Thursday, 30 April 2009

DH Smith Return, Legacy or Hart?

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Tyson Kidd and Natalya were told to expect a third addition to their package soon, that of course being DH Smith.
Smith was drafted to the ECW brand in the Supplemental Draft two weeks ago with the idea to pair him up with the two. Although, his move to the brand squashed the possibility of the second generation wrestler joining Legacy on Raw. Randy Orton had an idea for Smith to be the Arn Anderson of the group, but plans derailed when the heated McMahon storyline came about in mid-January.
All three are quite familiar with each other as they've known each other since childhood. At the age of ten, Kidd was adopted into the Hart family after befriending Teddy Hart. He also lived with Smith for several years and has been living with Natalya for five years.
In 2007, Smith, Kidd and Natalya briefly aligned themselves and formed the Next Generation Hart Foundation in Florida Championship Wrestling. The group disbanded when Smith was called up to the main roster in October of that year.
Late last year, Smith was paired up with Kidd and Natalya once again with the idea to call them up to the main roster. In December, they looked to be on the brink of being called up to SmackDown to work a program with the tag team champions Carlito and Primo, but those plans were squashed when Smith reportedly went behind Kidd's back to suggest to the creative team that they place him in Legacy. Creative apparently bought the idea as the two were unexpectedly broken up in mid-December — a week or two after they started working dark matches.
FCW officials actually turned the behind the scenes happenings into a storyline as Kidd taunted Smith for making it onto television before him even though his former tag partner went behind his back to get in WWE without him.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

WWE Encyclopedia: Book review

I have read the WWE Encyclopedia and I have to say that it is a must have for any WWE fan. Although obviously it is slightly out of date because it was printed in 2008 so people like Tyson Kid are missing but other than that I would say the book is fantastic.

A few points that I felt was a bit poor was that Randy Orton only got a quarter of a page. where some of the superstars who did not do much or win any titles in the 80s and 90s got more of a space on the page. People like Triple H and The Undertaker got either a whole page or a double page spread which is more than deserved.

Overall I'd give the book 4 and 1/2 stars out of 5 because I feel a few people were over looked with regards to space but was pleased Chris Benoit got a mention because I hate the fact that up until then WWE insulted the fans intelligence by pretending he did not exist.


Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Extreme Rules PPV Poster, featuring Rey Mysterio

The Poster includes Rey with his mask including parts of other Superstars' logos, MVP's, Kane's, HHH's, Edge's and Chris Jericho's logos are all visible.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Backlash My Arse!

Tonight is the 11th time "Backlash" has been used as a PPV and probably will be the worst ever. I'll start with the Undercard will I? Well I can't because it consists of the Great Khali and Santino's gay love fest (and there isn't Ron Simmons to say "DAMN!" anymore). It might be comedy, but I wouldn't pay to watch that (but I don't need to, cause it's free on Sky Sports in the UK tonight), put it on 15 minutes into ECW not the PPV. Since WWE when back to all tri-branded PPVs at Backlash 2007, it should mean that they have enough for a PPV every time, well, the last year they've show that they can't do it.
The One match that would have worked and would have actually fitted the PPV's title "Backlash", would have been The Miz vs John Morrison, if they have actually got some TV time, but Morrison did a good Dirt Sheet whilst he took dig at The Miz and could have been a good lead up to a match. But to be honest, most of the rest of the card might make up for the disappointment, or the sick feeling after seeing an Indian and an Italian drag up lock up. The Last Man Standing Match should be good, but the kinda got the "end of the feud" thing out of the blue and where did the simulation that it's Edge's last chance come from??? The tag match might also be alright as well, only as long as Randy Orton & Legacy win. Because I don't want to see anymore of Shane and Batista tagging together and main eventing Smackdown (strange for Raw superstars, isn't it, but don't worry they can just get Michael Cole to say that it will be back to normal after Backlash). I also hope that Steamboat has a great match as well, he looked in great shape at WrestleMania and against Jericho they could have a good match, and more than your average legends match. And thanks to websites like this, the "I Quit" match, which will be a good match (with all the emotion that it needs and the high risk moves that this match needs), could already be over with out it happening. Kane/Punk, well blah blah blah, the top of the ladder, blah blah blah. And Christian should win the ECW Championship, unless Vince still has a problem with that and thinks that he is a mid-carder, oh sorry, forgot that ECW is SHIT at the moment. Anyway, WWE hasn't exactly packed it in for tonight where they could have, because they haven't exactly planned it out after WrestleMania and they WILL be worse off after tonight, if you believe dirt sheet websites.

Final Backlash Card

Last Man Standing Match for the World Heavyweight Championship John Cena (c) vs. Edge
WWE Championship Match Stipulation: If anyone on Triple H’s team loses, Triple H loses the Championship Triple H (c) & Batista & Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes ECW Championship Match Jack Swagger(c) vs. Christian I Quit Match Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy Kane vs. CM Punk "One Last Match"
Chris Jericho vs. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat “Santina” Marella will be a special guest on Khali’s Kiss Cam.

Angle WWE Bound?

Although the talks only appear to be very preliminary, The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that Kurt Angle's name has been brought up within WWE and it appears the company could be making a play to bring him back later this year. Angle, who turns 41 this December, could be faced with a big decision if he is approached by WWE about a return. His wife Karen was said to be a major force behind him leaving WWE and now she is no longer a factor with the two splitting up recently. The negative is that Angle is still pretty banged up and is much smaller than when he left WWE in 2006. While many feel his size could work against him, the belief is that WWE would give him an easier schedule and he would make more money. Angle has dropped a ton of weight in the last couple years, and tells friends he is much more comfortable this way. The plus to staying with TNA is that he is always guaranteed a top spot, his size will never be an issue and even if WWE offers him an easier schedule it will never be as easy on him physically as the TNA schedule is. The general opinion on Angle is that the smartest thing he could do is stay in TNA, but Angle's career is also coming to a close and the possibility of an increase in pay becomes even more important at that stage of his career.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Tazz, Lashley and Jeff Hardy

So Tazz is said to be joining TNA no shock there and more importantly does anyone really care? I don't. So to be honest lets leave it at that and waste no more time on that. Bobby Lashley may be joining TNA or WWE. Hopefully if he knows what is best he will not join either and focus on his MMA. The reason is that TNA is awful and will not benefit his career and WWE will not use him properly as they have got too much talent which is underutilised already. Jeff Hardy might be leaving WWE. Part of me hopes he doesn't because he is very talented. Also WWE hopes he stays as his merchandise sells big. The other part of me hopes he leaves wrestling for a little while and doesn't join TNA because he is a talented young man that has fought his personal demons and for the time being, but he is such a daredevil and he is one big move away from being in a wheelchair and that would be such a shame so if he does stay in wrestling I hope he tones down what he does to preserve his body.

WWE Superstars Opening

Wrestling Quote #6: Cake

Kurt Angle, Edge & Christian are in the backstage area: Edge: "Kurt, don't worry about it, you take care of Triple H, beat the snot out his never ending nose, then afterwards, we'll all have cake!" Christian: "Yeah cake rocks the body that rocks the party."..... "Come on Kurt man, listen I'll play your music for you (putting a kazoo up to his lips to play Kurt's music) 2, 3, 4" Edge: "Angle... Angle... ha ha... Angle" Kurt Angle: "Guys, Guys..."

Start of the Rivalry: Punt to the Chairman (HQ)

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Wrestling Quote #5: Extreme Drinking

Kurt Angle: "Hey, I drank milk that was a DAY past the expiration date. Now THAT is Extreme!"

Wrestling Quote #4: Classic Vince

In an interview done by the Sun's Simon Rothstein with TNA's Jeff Jarrett, after this past Sunday's Lockdown PPV:
Simon:"What did you think of Vince McMahon’s comments calling some aspects of TNA’s television “reprehensible”?"
Jeff: "In one word – laughable. Honestly he calls us reprehensible? PLEASE! It’s Vince being classic Vince. He knows more than anybody what reprehensible is."

Second-Time Superstars

In their first "WWE Superstars" appearances, the highly athletic Kofi Kingston will get a chance to shine as he faces Edge just days before The Rated-R Superstar challenges World Heavyweight Champion John Cena at Backlash.
Both Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio and Kane will be looking for payback on "WWE Superstars" after having suffered defeat at the hands of Big Show and CM Punk, respectively, on Raw this week.
Raw this week.Spilling out of their confrontation on ECW, "WWE Superstars" will see Finlay & his recently drafted son Hornswoggle face Tyson Kidd & Natalya, whose family trained Kidd in the legendary Hart Dungeon.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Wrestling Quote #3: Working Tuesdays

Paul Heyman to JBL:
"The only reason you were WWE champion for 9 months is because Triple H didn't want to work Tuesdays!"

Backlash Updated Card

Below is the updated lineup for Sunday's WWE Backlash pay-per-view. Backlash will take place live on pay-per-view from the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Be sure and join us for live coverage featuring my Richard Reacts analysis. World Heavyweight Championship Last Man Standing Match John Cena(c) vs. Edge ECW Championship Match Jack Swagger (c) vs. Christian WWE Championship Match Triple H(c), Batista, & Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, & Ted DiBiase "I Quit" Match Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy Chris Jericho vs. Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat CM Punk vs. Kane Santina Marella on Khali Kiss Cam

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Randy Orton on why he kicked Manu out of Legacy

In an interview featured in the latest issue of WWE Magazine, Randy Orton reveals why he kicked Manu out of Legacy.
"Respect, that's something that Manu, who had a chance to be part of Legacy, didn't have," Orton told WWE Magazine. "He grew up in the business, and you would've thought he'd have that ingrained in his mind. He had been wrestling since his early teens, and he thought that he was already a veteran in his early 20s. That's what got him fired from Legacy. But I think we're looking to include another part man in the stable to make it all the more powerful. I'll say no more."
While Orton's comments appear to be in-character, they are apparently not as the interview was a non-kayfabe interview with the members of Legacy discussing their real-life aspirations for the group, their families' lineage, what makes the group different than other groups of the past, and more.
However, behind the scenes, it is known that Orton legitimately pushed for Manu to be kicked out of the group, feeling he wasn't in the same league as the other members, and didn't fit in as a result. WWE officials apparently agreed as the son of WWE Hall of Famer Afa was booted from the group in an angle that aired on the January 12, 2009 edition of Raw. Manu's departure from the group ultimately led to his release from World Wrestling Entertainment as the company didn't have anything else for him once they opted against sending him back down to developmental.

How TNA pulled off Lashley's Debut

Bobby Lashley did not arrive backstage at TNA Lockdown in Philadelphia until nearly two hours into the pay-per-view. Pretty much the entire locker room had no idea he was going to debut at the show. At this point Lashley does not have a TNA contract and both sides are currently working on a deal that would allow him to work for the company but compete in Mixed Martial Arts as well. Lashley is being advertised by TNA for tonight's Impact taping to address his debut

Sting Classic Sprite Advert WTF?

Wrestling Quote #2: Keeping Score at Home

From JR's latest blog about Bret Hart being over here in the UK and his new autobiography:
"Bret Hart continues to be a huge hit on foreign soil. Bret's book signing tour throughout the UK has been a massive success and has created some lasting memories for many "Hitman" fans. Again, if you have not read Bret's autobiography it is a "must read" for any true fan of the biz, past, present or future. BTW "The Hitman" is a regular user of JR's BBQ Sauces just in case you were keeping score at home."
Intesting to see how JR still has a good relationship with Bret Hart, or is it just all the BBQ Sauce?

New Feature: Wrestling Quote #1: Your Face!

After a recaps of the Rhodes/Shane O'Mac & DiBiase/Batista from last week, Ted DiBiase Jr and Cody Rhodes are backstage at last Night's Raw:
Cody to Ted: "How's your back?" Ted to Cody: "It's fine, How's your face!?"

ESPN Writer "Slams" Booby Lashley

ESPN writer Jake Rossen has written an article which slams Bobby Lashley who is currently an active MMA fighter, then debuts on Sunday’s TNA Wrestling Lockdown pay per view. Here is an snippet of what is written in the article. Lashley popped up during something called “TNA Lockdown” Sunday night, which appears to be professional wrestling slang for “embarrassment to the human race.” Lashley greeted former WWE pal Kurt Angle in the ring. I assume some poorly performed theater for the hygiene-challenged ensued. Lashley obviously can do as he pleases to earn a buck, but I don’t think his hybrid career will do the sport of MMA any favors in the States. It’s a deranged spectacle, full of drug-addled performers taxing their adrenal glands in a poorly scripted imitation of athletics. It is strange to see that a ESPN writer is getting anywhere close to wrestling, but this will only because of Bobby Lashley's MMA Status and ESPN's closeness to the sport. Read the complete article here.

BREAKING NEWS: Jeff Hardy On His Way Out

Even though WWE is currently doing everything they can to try and sign Jeff Hardy to a new deal, as his current contract will be expiring in a few months, but now he has handed his notice into the WWE. Over the last few weeks Jeff Hardy has turned down all attempts at a contract extension and new full-fledged brand new deal. WWE is so hell-bent on signing him to a new deal that they are offering him a 1-year extension to lock him in for just one more year. The fact that Jeff Hardy has not yet re-signed, WWE has made the creative decision to make his feud with Matt Hardy go in Matt’s favor and rush through it. This is also one of the reasons why Matt was moved to the RAW brand. So far Hardy has turned down everything they’ve thrown at him, and he’s said to be looking at his options outside of the wrestling business. He’s not necessarily looking at TNA, but rather looking at taking some time off from the road to enjoy life and not have anything to do with WWE. His current contract is said to expire in the next 2 to 4 months. It's being said that he is very burned out and looking to do some other things outside of wrestling, so there is a very good possibility that he won't be renewing his contract when it comes due this summer. This could explain his losses to his brother in recent weeks. And this development means that the outcome of this Sunday's "I Quit" match is obviously going to go the way of Matt.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Rematch Revenge

Tonight on Raw from London, UK, Randy Orton and Triple H lock horns for a WrestleMania 25 rematch in a Non-Title No-DQ match. 6 Days before Backlash what will these two put each through. At Backlash it'll be 6 men and 1 WWE Championship on the line for these two.

Trish Stratus Unhappy With WWE Women's Division

In an interview with The Times & Transcript's Eric Lewis in Canada, Trish Stratus had this to say about the WWE Women's Division:

"It is disappointing. I think what it is, they have too many women. And I think they can't even see who's who because there's so many of them. I think they need someone maybe that can focus on the women." 

More News on Bobby Lashley to TNA

Bobby Lashley arrived backstage at TNA Lockdown on Sunday night at about 10:00 PM Eastern, just moments before his debut with the company. The former ECW World Champion’s debut was kept a big secret by everyone in TNA, with his late arrival to the building being the ultimate way to prevent spoilers from leaking to the net. Lashley appeared at the top of the entrance ramp at the conclusion of the Lethal Lockdown match while everyone in the ring looked on with shock, except Main Event Mafia front man Kurt Angle who was smiling.

WWE Universe turns 1

Last Wednesday was the WWE Universe's 1st birthday. After starting out as WWE Fan Nation, it then turned to WWE Universe which is now being overused as a term for fans, anyway well done to the boys at WWEUniverse.com (btw Twitter is better than WWE Universe and you can only use 140 Characters in that).

Bobby Lashley back in Wrestling... well TNA

Even though we don't care about TNA here on The Dirt Sheet HD, it's notable to say that after a big match at TNA's Lockdown PPV on Sunday Night, the lights went out. A motorcycle was then heard revving up as music plays. Then out came former WWE star Bobby Lashley to a huge pop! Lashley raised his hands in the air and acknowledges Kurt Angle. Angle smiles from the ring. After his fail at trying to do MMA, it looks like he couldn't turn down the big money that TNA are obviously offering, and this has come as a big surprise as nothing was known about this move and seemed to be out of the line light since his first MMA fight, a couple of months back.
It must be said that this is on the night were all the matches were in the Six-Sides of Steel (Steel Cage) and also on the night that Mick Foley beat Sting to become the new TNA World Champion, yes, that might make for good viewing figures but when you go on their website you can't even see any of the results not even from the matches 3 hours ago, they've moved onto the next PPV already, like tonight never happened, what?!

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Ted DiBiase Jr. Turning Face?

Ted DiBiase Sr. spoke Friday at the Boys and Girls Club in Tomah, Wisconsin. Ted talked about his son Ted Jr. being in Legacy and mentioned that he had another son, Brett, who was involved in WWE developmental and said we’d be seeing him down the line. He didn’t mention his other son Mike. Ted Sr. said that sometime this coming Fall or before Christmas, Ted Jr. would be turning face to promote his new movie, The Marine 2. Ted also said that with his sons involved with WWE, he doesn’t rule out a return to the company.

New email address

The Dirt Sheet HD has a new email address dirtsheethd@yahoo.co.uk The Dirt sheet HD still going strong despite the end of the Miz and Morrison's bromance!

The Undertaker- Who next?

The Undertaker has finished his program with HBK and the question is who should he fight next? 1. CM Punk - Perhaps Taker could get the MitB contract from him and start and new title reign. 2. John Morrison - The Shaman of Sexy could take on The Phenom of the WWE as his introduction to Smackdown 3. The Colón - Taker reunites with Kane and challenges for the Tag titles 4. Dolph Ziggler - After an impressive win over MVP perhaps Ziggler may make the Undertaker take notice of him. 5. Mike Knox- The New Raw draftee may wish to try his luck with The Undertaker. 6. The Self Proclaimed World's Greatest Tag Team - With Haas and Benjamin on the same brand perhaps they will reform and try as many have before to remove the Undertaker from the WWE, perhaps this feud could include Kane.

Matt Hardy VS Jeff Hardy - The Feud That Should Not Be!!!

The current WWE Brother VS Brother feud just should not be happening. The two simple reason for this is that the fans don't want it and Matt and Jeff don't want it. Having watched the Jeff Hardy VS Big Show match recently when Matt Hardy entered the ring and started to assault Jeff the fans on camera looked bored and uninterested despite the noise being pumped in by the WWE. Also the people loved the Hardys as a tag team and they loved Jeff and Matt as faces and yet WWE tried to shake it up and it really isn't working. Even though the matches at the moment are good I struggle to see how WWE are going to keep working Matt as a Heel. Also when you look at Matt's face when he is cutting promos he really looks miserable. When he did the promo about Jeff's dog Jack, Matt was almost in tears. Matt also generally looks a lot less impressive since he has become a heel although on a plus side his black tights look impressive. Hopefully WWE may try and help this feud by teaming Matt with Y2J and Jeff with Rey Mysterio so that the matches can be a bit more impressive and Matt Hardy does not have to keep focusing on Jeff he can have start on Rey with Y2J take over with Jeff.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

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Matt Hardy's Injury on the Europe Tour

This is a picture from Matt Hardy's MySpace, he got this injury after a Street Fight with Jeff in Cologne, Germany. He had to have 13 stitches. Click image to enlarge.

The Last Ever Dirt Sheet? (HQ)

Apparently this episode was taped before the draft and that now this will probably be the last Dirt Sheet.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Running Dry?

With nine days to go until this year's Backlash PPV, I and (I guess) WWE Officials are worried about how many matches will be on the PPV. After tonight's episode of Smackdown there will be 4 matches on the card, and to be honest, I don't see that many opportunities for matches. Unless you slap on a diva tag team match or maybe, after completely splitting them, have Miz vs Morrison, or something :S.
You see what the problem is. Thanks, in part, to the draft, were was 3 hours of TV time that used 10 minutes at the end to build some momentum for a feud. But even after WrestleMania (without the draft), the outlook wasn't good. Firstly, Undertaker and Shawn Michaels can't do more from their match at WM25. Big Show has been dumped on the heap after his interlude with the World Heavyweight Championship.
But, the Hardys have gone one bit further, you'll just have to watch Smackdown tonight to hear more. Chris Jericho can't follow up from his Legends match. Rey Mysterio obviously can't go further with JBL, and now he's back on Smackdown, it's too late to make a real match for the PPV (oh, sounds like the way they put his match together at WM25), the same is true with MVP, unless they have a useless #1 Contenders Battle Royal or something.
The Divas are... well... there really is no point of trying to make a half decent match for divas on TV, without the title, let alone on a PPV and after the Miss WrestleMania Load of Shit Battle Royal and the draft, we will not see anything of the divas. And thanks to Miz and Morrison splitting, the Unified Tag Team Champions will not have any trouble come next Sunday.
The matches on the card now (maybe except the ECW Championship Match) are all the storylines that WWE have at the moment and with the long Summer run coming, I'm sure Vince is dreading having the draft before any PPV matches were clear. At least last year, it was the Monday before Night of Championship, which you knew what Matches would be on the card.
WWE Running Dry? I think so, they better act fast.

Meeting Bret Hart

On Thursday 16th of April Bret Hart was doing a book signing at Forbidden Planet. I was there. Bret Hart arrived 20 minutes late but stayed for at least an hour extra to make up for it. I was waiting for over 3 hours and I have got to say it was worth it for my time with Bret Hart. The whole event was amazing and it was nice to spend sometime with a lot of wrestling fans. On top of getting Bret's new book I have ordered the WWE Encyclopedia from play.com where they are selling it for £17.99 with free delivery and I will review the book once I have got it and read it same with Bret's.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

WWE Championship 6-Man Tag Team Match Backlash Promo (HQ)

World Heavyweight Championship Last Man Standing Match Backlash Promo (HQ)

John Morrison vs Evan Bourne ECW 4/14/09 (HQ)

The Miz turns on John Morrison @ 2009 WWE Draft

WWE Superstars Debut Tonight

On the debut of “WWE Superstars” on WGN America, Undertaker takes on Matt Hardy. Both are coming off huge wins at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania. Something’s got to give. Who will make history on this exciting television premiere?
Shane McMahon and Cody Rhodes, both scions of wrestling greats, will square off on the premiere episode of WWE Superstars, little more than a week before they face one another in the WWE Championship Tag Team Match at Backlash.
With his son Hornswoggle at his side, Finlay will take on Captain Charisma himself, Christian in the finals of the Elimination Chase, with the winner challenging Jack Swagger at Backlash for his coveted ECW Championship.
To watch Superstars Live in HD tonight for Free, go to Wrestling Bay.

Possible Other Judgement Day 2009 Poster

Here’s the second promotional poster released for WWE’s Judgment Day pay-per-view, a more generic one. The first poster was released last week and features Edge in a courtroom setting. But does use the Judgement Day logo from the same PPV from years past, but I think that the first poster is more likely.

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Wednesday, 15 April 2009

2009 Supplemental Draft Results

  1. Mr. Kennedy goes from SmackDown to RAW
  2. Shad Gaspard goes from RAW to SmackDown
  3. Alicia Fox goes from ECW to SmackDown
  4. Primo Colon goes from SmackDown to RAW
  5. Mike Knox goes from RAW to SmackDown
  6. Ezekiel Jackson goes from SmackDown to ECW
  7. Nikki Bella goes from SmackDown to RAW
  8. Candice Michelle goes from RAW to SmackDown
  9. Zack Ryder goes from SmackDown to ECW
  10. Chavo Guerrero goes from SmackDown to RAW
  11. Ricky Ortiz goes from ECW to SmackDown
  12. Layla goes from RAW to SmackDown
  13. Hornswoggle goes from ECW to RAW
  14. DH Smith goes from SmackDown to ECW
  15. John Morrison goes from ECW to SmackDown
  16. Carlito goes from SmackDown to RAW
  17. Natalya goes from SmackDown to ECW
  18. Festus goes from SmackDown to RAW
  19. JTG goes from RAW to SmackDown
  20. Dolph Ziggler goes from RAW to SmackDown
  21. The Brian Kendrick goes from SmackDown to RAW
  22. Charlie Haas goes from RAW to SmackDown
  23. Hurricane Helms goes from SmackDown to ECW
  24. Brie Bella goes from SmackDown to RAW

WWE Superstars on WGN America - Expect Everything (HQ)

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Judgement Day PPV Poster, featuring Edge

This could be something to say for any outcome at Backlash or if he's going into a big Non-Title feud, considering that it is (randomly) Edge's last Chance (huh, he lost the championship at WrestleMania and it's his last chance at Backlash, :-|) at John Cena with the World Heavyweight Championship, in a match they've never had against each other.
It just is left to see who Edge is taking judgement on this year.

Official Backlash 2009 Poster, featuring Randy Orton

Quick note on the draft

ECW was screwed in the recent draft, hopefully it will pick up in the supplement draft. Punk to pick up a title at Backlash assuming Edge loses. Swagger did well against Cena proving he is a hot prospect. The Bromance is over and the Miz and Morrison are split (for now) hopefully in the meantime The Miz could pick up the US title. Let's see what will happen on Wednesday!!!

2009 WWE Draft Results after Monday Night Raw

Rey Mysterio (Raw) bt. Evan Bourne (ECW) by Pinfall
1) United States Champion MVP to Raw Kane (Raw) bt. The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezekiel Jackson) (SmackDown) by Pinfall
2) Big Show to Raw WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Natalya & Michelle McCool (SmackDown) bt. Women's Champion Melina, Mickie James & Kelly Kelly (Raw) by Pinfall
3) WWE Women's Champion Melina to SmackDown World Heavyweight Champion John Cena (Raw) bt. ECW Champion Jack Swagger (ECW) by Submission
4) Matt Hardy to Raw 5) WWE Champion Triple H to Raw The Great Khali (SmackDown) bt. Santino Marella (Raw) by Pinfall
6) CM Punk to SmackDown Kofi Kingston (Raw) bt. The Miz (ECW) by DQ
7) The Miz to Raw (lol, not great for this blog, considering he attacked John Morrison after hugging him) Edge wins the Tri-Branded 15-Man Battle Royal (SmackDown)
8) Kane to SmackDown 9) Chris Jericho to SmackDown Christian (ECW) bt. Shelton Benjamin (SmackDown)
10) Vladimir Kozlov to ECW Matt Hardy (Raw) bt. CM Punk (SmackDown)
11) WWE Divas Champion Maryse to Raw Chris Jericho (SmackDown) bt. Tommy Dreamer (ECW)
12) Rey Mysterio to SmackDown
Raw: 6 Draft Picks
SmackDown: 5 Draft Picks
ECW: 1 Draft Pick
The 2009 WWE Supplemental Draft is on Wednesday from 12pm ET/5pm BST, live on WWE.com, and I will bring you all the results from that, maybe more hope for ECW and that they move some really big names during it, because they normally don't.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Evan Bourne/Matt Sydal Return Promo (HQ)

I know its a bit late, but just put it on the YouTube account, and is a really good short Promo.

WrestleMania 25 Extended Results

WWE WrestleMania 25 Results - 04/05/2009 Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas Report by: Richard Gray of WrestlingNewsWorld.com The Unified Tag Team Championship Lumberjack Match between John Morrison & The Miz vs. Primo & Carlito, which was moved to a dark match earlier this evening, will be available for people that purchased the WWE Webcast version of the pay-per-view. The match will also be included on the WrestleMania 25 DVD. Some of the Lumberjacks for the match include The Great Khali, Cryme Tyme, Charlie Haas, Hurricane Helms, Jack Swagger, Evan Bourne, Vladimir Kozlov, and Goldust. Carlito & Primo (c) vs. John Morrison & The Miz (c) WWE & World Tag Team Championship Unification Match John Morrison and Primo Colon start things out. Primo throws Morrison over the top onto the apron. Morrison recovers and whips Primo in the corner. Primo does a handstand and sends Morrison out to the lumberjacks. Jack Swagger tosses Morrison back in. Primo gets a two count. Primo and Carlito double leg drop on Morrison over the ropes for a two count. Morrison is finally to tag in to face Carlito who is the new legal man. He throws Carlito to the outside who has to fight off the lumberjacks. Carlito gets back in and gets a two count on Morrison. Carlito dives off the top onto a pile of lumberjacks on the outside. Miz and Morrison hot shot Carlito on the top rope. A cover is made for a two count. Miz covers Carlito for another two count. Miz knees Carlito then tags in Morrison. Morrison for the cover he gets a two count. After Carlito kicks out, Morrison roles him up again and gets another two count. Carlito catches Morrison off the top rope. Electric Chair Drop and Primo tags in. House of Fire on Miz and Morrison. Primo lands a dropkick. Top rope springboard from Primo on Miz for another two count. Miz is tossed out, blind tag to Morrison. Morrison slams Primo and gets a two count. Morrison goes for Moonlight Drive, Primo kicks out at two. Primo goes to the top. High cross body, Morrison reverses for a two count. Morrison sets up a reverse DDT but Primo reveres into the Backstabber. Cover from Primo for the three count. Winners & new Unified WWE Tag Team Champions - Primo & Carlito Lilian Garcia and the Spanish Announce Team are currently on their way to ringside. Nicole Shrezinger is set to open the show with her performance of 'America the Beautiful' shortly. We're live in the arena as WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel welcomes everyone from the ring. Huge sea of fans, it's an incredible sight. Finkel announces Nicole Shrezinger from the Pussycat Dolls to perform America The Beautiful. Just a breath taking scene, enough to make anyone emotional. It's WrestleMania time! Jets do a fly by over Reliant Stadium, what a great country we live in! Absolutely wonderful rendition of America the Beautiful by Nicole Shrezinger. The pyros explode up the ramp as we're live on pay-per-view. Jim Ross gives us the formal introduction - WrestleMania - a quarter of a century in the making! Shelton Benjamin vs. MVP vs. Christian vs. Mark Henry vs. Kane vs. CM Punk vs. Finlay vs. Kofi Kingston Money in the Bank Ladder Match They're opening with the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Remember the winner will receive a guaranteed world title shot. CM Punk is the first participant to ringside. The briefcase is hanging above the ring. Michael Cole welcomes everyone once again and says it's an absolutely honor and privilege to be with JR and Jerry Lawler. Ladders all up the ramp as well as in the ring. Mark Henry comes out next with WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas. The Spanish Announce Team signs on at ringside. Sorry everyone, I don't speak Spanish so I can't describe what they are saying. United States Champion MVP comes out next in red and black. He joins CM Punk and Mark Henry in the ring. Finlay and Hornswoggle come out next. You guessed it, Finlay has the shillelagh. Shelton Benjamin is out next wearing gold trunks. Kofi Kingston is the next participant to ringside. Everyone looks fired up! Christian is in the arena. Christian is wearing silver and gray. Big pop for The Instant Classic. Kane is out next. Michael Cole says he could very well be the favorite for this match. The bell rings and we're underway. Kane and Mark Henry clear the ring then work against one another. Henry backs Kane down and whips him coast-to-coast. Splash by Henry in the corner. Shelton gets in the ring with Christian and a ladder and takes out Henry. Then Kane. Kofi Kingston lands a dropkick on the ladder, taking out Christian and Shelton. They tease Kingston hurts himself. He sets up the ladder as we see a replay of him jumping the ladder. Kane and Mark Henry climb up the ladder in the center of the ring. The other participants get in. MVP and Finlay take out Kane, then Punk and Kofi help throw him out. Now the other 6 men focus on Mark Henry. Benjamin tries to sneak up, but Punk meets him. Finlay sets another ladder up ans MVP climbs up the other aside. Both ladders fall as Kane and Mark Henry parted the sea. Kane tosses one of the ladders out and sets another one up. Henry gets up and throws the ladder over, Kane falls off. Mark Henry in the ring alone, Finlay comes in, the ladder is tossed out. Finlay is alone. Suicide dive from Finlay onto Shelton and Kane. Christian is alone in the ring. He goes to the outside with a crazy suicide dive. MVP on the apron, he taunts the crowd. Huge flip to the outside by MVP, he takes out Kane and Christian on the outside. Kofi and Punk are in the ring then dive onto Kane, Christian, and MVP. Shelton climbs to the top of one of the ladders on the ramp, and dives onto all of the participants except Mark Henry. Incredible, incredible spot. Henry attempts to jump off the apron onto the outside but Finlay get the shillelagh and connects. Hornswoggle puts a mini ladder in the ring. Henry is down in the corner as they set up the mini ladder by him. Hornswoggle off Henry's shoulders with a tad pole splash to the outside. Finlay goes outside and puts a ladder in the ring. He sets it up. Kofi gets in and tries to stop Finlay. Finlay fights him off but Kofi ends up throwing the ladder down on Finlay. 'Kofi' chants from the crowd. Big cross-body in the corner from Kofi but Finlay counters with a ladder. Finlay slams Punk down on the mini ladder. Finlay uses the step ladder as a weapon. Finlay sets the big ladder back up. Kofi is coming too in the ring. Kofi leaps off the ground and takes out Finlay. He climbs the ladder but Mark Henry gets in and knocks it down. Henry hits a headbutt on Kingston. Mark sets up the ladder but Kofi climbs to the top. He falls off and Henry catches him and lands the World's Strongest Slam on the ladder. Henry back to the top. Henry is half way up but MVP lands a ladder shot to his kidneys from the outside. MVP gets in and stomps Henry down. Shelton Benjamin gets in and goes at MVP. MVP fights him off and sets up the ladder. Suplex try by MVP, Shelton counters and hits a dropkick. Shelton goes off one of the ladders setup from the outside on the ladder in the ring but MVP counters. MVP gets to the top of the ladder, he and CM Punk fight it out. Kicks from Punk and Christian comes in and takes out MVP. Punk knocks Christian off. Punk has his hand on the briefcase but Christian gets up there. Christian hits the Unprettier off the ladder set on the other ladder on CM Punk. Very good spot as MVP climbs the ladder. Shelton is able to get to the top of the ladder and fights MVP at the top. Botchomania for a minute as MVP and Shelton come tumbling off. MVP regroups and goes at Shelton but Benjamin counters and powerbombs MVP to the outside. Shelton and Finlay are working on the top of the ladder as Shelton knocks Finlay off. Christian pulls Shelton off but Shelton fights back. Shelton grabs the second ladder and sets it up by the other one. Christian climbs the other ladder, Shelton follows up the other side. They are teetering on two ladders, going from one ladder to the other. Christian dumps Shelton to the outside. The crowd goes nuts as Christian is on top of both ladders. Punk gets to the top and works with Christian. Christian knocks Punk down and grabs the case. Kane comes up. Kane slams Christian off the top. Now it's Punk and Kane at the top of the ladder. Chokeslam attempt from Kane. Punk kicks Kane in the face on top of the ladders. Punk finally knocks Kane off. Punk wins it again! Winner - CM Punk They are showing footage from WrestleMania Axxess over the past couple of days. Kid Rock at the top of the ramp performing. Lilian Garcia introduces him as he begins playing. Rock performs a medley of his hits down the ramp and to ringside. During Kid Rock's performance all of the Divas come to ringside so I'm assuming the 25-Diva Battle Royal is up next. 25-Diva Battle Royal Sunny, Torrie Wilson, Victoria, Molly Holly, Jackie Gayda Haas, Alicia Fox, Beth Phoenix, Brie Bella, Eve, Gail Kim, Jillian, Katie Lea, Kelly Kelly, Layla, Maria, WWE Divas Champion Maryse, WWE Women's Champion Melina, Michelle McCool, Mickie James, Natalya, Nikki Bella, Rosa Mendes, and Tiffany My pay-per-view feed just froze with Kid Rock on the screen. Definitely not a good thing. Pay-per-view just started back and Kid Rock is finished. Justin Roberts announces the 25-Divas Battle Royal but as he is announcing they are already working. Mae Young is the guest time keeper at ringside with Candice Michelle. Rosa Mendez was just eliminated. Layla was eliminated before the ring introductions were completed. Work all throughout the ring, nothing I can decipher. A blonde is thrown out but the camera cut away too quick for me to see and the announcers made no mention. Another blonde eliminated, same situation. Sunny and Torrie Wilson were the two blondes eliminated. Obviously Torrie couldn't work because of her back. Maria is eliminated by Victoria. Jillian tries to eliminate Victoria. Gail Kim and Jillian are eliminated as Gail landed weird on a hurricanrana to the outside, ouch. Kelly Kelly is eliminated as is Molly Holly. Santino Marella appears to be in the ring dressed in drag. The Bella Twins are eliminated, Maryse is eliminated. We're down to five. Beth Phoenix, Mickie James, Michelle McCool, Melina, and Santino. Michelle McCool and Mickie James slug it out on the top turnbuckle. They eliminate each other at the same time. Melina and Beth Phoenix are going at it as Santino, dressed in drag, watches from in the ring. Melina is eliminated by Beth Phoenix as the mystery Diva (Santino) gives Beth a push out. Winner - Mystery Diva - Santina Marella (Santino Marella dressed in drag) Candice Michelle gets in the ring to present the Miss WrestleMania trophy to Santina, Santino Marella's sister as he says it. Candice hands him (it) the crown and he puts it on. Candice puts a sash around him. Chris Jericho vs. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, and Jimmy "Superfly" Elimination-Style Match Ric Flair will be in the corner of the Legends while Mickey Rourke will be sitting at ringside It looks like they're doing Chris Jericho vs. Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka, and Ricky Steamboat with Ric Flair in the Legends' corner and Mickey Rourke at ringside next. We're shown videos recapping the feud. We come back from the footage as Mickey Rourke is shown front row at ringside. Chris Jericho is out first as Lilian Garcia announces this is a handicap elimination match. Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat comes out first followed by Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper is out last for the legends. Ric Flair's music plays next as he comes out in suit. Flair kisses Snuka and Steamboat but not Piper on the cheeks. Piper instructs the other two legends to get out. They argue in the corner as the bell rings. Piper spits on Jericho and goes after him. Right hands from Piper to gain the opening control. Piper takes Jericho to the outside but gets stuck in the ropes. Piper follows to the outside and bounces Jericho's head off the announce table. Jericho whips Piper off the ropes but Piper roles him up for a two count. Dropkick from Piper as he bangs Jericho's head off the turnbuckle. Piper backs Jericho into the corner and whips him coast-to-coast. Jimmy Snuka tags in and goes after Jericho. Backhand chop as Snuka connects on some offense. Crowd seems quiet as Steamboat is tagged in. Steamboat goes off the top rope and hits some deep arm drags. Ricky Steamboat works the arm of Chris Jericho and applies an arm submission hold on Jericho. Steamboat tags in Snuka. They double team Jericho. Snuka headbutts Jericho down to the mat. Jericho counters and goes for the Walls of Jericho on Snuka. Referee checks for submission, Snuka taps. Jericho hits a cheap shot on Steamboat, sending him to the floor. Roddy Piper is the legal man as he sets Jericho up on the top ropes and kicks him in the breadbasket. Piper pokes Jericho in the eye, whips him off the ropes and connects a sleeper. Offense from Jericho and he eliminates Piper with a three count. Steamboat goes off the top rope with a cross body block and a near fall. Jericho counters with a clothesline then kicks Steamboat in the face. Ricky counters with backhand chop but eats a boot to the side of the face. Jericho kicks Steamboat in the back. Jericho goes for a submission hold on Steamboat. Crowd is behind Steamboat as he counters out. Jericho tosses Steamboat over the top but Flair gets on the apron. Jericho knocks him off but it allows Steamboat to send Jericho to the outside. Steamboat goes over the top to the outside onto Jericho. Steamboat can still go! Steamboat gets to the top rope, lands a right hand. He takes Jericho down with hard chops. Steamboat nearly got the fall with a roll-up on Jericho. Both men back to a vertical base as Jericho starts to counter. Running bulldog by Jericho and the momentum has shifted. Jericho goes for the Lion Sault but Steamboat avoids contact. Steamboat sets Jericho up in the corner but Jericho counters. Steamboat counters with a scoop slam and a two count. Jericho counters and goes for the Walls of Jericho, he locks it in. Steamboat rolls over and gets a two count. Steamboat finally eats the Code Breaker and is pinned. Winner - Chris Jericho Ric Flair looks on from ringside in dismay. He takes off his jacket and gets in the ring. Flair lands tons of offense on Jericho followed by backhand chops. Jericho counters and gives Flair a high back drop. Code Breaker from Jericho on Flair. Jericho kicks Flair to the outside, he gets a lot of heat from the crowd. Jericho asks for a mic. Jericho says he is the best at the world at what he does and he did just what he thought he would do, eliminate the Hall of Fame wash ups forever. He calls out Mickey Rourke who is at ringside. Jericho says Rourke plays a tough guy in the movies but he is a tough guy in real life. Jericho tells Rourke to get in the ring and apologize to him for what he said right now. Rourke mocks Jericho but Jericho calls him a liar and a hypocrite. Jericho questions if Rourke is a coward as he Rourke stand up. Mickey Rourke takes off his jewelery. And walks out of the crowd into the ringside area. Jericho awaits him in the ring. Rourke pumps the large crowd up. Rourke takes off his jacket and goes to get in the ring. He slowly makes his way up the ring stairs. The crowd cheers for Rourke to get in as he takes off his cowboy hat. Rourke is on the apron, but is reluctant to get in. The crowd wants him to get in. Rourke steps in and squares off in the corner opposite of Jericho. Jericho mocks Rourke and comes closer. Rourke nearly lands a jab to the face of Jericho. Jericho is surprised but puts his hands up. Rourke goes for several blows and ends up hitting him in the face with a left hook. Jericho hits the mat as Ric Flair gets in the ring and holds up Rourke's hand. Ric Flair's music plays as Rourke puts his cowboy hat back on. Rourke and Flair celebrate together in the ring as Jericho goes to the back. Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy Brother vs. Brother Extreme Rules Match They are recapping the Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy feud, that match is coming up next. Matt Hardy comes to the ring first. This match is an Extreme Rules Match. Jeff Hardy comes out next, his face fully painted. The pyros go off at the top of the ramp. Matt has words for Jeff as he gets in the ring. The bell rings as Jeff slaps Matt and takes him down. Jeff chases Matt out of the ring and follows the outside. Jeff hits Matt with a poster frame with a WrestleMania poster in it. Jeff grabs a trash can from under the ring but Matt is able to knock it out. Jeff clearly has opening control as he goes off the steel ring steps onto Matt. Jeff throws Matt back in the ring. Jeff grabs the chair Justin Roberts was sitting in and throws it in the ring. Jeff sets it up and goes off the ropes, onto the chair but Matt gets out of the way. Jeff goes for an early Whisper in the Wind attempt but Matt counters with a chair shot. Matt applies a submission hold on Jeff in the ring. Matt goes to the outside and grabs a shop vac. Matt hits him stiff from the outside with the shop vac. Matt gets back in the ring and gets a two count. Matt lands rights on Jeff. Matt hits Side Effect on Jeff on the steel chair and gets a two count. Matt kicks Jeff in the stomach. Matt sets Jeff up in the corner and lands a right hand. Matt chokes Jeff with his foot. Matt gets out of the ring and wraps Jeff around the ring post from the inside. Matt gets a table from under the ring, drawing a pop from the crowd. Matt sets up the table on the outside. Matt gets on the apron and goes for a superplex on Jeff onto the table. Jeff counters and they exchange blows. Matt gets off the apron Jeff follows and goes off with a flying clothesline. Jeff kicks Matt into the steel ring steps. Jeff looks under the ring, he gets a kendo stick and a crutch. A staffer came out and wiped blood off of Matt's head. Jeff puts a trash can over the head of Matt in the ring. Jeff hits the trash can with a crutch and takes him out in the corner. Matt lies in the ring in pain. Jeff gets a two count on his brother. Face plant suplex from Jeff. He goes off the top with a Swanton attempt but Matt gets out of the way. Matt counters with a Twist of Fate and a two count. Matt pounds away with right hands on Jeff. Matt goes to the apron and taunts the crowd. Matt goes to the top, calling for the Swanton. He takes too long as Jeff gets up and lands a superplex. Jeff hits Matt over the head with a steel chair. The blow sends Matt to the outside. Jeff follows him out and sets him up on the table. Jeff hits Matt with a chair as he is on the table. Jeff sets the chair on top of Matt as Jeff goes back under the ring. Jeff gets another table from under the ring and sets it up. Jeff sets the other table on top of the first table with Matt on it and a chair in between. The crowd pops as Jeff goes to the top rope and off with a suicide dive. Jeff goes through both tables onto Matt. Crazy spot. Jeff is already back to his feet as he rolls Matt back into the ring. Jeff goes for the cover close to the ropes, Matt gets his foot on the bottom rope. Jeff goes back to the outside and grabs a chair. Jeff pulls a ladder out from under the ring, make that two ladders. Jeff puts both of them in the ring. Jeff jumps up on a chair and lands a leg drop on Matt. Jeff sets one of the ladders up in the ring. Jeff sets a chair up and then the other ladder up. One ladder is taller than the other. Jeff climbs to the top of the small one and the crowd pops. Jeff goes for a leg drop off the tallest ladder but Matt moves out of the way. Jeff must have been 20 feet in the air as he took one heck of a bump. Matt puts Jeff's head in the chair and hits Twist of Fate. Three count for Matt. Winner - Matt Hardy We're backstage with Randy Orton lacing up his boots. Michael Cole refers to him as the Viper. The camera pans out and we can see Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase in the locker room with him. JBL (c) vs. Rey Mysterio Intercontinental Championship Match The following match is for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. John 'Bradshaw' Layfield comes out first with the belt and a mic. JBL interrupts his music and says this is the greatest day of his life. JBL says he had a dream he would return to Texas champion. JBL says Texas has no champions, no men. JBL says they need a hero, they need JBL. JBL says he is going to give them a treat. He says the fans will probably never improve their rotten life and promises the most dominant victory in WrestleMania history. JBL says he will then return home to his famous wife, still as their hero. The challenger, Rey Mysterio, is out next with a different look. His mask has green hair coming out the back of it. The pyros explode at the top of the ramp. Mysterio is paying tribute to the late Heath Ledger who starred as the Joker in the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight. Lilian does the formal in-ring introductions. As the referee is going over the pre-match instructions, JBL delivers a huge boot on Mysterio. The referee finally pulls JBL off Mysterio as he goes for a violent assault in the corner. The referee asks Mysterio if he wants to start the match. Finally the bell is rung and we're underway. Counter attack from Rey and he lands 619. Mysterio goes off the top with a splash and gets the three count. Winner & new Intercontinental Champion - Rey Mysterio Rey Mysterio retreats down the ramp holding the Intercontinental Championship belt up high. 21 seconds. JBL is in the ring with a mic. He says he's got something to say. JBL screams 'I QUIT'. The crowd pops as Bradshaw drops the mic and gets out of the ring. He slowly walks up the ramp as the fans wave goodbye. They're recapping Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker so it looks like that bout is coming up next. Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels The Dream Match: The Streak On The Line Different type of entrance from Shawn Michaels as he is dressed in all white and is lowered down from the top of the stadium in what is like the bucket of a firetruck ladder. They are giving the impression he is coming down from heaven. Once he is lowered to the bottom his music hits and the crowd pops. Michaels says his prayer and the pyros explode. Michaels poses in the ring then pumps the crowd. The lights go out as Undertaker's music plays. They bring him in up through the floor to give the impression he's rising from the dead. Undertaker holds his hands out and fire fills the stage. The bell rings and the match is underway. Michaels in white pants and gold pants. Undertaker in his normal ring attire. Michaels lands chops on Undertaker. MMA-type fighting stance from Undertaker as Michaels backs him in the corner and lands a chop. Shawn tries to whip Undertaker but Taker reverses. Undertaker grabs Shawn and throws him over the top turnbuckle. Michaels goes off the top and fakes a knee injury. He jumps on Undertaker and pounds away. Undertaker lands several right hands on Shawn in a counter. Taker lands a headbutt on HBK in the corner. Undertaker and Shawn exchange blows with Shawn backing Taker into the corner. Undertaker lifts Shawn above his head and throws him over. Undertaker lifts Shawn above his head and drops him down. Two count for Undertaker on Michaels. Undertaker works the arm of Michaels, here comes old school. He connects, sending Shawn down to the mat. Undertaker runs at Shawn but nobody home. Michaels starts to counter, hitting a chop block on Taker. Big dropkick from Shawn to Taker's face. Crowd is split as they really get into it when it looks like he's going for the Figure Four. Finally Shawn locks it in on Undertaker. Undertaker struggles, momentarily having his shoulders hit the mat. The referee counts on two occasions. Undertaker tries to roll out as he lands some right hands to try and break the hold. It's broken. Michaels hits a dropkick on Undertaker, taking him off a vertical base. Michaels goes off the ropes but Undertaker catches him and throws him in the corner. Undertaker stomps away at Michaels in the corner. Right hands from the Deadman. Undertaker whips Shawn in the corner and lands a splash. Snake Eyes from Undertaker on Michaels. Boot to Shawn's face as Undertaker lands a leg drop and a two count. Undertaker signals a chokeslam. He grabs HBK but HBK counters and applies the cross-face. Undertaker tries to roll out of the hold. He does and gets the shoulders of Michaels down for a two count. Michaels never broke the hold even though now it's more of a side headlock. Back to the cross-face, but Undertaker is able to get to his knees. Undertaker is able to get back to his feet and breaks the hold with a side slam. Two count for Undertaker. Right hand from Undertaker on Michaels, chop from Michaels, another right from Undertaker. Undertaker whips Shawn but is kicked in the face. They exchange rights and chops. Shawn looks to be gaining control as he hits a shoulder block off the ropes. Both men are on the mat. Michaels is able to get to his feet first. The crowd pops for him. Inverted atomic drop and another. Chops from Shawn to the chest of Undertaker. Clothesline from Michaels on the Deadman. Michaels goes to the outside and climbs to the top rope. Undertaker gets up, Shawn goes off and into a clothesline attempt. Michaels counters, nearly gets Sweet Chin Music but Undertaker hits the mat. Shawn goes for the Figure Four but Undertaker goes to Hell's Gate. Undertaker locks in but Shawn makes it to the ropes. Shawn rolls to the outside, Undertaker follows. Undertaker slams Shawn's head off the steel ring steps on the outside. Undertaker puts Michaels back in the ring and kicks him from the outside. Michaels' head is dangling as Undertaker goes for a leg drop on the apron. HBK gets out of the way, Taker falls to the outside. Shawn goes off the ropes and connects on a baseball slide on Taker on the outside. Michaels goes off the top for a huge moonsault to the outside. Undertaker gets out of the way, Shawn grabs his left wrist. The referee stays on the outside with Michaels as Undertaker gets back in the ring. Referee Marty Elias tries to stop the match. Undertaker stands up in the ring. Taker goes off the ropes and connects on a suicide dive on the cameraman to the outside. He may have grazed Michaels but the cameraman and Elias got most of it. Four men are all down on the outside. They show a replay as Shawn put the camera man in front of him to take the spot. HBK also shoved the referee out of the way. Michaels rolls into the ring. Michaels goes to the outside and picks up Elias. Another referee comes out, Undertaker hasn't moved. Michaels is trying to get Elias to come too in the ring. He starts the count out on The Undertaker. Shawn sits in the corner as Undertaker is down on the outside. The crowd erupts as Undertaker starts to move. Before he can get to the count of 10, Undertaker gets back in the ring. Michaels tunes up the band in the corner. Undertaker gets to his feet, Michaels goes for it but Taker counters. Chokeslam for Undertaker and a cover for a two count. Undertaker gets up slow but he's back to a vertical base first. He pulls Shawn up and goes for a scoop slam. Michaels goes for Sweet Chin Music, Undertaker goes for another chokeslam in a counter. Michaels hits Sweet Chin Music. HBK drapes an arm over Undertaker and he kicks out at two. Both men are down and are being counted out. Michaels to his feet first. Undertaker grabs Shawn by the throat, he kicks him, and goes for Last Ride. Michaels rolls through but Undertaker counters. Last Ride again and Undertaker delivers it. Michaels kicks out at two! Undertaker climbs to the top rope with Michaels down on the mat. Undertaker goes off with an elbow attempt but Shawn moves. Both men are down, count out begins again. Shawn runs at Undertaker but Undertaker gets out of the way. Shawn gets caught in the ropes, Undertaker grabs him, and gives the Tombstone. Michaels kicks out! In the words of JR: and a kick out, and a kick out, and a kick out! Great match so far as HBK is down in the ring and Undertaker slowly gets up. Undertaker lowers his straps and gives the throat slash. Undertaker goes for the Tombstone as HBK counters with a DDT. Shawn is on the apron, grabbing the ropes. Michaels goes to the top very gingerly. Michaels lands the flying elbow. Shawn is slow to get up, Undertaker is motionless on the mat. Michaels tunes up the band for a Sweet Chin Music attempt, he lands it when Undertaker gets up. Michaels covers Undertaker - 1, 2, and a kick out! Amazing, that's all you can say. Shawn and Undertaker work together on the mat and finally make it back to their feet. They exchange blows in the middle of the ring. Tremendous right hands from Undertaker followed by chops by Michaels. Undertaker takes Shawn to the mat. Undertaker goes for the Tombstone, Shawn counters out and lands several chops. Taker's chest is battered, bruised and discolored. Undertaker went for a splash but HBK countered with his feet. Michaels climbs to the top rope, he goes for a moonsault but Undertaker catches him and lands the Tombstone. Three count for the Undertaker, he's 17-0. Winner - Undertaker Edge (c) vs. John Cena vs. Big Show World Heavyweight Championship Triple Threat Match The Triple Threat World Heavyweight Championship Match is up next. They're running promotional material now. Chavo Guerrero wheels Vickie Guerrero down the ramp in a wheelchair. Lilian announces the following is a Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship. Edge, the World Heavyweight Champion, comes to the ring first. Big Show comes out next. Tons of fake John Cenas come out to a different theme song. There are so many John Cenas they are all the way up the ramp. They all start to do the 'you can't see me' hand signal as Cena's music plays and he comes out. Lilian is in the ring for the formal introductions. Big Show and John Cena are introduced first. Split reactions for Cena. Edge is introduced last. The bell rings and Cena goes at Edge. Big Show tries to get involved but Cena hits a running bulldog on Edge. Big Show takes Cena down. Edge tries to get Big Show to team up with him to take out Cena. Edge holds his hand up as Big Show picks Edge up and hangs him out to dry on the ropes. Big Show chops Edge in the corner then throws him into Cena. Cena lifts Edge up but Big Show connects with a boot. Big Show connects to the midsection of Cena. Big Show stands on Cena. Edge is on the outside. Big right hand from Big Show on Cena in the corner. Show dominates Cena by standing on him. Cena goes off the ropes for a shoulder block but runs into Big Show who throws him down. Cena counters a Big Show attack by getting him to the outside. Edge dropkicks the ring steps into the knee of Big Show. Cena goes for a leg drop to the outside onto Show. Edge rolls Cena back into the ring, he stomps Cena. Cena goes for an FU attempt but Edge counters and hits a DDT. Two count for Edge. Edge goes to the top rope but takes too much time as Cena dumps him to the outside. Chavo and Vickie watch on as Big Show connects on a side slam after sneaking up on Cena. Cena throws some right hands at Big Show. He kicks Show in the knee. Chavo pulls Cena to the outside, he eats the Attitude Adjustment (forgive me for having trouble with the name). Big Show gets tied up in the ropes as Edge gets in and takes some Cena shoulder blocks. Cena lifts Edge up and slams him down. 5 Knuckle Shuffle attempt by Cena as Big Show is tied up. Cena lands it on Edge. A loot of boos from the crowd. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment as Vickie gets on the apron. Vickie gets pushed off when Edge is pushed into her. Cena gets a two count. Big Show tells the referee to get him out of the ropes. Vickie and Chavo are down on the outside, Edge and Cena are down on the inside. Headbutts for Cena and Edge from Big Show. Big Show goes for a double chokeslam but only Edge takes it. Cena gets Show up for the Attitude Adjustment but Big Show counters out and lands that big right hand. Cena rolls to the outside as does Edge and Big Show. Edge counters on Big Show and hits a DDT. Vickie and Chavo are helped up and Edge sets up the ring steps on the outside. Cena is out of the picture for a moment. Edge stalks Big Show and runs through the barricade on him. Edge goes over to Cena and rolls him into the ring. He goes for the cover, two count! Edge stalks Cena, waiting on him to get up. Cena gets up, Spear attempt but Cena locks in STF. The referee checks for submission. Cena loses an armband as Edge goes for the bottom rope. Cena pulls Edge back in. Big Show helps Edge get to the ropes, pulls Cena to the outside, and gives him a headbutt. Big Show goes for a splash on Edge in the corner but nobody home. Cena is down on the outside, Show and Edge are down in the ring. Cena tries a suplex, he can't get him. Edge helps him and they land the double suplex on him. Cena looks surprised Edge tried to help him. They land a double clothesline on Big Show, sending him to the outside. Edge waits for Cena to turn his back and takes him out. Two count for Edge on Cena. Edge goes for a submission hold, Cena counters. Cena hits a blockbuster, driving Edge's face into the canvas. Cena to the top rope but Big Show pushes him off. Edge hits the spear in mid air. Edge goes for the cover, Big Show pulled him out and slaps his chest. Big Show gets back in as Edge counter on him. Edge jumps on Show's back into a sleeper. Show tries to fight him off. Cena gets Big Show and Edge up for the Attitude Adjustment. Edge falls off, he gives one to Big Show, then Edge. Cena covers Edge to get the three count. Incredible strength. Winner & new World Heavyweight Champion - John Cena They honored the 2009 Hall of Fame inductees next. The Funks, Bill Watts, Howard Finkel, Koko B. Ware, Kevin Von Erich (who represented the Von Eric Family), Ricky Steamboat (who changed clothes), and Steve Austin all appeared. Biggest pop went to Austin who walked off before the segment was over. Austin's music hit as he came out in an Austin 3:16 shirt on a four wheeler. Austin drove around the ring to a huge pop. Austin gets in the ring, it's beer bash time. Austin catches some beer and starts chugging on the ropes. He walks over to Jim Ross and gives him a beer. He puts JR's head on and they toasted to a beer. JR says he's not driving as Austin throws as cooler in the ring. They call it a farewell for Austin and play it up so it probably is his final appearance although we can never say never in this business. Austin rides the four wheeler to the back. JR says we'll never forget the night the Austin era begin and we'll never forget the night that it ended. Triple H (c) vs. Randy Orton WWE Championship Match They're recapping Orton vs. Triple H which is up next. We return to the pay-per-view with a shot of Triple H walking around the backstage area with the WWE Championship belt. He walks right into Vince and Shane McMahon. He taps Vince on the chest and walks off without saying anything. Remember if Hunter is counted out or disqualified, he will lose the championship. Randy Orton's music cut into Lilian Garcia going over the stipulations, whops. Orton comes to ringside alone. Triple H comes out with the WWE Championship belt around his wait and a sledgehammer in his right hand. Hunter throws the sledgehammer through glass which was done for his entrance and makes his way to the ring. Hunter poses down on the middle turnbuckle, Orton stares him down from the outside. Lilian Garcia is in the ring for the formal introductions. The challenger from St. Louis, Missouri, Randy Orton. From Greenwich, CT, the WWE Champion, Triple H. Scott Armstrong is the referee for the bout. Armstrong calls for the bell and we're underway. The match begins with Hunter and Orton staring each other down. Triple H takes Orton to the mat and goes on the offensive with stiff right hands. The Game fights Orton into the corner and Armstrong tries to pull him off. Hunter stomps away at Orton as Triple H moves the referee out of the way. Finally Armstrong is able to pull him out, he reminds him of the rules. Out of nowhere Orton hits the RKO. Triple H is motionless in the ring as Orton just hit the RKO a minute into the match. Orton goes for the punt but Hunter counters and ends up hitting the Pedigree. Hunter can't go for the cover as he sells the RKO he took moments ago. Orton goes to the outside, Triple H follows. Triple H takes Orton down and bangs him head off the announce table. Orton gets back in the ring as Hunter takes a water and dumps it over him. Orton is in the ring, Triple H rolls back in. Hunter gets back in and lands a right hand and gets over top of Orton and landed repeated blows. The fight momentarily goes to the outside as Hunter slams Orton's head off the ring post. Hunter tries to follow up his attack as Orton tells him to wait. Triple H ignores his request and continues to strike with right hands. Catapult type maneuver from Triple H onto Orton into the ropes. Vicious knees to the side of the face of Orton by The Cerebral Assassin. Triple H hits a neckbreaker on Orton. Orton goes to the outside. Triple H follows him. Orton countered Triple H and throw him into the steel ring steps. Orton throws Triple H over the barrier. The referee goes to check on him. Orton gets back in the ring and tells the referee to start counting. Orton stomps away at Hunter who gets back in the ring before being counted out. Orton stomps Triple H in the midsection and drops a knee to the back of his neck. Orton kicks Triple H in the face and gets a two count. Orton gets on top of Hunter and pound away. Orton kicks Triple H in the midsection and goes for a sleeper. Back suplex from Triple H in a counter. Orton counters with a powerslam followed by a two count. Orton applies a reverse headlock on Hunter. He wrenches back as the crowd tries to cheer Triple H on. Orton breaks the hold and pounds away with right hands to the face of Triple H. He backs him in the corner but Hunter fights out with his own right hands. They exchange right hands. Orton walks into a side knee from Triple H. Orton is dazed in the corner as Triple H splashes him. Orton throws Hunter off the ropes and eats a facebuster. Hunter goes for the Pedigree but Orton counters and catapults him into the turnbuckle. Another counter and now they're working on the top rope. Triple H goes for the suplex but Orton ends up throwing hiim face first on the turnbuckle. Orton goes off the middle rope but Hunter gets his foot up. Orton gets a jack knife cover for a two count. Hunter counters and rolls Orton up for a two count. Triple H hits a spinebuster on Orton then pumps the crowd. Hunter kicks Orton and goes for the Pedigree. Orton counters with an inverted backbreaker. Orton gets a two count on Triple H. Hunter is on the apron, Orton walks up to him, but Hunter elbows him. Hunter goes off the top but runs into an Orton dropkick. Both men are down in the ring. Orton gets to his knees and then his feet. He stands over Triple H with a sadistic look on his face. Orton goes for the punt, Triple H blocks it by grabbing Orton's right leg. Orton tries to fight out but Triple H ends up throwing him to the outside. Hunter follows him out. Right hands on the outside by Triple H, he bangs Orton's head into the Spanish announce table. Here it comes... the destruction of the Spanish announce table. The referee tells Hunter not to use the monitor on Orton or he's disqualified. Hunter drops it and kicks Orton in the head instead. Orton and Hunter are on the announce table. Hunter goes for the Pedigree but Orton counters and throws Triple H onto the Spanish announce table. Triple H is motionless on the Spanish announce table. The referee tells Orton to get back in. He doesn't listen as he grabs Triple H and goes for a big DDT onto the floor. He hits it. Randy Orton is back in the ring, Triple H is down on the outside. The referee starts to count Hunter out. Triple H gets back in at nine. Orton stomps away at his face. Orton sets Triple H up in the corner and lands a couple of right hands. The referee tells him to get out after two but he lands repeated blows. Orton then kicks Triple H repeatedly in the corner. Orton throws Triple H into the referee twice, taking him out. Orton hits the RKO on Triple H. Orton gets out of the ring and grabs a sledgehammer from underneath it. As Orton is getting in the ring, Hunter lands a punt to his head. Triple H hits Orton with the sledgehammer, he throws it to the outside. Triple H continues to take out Orton with right hands. The referee finally gets up and gets Hunter off Orton as he beats a motionless Orton. Pedigree from Triple H on Orton - 1, 2, 3. Winner & still WWE Champion - Triple H
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