back. She then whipped Tiffany’s left leg off the steel pole, causing immense damage.

Tiffany was not 100% at any point after this opening assault. She limped whenever she managed to get to her feet. Each time Natalya knocked Tiffany down to the ground the boos increased, as Natalya seemed to relish her impending victory. However, at three minutes into the match Tiffany stages a fight back, kicking Natalya in the stomach and sending her to the ground with a clothesline. She limped up to the top rope as Natalya got to her feet. The crowd cheered as Tiffany hit a Diving Crossbody. She then covers Natalya but only gets a two count.

Nattie is infuriated by this attempt to turn the match around. Tiffany hits Natalya with a forearm and goes for another clothesline, but Natalya ducks, then performs a snap suplex. The match then swings back in Natalya’s favour. She picks Tiffany up and performs a sitout power bomb. Even though the crowd knows she could pin her opponent here, Natalya then stands up and locks in a sharpshooter on Tiffany, who taps out almost instantly.

Winner: Natalya (04:54)

Natalya gloats and reluctantly releases the Sharpshooter, posing as the crowd boo her. She laughs in Tiffany’s face then rolls under the bottom rope, leaving the ring and walking down the ramp. Tiffany then rolls out the ring and is slowly helped to her feet by a referee. The crowd burst into applause and cheers as Tiffany limps down the ramp and out the arena.

A ‘Raw Recall’ is then shown, highlighting this Monday’s raw. It prominently features Cena announcing the Pick Your Poison matches, Lita returning to Raw, Sheamus qualifying for the Television Championship, JBL stopping the Edge/Cena match, and ending with highlights of the Jericho vs. Orton match.


The crowd erupted in appreciation of one of the veterans of the WWE, The Big Show. Show emerged, smiling and fist pumping to the crowd, hyping himself up for the match ahead. He then walked down the ramp, high-fiving a few younger fans as he went.

J.R.: Looks like the World’s Largest Athlete is all fired up for the match tonight.

Matt Striker: Well why wouldn’t he be, he’s facing his former tag team partner, a man who he recently had a big falling out with, by way of a knockout punch, The Miz.

Big Show steps over the top rope and walks to the camera side of the ring, roaring and throwing a fist into the air, to the support of the crowd.


Instantly boos ring through the arena as The Miz emerged. He did not strike his usual pose, instead with a look of anger and determination in his eyes, he walks to the ring, shouting at fans disrespecting him on the way to the ring.

Matt Striker: Well, it’s definitely been a bad couple of weeks for The Miz. He lost his Unified Tag Team Titles, partly thanks to The Big Show, and due to the unification of the two WWE brands, he lost his United States belt!

J.R.: Yes, The Miz does not hold championship gold for the first time in a good few months, and that seems to have sparked an angry streak in The Miz, I’m sure he’s looking to take out some rage on The Big Show.

The Miz rolled into the ring and waited patiently for the bell to ring, staring directly at The Big Show, who is still smiling.

Big Show vs. The Miz
Unlike most people who go against Big Show, The Miz is not intimidated by Show’s presence, and the majority of the early stages in this match consists of The Miz launching attack after attack on Show. Gritting his teeth, he tries absolutely everything to knock The World’s Largest Athlete down. After two minutes of failed attempts, he finally manages to duck under a big clothesline, bounce off the ropes, then chop block Show down to one knee. He then runs and kicks Show hard in the skull, knocking him to the ground.

He then takes advantage of this situation and goes on the attack, stomping him. At one point Miz leans Show’s neck over the bottom rope and chokes him with his boot, only letting him go on the count of four. The crowd’s boos intensified, seemingly shocked by Miz’s current dominance over Big Show. Miz then waited for Show to slowly stumble up, then he grabbed his head and slammed it into the turnbuckle. Show rested in the corner, and Miz took a few steps back. He then hit his trademark sitting corner clothesline, causing Show to slowly walk forward. Miz quickly unhooked himself from the corner and ran behind Big Show. It then looked like Miz was trying to finish the match early, attempting to hook up the Skull Crushing Finale! However, it was then he, and the audience, realised his problem. He could not hook his arms for his finishing manoeuvre. Show slowly recovered, then whipped Miz over his shoulder to the mat, as the audience cheered this change in pace.

After this, Miz desperately attempted to recover his early advantage, but Show hit a well-placed big boot directly to Miz’s jaw, knocking him to the ground. He covered Miz, but only gets a two count. Miz continues his attempt to dominate, but due to the lack of moves he can execute on the Big Show, Miz resorted to repeated chops and punches, trying to weaken Show enough to hit one of his other big moves.

The biggest opening for Show to finally gain an advantage over The Miz came at the eight minute mark. Miz ascended the top rope as Show was standing up and attempted a Diving Crossbody. However, Show caught Miz in mid-air. He then picked Miz up, and launched him like a lawn dart into the corner. Show then placed a finger on his lips and then brutally chopped Miz. Then, unlike usual, he grew aggressive with his chops, hoping to gain some revenge on The Miz and repeatedly chopping his chest until he sank to the floor.

After this, Miz regained control, clubbing Show repeatedly in the spine. However, he just couldn’t hit his Skull Crushing Finale, no matter how weakened Show was. Eventually, Show was struggling to breathe. Miz once again kicked Show’s legs out from under him, bringing him to his knees. Then, Miz snapped, sliding out the ring and forcing Justin Roberts out of his chair. Then, he picked up a steel chair and took it into the ring. The referee warned Miz but he didn’t care, brandishing it, waiting for Show to get to his feet. But, Show sensed Miz was behind him, turned round, and hit a Knockout Punch on the chair, which sprang back and hit Miz in the face!

The referee then rings the bell for disqualification of Big Show, therefore winning the match for The Miz!

Winner by disqualification: The Miz (12:00)

Show looked horrified as the crowd were torn. They wanted to cheer because Miz was out cold, but technically he had just won the match. Show punched the ring post in anger, roaring. He then looked down at The Miz. He grabbed his opponent and former tag team partner by the throat, picking him up and executing a Chokeslam. Show’s music played as the crowd cheered and Show looked down at The Miz with contempt. The screen faded to black with Show standing over Miz’s limp body.
 

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JR: Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the Monday Night Raw!

Before JR can add any more “Longhorn” plays and JBL struts out doing the two step. The crowd cheers for the General Manager as he walks down the aisle smiling. As he steps into the middle of the ring with a microphone the crowd cheers with anticipation for what he has to say.

Matt Striker: It looks like our illustrious General Manager has something important to say!

JBL: Good evening, how are we feeling tonight?

The crowd cheers in a sign that they are feeling fine!

JBL: Good to hear, let me tell you that you are in for a hell’uva show tonight! Tonight the Animal Dave Batista will be taking on the World’s Largest Athlete the Big Show! Not only that, but the main event will be…

Before JBL can finish this thought the opening strains of “Broken Dreams”, Drew McIntyre’s theme fill the arena. Along with the song the crowd begins booing loudly as Drew McIntyre takes his time walking out before eventfully striding out microphone in hand and a smug look in his face. He stands at the top of the arena surveying the crowd before beginning to talk. But as he goes to talk the boos overwhelm him so he takes his time in waiting to talk.

Drew McIntyre: You better stop right there JBL. The next words out of your mouth better be “Drew McIntyre will be getting a title shot against John Cena”. If not you’re going to be in a whole world of trouble. You see Vince McMahon wants me to be a World Champion and if you stand in my way he won’t be very happy.

JBL: Now I’m all about making people happy, whether it’s Vince McMahon or the WWE Universe.

The “WWE Universe” pops at the cheap reference.

JBL: So I’ll tell you what Drew, tonight I will give you a match with John Cena but it won’t be for the WWE Championship.

Drew McIntyre: You know what? That doesn’t even matter you see after I annihilate John Cena tonight I will go on to win the title at some point this year that is a guarantee. John Cena is nothing but a stepping stone.

The crowd boos at their hero being belittled in such a way.

Drew McIntyre: Tonight will prove to every single one of you that Drew McIntyre is a Main Eventer, no-one is safe from me. Nothing or no-one will stand in my way be it Triple H, John Cena or The Undertaker.

JBL: I’m glad you mentioned The Undertaker Drew, you see after that little stunt you pulled last week The Undertaker came to me and demanded a match with you. And y’know what? I made that match Drew. So this Sunday at Unified you’ll be going one-on-one with The Undertaker!

The crowd cheers as it seem like Drew McIntyre will be getting his just desserts not only by having to face John Cena tonight but The Undertaker at Unified! Drew’s face drains of all colour as he realizes what faces him at Unified.

Matt Striker: Well it looks like Drew’s got the biggest week of his life, not only will he be taking on John Cena tonight but at our brand new PPV Unified he will be facing the Phenom the Undertaker!

JR: Unified is sure to be a slobberknocker that’s for sure. But tonight’s Raw as well is gonna be a good one. Be sure to re-join us after this commercial break for what’s sure to be a great match the Motor City Machine Guns and Evan Bourne will be challenging The Hart Dynasty and Dolph Ziggler!

COMMERCIALS

“I Am Perfection” Dolph Ziggler walks out arm and arm with Vickie Guerrero. Some parts of the audience begin to boo but it does seem mostly aimed at the heat magnet Vickie. Dolph however takes it in as if the heat is aimed at him.

JR: I like this young man, mean streak a mile wide and a highly athletic background from Kent State University.

Matt Striker: Indeed, one of the young bright stars here in the WWE.

“New Foundation” plays and some portions of the crowd boo. Natalya, David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd stride out with their Tag Team Championships draped around them. They confidently walk to the ring ignoring some fans pleas for hi-fives.

Matt Striker: Well these two young gentlemen could also have a huge future in the WWE. And how can you forget the gorgeous daughter of the Anvil Jim Neidhart, Natalya!

“Motorcity” plays and The Motor City Machine Guns step out to a great reaction. After getting about halfway down the ramp the Guns point back to the ramp and Evan Bourne comes running out and get’s a great cheer.

JR: Three of the very best hi-fliers in the business toady right here in this very ring tonight which guarantees excitement, adrenaline and high risk.

Matt Striker: That’s right Jim and with the Guns having a tag team title match against the Hart Dynasty what better way to build momentum than with a victory over their opponents tonight?

JR: Exactly Matt.



The match begins with Evan Bourne and Tyson Kidd in the ring, both men exchange holds for a few moments with Tyson Kidd displaying his Dungeon training an getting the upper hand. Tyson let’s Evan free and Evan comes back at him but Tyson easily manages to get him in a headlock before dragging him over to his corner and tagging in David Hart Smith. DH lands big clubbing forearms on Evan knocking him clean off his feet, on the apron Dolph Ziggler can be heard screaming to be let in so the big man tags him in and Dolph goes straight to work on Evan laying in kick after kick. Dolph goes for a cover but Evan get’s out before one. Dolph pulls Evan to his feet but Evan somehow manages to hit an enziguri! With both men lying in the middle of the ring crawling towards their corners the crowd becomes louder and louder. Dolph manages to tag in DH Smith who gets to Evan before he can get to either Machine Gun.

After a couple minutes of DH dominating Evan get’s whipped into a corner, DH runs into the turnbuckle with a big running splash on his mind but Evan manages to get out of the way! As DH falls backwards into the middle of the ring Evan crawls inch by inch towards the Guns, finally after what seems like an enternity he tags in Alex Shelly and both members come flying in and Alex locks in his inverted STF whilst Sabin runs off the ropes and hits a beautiful low dropkick. Shelly pins him but Ziggler breaks up the 3-count and DH manages to tag in Tyson before rolling to the outside.

Shelly tags in Sabin who stands on the top rope and hits Tyson with a springboard dropkick whilst Alex slams him down face first in a reverse STO. At this point Evan Bourne Is stood next to the turnbuckle begging for a tag, it looks like he wants in to hit his Shooting Star Press! Alex lets him have it his way and tags him in, the crowd can sense it coming as Evan climbs up to the top rope and executes a beatuifil Sooting Star Press but at the last second Tyson manages to roll out of the way to tag in Dolph Ziggler! At the same time DH Smith runs over to The Guns’ corner and catches them with a huge clothsline! As both men tumble to the floor DH follows them laying big shots to them. At the same time as all this Dolph hits Evan with the Zig-Zag! 1-2-3 it’s over.

Winners: The Hart Dynasty & Dolph Ziggler (12:16)

JR: A brilliant match from all six of these highly gifted young athletes tonight and with momentum on the Hart Dynasty’s side can the Machine Guns win the titles at Unified?

Matt Striker: Good question JR and the only way to find out is to tune into WWE Unified live this Sunday only on PPV! Stay with us as up next it’s action from the smart, sexy and powerful WWE Divas with Melina & Beth Phoenix teaming up to take on Michelle McCool and Maryse!

COMMERCIAL

The opening screeches of ‘Paparazzi’ play and the crowd gave Melina her usual big pop, which increased when Beth Phoenix appeared along with her at the top of the red carpet. The two of them walked down to the ring together, waving and smiling at fans along the way.

J.R.: Well folks, get set for tag team action here, featuring Melina and Beth Phoenix.

Matt Striker: Yes, two of the most beautiful divas take on two of the most devilish. The Glamazon has not appeared on Raw since her defeat in the number one contender‘s match to Melina. Tonight, the two of them team up to take on Women‘s Champion Michelle McCool and the sneaky, manipulative Maryse.

Beth Phoenix takes a few steps back at the top of the ramp and Melina performs her typical splits entrance. She then points at Beth, who slides into the ring and performs her glamazon pose on the top turnbuckle.

J.R.: Wow, will you look at that. But yes, Beth Phoenix is often a big player in the divas division but she seems to have taken a back seat at the moment, so I‘m sure she‘s looking to impress here tonight.

“Not Enough For Me” plays but Michelle McCool enters to good heat for a diva, but lessened due to her embarrassment last week at the hands of Lita. She remains defiant though, and enters with the French Beauty, Maryse, increasing her heat slightly due to the hate towards Maryse from female fans. The two of them don’t seem in unison, with Maryse ignoring McCool and walking past her towards the ring whilst McCool stops to taunt the fans regularly.

Matt Striker: Last week saw the surprising return of Lita to the WWE, and she made sure to show both Melina and Michelle McCool that she wasn’t on anybody’s side.

As Maryse and McCool were getting into the ring, a recap of Melina announcing Lita and her hitting Twist Of Fates on both the champion and the competitor is shown.

J.R. Lita I’m afraid won’t be competing tonight, but I’m sure we’ll see some great action from these four divas.


McCool starts off the match with Beth, both operating a relatively simple diva style, with McCool often applying her body scissors hold and using repeated knee drops to afflict maximum damage on her opponent. She attempts to capitalise on this strength but Beth fights back, repeatedly striking McCool’s face. She then picks up Michelle and performs a backbreaker on her before making the hot tag to Melina, causing the crowd to cheer.

Melina knocks McCool to the ground and hypes the crowd up, hitting a number of fast-paced technical moves, keen to prove herself worthy of her number one contenders spot. She is undone however when she attempts to hit a double knee to the back of McCool when she was hung in the ropes, but McCool manages to roll away leaving Melina hung up on the middle rope. Maryse then kicks Melina hard in the face while the referee is distracted, much to the anger of the crowd. McCool then tags in the French beauty.

Maryse then works some hellish offence, choking Melina’s neck in the ropes with her leg, before performing a hair pull slam. She applies a fierce camel clutch which takes Melina a good length of time to break, and is only ended when Maryse slams Melina’s face off the mat. Repeated stomps and punches keep Melina grounded. When she stages a brief fight back, she manages to catch Melina with a fierce kick to the gut when Melina attempted to shoulder charge Maryse. However, Maryse then attempts to clothesline Melina, but this time the a-list diva ducks under it and catches Maryse with a rollup, and manages to score the win!

Winners: Melina and Beth Phoenix (05:15)

Melina celebrates her win as the referee holds her hand up. Maryse rolls out the ring but Michelle eyes her Unified opponent with contempt and attempts to attack her from behind. However, Beth sees this and takes down McCool, slamming her head off the mat. She then picks up McCool and throws her out of the ring.

Matt Striker: Wow! The humiliation of Michelle McCool continues! She cannot be happy about that!

J.R.: Well, that was just a preview of the kind of animosity that you are going to see explode this Sunday at WWE Unified!

Matt Striker: Indeed it is my esteemed colleague. This weekend we have the always exciting Motor City Machine Guns facing off against the calculating and vicious Hart Dynasty for the WWE Tag Team Championships!

J.R.: As well as that, as we just saw, Melina will take on Michelle McCool for the Women’s Championship, and for that match the special guest referee will be none other than Lita!

Matt Striker: Then, CM Punk and his Straight Edge Society take on Rey Mysterio. If Rey wins, the Society disbands, but if Punk wins then Rey must take the pledge, and join Straight Edge under Punk.

J.R.: And also, for the brand new Television Championship, Sheamus, takes on Matt Hardy and Captain Charisma himself, the one and only Christian!

Matt Striker: Then, in one of the biggest matchups we’ve seen in a good long time, the legend, the phenom, The Undertaker himself, takes on one of the fastest rising, most brutal superstars to enter the WWE in this millennia, the one and only Drew Mcintyre.

J.R.: and finally, in our main event of the evening, for the Unified WWE Championship, The World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho takes on the WWE Champion John Cena. Only one champion will remain. Coming up next though, an episode of The Peep Show, with some special guests!

A promo for Unified is then shown, featuring majoritively build-up to Jericho vs. Cena and McIntyre vs. Undertaker.

Matt Striker: Welcome back to Monday night Raw and welcome to the Peep show.

J.R: We now join Captain Charisma in the ring as he is about to announce his guest.

The camera focuses on Christian who is wearing casual clothes on the set of the Peep show set up in the ring.

Christian: Welcome peeps of all ages to the peep show with me Captain Charisma, Christian. Today I will be discussing WWE Unified and the new Television Championship and who better to guest host the Peep show than my opponent at WWE unified, Matt Hardy!

‘Live For The Moment’ plays and Matt Hardy enters to a good response wearing jeans and a t-shirt. He gave fans high fives on his approach to the ring, entered shacked hands with Christian and they both sat down.

Christian: Matt, welcome to the peep show.

Matt Hardy: Thank you, it’s always great to you talk to you Christian.

Christian: You’re welcome Matt, it’s an honour to have my opponent for the television championship on the show, talking about the television championship what is your thoughts about the new title?

Matt Hardy: I think it’s a great idea to introduce a new championship and it’s a great opportunity for us both to be the first champion.

Christian: That it is Matt, what about the Intercontinental Championship? How do you feel about it’s departure?

Matt Hardy: I am disappointed at it’s sudden departure but things are changing in this company and I feel this Television championship is part of that change and is a good thing.

Christian: I couldn’t agree more...

‘Written In My Face’ interrupts the action in the ring and there is massive heat for Sheamus as he enters wearing his Celtic warrior t-shirt. He strolls down to the ring with a smug look on his face. This changes however when he reaches the ring, he stares at Matt and Christian with a look of angry. He asks and receives a microphone from a WWE ringside employee.

Sheamus: What are you two blabbering on about?

Christian: Well...

Sheamus: Shut up you, why is this rather large waste of space the guest host of you’re show. I’m going to be the first television at WWE unified, I should be getting screen time not you two has beens. How long have you guys been is this company? Five, ten, fifth teen years? And how many world championships have you amounted to in this time?

Matt Hardy: If you...

Sheamus: Keep your mouth shut “Lardy!” I am the only man here worthy of the Television championship, you two aren’t good enough to lace my boots.

Christian: Well, as you are in the championship match why don’t you join us?

Sheamus’ look returns to being smug as he enters the ring and sits down next to Hardy. Who is enraged by Sheamus’ comments but is restraining himself.

Christian: So Sheamus how to you feel about the new Championship?

Sheamus: Well to begin with I’m glad to see the back of the Intercontinental Championship, I mean who would want that title, to lower themselves that bad. I mean past champions include the Honky Tonk Man, Goldust, The Mountie, Santino Marrella, Jeff Hardy and yourself Christian. Who would want want to join that list? Well not this fella.

Sheamus smiles as he is obviously pleased with himself, Matt and Christian both stand up infuriated by Sheamus’ comments. Sheamus gets to his feet.

Sheamus: Calm down there, don’t get out of breath Matt. It’s ok nobody is to receive that “Championship” again, we have the new Television championship which I shall bring honour and a bit of prestige to as the first Champion.

Matt charges towards Sheamus but misses with a clothesline, Sheamus however hits a Brogue kick on Christian sending him to the floor. As he turns round Hardy locks in for a Twist of Fate and connects. Hardy is left standing with Sheamus and Christian left on the mat. Hardy’s music is played.

Matt Striker: Woah! High drama here over the television championship!

J.R.: Matt Hardy has all the momentum going into the match this Sunday, hitting the Twist Of Fate on Sheamus, an ex-WWE Champion, someone who people previously thought was the favourite!

Matt Hardy makes the V1 sign to the crowd, who return it eagerly as the camera fades to black.

COMMERCIALS

‘I Walk Alone’ plays and the crowd suddenly begin to boo as the ex-WWE Champion Batista emerges at the top of the ramp. He smirks and snarls at the fans as he walks down to the ring, showing no respect for his audience whatsoever.

J.R.: Well this man is a bully, no doubt about it.

Matt Striker: I think I have to agree with you here. Some say Batista hasn’t been the same since losing the WWE Championship to John Cena at Wrestlemania. He’s been more desperate, more petty than we’ve ever seen before from The Animal.

Despite wearing his ring gear, Batista surprisingly grabs a microphone when he steps into the ring. He walks into the center of the ring and eyes the crowd with disdain as his music faded out.

Batista: Last week, I delivered a message to Lucky Cannon. It seems like that little punk doesn’t get the idea yet. He doesn’t belong in the WWE. He doesn’t belong in the same league as me. I know he has a match tonight against The Miz. Well, I’ve got a little offer for him. If he beats The Miz tonight, he can be on a WWE pay-per-view. Against me. And after that, wether he belongs or not, I’m sure he’ll be too scared to step into a WWE ring ever again. But as for me, I have a match tonight too. Lucky Cannon has been in this company for what, three weeks? Well my opponent has been here for over 10 years. So Lucky, if you think you can beat me junior, look what I do to this guy.

Batista then puts down the microphone and rolls his shoulders, warming up for his match and waiting for his opponent.

‘Crank It Up’ roars through the arena. The crowd figured if anyone could beat Batista, it’d be The Big Show. Thus, they gave Show a big reception as he came out, smiling and fist pumping. He hyped himself up then made his way to the ring, high-fiving some younger fans as he went.

Matt Striker: I think Batista is going to have to eat his words pretty soon. He knew he was having a match with The Big Show, but I still don’t think you can truly comprehend what a challenge that is until you step into the ring with the big man, and I guess Batista is about to regret his actions when that happens.

J.R.: Yep, there’s not much that can stop The Big Show. I know last week on Superstars he punched a steel chair into the face of The Miz, causing a disqualification. This week, I’m sure he wants a clean pinfall to get back some of that momentum.

Big Show climbs over the top rope and steps into the ring, squaring off with Batista. The referee looks at both of them then rings the bell.


This is a match between two powerhouses. It starts off fairly equal, with the two of them locking up and being forced into the corners to be broken up multiple times. Big Show is caught off guard however when he manages to knock Batista off his feet and poses for the crowd, only to be Speared to the ground by an enraged animal. Batista then works on the weakest point of The Big Show, his ankles. Repeatedly slamming them off the turnbuckle from the outside and stomping them repeatedly.

However, Big Show has a lot of courage and toughens up, stumbling to his feet. He then works his usual big man style, trying to gain a comeback on Batista. He swats away attempted shoulder blocks, throws Batista into the corner, and even grips his throat, attempting a choke slam, before Batista sneakily rakes Big Show’s eyes and rolls out the ring. Shocked, he paces slowly outside as the show goes to commercial.

When the show returns Batista has Big Show in a headlock, repeatedly beating down Big Show’s attempts to gain the upper hand. Eventually, he knocks Big Show down with a big knee to the face. He then performs his thumbs down gesture, to the ire of the crowd. When Show slowly gets to his feet, he is met by a second brutal spear from Batista, covering The World’s Largest Athlete for the three-count.

Winner: Batista (05:02)

Batista rolls out the ring and holds up his arms in celebration as the show cuts away.

A promotion package is held for Unified, showing a very brief recap of Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk, Drew Mcintyre vs. Undertaker and John Cena vs. Chris Jericho.

The cameras cut backstage to JBL’s office, JBL and Edge are sat in the office watching the end of Batista and Big show’s match up. They are both seen smirking and laughing at the match.

Edge: Are these guys serious? Do they still think they have a place in this company?

JBL: Yeah, an overweight giant and an animal with more abs than brain cells.
Edge: Why were these guys WWE champions? What a waste of a reign that I should have been given.

JBL: Don’t worry with a talented GM like myself guys like this will never receive any gold, unlike you who is destined for the top.

Edge: About that, When I’m I....

Josh Mathews enters JBL’s office, looking nervously at the two superstars in the room with his microphone close to his chest.

Josh Matthews: JBL, Edge, If you wouldn’t mind I would like to ask....

JBL: Woah, don’t you have no manners son? You don’t just walk into the Gm’s office, especially not my
office. Why don’t you step outside and rethink your actions.

Josh Mathews walked outside the office, knocked on the door and entered again.

JBL: We’re busy, get out of my office!

Josh Matthews: well I, emm.

Edge: On your bike squire.

Josh Mathews looked embarrassed and walked out of the room.

Edge: Hahaha what a loser.

JBL: Yeah, the people this company hires these days.

COMMERCIAL

As Raw returns from the commercial break Lucky Cannon is stood in the middle of the ring. When Justin Roberts announces his name there’s a lukewarm reception for Lucky. He does the generic fist pump and smile then turns round to face the entrance ramp. “I Came to Play.” Out steps the Awesome One himself The Miz, as he struts down the aisle the crowd boo modestly. Miz, lapping it up, continues to the ring coming face to face with Lucky.

JR: Two more of the young talents in the WWE with a bright, bright future in this industry.

Matt Striker: Without a doubt, The Miz is one of the hottest talents around today and Lucky Cannon is destined for greatness without a doubt.

JR: He’s had his run-in’s with Batista these past few weeks. Let’s see if that helps or hinders him tonight against the former U.S Champion.

Matt Striker: But of course, that’s not all! This match is doubly important, as if Lucky Cannon does manage to defeat The Miz, he gets to face his nemesis Batista at Unified next Sunday!


Both men circle around each other as the bell sounds. The Miz connects with a few right hands before shooting Lucky off the ropes looking for a big clothsline, Lucky ducks it and comes off the other ropes and catches Miz with a flying clothesline as he stumbles to his feet Lucky is waiting behind him and executes a beautiful back suplex and goes for a cover. 1 and a kickout from Miz. Lucky then climbs to the top rope and lets out a scream before going for a diving cross body. Miz manages to duck out of the way. As Lucky gets back to his feet Miz catches him with a schoolboy! 1-2 but Lucky just manages to kick out!

Miz then catches Lucky with Russian leg sweep and goes into a cover, 1 and a kickout. Miz getting a little frustrated starts laying in kicks to a grounded Lucky, He then picks him up and delivers big punches to Lucky’s mid-section before whipping him into the corner and following up with his leaping corner clothesline. Lucky stumbles into the center of the ring and Miz hits a huge bulldog and goes for a cover. 1-2- nearfall! Miz starts yelling at the referee that it was 3.

After picking up Lucky Miz then whips Lucky into another corner this time chest first. As Lucky comes back to the center Miz tries to lock in the Skull Crushing Finale but Lucky delivers a few elbows to Miz’s head before hitting a lovely DDT. With both men on the canvas some members of the crowd urge Lucky on to make the cover finally he get’s an arm across The Miz 1-2 nearfall! Lucky now building from the crowd picks up The Miz and places him in a fireman's carry then executes a perfect TKO! 1-2-3

Winner: Lucky Cannon (6:23)

JR: Lucky Cannon picks up an impressive win over The Miz tonight hitting him with that impressive TKO.

Matt Striker: It seems that Lucky has been able to put that nasty business with Batista behind him and move on. Coming up now, a very special interview with next Sunday‘s special referee!

The camera fades in to show the chirpy Maria Kanellis backstage holding a microphone and staring into the camera.

Maria Kanellis: I’d like to say it’s great to be back here in the WWE doing what I love, and now, I’d like to welcome my guest at this time, another woman returning here to Raw, Lita!

Lita walks in to view and casually smiles at Maria as the crowd give a large pop for the returning diva.

Lita: Great to be back Maria.

Maria Kanellis: I’m sure it is. So Lita, what made you decide to come back here and be the special guest referee for the match between Michelle McCool and Melina at WWE Unified?

Lita: Well Maria, I was working with my band, The Luchagors, our new album is coming out pretty soon by the way, and we were flicking through the channels on our down time, and we started watching some of Friday Night Smackdown. Well, I was horrified at what’s happened to the women’s championship that people like myself and Trish Stratus wore so proudly! Michelle McCool and Layla, who thankfully is gone now, were just acting like such bitches

Maria looks shocked at the language, but the crowd pop at the insult.

Lita: and they were so bratty too! It just came to the point when I couldn’t stand it. So I gave Vince a call and asked if he wanted me back and apparently Melina caught wind, before I could think twice I was getting on a plane and having my referee shirt fitted.

Maria: But Lita, how do you explain your actions last week? You did the Twist Of Fate on both Michelle McCool and Melina!

Lita: Well, you heard what I said Maria, I’m not here to be Melina’s best friend, I’m here to bring some respect back to the women’s division. Yeah, I’m the Special Referee for this match at Unified, but after that, once I’m back into my training, I plan on taking the stepping back into the ring…

The crowd cheers immensely at this, happy to know Lita’s appearance will not be for one pay-per-view only.

Lita: and taking the Women’s Championship, no matter who has it. So I had to show them both who was boss last Monday, and I plan to do the same at Unified.

Lita then turns around and leaves, leaving Maria to smile at the camera as it fades out.

COMMERCIAL

“Broken Dreams” plays as the crowd boo Drew. A lot of the children shout hateful comments about Mcintyre due to his insulting nature towards their hero, The Undertaker. As the song hits it’s stride, Drew himself emerges and his heat increases when the crowd sees how proud of himself he is. He makes sure his stride is slow and oozing confidence.

Matt Striker: Here he is, the sinister Scotsman, Drew Mcintyre taking his rightful place in the main event.

J.R.: Yes, and how did it become “his rightful place” Matt, because I think it is solely down to support from higher ups here in the WWE.

Matt Striker: Well in that case they definitely picked the right man. Drew has all that it takes to be the top guy in the WWE, here he has a chance to prove it against the current number one, John Cena.

Drew rolls into the ring and stares down young fans in the front row wearing John Cena t-shirts and headbands. He stares at them with rage in his eyes for a few seconds before smirking and moving away as his music fades out, settling into his corner. ‘The Time Is Now’ then plays, it’s intro alone sparking massive celebration and cheers amongst fans young and old alike in the audience. Thousands of Cena fans rise to their feet and the younger ones rush to the barrier as the WWE champion emerges to a massive reaction, almost entirely positive tonight. Cena salutes the crowd, then runs down to the ring, sliding inside.

J.R.: Here he is! The man himself, the WWE Champion, John Cena!

Matt Striker: John will be defending his Championship against Chris Jericho at WWE Unified in two weeks time. Tonight, the Cenation takes on Drew Mcintyre, is Cena ready for the challenges ahead of him? Let’s find out…

The match opens with Drew desperately keen to impress, as well as gain the upper hand over the champ. He immediately traps Cena in the corner and begins to strike him and stomp him repeatedly, only ceasing when the referee breaks the two up at the four count. This sets the tone for the opening minutes of the match, with Cena repeatedly attempting to gain offense only to be snubbed out by a vicious Drew Mcintyre. Drew then drags Cena out the ring and slams his head repeatedly on the guard rail and then throw Cena into the steel steps. He then climbs back into the ring, with Cena only managing to crawl back in at a nine count from the referee, which merely prompts more stomping from the sinister Scotsman.

It is from here though that Cena begins to make his offensive comeback, reversing a clothesline and hitting a Bulldog on Drew from behind after bouncing off the ropes. Cena hypes the crowd up for his inevitable comeback before hitting a series of popular maneuvers. As Mcintyre struggles to his feet, Cena uses a shoulder block, followed by another. He then goes for a Protoplex, but to the crowds surprise, Drew stops the maneuver by keeping himself grounded. He then repeatedly elbows Cena in the face until he is free, then turns around and levels the champion with a brutal clothesline. He then taunts the crowd by smirking and holding one hand up in the air as they boo him. He attempts a pin on Cena, but only gets a one and a half count.

Drew pulls Cena to his feet and shouts directly in his face “I am the chosen one! I’m gonna take your place!” However, before he can capitalise on his position, Cena punches Drew in the stomach. He then takes the offensive position in the match once more, hitting various signature maneuvers, including his top-rope leg drop, which goes down well with the fans. From this move he attempts a pin, but to the crowds surprise he only gets a two-count. He then goes for the first STF of the match but Drew spots it coming and struggles away before it’s locked in, sliding out the ring and slumping on the floor, gasping for breath. Cena follows him outside the ring and the two begin to brawl once more.

Drew gets the upper hand and throws John into the barricade, surprising a group of fans as the champion goes crashing into the barrier in front of them. Drew poses once more, but Cena again capitalises, kicking away Drew’s shin and slamming him into the barricade instead. He then looks at Mcintyre with rage in his eyes and takes him over to the commentary table. He slams Drew’s head off it, sending him to the floor. He then removes the top of the tables and throws the television monitors to one side. He picks Drew up but Drew fights back, repeatedly punching Cena and slamming John’s head off the table. He then rolls in the ring and climbs back out again to restart the count-out.

Drew then rolls John onto the announce table and stands on it, staring down at him. John slowly gets to his feet on the table, just in time for Drew to kick him in the gut, and hit a massive Futureshock DDT to Cena through the table! The crowd goes wild as Drew looks at the referee, attempting to drag Cena into the ring. He fails and has to roll in and out the ring again to break the count. Cena then struggles into the ring at the second nine count. Drew rolls John over, gets one, gets two, and Cena gets his bottom foot onto the ropes just In time, breaking the pin!

Drew pulls John to his feet then attempts to hook in a second Futureshock DDT, but Cena fights his way out, summons up the last of his strength, and unleashes a desperation Attitude Adjustment on Mcintyre! The both of them fall to the ground and John manages to slowly drape his hand over Mcintyre. One! Two! Three!

Winner: John Cena (14:15)

John Cena’s music plays but he lies motionless in the ring, as the crowd cheer, but with a slight air of caution towards their fallen hero.

Matt Striker: Wow! I can’t believe it! What an incredible display from both these athletes.[/color]

J.R.: You’re damn right Matt, our announce table is ruined, both Mcintyre and Cena have been destroyed and brutalised, but if you weren’t entertained by that match ladies and gentlemen, I fully suggest that you go and see a doctor!

Matt Striker: John Cena somehow managed to come out victorious in this match, but at what cost to his health?

Just then, the crowds cheers suddenly turn to boos. Chris Jericho, so far unseen tonight, is running to the ring in jeans and a t-shirt! He slides into the ring and begins repeatedly stomping John Cena! He then flips Cena over, and locks in the Walls Of Jericho!

J.R.: What!? Oh my god, I don’t believe this! How classless is Jericho? How merciless is the World Heavyweight Champion! He knows Cena can’t fight back and he’s using this opportunity like only someone as sick as Jericho can.

Jericho cruelly wrenches on the spine of Cena as Mcintyre slowly starts to stir, beginning to pull himself up, but still not registering what is happening. Meanwhile, Cena mumbles with a pained expression on his face as Jericho continues to pull back, almost snapping the WWE Champion in half.

DONG!

A bell tolls and the crowd roars as the lights go out in the arena. They stay that way for a second, before they come on again, and the Deadman himself, The Undertaker, is standing in the ring, staring at Jericho who still has the Walls loosely locked in. Jericho stands up and relinquishes the hold. He runs at Undertaker, but is caught by the throat! Chokeslam to Jericho! The crowd roars it’s support of The Phenom!

Undertaker then fixes his glare on Mcintyre, who is only now standing, stumbling on his feet. Mcintyre moves towards The Undertaker, only to be hoisted up on the Deadman’s shoulders! Tombstone Piledriver to Drew Mcintyre! The crowd are on their feet and cheering on Undertaker! He then kneels on the ground, over the fallen bodies of Jericho, Mcintyre and Cena, and performs his signature pose as the show goes off the air.

SHOW END
 

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Joey Styles: Good evening and welcome to WWE Superstars! My name is Joey Styles, and we’ve got some fantastic action here for you tonight. Last week, the brutal Natalya Neidhart destroyed poor Tiffany, this week, she said she‘s going to take to the ring and call out the Blonde Bombshell for a rematch. Also we have high-flying action from the cruiserweight division, as the international superstar Kaval goes up against a man whose been trying to hold him down, Cody Rhodes. But, all of that, as important as it is, is buildup for tonight’s main event. The Straight Edge Society have been plagued with problems recently, tonight, they seek to unite with a victory as their leader CM Punk takes on a man who ran rough shot over his competition last week despite not claiming the victory, and a competitor for the Television Championship at WWE Unified in two weeks, Christian.

The opening harmony of “Smoke & Mirrors” plays over the speakers as Cody Rhodes appears at the top of the ramp to the boos of the crowd. Ignoring the heat, he faces his “virtual mirror” and checks his hair and chest, unzipping his jacket. He then walks to the ring.

Joey Styles: Eurgh, I can’t stand this guy. Back when I used to commentate ECW, preening, arrogant jerks like this guy used to be kicked out on day one, with a few missing teeth to be sure. Now, look at them.

Cody rolls under the bottom rope and poses for the fans as his music fades.

“Fighter’s Passion” then chimes in with it’s opening bells, as the crowd look slightly confused as to who is coming out. When Kaval appears, they cheer, if relatively mildly to the newcomer as he smiles briefly, before adopting his stern ring persona.

Joey Styles: Kaval, trained all over the world, wrestled all over the world. Tonight, he’s here on Superstars. An outstanding cruiserweight, I can’t wait to see what this ever exciting athlete has in store for us tonight.

Kaval goes through the ropes and squares off with Cody Rhodes, ready to fight, with intensity in his eyes as he rings the bell.


Kaval immediately goes for Rhodes, seeking revenge on the man who has made him look bad two weeks in a row. His opening assault is brutal and physical, with many stomps, forearms, kicks and chops, culminating in a Suicide Dive to the outside on a started Rhodes. The match swings then however, with Rhodes reversing an irish whip and sending Kaval into the steel steps. From then he proceeds to dominate, smashing Kaval’s skull of anything he can find, ring posts, barricades, and announce tables, he walks him almost the full length around the ring before Kaval manages to pull away. The two of them then scramble into the ring at a nine count.

Kaval once again loses his temper and brawls with Cody Rhodes, punching him repeatedly in the corner. The referee only just manages to pull him away before five, and this sends Kaval sprawling, fuming in anger to the other turnbuckle. He then runs at Rhodes and knees him in the skull. This practically KO’s Rhodes, who slowly gets to his feet and stumbles around. Kaval then unleashes another flurry of kicks, grounding Rhodes once more. He then goes to the top turnbuckle, ready to hit The Warrior’s Way! He shouts as he jumps, but Rhodes rolls out of the way and rolls a surprised Kaval up! He puts his feet up on the ropes! And scores the three count!

Winner: Cody Rhodes (3:48)

Rhodes rolls out the ring, still practically knocked out, stumbling into the barricade and the side of the ring as he attempts to make a quick getaway.

Joey Styles: What!? I cannot believe this! This is the WWE, that shouldn’t happen! Kaval was all over Rhodes and now, cheating, AGAIN, Rhodes has won this match. I have no respect for that man Cody Rhodes whatsoever. He does not deserve to be a WWE superstar, and I think Kaval agrees.

The crowd boos as the camera focuses on the look of rage on Kaval’s face. The referee attempts to help him up but he pushes him away. He then rolls out the ring and looks at Rhodes. Cody notices Kaval and attempts to run away, but trips and falls to all-fours. Kaval then runs and kicks Rhodes hard in the stomach. He proceeds to severely beat Cody down, eventually throwing him back into the ring. His attack remains fierce though, slamming Cody’s face off the mat repeatedly, until he is completely knocked out. Kaval then stomps out the ring and grabs a steel chair from near the announce table, much to the delight of the crowd.

Joey Styles: Kaval’s got a steel chair, and it looks like that arrogant ass is about to get what’s coming to him!

Kaval drops the chair in the ring and pulls Rhodes over to the corner, setting him up for The Warriors Way. He then places the steel chair over Rhodes’s chest and stomach. He climbs to the top of the turnbuckle, shouts in furious anger, then leaps, crushing Rhodes’s chest with The Warriors Way.

Joey Styles: Oh my GOD! Kaval just crushed Cody Rhodes’s chest flat! He is definitely going to have internal bleeding after an assault like that!

The crowd cheers Kaval as he celebrates his revenge. However, just as he is doing this, ”Longhorn” plays, the theme music of JBL, the general manager of Monday Night Raw. JBL looks panicked, one arm outstretched and the other holding a microphone, JBL hurriedly addresses Kaval.

JBL: Kaval! Kaval! I demand you to stop this right now, I have an announcement to make!

Kaval looks down at Rhodes then up at JBL, choosing to listen to him.

JBL: Good! Now, as I’m sure you’ve heard, we plan to crown a new Cruiserweight Champion. Well, we’re going to be doing that at Unified, in a Fatal 4-Way match! The competitors are going to be yourself, Cody Rhodes there, your ally Daniels, and Zack Ryder. However, I want all four of you to compete in the match next Sunday, and I don’t want Rhodes getting any more injured than he surely already is, so I demand you leave him now.

Kaval looks pleased at the title shot, but this turns to anger when he hears he must leave Cody, feeling justice hasn’t fully been done. However, he sighs and rolls out the ring, holding his hands up once more in celebration as the screen fades out.

COMMERCIAL

When the show returns from a commercial break, William Regal is shown once again sitting in a deep red room, looking directly into the camera with a grimace on his face. He speaks with a purposefully dull monotone.

William Regal: Good evening and welcome to the second edition of Fame & Shame with William Regal. Tonight, I am joined by a guest host, as apparently my show last week was deemed “not entertaining enough”. So, I’d like to welcome my guest host…

William sighs.

William Regal: …Santino Marella.

The camera pans back to reveal Santino, grinning and waving to the camera. Regal sighs.

William Regal: Well, let’s get on with-

William is suddenly interrupted by an over-eager Santino.

Santino Marella: Hello everyone and welcome, my name is Santino Marella!

William Regal: I’ve already done that bit you twit.

William shakes his head in silent anger and Santino crosses his arms in disgust.


William Regal: It’s been a good week for-

Santino Marella: Excuse me Mr. Regal, I’ll take this one thank you very much.

William looks taken aback, but before he can retort Santino begins explaining.

Santino Marella: It’s been a great week for The Manimal, Dave Baptista. He defeated The Big Show, and he gets to face Lucky Cannon at the Pay-per-view in two weeks time! I have to tell you William, I’m excited.

William Regal: You’d be excited by a loose piece of string. Now, on to the next one.


Santino stares aghast at the picture.

Santino Marella: Ah! Mr. Regal! Is that some kind of monster?

William Regal: I’m afraid not Santino, it is The Miz. It’s been a very bad week for The Miz, handing Lucky Cannon, the WWE’s newest superstar, his very first victory here in the WWE. One may think things for The Miz could only get better, but that’s not quite true, he could always grow that haircut back.

William chuckles and Santino looks at him with a confused expression, evidently not getting the joke. Regal looks at him and groans, shaking his head.


William Regal: and of course it has been another fantastic week for-

William is once again cut off by Santino, who quickly shouts over the top of him.

Santino Marella: Oh, I know who that is Mr. Regal, it’s Piggie Guerrero![/b]

Santino starts making oinking noises and puffing out his chest, using his fingers to push his nose upwards, demonstrating that of a pigs.

Santino Marella: Oink oink! I’m Piggie Guerrero![/b]

Santino laughs and slaps his thigh, oinking some more. Regal grows irate, begins to fume, then suddenly snaps on Santino.

William Regal: Now you listen here, I can just about tolerate you ruining my show, criticising me, and undermining the quality of this program, but don’t you dare EVER say another bad word about the lovely Miss Guerrero!

Santino looks shocked and cowers back, with Regal looming over him (the pair of them still sitting down).

Santino Marella: V…v…Vladimir!

Regal looks confused briefly, before the camera pans out to reveal Vladimir Koslov breathing over Regal’s shoulder, standing at his full height over him.

Santino Marella: This is my friend, Vladimir Koslov! I think you two know each other…

Regal turns in his chair to see Vladimir staring menacingly at him. The camera then cuts back to the picture of Vickie Guerrero and the audience here’s multiple crashing noises and shouting from Regal. When the show returns, Vladimir Koslov is sitting in Regal’s seat and both him and Santino are smiling.

Vladimir Koslov: See you next week, on Fame and Shame, vith Villiam Regal.[/b]

William Regal’s theme music plays and the screen slowly fades out.

Then, a highlights package of this week’s Raw plays, focusing on the Batista/Big Show and Lucky Cannon/Miz angle, The Peep Show segment and the main event featuring Jericho, Mcintyre, Cena and Undertaker.

When the show returns, Tiffany is walking to the ring backstage.

Joey Styles: Well, it seems that Tiffany heard the news that Natalya is going to call her out and it seems she’s going to pre-empt her address! I guess Tiffany has some words of her own for the Anvilette!

Tiffany has a stern look on her face, mentally hyping herself up for the challenge. Then, suddenly, Natalya slams into Tiffany’s side, smashing her into a wall. The crowd releases a horified ‘boo’ at the events occurring as Natalya repeatedly knees Tiffany in the gut, as she was caught off-guard. Natalya then takes a few steps back to admire her handywork, grinning devilishly. However, before she can react, Tiffany recovers and takes down Natalya, with the two beginning to scrap all over the floor of the backstage area as the crowd cheers Tiffany on.

Tiffany gains the upper hand when she grabs Natalya’s hair and throws her into a stack of crates. The two of them then brawl into the canteen area as a crowd of wrestlers and crew look shocked and suddenly scatter away, some standing back to watch the fight. Natalya grabs Tiffany’s neck and begins to choke her out. When this fails she slams her head off the table. The fight gets surprisingly brutal, with Tiffany at one point picking up a metal food tray from the kitchen and slamming it repeatedly off Natalya’s back and jamming it into her ribs in a rage. The crowd begin to chant her on as it looks like she is winning.

Tiffany slams Natalya’s head off a wall, but Nattie begins to fight back, pushing Tiffany away. However, at this point The Hart Dynasty and The Motor City Machine Guns come in, breaking up the fight and pulling the two women away from each other, both of them screaming at the other. They’re both surprisingly difficult to contain, but slowly they stop shouting and simply stare each other down as the screen fades out.

COMMERCIAL


”I’m Comin’” plays, as the crowd gives MVP a healthy pop. He emerges in a classy grey suit, accompanied by a surprisingly similarly dressed JTG. JTG however still has the “Yeah” words written over his glasses and the teeth grills. The two of them got halfway down the ramp then JTG stood behind MVP with his arms folded and smiling, as MVP does his signature pose and fire explodes behind them.

Joey Styles: Well, we know this music but I don’t think anyone’s used to seeing JTG and MVP dressed like this! They seem a lot classier than usual. MVP seems to have picked up a microphone, I guess the WWE’s Most Valuable Player has something to say, maybe he’ll explain this sudden change in dress sense for the two of them.

MVP takes a microphone from someone around the ring and climbed into the ring simultaneously with JTG. His music faded out and he began to speak.

MVP: What you may have noticed recently, is that my associate JTG and I haven’t been featured much since all these changes took place in the WWE. We seem to have been…lost in the shuffle as it were.

MVP spoke with a much more composed, matter-of-fact language than usual.

MVP: But don’t you worry WWE Universe, that’s about to change. You see, we’ve been watching Monday Night Raw. We’ve been watching The Hart Dynasty and The Motor City Machine Guns, and we noticed that tag team wrestling seems to be having some what of a rebirth here. So, JTG and I have decided we want to get in on the act. But don’t think we’ll be doing this alone.

MVP then hands the microphone to JTG, who smiles wide before speaking.

JTG: Nuh-uh Montel, we’ve got someone to help us. A manager, but if you think we’re gonna reveal him now you’ve got another thing coming. Nuh, we’re gonna do that on a big stage in a big way. But for now, we gotta prove ourselves. From now on, we wanna be known as The Franchise Players. You hear that?

JTG climbed the turnbuckle, microphone in hand and addressed the crowd directly.

JTG: The Franchise! Players!

JTG then jumped off the turnbuckle and dropped the microphone. Both MVP and JTG then simultaneously took their suit jackets off and unbuttoned their shirts, taking them off too. ”American Psycho”, the spine-chilling theme tune of Vance Archer and Curt Hawkins plays through the speakers around the arena as the tag team emerges to mild heat, grimacing and cracking their knuckles, mentally focused on the match ahead. They largely ignore the fans as they make their way to the ring.

Joey Styles: Uh-oh, these two are psychopaths, and I don’t think this is the best way for The Franchise Players to, in their words, “make an impact” as a tag team, as I think they’re on the fast track to getting their asses kicked. I do not hold out high hopes for them here.

Archer and Hawkins quickly enter the ring and go into their respective corner, eager to start the match.

The Franchise Players vs. Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer
Curt Hawkins and Vance Archer dominate the opening section of the match, with the two operating a ground-based striking style featuring quick tags in order to beat down JTG. Vance repeatedly drills JTG’s shoulder into the turnbuckle and performing a power slam when JTG attempts a fight back but only getting a two count. From there though, the match turns around. Archer attempts to hook in his reverse DDT on JTG, but he twists out of it, grabs Archer’s hand and performs a surprisingly powerful clothesline, knocking him down.

Archer slowly gets up and JTG performs a dropkick, before reverting to his fast-paced style. Using various quick attacks, including the Mug Shot to Curt Hawkins. Then, as Hawkins is the legal man, JTG waits for Hawkins to get up and performs ‘Da Shout Out’. Although he could cover Hawkins at this point, he instead tags in MVP, who quickly makes his way over to Hawkins and starts stomping him. He then performs ‘Ballin’ on Hawkins and slowly waits for Hawkins to rise again. He then hits ‘The 305’ on Hawkins and goes for the three count.

Winners: The Franchise Players (04:05)

MVP and JTG calmly pick up their shirts and put them back on. They then climb out the ring as MVP’s music plays and swing their jackets over their shoulders, as Hawkins and Archer attempt to recover from the match.

Joey Styles: Wow, well that was a fantastic turnaround from this hot new tag team in the WWE, The Franchise Players, and I personally cannot wait to see what this exciting duo does next, and I definitely want to know who their new manager is!

COMMERCIAL

The show returns from commercial and instantly, ‘This Fire Burns’ screeches through the speakers as the boos instantly begin to reign down on a particularly smug looking CM Punk, who looks gleefully at the hateful crowd and shouts down their insults.

Joey Styles: And now it’s time for our main event! CM Punk, the straight edge saviour is taking on one of the contenders for the Television Championship this Sunday! The arrogant ex-world champion seems to have something to prove as well, as he is taking on Rey Mysterio next Sunday in a Pledge vs. Hair match.

Punk hops over the top rope and shouts at the fans once more, posing on the turnbuckle as his own entrance is interrupted by the sound of ‘Just Close Your Eyes’, the entrance music of fan favourite Christian, who was very well-received by the crowd. Pointing out a few ‘Peeps’ signs in the audience as he gestures to Punk and waves him away, which Punk dismisses.

Joey Styles: And here he is, Captain Charisma. Humiliated on Raw by both Sheamus and Matt Hardy, the ex-ECW Champion has a lot to prove here tonight. He gets his opportunity against a certified main eventer. If he can defeat Punk tonight I personally believe he is truly worthy of the Television Championship come next Sunday.

Christian doesn’t pose much when he gets in the ring, instead choosing to focus solely on Punk, and mentally prepare himself for the match ahead.

Both wrestlers immediately seek to prove themselves, going after one another with vicious strikes and kicks. This heats up the crowd as they start a loud Christian chant. The two of them repeatedly attempt to get the upper hand, close-fist punching one another in the ribs, forcing the referee to separate them multiple times, only to go rushing after one another again as soon as the referee lets up. Eventually this deadlock is broken, much to the crowds delight, by Christian tripping Punk so his head lands in the middle rope, then standing on the back of his throat to choke him out.

The match continues in the same vicious vein for the next few minutes, with Christian dragging Punk out the ring and the two brawling on the outside, smashing each others faces of the barricade. The match turns in momentum when Punk reverses an irish whip and sends Christian into a thick clothesline. He then slams Christian’s arm repeatedly off the steel steps. He then climbs the steps and stamps on Christian’s hand as it is resting on the steel. Punk then takes control, rolling Christian back in the ring at the count of 8.

Punk, thinking he has the match wrapped up already, lifting Christian up for the Go To Sleep. However, the crowd cheered when Christian powers through the lift into a sunset flip pin, and very almost gets a surprise three count. The two of them then stand up and nail each other with a double clothesline, knocking them both to the ground. The match then continues at an even, but slower pace. The two of them exchange rest holds, and Punk locks in a long abdominal stretch, but Christian manages to rally the crowd around him and power out.

Then, slowly, Sheamus walks down the ramp and towards the ring. The crowd boo him as Christian gets distracted. He moves towards the ropes and shouts at Sheamus, who simply continues to saunter towards the ring, a wide grin across his face. Punk chooses to take advantage of this, and when Christian turns round, picks him up for the Go To Sleep! However, Christian manages to shift his weight and force Punk to drop him. He then bounces off the ropes and uses a Shining Wizard on Punk!

Christian, now with something to prove, fights with an even more vicious edge than before. He attempts a Killswitch after a slap to the face, but Punk fights out! He goes to lock up with Captain Charisma, but Christian gets a small package! And the three count!

Winner: Christian(09:00)

Christian’s music plays as he quickly gets to his feet and the crowd roar in applause. Punk has a look that is a mix of fury and shock, staring a hole in the back of Christian’s head. Christian attempts to escape but Sheamus moves towards the ring. He then notices he is outnumbered and stumbles backwards, walking straight into Punk, now standing and seething with rage. Sheamus then moves into the ring and the two of them suddenly start beating down Christian, stomping and punching him over and over again as the crowd boo.

But then, these boos turn to cheers, as running down the ramp come Rey Mysterio and Matt Hardy! The two of them chase off Punk and Sheamus as Christian slowly gets to his feet. Matt and Christian exchange a conflicted look, but both Rey and eventually Matt raise Christian’s hand in victory.

Joey Styles: Wow! Thankfully Matt Hardy and Rey Mysterio made the save after that incredible match! Christian came out the victor! We saw a new tag team! A violent brawl! A heated cruiserweight matchup, and that outstanding main event! Join me on Superstars next week for more intense action, WWE Universe, GOODNIGHT!

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I've only read the first show and I can already tell that this BTB is going places. I'm going to catch myself up as fast as I can. But generally everyone / everything was written very well. The detail you guys have put into everything really comes out in each individual character / superstar. I'll be sure to post a full review soon.
 

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J.R.: Good evening ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to Monday Night Raw! We are one week away from one of the biggest dates in WWE history, and that is WWE Unified! But first, we have another action-packed episode of raw!

The camera focuses on J.R. and Matt Striker, sitting at the announce table.

J.R.: Joining me to call these events is none other than Matt Striker.

Matt Striker: Thank you very much J.R., tonight we have some amazing action in store for you. Last week, The Undertaker responded to Drew Mcintyre’s challenge and then some, laying out both Drew and the World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho. Tonight, we have an absolutely amazing main event for you. Mcintyre and Jericho team up to take on The Undertaker, and the WWE Champion John Cena.

J.R.: I cannot wait for that match Matt. Also tonight, CM Punk takes on John Morrison, with Punk’s opponent this Sunday Rey Mysterio standing at ringside. And finally, and we have just received not of this ladies and gentlemen, Randy Orton is going to be making an important statement to the WWE Universe. I have no idea what that means, but I’m sure it’s going to be intense.

As soon as J.R. finishes talking, ”Broken Dreams”, the chilling theme tune of Drew Mcintyre plays and the crowd boo. Moreso than usual due to Drew’s current hatred of The Undertaker, and Drew looks at the crowd with disgust as he slowly walks towards the ring, microphone in hand. He begins to talk as he walks, a dry sarcasm accompanying his broad Scottish accent.

Drew Mcintyre: Well well, I’m sure you all have your hopes up about tonight’s match. Myself, and the World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho, teaming together for the first time in history. You get to see two of the greatest together. The Chosen One, and the Saviour Of The WWE. You certainly are lucky people.

Drew climbs into the ring and paces around the inside of it a few times, the negative reaction to him building up whenever he isn’t speaking.

Drew Mcintyre: But that’s not all. This is a great time to be a WWE fan. This Sunday you get to see the rise of The Chosen One. You get to see me take my first steps to true greatness by defeating The Undertaker. So I would just like to say, if anyone has any words of wisdom, or anything they’d like to tell me before I become a legend of this business, by defeating the deadman, I suggest they do it right now.

Drew stops speaking and stares up at the top of the entrance ramp. No-one appears. The crowd begin too boo loudly and Drew Mcintyre smirks.

Drew Mcintyre: Well then, I guess…

No Chance….

’No Chance In Hell’, the instantly recognisable theme of the WWE Chairman begins to play. At first, the crowd cheer, simply due to shock. But then they remember it’s Vince McMahon, the man who tried to end the career of Bret Hart at Wrestlemania 2 months ago, and the cheers quickly turn to boos. Nonetheless, Vince McMahon appears, grinning wildly and holding a microphone. He walks down to the ring and looks over at Drew.

Mr. McMahon: …Drew. Drew Mcintyre. “The Chosen One”. Hand picked by ME, to be a future WWE Champion. You just asked anyone who has something to say to you to come out now and do it. So I did. I have something to say to you Drew Mcintyre…
There’s a dramatic pause. The crowd begins to get a sense that all may not be well between Drew and Vince, and get excited.

Mr. McMahon: …go get ‘em kid!

Drew smiles and Vince stands next to him and puts his arm round him.

Mr. McMahon: you are a future WWE Champion and this Sunday you are going to take your first steps towards getting there! …you’re like a son to me Drew, and you deserve all the success you get.

The crowd now unanimously boo both McMahon and Mcintyre. But then, their tone changes. A familiar sound roars through the arena and the crowd cheers. ’My Time Is Now’ plays, signalling the arrival of the current WWE Champion. Sure enough, John Cena emerges to a massive response, almost all positive. Since the rise of new heels in the WWE, and the diminished role of John Cena, he has grown more popular amongst casual and hardcore fans alike. He stands at the top of the ramp, holding his own mic.

John Cena: Oh my god! Can you two get any more annoying? McMahon, and Mcintyre! Why don’t we get the whole clan out here huh? Hey John McCain, Ronald McDonald, All the McAnythings get out here and you can all have a great big group hug! Or….not.

Mr. McMahon John! What the hell are you talking about?

John Cena: I’m talking about you Mr. McMahon! And I’m talking about you Drew Mcintyre! This is the WWE! Mr. McMahon, you should know more than anyone that the people tune in to WWE to see wrestling, but no, you’ve got to come out here and massage your own ego. Now, Drew, this is a message more directly for you.

John begins to walk, quickly, down to the ring. Drew starts to back off as the crowd cheers, but Vince tells him to stand his ground and he does.

John Cena: Did Chris Jericho put you up to this? Huh? Did he tell you to come out here and hype him up? I bet he’s waiting backstage to make his big appearance. Well don’t worry WWE Universe, you don’t have to put up with that voice just yet. You know why? Because I have something to say to you Drew. If you want a spot in the main event, you have to earn it. This weekend, you’re going against The Undertaker. If you beat him…sure, I’ll admit you’ll be up there with the big guys. But this is The Phenom, the man who is 18-0 at Wrestlemania, a sure-fire hall of famer and one of the greatest wrestlers the WWE has ever seen! Come on…not even with big papa Vince standing beside you…you don’t stand a chance.

John and Drew get in each others faces as the crowd cheer the confrontation between the two. They had a brutal match the week before and the crowd were desperate to hear more. Drew then suddenly kicks Cena in the stomach and winds him. McMahon cheers him on and climbs out the ring as Drew stomps away at Cena, kicking him into the corner and repeatedly punch and kick him. However, as Vince gets halfway up the ramp, Cena gets back his energy. He kicks Drew away and stands up, shoulder charging him to the ground. He then flips Drew over onto his stomach and, facing Vince McMahon, Cena locks Drew in the STF. After a few seconds, Drew starts frantically tapping out.

Matt Striker: Drew is tapping! Drew is tapping! And Mr. Mcmahon looks shocked!

J.R.: But where’s Chris Jericho in all this, that’s what I wanna know. I bet he’s up to no good, that’s for sure!

Drew continues tapping as the screen fades out to commercial.

COMMERCIAL

“New Foundation” plays as the crowd boos the arrival of The Hart Dynasty, including Natalya. They walk down the ramp sneering at the fans, staring them down and acting like they’re better than them.

Matt Striker: Well we start tonight’s show with intergender six-person tag team action. One team is the formidable Hart Dynasty, complete with the only female graduate of the Hart dungeon, Natalya.

J.R.: All three of these people have been brutally treating their adversaries recently. Personally, I want to see them get what they deserve in this match tonight.

Tyson and Smith slide into the ring and pose on the turnbuckles, while Natalya paces inside, mapping out the ring and mentally preparing herself for the match ahead.

The music then switches to “Motor City”, a new, Jim Johnston created, Linkin Park-esque theme for the Motor City Machine Guns. They emerge with Tiffany in tow, each of them standing next to her and pointing towards her as she poses, much to the crowd’s delight. The three of them then suddenly run to the ring and slide under the bottom rope, pointing to the crowd and posing on the turnbuckles.

Matt Striker: Wow! An explosive entrance for the Motor City Machine Guns and the ever-beautiful Tiffany!

J.R.: Yes it was Matt, and talking of explosions, fireworks really went off between Natalya and Tiffany last week on Superstars.

A clip is shown of Superstars last week where Tiffany and Natalya brawled backstage, fighting in a cafeteria and in corridors, eventually being broken up by the Guns. The camera then goes back to live action, as the match starts with Tyson Kidd and Chris Sabin.


This match is as fast-paced and lively as the confrontations between these two teams had been in the past. Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley work a much more tag-team style offensive, with many quick tags and two-person moves, including ‘Bullet Point’, a double super kick, and an aided Standing Sliced Bread No. 2. However, once David Hart-Smith is tagged in for the first time, momentum changes as D.H.Smith starts to work over Shelley (the current legal man)’s legs, keeping him grounded and also preparing him for a sharpshooter.

D.H.Smith gets slowly more aggressive throughout the match, preventing the hot tag to Sabin. He even goes outside the ring and smashes Shelley’s legs repeatedly off the steel post. However, the match turns around when Shelley manages to kick Smith away in this position. He then scrambles over and manages to tag in Tiffany. To the surprise of the crowd, Tiffany doesn’t pay any attention to it being Smith in the ring, and not a diva, and goes straight after him. This earns her a big pop, as she levels Smith with a dropkick before David manages to tag in Natalya.

The ending of the match comes in the form of a traditional 6-man scramble. Shelley takes out Smith, and the two brawl outside. Sabin goes after Kidd, but Kidd lowers the ropes and sends Sabin toppling to the outside. Natalya then overpowers Tiffany in the ring and picks her up, before Kidd and Natalya hit a brutal Hart Attack on Tiffany. Kidd slides away before the referee notices, and Natalya covers Tiffany for the three-count.

Winners: The Hart Dynasty & Natalya (06:15)

The Hart Dynasty celebrate their victory whilst fleeing the ring, as Sabin and Shelley notice what happened to Tiffany and quickly come to her aid. David-Hart Smith runs away and rejoins Natalya and Tyson at the top of the ramp, as the three of them smirk at the top of the ramp, as Sabin and Shelley tend to an injured Tiffany.

J.R.: Wow, while that was a fantastic matchup, I cannot believe what Tyson and Natalya just did to Tiffany, that is really unforgivable. I just hope The Hart Dynasty get what they deserve this Sunday at Unified!

The camera then cuts backstage.

The camera fades in and Maria Kanellis is standing, holding a microphone and smiling widely at the camera.

Maria Kanellis: Hi WWE Universe, I’m Maria Kanellis. Please welcome my guest at this time, he is competing in the Television Championship match next week at WWE Unified, he is Matt Hardy!

The camera pans out slightly to reveal Matt Hardy standing in street clothes, smiling at Maria.

Matt Hardy: Hi Maria.

Maria Kanellis: Hi Matt! So, what are your thoughts on the television championship match that is taking place this Sunday at WWE Unified?

Matt Hardy: Well Maria, I’m excited. I’m really pumped up to be part of this new generation of the WWE, and have my chance to truly make an impact in this very important time by winning the Television Championship.

Maria Kanellis: Absoloutely, and what do you think of the match this Thursday on Superstars, when the celtic warrior Sheamus is taking on Christian?

Matt Hardy: Well, Christian is an old friend of mine, and I know he’s as determined to win on Sunday as I am. Now Sheamus, I don’t know him very well, but he seems to be a pretty strong guy. It should be a good matchup, and I’m hoping they wear themselves out a little, maybe that’ll give me an advantage come Sunday.

Maria Kanellis: What are your thoughts on Sheamus?

Matt Hardy: Sheamus? Well, the guy seems to be a bit of a bully. He seems to like bringing people down and trying to get in their heads. He made some jokes about me last week though, and I showed him I was tough. On the Peep Show I proved that I would stand up to him and if he pushed me, I’d push back. This Sunday, I’m gonna make sure I push the hardest and become the first ever Television Champion.

The crowd cheers almost unanimously this heartwarming message from the Sensei of Mattitiude as Matt does a brief V1 pose for the camera and thanks Maria, before leaving the scene.

Maria Kanellis: Thanks for watching WWE Universe! Coming up next, we reveal WWE’s next pay-per-view following WWE Unified!

The camera fades out. A commercial then plays for ‘King Of The Ring’, playing it up as a grand return, highlighting moments from the past such as the Austin 3:16 speech, Booker T winning the crown and Edge pinning Kurt Angle in 2001. The trailer shows very brief shots of Sheamus, Edge, Rey Mysterio, Matt Hardy and Dolph Ziggler before it’s final message: ‘King Of The Ring: Returns in June’

J.R.: Well it’s true, next week on Raw we start the build-up to the return of King Of The Ring!

Matt Striker: Yep, and I am very excited J.R. starting next Monday we will be having first round matches. 16 men start, they will be reduced to four, then the pay-per-view in June will hold the semi-final matches as well as the grand final. For the winner, the spoils, not only the King Of The Ring crown but also a guaranteed title shot that will take place at Summerslam on August 18th.

“Lovefurypassionenergy” by Boyhitscar plays in the arena and the hot crowd gives off a huge cheer as the ex-Womens Champion, and legend of women’s wrestling Lita appears at the top of the ramp, wearing street clothes and holding a microphone. She poses for the crowd and walks down the ramp, high-fiving a few younger fans on her way.

Matt Striker: Well here she is, the legend herself, and the special referee for the Women’s Championship match at WWE Unified, the one and only Lita!

J.R.: One of the most controversial wrestlers in history, Lita has been certain to leave her mark wherever she went. What I wanna know is what she’s doing here tonight!

Lita rolls into the ring and poses on the turnbuckle, throwing her hands in the air for the fans, who do the same to her. She then drops to the ring canvas and her music fades out. She takes a few seconds to soak in the fans admiration before she speaks, smiling from ear to ear.

Lita: Wow, it’s definitely great to hear that again…

The crowd cheer once more, as Lita is visibly emotional from the support she’s receiving.

Lita: You know, when I decided to come back, I have to say I was a little worried. I didn’t leave this company on the best of terms. There were a lot of things about my private life that I know you all didn’t like. But I’m so grateful that you all know that I’ve changed, and now I’m back with a clean conscience.

The crowd again voice their support. They even start a loud, distinctly male, “We Love Lita!” chant, which causes Lita to laugh just as she’s about to speak again.

Lita: Thank you…thank you so much. I just came out here tonight to let you all know that I am back for good, this isn’t just a one night deal. I feel like there are still things I have to do here, and there are still goals left to achieve. The support from each and every one of you is what helps me to achieve these goals, so for that I can’t thank you enough.

Lita blows kisses to the fans as they cheer her on. However, the good mood is quickly cut by the tune of “You’re Not Enough For Me”, the distinct theme music of current Women’s Champion Michelle McCool. The crowd boo louder than usual at Mccool because they were enjoying the promo from Lita. McCool emerges and is met with an increased negative reaction which she relishes. She laughs at Lita and the fans as she walks down the ramp and into the ring.

J.R.: Now what the hell does Michelle McCool think she’s doing here, this is Lita’s moment…

McCool is already holding a microphone, and as her music fades out she talks into it in her grating tone.

Michelle McCool: Oh wah wah, did you not get enough attention last time you gave one of these speeches? Remember, when Cryme Time came out and they auctioned all your stuff…you know? Our beloved general manager JBL even bought a pair of your underwear! Not that they’d be very hard to find, you’d just have to ask any guy in the locker room and they’re sure to have a pair!

Michelle laughs nasally as the crowd boo and Lita looks at her, unimpressed.

Michelle McCool: No, no, but seriously, I’m sick and tired of old divas like you making appearances like you’re some kind of “legend”. Honey, no-one even knows who you are any more! Leave it to the young stars such as myself! You know, the ones who can actually wrestle?

Michelle laughs again as the crowd grow more and more irate.

Michelle McCool: Aww, no, I can see I’m hurting you, I can see that, but I gotta say I just don’t think this crowd cares about you at all. No, I have a message that they might actually want to hear, and that is one from the Women’s Champion herself! So why don’t you go backstage and screw half the locker room again while I tell this crowd something interesting for a change, huh sweetie?

Lita finally snaps at this last comment and charges at McCool. The crowd supports Lita and cheers her on as she slams Michelle’s head off the mat repeatedly. She gets off the champion and takes a few steps back. She eyes the turnbuckle and mouths ‘Moonsault?’ to the crowd, who cheer at this idea. She then runs towards the turnbuckle, jumping over McCool’s prone body on the way, and climbs the turnbuckle. She poses to the crowd however, which gives Michelle time to stumble to her feet quickly and grab the top rope, causing Lita to slip and fall to the canvas. McCool then smirks as she gets to her feet, brushing herself off.

She picks up Lita and places her head between her legs in a power bomb position. She then lifts her into the Faith Breaker position, and executes her finisher perfectly on Sunday’s Special Referee, right in the center of the ring. She then stands up and brushes her hair out her eyes, before walking over and picking up the microphone once more. She is now breathing heavily, but speaks with a more sly, cocky tone.

Michelle McCool: Well well…look what just happened. Looks like…you’re just as washed up as I thought. And what I just did to you…I’m going to do to Melina…this Sunday.

Now, catching her breath, she crouches just above Lita’s head and looks down at her, speaking directly into her face.

[b[Michelle McCool:[/b] And you’re gonna have to count it…one…two…three.

Michelle stands up and brushes herself off once more. Her music plays as Lita lies motionless in the ring and she steps through the ropes, walking back down the ramp.

Matt Striker: Well, that’s a strong message if I ever heard one. McCool shouldn’t be relying on Lita to be on her side at Unified after an assault like that!

J.R.: Probably not, but she sure as hell made a statement that Lita better stay out of her way in her match this Sunday.

Michelle reaches the top of the ramp and looks back at Lita one more time, grinning maliciously, before heading to the back.

COMMERCIAL

’Wild & Young’ plays as the show returns from commercial and Lucky Cannon emerges to his biggest pop yet. Whilst not rivalling the healthy reactions of established stars, it is reasonably good for a rookie. He relishes this and plays up to the crowd, throwing one arm up in the air and high-fiving children as he makes his way up the ramp, sliding into the ring.

Matt Striker: Wow, well, we don’t have Lucky Cannon scheduled for anything tonight but he seems to be out here in his ring gear. I wonder what he could want?

J.R.: Well, last week Cannon defeated The Miz for his first victory ever on Monday night raw. In defeating the ex-United States Champion, he got the right to take down Batista at Unified, who I quite frankly believe deserves everything he gets from this rookie.

A stagehand grabs a microphone and hurriedly hands it to Lucky Cannon who smiles as his cheers slowly die down and then begins to speak.

Lucky Cannon: Ever since I came to the WWE, I have been humiliated, brutalised and insulted by one man. Just one man. This company has welcomed me with open arms with the exception of the animal, Dave Batista.

The crowd boos the mention of Batista.

Lucky Cannon: But this Sunday, that’s gonna come to an end. I’m going to show Batista that you can just push the new guy around and bully him. Especially not if you’re a meathead like Batista. I proved last week against The Miz that I am a threat to the animal. Tonight, I’m issuing an open challenge, to anyone in the locker room. I want to make Batista see that I am a force to be reckoned with. So if anyone thinks they can take me down right now, then I’m calling you out.

Lucky Cannon waits silently for a few seconds, as the crowd stay quiet in anticipation of who Cannon’s opponent was going to be.

You think you know me.

The abridged version of ‘Metalingus’ plays as Edge makes his way out. The crowd’s response is intriguing, as there is an initial outburst of cheers to see Edge once more, as he hasn’t wrestled for so long. However, this quickly turns to boos once they realise that they are cheering the Rated R Superstar. Nevertheless, Edge appears at the top of the ramp bloodthirsty and ready for action, a look of menace and anger in his eyes. He pumps himself up, bouncing from one foot to the other, getting ready to walk down the ramp. Then, suddenly, the boos in the arena increase tenfold as JBL appears behind Edge, frantically waving his hands. He physically stops Edge from walking forward, holding him back. He shouts something inaudible to the microphones at Edge and the 9-time world champion reluctantly, and angrily stops moving. He then turns around and walks back out the doors and out of the arena. JBL makes sure Edge is gone, then follows him out.

Lucky Cannon: What!? I thought I was going to have an opportunity to wrestle a 9-time world champion! An undisputed future hall of famer! Damn it!

Lucky Cannon drops his microphone and begins to walk away.

‘I Walk Alone’ then suddenly booms through the arena, cueing another chorus of boos from the now very amped up fans. Batista slowly walks out, in street clothes, with a smug look on his face and holding a microphone. His music fades out quickly as he stands at the top of the ramp.

Batista: Well, Lucky Cannon. It seems like no-one wants to fight you. What a shame huh? Well, lucky then I’ve got an opponent for you. He might not be me, but I know that he can take you down. And if he can beat you, then imagine what I’m gonna do to you on Sunday.
’It’s A New Day’ plays over the speakers, and the crowd boo mildly at the sight of Ted Dibiase, who emerged at the top of the ramp grinning from ear to ear. Batista pats him on the back and remains standing at the top of the ramp as Ted walks down to the ring and slides in, staring down Lucky Cannon. He wipes his feet on the mat and takes off his Million Dollar Belt, cautiously handing it to the referee as the bell for the match is rung.


This match is relatively short, and is mostly used as a showcase for Lucky Cannon’s abilities. He outsmarts Ted Dibiase and is surprisingly brutal with the son of the million dollar man, including throwing him to the outside directly into the barricade. Ted does stage a fight back at one point, flinging Cannon into the turnbuckle and performing multiple knee drops. However, the match is mostly highlighting how desperate Lucky Cannon is to prove himself to Batista.

The ending comes within a couple of minutes. Dibiase goes to charge at Cannon in the corner, but Lucky trips Ted so he hits his head off the turnbuckle. Cannon then picks Ted up and hit’s the TKO for the victory.

Winner: Lucky Cannon (03:00)

The bell rings and Lucky Cannon seethes, staring down Batista, who is back standing at the top of the ramp. For the first time since Extreme Rules, Batista actually looks scared, which causes the crowd to cheer on Lucky even more.

J.R.: Oh my god! Lucky Cannon looks like he’s gonna explode! Batista looks terrified! Lucky has a lot of momentum going into his match with The Animal, Dave Batista, this Sunday!

The camera then fades out on Batista’s shocked face as he backs away and out of the arena.

When it fades back in, Josh Matthews is standing, staring at the camera in a curtained-off room backstage.

Josh Matthews: WWE Universe, my guest at this time has decided to make a statement to you, the fans of the WWE. He is Randy Orton.

The crowd cheers wholeheartedly as Josh steps out of the view of the camera and Randy Orton walks into view, causing the cheers to increase. He has his usual solemn face, and talks in a calm tone.

Randy Orton: WWE Universe, I’m sure you’ve noticed my lack of activity as of late. At Wrestlemania, I showed my ex-partners, the Legacy, that I was better than both of them. Since then I’ve had a minor injury that’s kept me relatively out of action. Next Monday on Raw, I will be making my return. Now what usually happens is the big star comes out, and tells the champion that he wants their title. But I want something more. I want to stand out. Years ago I said I was Randy Orton: Legend. That is still the case, and next Monday on Raw I plan to do something truly…legendary.

The crowd cheer, albeit less than before, with a slight air of confusion as Randy smiles lightly, then walks away and the show goes to commercial.

COMMERCIAL

When the show returns Striker and J.R. are sitting behind their announcing desk, addressing the WWE Universe directly.

J.R.: A spine-chilling promo their from Randy Orton. But before his big reveal next Monday, there is, this Sunday, WWE Unified.

Graphics then come up showing each match, a complete rundown of the card, with Striker and J.R. commentating over it.


Matt Striker: For the WWE Tag Team Championship, the malicious Hart Dynasty take on WWE’s newest signings, and one of the most exciting tag teams in history, The Motor City Machine Guns.


J.R.: Yes, and then Batista, The Animal, the ex-WWE Champion and professional arrogant jackass, takes on another newbie, an ex-NXT rookie who is desperate to prove himself, Lucky Cannon.


Matt Striker: The WWE then sees the return of the one and only Lita, as the special guest referee in this women’s championship match. McCool and Melina have both been humiliating each other, and Lita hasn’t exactly made her allegiance clear. This match has a thousand questions, and you will see the answers come Sunday.


J.R.: And then, in one of the most personal feuds we’ve ever seen in the WWE, that has lasted since well before Wrestlemania, the Straight Edge Saviour CM Punk takes on Rey Mysterio. If Punk wins, Mysterio must join his society, if Rey wins, The SES must disband!


Matt Striker: After that, the Cruiserweight Championship match, a fatal 4-way between four hot young superstars. All of them need to win, and all of them want to beat the other as much as possible. What’s sure to be an incredible high-flying matchup this Sunday.


J.R.: And another new championship, the Television Championship will be awarded as well to the winner of a triple threat match. The Celtic Warrior Sheamus, versus The Sensei Of Mattitude, Matt Hardy, and Captain Charisma, Christian meet. It’ll be every man for themselves in the search to crown the first Television Champion.


Matt Striker: Then, our co-main event for the evening. Drew Mcintyre has been running his mouth for weeks, months, claiming to be ‘The Chosen One’. But he took it too far when he tried to take out The Undertaker, and now the two go one-on-one on pay-per-view, this Sunday.


J.R. and finally, the other main event, the unification of the two biggest championships in wrestling history. Both Jericho and Cena believe that they are the true number one star of this company. This Sunday, we find out for sure, which one is right. Jericho, vs. Cena, for the Unified WWE Championship.

The camera then goes back to Matt and J.R., both smiling.

Matt Striker: Wow, not only as a commentator but as a fan, I truly can’t wait for this Sunday night.

Suddenly, ”Ain’t No Make Believe” boomed over the speakers and the crowd erupted into applause as John Morrison made his way to the top of the ramp, his trademark slow-motion entrance delighting audiences at home as fireworks shot behind him. Morrison smiles and walks down to the ring, high-fiving fans and even giving his famous sunglasses to one of them.

Matt Striker: Yes, coming up now we have the Monday night delight, John Morrison in action.

J.R.: Morrison has been a little under the radar recently. He’s been in training, working on his athletic skills, making sure he’s ready for making the big leap he needs right now. Tonight, Morrison is back, and I’m sure he’ll be looking to show the changes that he’s made.

Morrison hops over the top rope and poses on the top turnbuckle, smiling to the fans cheering him onwards, happy that he is so high up on the card for Raw. However, ’This Fire Burns’ then interrupts the crowds applause, and they instead boo CM Punk as he arrives, this time with the Straight Edge Society, Gallows, Mercury and Serena in tow. They all pose simultaneously, standing guard around a kneeling Punk, as the Straight Edge Saviour berates the audience. They then all make their way to the ring as a group.

J.R.: Man, am I sick of the sight of this group. Thank god that come Sunday, we may be seeing the last of them.

Matt Striker: Yes, this could well be the last time we see the Straight Edge Society walking to the ring together. Last week on Superstars Punk was embarrassed by a loss to Captain Charisma, Christian. This week, he takes on John Morrison to try and get his momentum back. However, the Straight Edge Society are not going to be the only people at ringside…

CM Punk gets into the ring and talks briefly with Serena, before the rest of the SES make their way to the corner on the outside that Punk is standing in. Morrison eyes Punk with anger, awaiting the last man at ringside for this match.

’Booyaka 619’ then begins to play, signalling a massive pop, rivalling those of Cena and Orton earlier in the evening, comes from the distinctly young audience. Mysterio emerges with a flash of multicoloured explosions and the crowd cheer even more. Rey is wearing street clothes, but still has his mask firmly on, covering his face. He hi-fives a few fans and nods at John Morrison, making his way into his corner and briefly hopping onto the apron to shake hands with JoMo, Before stepping off the ring again and to the floor below. The bell then rings to start the match.


This match starts with a hefty beat down from Punk. The prescence of Mysterio combined with the humiliation Punk suffered on Thursday results in JoMo getting surprised from the start, with Punk spending the first couple of minutes in the match simply beating down Morrison. He almost gets DQed multiple times for failing to stop punching/stomping/kicking Morrison before the count of five. Morrison’s case also isn’t helped by the continuing prescence of the SES. Gallows frequently distracts Mysterio whilst Punk distracts the referee, and this allows Serena and Mercury to work over Morrison in the corner.

The match starts to turn around though at the third attempt of this, as Morrison manages to kick away Mercury and avoid Serena, then clothesline Punk whilst he is trying to distract the referee. The match swings in favour of the Monday night delight briefly. He hit’s a quick DDT on Punk, at one point hitting a stunning Springboard Moonsault as well, but surprisingly only getting a two count. Morrison then goes for Starship Pain, but Gallows interferes and knocks John’s leg off the top rope mid move, causing him to crash to the ground. Finally, Mysterio had seen enough and runs over, beginning to brawl with all three of the other SES members outside. He starts off being dominated, but manages to turn it around until he’s the last one standing.

Meanwhile, in the ring though, Punk dominates once more, again stomping, stretching, and applying multiple submission holds to slow down the match. Punk attempts to clothesline Morrison…but then…the lights go out in the arena. The crowd gasp in shock. Then…a single green beam of light begins to circle the arena…and two big words come up on the titantron.

NEW GAME

The crowd instantly know what this means and roar with an incredible positive response. There is a slight deflation when the lights come on and find no Triple H, but instead Punk and Morrison, standing to face each other. Punk looks concerned, which isn’t surprising. However, John Morrison looks, to the surprise of the fans, absolutely furious. Seething with rage, he begins to shout incoherently. Even Punk is taken aback by what is going on. The SES are on the outside slowly recovering, and Mysterio is baffled by Morrison’s actions.

Then, SUPERKICK! Morrison Superkicks Punk! Gallows runs in the ring to interfere, SUPERKICK! Morrison Superkicks Gallows! The referee rings the bell for the DQ!

Winner: CM Punk (by DQ) (07:16)

But Morrison doesn’t even notice the bell! Next in is Mercury, SUPERKICK! Morrison shouts in anger at the air and stomps on the ground. Serena rushes in to help Punk, SUPERKICK! Even Serena gets one! Then, Mysterio steps in and attempts to calm John down, SUPERKICK!! Morrison superkicks Rey Mysterio! The crowd fall deafly silent as Morrison breathes heavily with rage. He looks at the bodies crawling and lying around him then climbs out the ring, dropping to the mat below. He then slowly walks to the back, his head bowed, the commentary team silent. Images of shocked fans are shown, mouths gaping at the sudden change from John Morrison. The camera then fades to backstage.

Maria Kanellis is once again standing holding a microphone, smiling at the camera.

Maria Kanellis: Hi WWE Universe, it’s me, Maria Kanellis. Please, give a warm welcome to my guest, a contender in the cruiserweight championship match this Sunday at Unified, Zack Ryder!

Maria moves to the side slightly to reveal Zack Ryder stepping forward into the view of the camera. The crowd boo his arrogant grin.

Zack Ryder: Hey there Maria.

Maria giggles then composes herself.

Maria Kanellis: Hi Zack!

Zack Ryder: Sup?

Maria Kanellis: Oh, I’m great Zack! …oh, erm, how do you feel about your cruiserweight championship match this Sunday?

Maria notices she’s being unprofessional and tries to compose herself whilst talking to Zack Ryder.

Zack Ryder: I’m psyched Maria, you know? I’m going up against a couple of amateurs, Daniels? Kaval? Who are these people, you know? And as for Cody Rhodes, that guy’s great, but I am not afraid to hit him with the Rough Ryder if it means me winning the Cruiserweight Championship.

Maria Kanellis: Wow…and I just heard that you’re going to be facing Daniels this week on WWE Superstars, what do you think about that match?

Zack Ryder: Maria, I know that this Daniels guy ain’t got nothing on me. I’m Zack Ryder, and I can beat this rookie any day of the week. But you know what would make the match this Thursday special?

Zack removes his sunglasses and looks down at Maria, who stares up at him, slightly confused.

Maria Kanellis: What’s that Zack?

Zack Ryder: You…at ringside…

Maria grins and Zack smirks before walking away. Maria stands smiling for a few seconds before realising she’s meant to be interviewing the person who has just left, and looks shocked.

Maria Kanellis: oh, erm, good luck on Sunday Zack! See you on Superstars!

Maria grins shyly at the camera as the show fades back to the ring.

Justin Roberts is standing in the center and speaks into the microphone, addressing the fans.

Justin Roberts: Ladies and gentlemen, it is now time for the main event!

’Broken Dreams’ plays for the second time in the evening and slowly Drew emerges, slightly bruised and beaten from the altercation earlier, he is holding his ribs slightly. However, he still has a devilish smirk as he eyes the fans with contempt as they mock him for tapping out earlier in the evening. He walks down the ramp and steps into the ring.

Matt Striker: And once again, we see the Chosen One, the Sinister Scotsman, Drew Mcintyre grace the ring on Monday Night Raw.

J.R.: Grace the ring? People like him shouldn’t be allowed in that ring.

’Break The Walls Down’ then plays and Drew Mcintyre smiles. Explosions go off around the top of the stage and through them, Chris Jericho appears, swaggering and staring sternly at any members of the crowd who dare to insult him as he walks down the ramp and joins Drew in one corner of the ring.

J.R.: Well those two deserve to team with each other. Chris Jericho is not the face of this company and he knows it, he’s just bitter.

Matt Striker: You can say that J.R. but he is the World Heavyweight Champion. I think we can’t truly know whose the face of the company until this Sunday at Unified.

J.R.: Yeah, well we’ll see about that.

There is then a few moments of silence to allow the crowd to hype themselves up slowly. Then, ‘My Time Is Now’ hissed through the speakers, prompting a second massive roar of the evening. Whilst it wasn’t quite as big as his initial reaction at the start of the show, it was still massive. Kids waved Cena banners and women shouted his name out as the WWE Champion emerged, sans belt, and saluted the fans before running to the ring.

Matt Striker: and there he is! The WWE Champion! The other face of the company, and the representative of the WWE Universe!

J.R.: I personally don’t like Drew and Jericho’s chances in this match, they have to go up against two of the biggest guns in WWE history, and one of them is this man, John Cena!

Then, the audience all hushed one another, anticipating the chilling arrival of the Deadman. Then, the lights went out, and the crowd cheered. ‘Graveyard Symphony’ then chimed through the arena and sent a chill down the spine of every WWE fan young and old. The Undertaker walks out slowly and solemnly. The commentators also remain completely silent and allow Undertaker the full spotlight, walking to the ring and terrifying both Drew and Chris as he steps through the ropes. The lights turn back on in the arena and Undertaker and Jericho both step out the ring as the match starts with Mcintyre and Cena.

Cena starts by gaining the upper hand over Mcintyre and repeatedly punching and kicking him. However, Mcintyre attempts a few quick roll-up pin attempts to try and get out of the match unscathed. He repeatedly leaves the ring, along with Jericho, and threatens to walk away from the match claiming he doesn’t need to win this. However, each time he eventually returns. When the match finally gets under way properly Cena gains the expected upper-hand, hitting a series of signature moves. It almost seems like the match is going to end quickly, with Cena hitting a flying shoulder block. He then goes for a second, but Drew manages to duck and dive to his corner, tagging in Chris Jericho.

Over the next few minutes, Jericho takes control of the match, working over Cena’s spine and previously injured neck. He is restrained from performing choke holds repeatedly, but each time he does so he is weakening Cena more, so it is worthwile. The crowd boo Jericho’s heel tactics and constant posing, assuming he has the upper hand. Around five minutes into the match, Jericho repeatedly punches Cena in the corner, before moving away and posing to the crowd once more. However, this costs him as, despite Drew’s warnings, this allows Cena to crawl over and tag in The Undertaker.

The Undertaker, as expected, dominates. The crowd applaudes every strike and shot that hits Jericho, considering each of them personal retribution. Jericho attempts to tag in Drew but Drew leans back and Jericho gets angry with him. However, before they can fall out completely, Undertaker goes back to taking down Jericho with a Running DDT. After a couple of minutes he attempts ‘Old School’. Drew takes advantage of this and sneaks along to the rope where Undertaker is walking and shakes it, knocking him to the mat below. Jericho attempts to capitalise but Undertaker kicks out at two. Cena gets frustrated at Drew’s behaviour and runs around to where Drew is and goes to attack him, but Mcintyre cowers back into his corner and the referee admonishes John. This allows Jericho to low blow Undertaker and dominate the match.

Jericho attempts the Walls Of Jericho repeatedly but Undertaker is far too strong and manages to power out each time and roll Jericho over. However, Jericho hit’s a Flashback, and even a couple of Hurricanranas, which almost garners a pop from the crowd due to the surprise that Jericho managed to do it. All this domination was in vein however as on attempting a running shoulder block, Undertaker grips Jericho’s throat and executes a Chokeslam. He covers Jericho for the pin but Drew breaks it up before three. Cena, again infuriated by Mcintyre snaps and runs into the ring, taking down Drew and rolling outside the ring with him, the two of them brawling on the outside. Meanwhile inside the ring, Undertaker goes to pick up Jericho, however, Jericho knocks him down and attempts a rollup pin! He gets the three count!

Winners: Chris Jericho & Drew Mcintyre (09:03)

To the surprise of Cena on the outside, and anger of the fans in the audience, Chris Jericho’s theme music plays. The camera focuses on Drew’s smirking face as he looks at Cena, red with rage at what just happened. He attempts to be noble though and begins to walk away, however, Drew spins him round and attempts to attack him. But this time, Cena ducks under Drew’s clothesline and picks him up! Attitude Adjustment on the concrete floor outside!

In the ring, Jericho stands up and celebrates, barely paying attention to Drew being brutalised on the outside. He also doesn’t notice Cena getting in the ring and Undertaker standing up. He turns round to see both titans staring down at him, furious. Jericho’s eyes bulge, and he then suddenly slides out the ring behind him. Both Cena and Undertaker run and attempt to catch him, but Jericho grabs his championship and hops over the barricade, running up the steps to the top of one of the crowd entrance doors.

Matt Striker: Wow! Drew just got his Attitude Adjusted, but Jericho escaped unharmed!

J.R.: Both of them deserved a lot more than that! But will they get it? I personally hope they do this Sunday at WWE Unified! Goodnight!

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- At recent WWE House Show events, new and never-before-seen main events have been taking place for the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship. This may be considered as WWE officials 'testing the water' for future Number One Contenders. It also may point to a decision not being made as to wether Cena or Jericho is going to win the Unification match this sunday at Unified. Here is a list of the competitors at recent events.

May 14th, Barrie, Ontario:
John Cena, Kofi Kingston & The Undertaker def. Chris Jericho, CM Punk & Drew Mcintyre

May 15th, Kingston, Ontario:
John Cena def. Drew Mcintyre
Chris Jericho def. CM Punk, Rey Mysterio & Kofi Kingston

May 16th, London, Ontario:
Chris Jericho def. Christian & The Undertaker
John Cena def.


- Vince McMahon and other high-profile officials are said to be happy with the current direction of the company. The budget crisis eariler in the year was not done for nothing, and Vince seems determined to do things his way and make the product 'edgier'. He believes the slow introduction of these themes into the product is working and is likely to continue until the line is stepped over.

- As an additional note to this point, it is rumoured that WWE Talent Agents have been looking further afield for who they recruit in the near future. Now unafraid to show ties to the less-marketable independent wrestling scene, companies such as TNA, ROH, Chikara and even as far afield as NJPW are apparently nervous that the WWE may be looking into signing their talents away from them.
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The pics. TOO MANY PICTURES! I have broadband and the page took a long time to load. Tone down the Youtube vids and pictures, or remove 'em altogether. They're not important. Pictures should really only be used for PPV match banners, posters, and maybe show banners. That's it.
 

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Some words of wisdom:

The pics. TOO MANY PICTURES! I have broadband and the page took a long time to load. Tone down the Youtube vids and pictures, or remove 'em altogether. They're not important. Pictures should really only be used for PPV match banners, posters, and maybe show banners. That's it.
Thanks for the advice bro, We've stopped using youtube videos now and you have a point about match posters, I guess I just like making them. We'll try and keep them for PPVs in the future though :) thanks!
 
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