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    The Yard Is For The Taken
    (Post Draft)


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    An historical two part draft night now has Monday Night Raw loaded up with the best talent from all over the WWE Universe and with the newely appointed GM, Nikki Bella, Raw, in the eyes of many members of the WWE Universe came out on top during the draft. With likes of CM Punk, Brock Lesnar, Undertaker, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles which was a pick that shocked the WWE Universe to it's core but, no pick other than the "Olympic Gold Medalist" Kurt Angle, returning to the WWE but his welcome back, wasn't a great one as Angle found himself on his first night back to the WWE in almost a decade, was ruined by "The Hounds Of Justice" The Shield as the trio who have ran wild on the WWE put Angle through a table as Raw went off the air next week. This week, Raw GM Nikki Bella promises to address the situation and make a huge announcement for the next big event for WWE Raw and she will kick off the show to address the WWE Universe.

    Also last week, Cody Rhodes who revealed to the world that he was married to the daughter of the two time hall of famer and 16 world champion Ric Flair, Charlotte and on the first night on Raw he was able to take a championship opportunity that was made for CM Punk, as Punk was not in the arena or has been seen since Wrestlemania 29's defeat to The Undertaker, and Rhodes had the WWE Champ, John Cena beat in the middle of the ring but with no ref to make the count, Rhodes not able to leave Raw the new WWE Champion, and you know this week, he will voice his displeasure as he feels that he should be WWE Champion right now and if Cena is the champ that he proclaims to be, he is almost definite going to hear out Cody Rhodes.

    As well, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles will be in action in his WWE debut as Styles who shocked the wrestling world as a signing and draft pick for Raw, he is in action against one half of the Uso's Jimmy Uso as Styles looks to impress the WWE Universe but as well Jimmy Uso is prepared to shock the world and pick up a huge win against Styles, in AJ's first ever WWE match.

    Zacy Ryder was knocked to next week by the new* Yoshi Tatsu on Smackdown. Yoshi has been looking very impressive since his well, relaunch on Raw last week after picking up a huge win against former Champion Sheamus. But Ryder demanded a match with Yoshi on Raw, and it will go down as Yoshi will try to once again knock Ryder out cold just like he did on Smackdown. WE know that Sheamus will be watching and he wants to get his revenge on being defeated by Yoshi last week, but he must watch as Ryder finds himself getting the rematch.

    Also, "Mr. Money In The Bank" Dolph Ziggler who isn't the slight happy as he was drafted in the supplemental round, he is in action again, as his days to cash in the Money In The Bank briefcase winds down, which makes the WWE Universe wonder, when will he do it? His girlfriend AJ Lee has made it known that she plans to address the WWE Unvierese about a matter important to her, what does she have on her mind?

    All this and more. Tune in to MONDAY NIGHT RAW!!



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    Yoshi Tatsu vs Zack Ryder


    AJ Styles vs Jimmy Uso w/ Jey Uso

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    A New Era Has Found Us
    Greenville, South Carolina.
    April 15th, 2013

    Raw opens up with Jim Ross and JBL working the announce booth and welcoming the WWE Universe to tonight's Raw as it ushers in a new era, the two break down, the draft from Smackdown and the supplemental Draft on WWE.Com and how the lines have been drawn for the brand war between Raw and Smackdown.

    Last week on Raw is recapped with Cody Rhodes who revealed that he is married to none other than the daughter of the 16 time World Champion, Ric Flairs daughter, Charlotte Flair- Rhodes. Which lead to Rhodes challenging Cena in the main event for the WWE Championship 24 hours after The Champ won the title from The Rock at Wrestlemania 29. Rhodes who had Cena defeated with the ref not able to count the three.

    While Jim Ross tries to explain the actions of last week, he is cut off by the new GM of Monday Night Raw, Nikki Bella. Out comes the GM as she walks in the ring, first she welcomes the crowd to Raw tonight. But she talks about last week, she is upset that the Shield ruined the return of Kurt Angle, a man who has given so much to the WWE, to be treated like that, and she said that she was going to suspend them, but she spoke to Kurt and she said that Kurt wants to get his hands on them. And she will give Kurt his chance as in four weeks from tonight, on free tv, Raw presents: Super Raw I, where Kurt will find two partners to team up with him to take on The Shield in six man action.

    She then hopes everyone enjoys the show but before she leaves, the WWE Champion John Cena's music hits and out comes the champion, he is hyped up and is in real Cena mode tonight, which of course, the crowd isn't too thrilled about, John Cena hate is jsut as common for a WWE show as ring ropes. Cena congratulates Nikki on the job and he knows how hard she worked to get here and that under her leadership, Raw will be hyped and loud like never before. Before he can continue, Rhodes music hits and he steps out with his wife Charlotte Flair-Rhodes by his side, two enter the ring and Rhodes is quick to mention that last week, he had Cena beat in the middle of the ring. Cena who is smirking talks about how Cody's wife got involved, as Charlotte mouths, doesn't matter to Cena, as Rhodes tells Cena that he demands a rematch, and he demands it be for the title, and he wants it tonight. Rhodes gets in the face of Cena, as Nikki intervenes and tells Cody that if he wants another shot, he has to be Cena, tonight, in the main event and then he will receive a title shot. Cena tells Cody to tell his wife to stay in the back, so the two can really see who the better man is, unless he thinks he can't beat him without her help. Cody agrees and he and Cena shake on it. The match is made official for tonight as Nikki leaves the ring and Rhodes and Cena have a stare down.




    Yoshi Tatsu vs Zack Ryder

    Match Summary

    Zack Ryder who is coming off getting knocked senseless on Smackdown, demanded a rematch against Yoshi Tatsu. He waits in the ring as Yoshi comes out, Yoshi with his emotionless demeanor to him, waits for the bell to ring.

    Once the bell rings, Ryder pounces on Yoshi and lands a couple of strikes. Ryder whips Yoshi off the ropes and goes for a closeline but Yoshi ducks and hits a
    bicycle knee strike! He follows with a stiff spin kick! Which JR announces that Yoshi calls that move the Last Fallen Empire and it knocks Ryder once again OUT COLD!!! Yoshi covers for the 1...2.......3...

    Winner via Pinfall: Yoshi Tatsu



    After the match, Yoshi stands over Ryder but quickly Sheamus's music hits and out comes the Celtic Warrior as he enters the ring and gets in the face of Tatsu. Yoshi just leaves the ring and as he is done with Ryder and nothing else is needed from him for tonight. Yoshi heads up the ramp as Sheamus gets on the microphone and lets' Yoshi know that last week was a fluke, and he challenges him. Yoshi doesn't even bother to turn back around and just heads up the ramp.



    AJ Lee's music hits and out she skips to the ring, she is alone as she doesn't have Dolph Ziggler by her side. She gets a mic and talks about the importance of female role models, that can change not only on how female or perceived her in the WWE but all over the world. She brings up on how the Divas Championship wasn't even on Wrestlemania this year and that is an outrage, that is because the belt isn't around the waist of a female that is willing to fight for the women on the roster, Kailtyn is just happy to be Divas Champion, while she doesn't get respect from the roster, from the audience. As long as she is champion, she plays dumb to everything, that is why she will take the title off of her, and use it, use as tool to change things around here for the female roster, to get it the respect that it so deserves, AJ Lee is cut off by Kaitlyn's music as she comes out and quickly gets in the face of Lee.

    Kaitlyn is ready to throw down as AJ Lee asks her if she struck a nerve. Kaitlyn snatches the microphone out of her hand, Kaitlyn tells AJ Lee that if she thinks that she the better women for the job to be champion, and that she isn't fighting to get the division respect, then why don't see put her money where her mouth is, and fight her. AJ Lee agrees but not unless she puts the belt on the line. AJ needs the title to actually do things for the betterment of the division, so unless Kaitlyn is here to give her the chance, she is wasting her time.. AJ tries for a sneak strike but Kaitlyn blocks it, Kaitlyn strikes back with fury as she knocks AJ Lee out of the ring, AJ decides not to get back in and heads up the ramp.


    Backstage Cody Rhodes is seen loosing up as he has once again a huge match against John Cena tonight. He knows if he wants another shot at the title, he has to defeat him tonight in the ring. His wife Charlotte walks in and asks him what is up with him agreeing with Cena that she should not be at ringside. Cody tells her that he wants to prove to Cena that he can beat Cena, as he already did and if he thinks that not having her at his side will make him feel better, so be it.

    He will beat Cena and shut his mouth then go on and defeat him once again for the championship. Charlotte tells Cody, that they decided to go public with their relationship so it can help his career, and how can that be if she is not at his side in such a big match. Cody kisses his wife as he insures that he has this tonight and not to worry. She tells him that she hopes so and she leaves. As Cody continues to get ready, he turns around to find his dad WWE Hall Of Famer, Dusty Rhodes behind him, as he tells Cody that he needs to be doing things the right way. It's easy for one to follow the easy way, but The Rhodes family prides themselves on being hard workers who go out and earn what they get the right with with hard work. Dusty drills into Cody on how last week, he almost left champion but by being dirty, while he wasn't aware what was going on, he needs now to correct it and go at and beat Cena in the ring, fairly. Dusty goes to leave the locker room as it is revealed that Charlotte was listening in on the conversation.



    Jim Ross and JBL talk about the Smackdown draft night and how Nikki Bella shocked not only the WWE Universe but the wrestling world as she selected one the best wrestlers outside of the WWE in "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles. JBL talks about being a huge fan of Styles work and that for Nikki to go out and bring in this kind of talent for Monday Night Raw, shows that she is fully committed for the job to make Raw the true A brand. For those who aren't familiar with the work of AJ Styles... take a look at this... a hype package plays for AJ Styles.


    Who is AJ Styles?

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    AJ Styles vs Jimmy Uso w/ Jey Uso

    Match Summary

    AJ Styles debut match in the WWE finds him up against one half of the Uso's Jimmy Uso with his brother Jey at ringside. This right here is the first look the WWE Universe have at AJ Styles. While Styles is known for his talent in the ring, Jimmy Uso knew that he had to give everything he has in the match to show that the WWE is like nowhere Styles has been before.

    The two go back and forth as Uso even finds himself in control for a good portion of the match, as he catches Styles trying for a springboard elbow but he catches Styles with a superkick that knocks him loopy.

    Styles though battles back and catches Jimmy with a firemans carry facebuster
    and then heads to the top rope for a
    Corkscrew senton bomb and he hits it.


    Styles calls for the Styles Clash but Jimmy blocks the move and quickly drops AJ Styles down with a samoan drop as he then heads to the top rope and calls for a flying splash but AJ moves and Jimmy crashes and burns.

    Styles finally hits the springboard elbow strike as he then sets up Uso for a Styles Clash but again Uso blocks it but AJ someone blocks Uso's reversal and is able to ground him and flip him into a Calf Crusher submission hold. As Jimmy screaming in pain and in the middle of the ring has no choice but to tap out.

    Winner via Submission:
    AJ Styles


    After the match AJ Styles walks over and shakes the hand of Jimmy Uso and Jimmy returns the gesture as The Uso's leave the ring and give AJ the shine as this is his first ever victory in the WWE.
    He leaves the ring giving fans high fives as he makes his way to the back.


    A Video package plays from Black Pool England, where Brie Bella has been training with one of the greatest pure wrestlers of all time in William Regal. While many fans believe that it was Shawn Michaels who trained Daniel Bryan, but it was really William Regal who Daniel Bryan learned the most from. Regal talks about The relationship he shares with Daniel. Regal took Bryan under his wing when he realized Bryan’s untapped potential and has been one of the biggest influences in Bryan’s life and career. Now Regal is training the the fiancee of Daniel Bryan, Brie Bella. The two work out in Regal's home town of Blackpool, as he trains Brie in hopes of finding the same potential that he saw in her fiance. He isn't holding anything back with her as the training looks intense. Regal talks about being var away from where he wants Brie to be before he feels she is ready to get into the ring.

    The Shield with the typical backstage promo that they are famous for doing in a unknown location somewhere in the building. The trio talk about the match made for Super Raw One, and how if Kurt Angle was smart, he wouldn't even show up. This is The Shield's yard and he is not welcome back here by them. Now if he can manage to find two others brave enough to tag with him against the three of them, he will see in the ring, that he just isn't going to last here long in today's WWE and maybe it's up to The Shield to put that old dog behind the barn and take him out of his misery.


    Dolph Ziggler w/ AJ Lee vs Enhancement Talent

    Match Summary

    Ziggler toyed with the local talent in this match, just like last week. Now without Big E Langston at his side. Ziggler showed no care as he beat down the locla talent and made quick work before picking him up and dropping him down with a Zig Zag! As he goes to cover but picks up the motionless talent and drops him down with another Zig-Zag. Ziggler looks like he is trying to prove a point and using this talent to do so as he finally covers the poor guy for the 1....2..3

    Winner via Pinfall:
    Dolph Ziggler


    After the match, Ziggler drops the poor guy back down with another Zig Zag as he stands over him and cuts a promo on how furious he is that he fell all the way to the Supplemental draft. How he is Mr. Money In The Bank and he is without a doubt the future WWE Champion, and he when he cashes in and becomes champion. The WWE will never forget the mistake it made by having him selected so disrespectfully.

    JR and JBL put over how Ziggler doesn't have much time left before the contract expires and he has to cash in. Ziggler has till July 15th to cash in on his title shot on the WWE Championship. Ziggler than stops mid setence and calls out Cena as he is CASHING IT IN RIGHT NOW!!! AS the ref asks if he is sure, Ziggler busts out laughing as he screams NOT!!!. Ziggler and AJ Lee laugh as they leave the ring and heads towards the back.




    Backstage Rey Mysterio stands by with Raw Interview Jojo as she asks him about his comments on Smackdown directed towards The Shield and their attack on Kurt Angle last week. Mysterio stands by what he said on Smackdown as he will be standing with Kurt. And if Kurt needs a partner for when he goes up against The Shield in six man tag action, he has Rey Mysterio as Rey makes those comments, The Shield walk into the picture as Seth Rollins lets Rey know that the decision he is making might be a one that will shorten his career if he chooses to pit himself against The Shield. Rey knows that this isn't going to end well for him. As he takes the firts strike and knocks Seth back and blocks a punch from Dean Ambrose before he is slammed to the floor by Roman Reigns and the Shield bounce on Mysterio with kicks and punches as Mysterio tries to fight back and looks like he is doing well for himself before he taken down with a SPEAR!! By Roman Reigns as The Shield take Mysterio from there and TRIPLE POWERBOMB!!! him down on the concrete floor. The 3 men stand over Mysterio as he is in pain.


    AJ Styles backstage watching on a monitor of the assault that the Shield just put on Rey Mysterio and he shakes his head in disgust. He turns around to Jimmy Uso who congratulates him on the victory over him earlier in the night but insists that the next time, he will be the one getting his hand raised. Styles tells Uso that he is ready for the challenge and wouldn't expect any less from Uso knowing what kind of competitor that he is. Uso walks out as AJ Styles turns back to start getting ready to call it a night and head out before turning back around and standing in his way is none other than the WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz. Miz congratulates Styles on his impressive debut, but, he wasn't that impressed with it. Styles smirks and asks Miz if he is willing to get in the ring and see exactly what AJ Styles is all about, and The Miz tells Styles that he is already a step ahead of him. As he is in talks with GM Nikki Bella to set up AJ Styles vs The Miz!! A match the world is waiting for, and he will set up as to give AJ Styles the competition that he is craving for and he expects a "phenomenal performance" from Styles. The Miz who appears to be sincere looks to give Styles a handshake as Styles accepts and tells him that he can't wait to get in the ring with him, and maybe even take the IC title from him.

    NON Title Match
    John Cena vs Cody Rhodes
    If Cody wins he will receive a Championship opportunity*

    Match Summary

    A back and forth match as Cody without his wife at ringside for this match. Cena finds himself in control as way he grounds Cody and keeps the momentum in his favor. The crowd behind Cody but in all honsestly it can be they are just sipping on the anti-Cena tea. Rhodes battles back as he breaks free from a Cena headlock and sends the champ to the outside with a running closeline, on the outside Rhodes leaps off the apron and hits a flying elbow strike to Cena's forehead and then tries for a Cross-Rhodes on the outside but Cena blocks it and belly to belly him into a the guard rail and then whips him into the steel steps. Cena looks to be not in the mood of playing around.

    From there he rolls Rhodes into the ring and waits for him to get up and hits him with a side slam as he calls for the 5 knuckle shuffle but Rhodes manages to surprise Cena with a roll up/small package as Cena quickly kicks out but before he can get up Rhodes sprints and leaps off the rope and hits a brutal looking Diaster KICK! he covers but Cena kicks out at two. Rhodes now finds himself in control as he pounds away on Cena with hard elbow strikes, which Rhodes even tries for the Bionic elbow but Cena see's coming and quickly lifts Rhodes up for a AA but Cody slides off and hits a Cena with a snap suplex which he then chains to another snap suplex which he chains into a CROSS RHODES!!!! He covers Cena for the 1....2.........3..!!!!!

    BUT NO!!!! The ref who has now seen that Cena has had his foot on the ropes, and calls off the pinfall, Rhodes his furious. He gets in the ref's face as he thought he had this match won, Rhodes though turns around to a drop toe hold from Cena as Cena locks in the STF!!!!. Cena has the hold locked in as Rhodes screams in pain as Cena looks he has Cody right where he wants him, but Rhodes manages to get himself to the ropes to break the hold but Cena then drags Cody back to the center as he tries to reapply the brutal submission but Rhodes blocks the attempt and shove Cena into the turnbuckle which allowed him to get to his feet and charge with a flying splash as he then hits Cena with a Alabama slam which he then follows with a Sharpshooter as he has Cena in the middle of the ring with a submission.

    Cena though manages to power out as he tries to maneuver Rhodes into a STF but Rhodes blocks the attempt. Cena then shoves Rhodes into the ref that has the ref fall to the outside. Cena then tries for a AA! But Rhodes blocks and hits a CROSS RHODES!!! as both men lay motionless in the ring.

    Rhodes wife Charlotte Flair-Rhodes rushes down to the ring. She stands by ringside as both Cena and Cody slowly get to their feet and trade punches with Rhodes getting the upper hand as he takes a step back to put more momentum into this punch but in turn was a big mistake as Cena quickly is able to lift Cody on to his shoulder as he tries for a AA! But Charlotte gets on the apron as Cena drops Cody and heads to her telling her to leave but she reveals to have something in her hands as she sprays Cena in the face with it as she quickly leaps off the apron. Cena back steps into Cody Rhodes who turns him around and hits a CROSS RHODES!! As he covers with the ref crawling back into the ring and counting the 1......2.........3!!!!!!!!



    Winner via Pinfall: Cody Rhodes



    After the match, Charlotte enters the ring and celebrates with her husband who has just picked up the victory needed to earn himself another shot at the WWE Championship, as he just pinned the WWe Champion in the middle of the ring. Charlotte places a big kiss on her husband as Cena lays defeated. WE then get word that Jojo is backstage with Nikki Bella as she addresses the situation that just transpired.


    Backstage in her office Raw GM Nikki Bella is approached by Jojo as she asks Nikki about what just transpired as Nikki tells Jojo that the ref's call his final which means that Cody Rhodes will get another chance at the WWE Championship. She then reveals that Cody will get that shot at the May 13th 2013 Raw special event "Super Raw One" as John Cena will defend his championship against Cody Rhodes in the main event of that show.

    Cody Rhodes is seen walking backstage as he celebrates his victory as he see's his father Dusty waiting in gorilla position and has a look of disgust on his as Raw comes to a close


    ~ End ~






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    WWE Championship
    John Cena (c) vs Cody Rhodes

    Six Man Tag
    Kurt Angle, ??? and ??? vs The Shield

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    We are one week removed from the landmark 2013 WWE Draft, and though we now know for certain where all of WWE's superstars will be calling home, there are many more questions to be addressed this week on Friday Night Smackdown!

    Last week's edition saw chaos in a surplus, as new faces turned up, alliances were formed and rivalries were ramped up.

    No piece of action was quite as startling as the savage attack by Big Show on the referee who was forced to call his match his Randy Orton a double count out. The goliath didn't take too kindly to the referee, in his mind, getting in the way of him handling his business with Orton. Big Show was incapacitated after missing a spear on Orton and blasting through the thick barricade at ringside, which ultimately lead to the double count out and Orton getting the last laugh as he walked from the scene unscathed, mocking the mastodon. When Show came to he had some choice words for referee Charles Robinson before clobbering him against the barricade and having to be assisted out of the building. The ramifications from this incident are one of the several things Smackdown GM Shawn Michaels has promised to address this week.

    In what could be considered a surprising twist, Wade Barrett joined Smackdown in the supplemental draft that took place on WWE's website last week, after launching an attack of his own on World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio last week, shortly after tapping out to the champ who answered his open challenge just moments later. While Michaels has stated in interviews throughout the week that he is not trying to stack the deck against Del Rio, he is in the business of creating the most entertaining show possible, and Barrett has ignited a potentially provoking feud with his actions last week. Michaels has stated he doesn't want to reward bad behavior, so Barrett will still have to prove himself if he wants a sniff at the gold.

    At the conclusion of Smackdown last week, international sensation Finn Balor was announced as the final televised pick for Smackdown. While the audience was thrilled by this reveal, one Mr. Fandango was none too pleased, believing he was worthy of that spotlight. Fandango was vanquished by Balor in a match that displayed just why Balor was so coveted. In the end, Fandango did get his wish, to some extent at least, as he was drafted to Smackdown in the supplemental draft. This week on Smackdown we will no doubt be hearing from Fandango who has been ranting about Balor on social media all week. However, in addition, Fandango has a match with Kassius Ohno, who was also a surprise pick this past Friday. Ohno was called up from NXT in an unexpected move from Michaels who saw something special in him. He later intervened on behalf of his old independent scene partner, Antonio Cesaro, fending off a beatdown at the hands of Ziggler, Langston and AJ Lee. He debuts this week against the fired up Fandango in what should be an exciting collision.

    Finally, the newly christened Curtis Axel stated last week that he is out to prove himself and build a lasting legacy in WWE after years in the shadows. He begins that conquest this week, as he goes one on one with the high flying Hunico who is looking to bounce back from a tag team loss at the hands of Gabriel and Kidd last week.



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    Curtis Axel vs. Hunico

    Kassius Ohno vs. Fanango


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    April 19, 2013



    Tonight's show opens to a new video package featuring the song “Dead But Rising” by Volbeat, and footage of the superstars of the new Smackdown roster. We get the obligatory pyro display to open the show and are welcomed by Michael Cole and Jerry “The King” Lawler at the broadcast table. Cole says that the draft is officially in the books and Smackdown begins its newest chapter TONIGHT. Lawler adds that last week set the tone, and we've seen things already beginning to heat up, most notably in the rivalry between Big Show and Randy Orton, and the multitude of superstars already staking their claim to challenge for Del Rio’s World Heavyweight Championship. As they wrap up their introduction, “Sexy Boy” chimes on the PA and the new general manager of Smackdown, none other than “The Headliner” Shawn Michaels arrives to a grand reception.

    He gets to the ring and states that he has a lot of business to take care of, so he's just going to get down to it. First, in light of last week's events, Big Show has been suspended indefinitely after injuring a WWE official. Michaels says he understands that emotions can run high but there are repercussions for putting your hands on a referee, and especially when those actions result in broken ribs for the referee. Big Show will be reinstated when Michaels feels he has had ample time to think about his actions.

    The next item of business is the Smackdown Tag Team Championship. He announces that these belts will not be a continuation of the WWE World Tag Team Championship and therefore Team Hell No will not be rewarded the titles. Instead, he is planning an eight-team tournament to begin two weeks from now, with the participants being announced next week. On the subject of titles, he is pleased to announce that the Cruiserweight Championship is returning to the WWE after seven years and will be contested right here on Smackdown. The champion will be crowned at a later date, with the details to be announced later.

    Finally, the whole roster wants to know who's first in line for a World Heavyweight Championship match. He confirms that Del Rio did personally seek him out after last week's show to campaign for a Jack Swagger rematch - but, Del Rio also said he wanted to get his hands on Wade Barrett after being ambushed. Michaels says he wouldn't feel right putting Del Rio up against the two of them in a triple threat.

    Just then he is interrupted by Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger. Colter says he applauds Michaels’ decision. He's going to give Swagger his rematch, one on one, because he's the rightful number one contender, not just some two-bit thug who attacks people from behind like Barrett! Michaels is about to interject when Barrett’s music hits and he comes down to the ring as well. He says in one moment he inflicted more damage on Del Rio than Swagger has in nearly two months of chasing that title. He says Swagger missed his opportunity now it's time to step aside and let Barrett get his shot. Michaels tells them both to hold on, whoever is going to get a match with Del Rio is going to have to earn it. Before he can proceed, he is interrupted by Christian's theme music! Swagger and Barrett look perplexed at Captain Charisma’s arrival. Christian comes down and says as long as people are being given chances, how about he gets a chance as well. Christian says he's made the most out of the few chances he's gotten in his career and if he gets to face Del Rio, and win the big belt, he'll make the most of his reign and bring the World Heavyweight Championship back to the forefront. Just as Christian finishes making his case, ”BREAK THE WALLS DOWN” slams on the PA as Y2J struts out to much fanfare. Jericho joins everyone else in the ring as Michaels looks exhausted at this point with all the interruptions. Jericho says Michaels knows firsthand what kind of competitor he is, and his resume speaks for itself, and quite frankly puts the other three to shame. He should be given the title shot based off merit alone but if Michaels insists that the next challenger must earn his shot, he's more than happy to take out any of these chumps.

    And like clockwork the distinct horns of Alberto Del Rio’s theme song hits, as the World Heavyweight Champion makes his arrival to the stage. He says he is flattered that all these men are fighting just to be the next challenger for his title. He says it's a testament to just how prestigious he has made the belt. Del Rio says he has no problem facing anyone in the ring and encourages HBK to give them all consideration. Michaels says he has given it consideration and has a simple solution to this problem. Tonight, in the main event, it will be a fatal fourway featuring the men in the ring, and the winner will face Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship in two weeks! This seems to satisfy all the contenders. Michaels’ music hits again and he hops out of the ring while all the competitors in tonight's main event engage in a stare down. Fade to commercial.




    Curtis Axel vs. Hunico (w/ Camacho)



    We return from commercial break and Hunico and Camacho are already in the ring with their music playing, finishing up their entrance. Then, a new theme, sounding very grand and classical, hits and out comes the newly rebranded Curtis Axel wearing tights that are reminiscent to the singlet worn by his father, Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig. Both commentators say the Axel has all the potential in the world and ever since last week, he has been carrying himself with a new level of dignity and has a lot of people convinced that he can take his career to a new level.

    At the outset of the match, Hunico and Axel lock horns and go through the usual progression of trading hammerlocks and side headlocks. Hunico whips Axel into a wrist lock and forces him down to his knees before transitioning into a fujiwara armbar. Axel screams in pain but is far from ready to call it quits. He fires himself up and gets back to a standing base as Hunico continues to wrench on his arm and wrist. Axel counters with a roll, alleviating the pressure on his wrist, and lands a forearm right into the mush of Hunico. He proceeds to deliver a series of knife edge chops that back Hunico into the corner. Axel continues in a flurry, putting boot after boot into Hunico’s midsection until the referee gets between them. Axel backs out, giving a clean break, but Hunico decides to treat Axel to a disrespectful slap in the face. The third-generation star goes right back to putting boots in Hunico’s abdomen until the ref once again intervenes. Axel isn’t going to give his opponent a break this time around and instead grabs Hunico and pulls him out to the middle of the ring to deliver a snapmare and kick square in the back! Seeking asylum from Axel’s rage, Hunico rolls to the floor and gets some pointers from Camacho while the ref starts his count.

    Axel slides out, fearlessly, and clubs Hunico from behind. He begins to haul Hunico back towards the ring, but Hunico slaps his hands off of him, and sends him face first into the turnbuckle. The referee, as they usually do, jumps out and starts to admonish Hunico for the illegal move which gives Camacho an opening to stomp on Axel. As the ref ends his conversation with Hunico, Camacho backs away and plays it cool, whistling and staring off into the crowd like he has done nothing. Seizing the opportunity, Hunico grabs Axel and rolls him into the ring, only halfway though, making sure to leave Axel’s head hanging out onto the apron. Hunico goes up the steps and lines up Axel for a guillotine leg drop, but Axel moves at the last second and Hunico lands tailbone first on the hard apron! After shaking off the cobwebs, Axel stands. He notices Camacho is speaking with Hunico who is still wincing in pain and holding his tailbone just outside the ring. He backs off and darts across the ring with a baseball slide that hits Hunico and sends him tumbling into his partner. The red-hot Axel brings his opponent back into the ring but is on the receiving end of some stomps as he slides in himself. Hunico looks to take advantage, whipping Axel off the ropes and drilling him with a dropkick as he returns. Walking arrogantly, Hunico taunts the crowd and then stalks Axel who stirs up to his knees. Hunico lines him up and delivers a big Daniel Bryan-style kick right in Axel’s chest. He backs up and gives Axel a loud superkick right in the jaw that causes Axel to flop back to the mat. Hunico again wastes his time flaunting his excellence. He screams at Axel who is dazed but starting to work his way back to his feet. The Mexican superstar slaps Axel in the back of his head and continues to taunt him before pulling him up and setting up for a suplex. He takes a moment to once again talk a little trash when Axel suddenly hooks his leg delivers a flawless fisherman’s suplex, a la Curt Hennig, with a bridge which picks up the three count.

    Winner via Pinfall: Curtis Axel



    The match is over and Hunico is absolutely stunned by the sudden loss he has just been handed. Axel stands up and throws his arms in the air as the audience cheers him. The cameras pick up him saying that this is just the first of many wins. Although Axel is enjoying the moment, his opponent is not. A furious Hunico comes at Axel, but Axel ducks under the clothesline and hits Hunico with a neckbreaker. Camacho slides in and spins Axel around, but Axel lands a boot to the midsection of Camacho and gives Hunico’s partner a fisherman’s suplex of his very own! The evil duo retreat as Axel is clearly playing no games tonight, and hellbent on rising to the top!


    We dissolve from the ring to the corridors of the arena where newest WWE superstar “The Real Rock n’ Rolla” Finn Balor is strolling along as staff members wave and welcome him to the company. He stops abruptly, and the reason why is soon revealed. Fandango walks into the frame, looking pissed after last week’s events, and feeling like Finn has stolen the spotlight from him. Fandango simply stares Balor down for a while. Balor begins to say something, but that’s when Fandango decides to let loose, saying that Balor’s win last week was a fluke, plain and simple. Fandango had never even heard of Balor, so he was at a disadvantage because he didn’t know what to expect. He also adds that he was taking it easy on Balor to not embarrass him on his first night in WWE. Continuing his rant, and never allowing Balor to get so much as peep in, Fandango says that he would beat Balor 99.9% of the time, and what occurred last week was an anomaly. But he congratulates Balor, because he made his mark, even if it was a freak accident. Balor now has a win over Fandango in the record books, and that’s something he’ll be able to hang his hat on for the rest of his career. Fandango says that he’s not bothered by the loss, but if Balor is any kind of man, he’ll nut up and give him the rematch that he deserves! Balor stands and is clearly thinking it over for a good minute so Fandango, showing clear frustration, belts out “WELL? What’s it gonna be?”. Balor strokes his beard and mulls it over a little longer before simply shaking his head ‘no’ and brushing past Fandango. Fandango watches him walk away and, though he tries to hide it, he is clearly furious over Balor’s decision. Again, Balor hasn’t said a word since debuting but is firmly under the skin of Fandango.



    Backstage, Shawn Michaels has retired to his office and is dealing with a pile of paperwork on his desk when there’s a knock at the door. He yells for them to come in, and in comes Titus O’Neil and Darren Young, The Prime Time Players. Shawn stands, shakes their hands, and asks what they’re here for. Titus says they first want to say that they truly admire Shawn and all that he has accomplished, but they were highly upset with the results of last week’s draft and the fact that they weren’t drafted. Titus says the two of them believe that Michaels is a man of good judgment so they’re here to ask for Smackdown contracts, guaranteeing that together, they will stimulate and then dominate the Smackdown tag team division. Michaels gives a sigh and then says he did a lot of tape study ahead of the draft last week. Each of his picks were strategic and he stands by his decisions. He calls The Prime Time Players bright prospects, who will no doubt one day be a marquee tag team, but that’s one day, and what he is looking for is impact players who are going to elevate Smackdown right now. So, while the offer is compelling, he has limited roster space, and he will not be signing The Prime Time Players at this time. He wishes them the best and says he will be keeping an eye on them in NXT. He gestures them out of the office, and they reluctantly leave.




    Brian Kendrick vs. Sin Cara



    Sin Cara enters the first, as the commentators talk about his opponent tonight is the returning Brian Kendrick who has seen his share of success in the WWE before and has returned at the urging of his mentor, Shawn Michaels. Cole says this match is just a taste of what’s to come on Smackdown now that the Cruiserweight Championship has been reinstated. Kendrick’s music hits and it’s a new theme: "High Living" by Toro y Moi. His new entrance is complete with white fog and spotlights as well, as he walks out in all white trunks, white knee pads, white boots, and an oversized white robe hanging off his body with multi-colored tassels. His hair is over his eyes as he heads down to the ring, walking lucidly and swaying, almost dancing, like he’s on LSD. As he makes his way down, we go to a split screen as an interview from earlier today is shown where Renee Young asks Brian Kendrick about his goals as he returns to WWE. Kendrick, whose eyes are closed through the whole interview, says the universe has spoke to him, and told him now is the time to return to WWE and finish what he started years ago. He says that last time around, he was young and naďve, but years spent travelling the world, studying the world and the people in it, have given a completely new outlook on things. He spent many days in meditation until he came to the conclusion that the world needed him now more than ever before. Renee asks what he means by that, and he simply shakes his head and tells Renee that great things come to those who wait. When the time comes, Renee will know exactly what he’s talking about.

    The bell sounds, and the competitors circle each other. Sin Cara is the aggressor early, but Kendrick has a counter or escape for every hold Sin Cara attempts to put him in. Cara eventually succeeds with some offense, sweeping Kendrick with an STO. He pins Kendrick’s arms down for the cover but gets a mere one count. He slams Kendrick’s arms back down on the canvas and gets another one count. He again pins Kendrick down, so Kendrick bridges himself to keep his shoulders off the mat. Cara lifts himself in the air to come down on Kendrick, but as he does so, Kendrick drops and puts both his feet up, catching Cara right in the midsection. Kendrick kicks up, flipping Cara off of him. Cara charges right back at Kendrick who takes him out with a drop toe hold, transitioned into a Calf Crusher. Still fresh, Cara is able to drag himself to a rope break. Kendrick releases fairly, and gets back up, signaling for Cara to ‘bring it’. Recklessly, Cara charges right back at Kendrick, who leaps over him. Cara turns and is met with a big forearm smash that spins him around allowing Kendrick to attempt a back slide pin, but to no avail. Cara rolls out of the pin and attempts a dropkick to Kendrick who is still on his knee, but Kendrick is able to dodge it, hop to his feet and hit Cara with a soccer kick to the head. Cara staggers up holding his head. Kendrick goes off the ropes and comes back with a big spinning neckbreaker. Another pin attempt follows, with yet another 2 count. Kendrick brings Cara to his feet and lifts him in a fireman’s carry. Cara counters out, however, twisting down behind Cara and rolling him up with a sunset flip. Kendrick counters directly out of that, and rolls to his feet. He attempts a kick to the seated Sin Cara, but Cara catches the kick, stands up and lands a whipping dragon screw. He keeps hold of Kendrick’s leg as he stands back up and looks to be going for a figure four leglock. However, Kendrick stops him with a kick in the buttocks that launches Cara through the middle rope. Kendrick rushes to his feet and springs off the middle rope perpendicular to Cara, soaring back with a dropkick, Jericho style, that knocks Cara down to the floor.

    Kendrick is now on a roll but takes a moment to stop in the middle of the ring, close his eyes, take in a deep breath, and hold his arms out with his palms facing upward, seemingly meditating. He turns around and zones in on Sin Cara, before sprinting across the ring and soaring over the top rope with a Tope Con Hilo that completely wipes Cara out, landing on his feet in the process as the fans begin to really get behind him. He plays to the crowd and again strikes his mediation pose, with a smile. He walks up the steps and onto the apron, once again sizing Cara up. As the masked man reaches his feet, Kendrick dives off the apron, right into a thrust kick square in his abdomen! Cara follows it up by flapjacking Kendrick across the barricade. Cara then hops on the apron himself, and delivers an astonishing Asai moonsault, leaping from the top rope rather than the middle! The crowd responds well to Cara’s move also. The man with no face sends Kendrick back into the ring and ascends the turnbuckle. He isn’t quick enough, though. Kendrick gets up and blasts Cara with an uppercut which knocks him into a seated position on the top rope. Kendrick joins him on the top rope, and the top rope and brings Cara onto his shoulder for a fireman’s carry. The crowd waits in anticipation for what Kendrick has in mind. Kendrick jumps off, lifting Cara, and delivers a super double knee gutbuster! The crowd eats it up, and Kendrick goes for the cover, but somehow Cara finds a way to kick out just in time! Kendrick laughs as he slowly gets back up, dragging Sin Cara up along with him. He backs Cara into the ropes and then whips him across the ring. Cara hits a springboard off the second rope though and lands a back elbow on Kendrick. Cara kips up and grabs Kendrick as he’s working his way back up, landing his moonsault slide slam finisher! He hooks the leg for the 1, 2, kick out! Cara punches the canvas before standing up. He lays the boots into Kendrick, but eventually allows him to stand up. He hits a spinning heel kick, which doubles Kendrick over. Cara then lifts Kendrick up for a vertical suplex, but Kendrick maneuvers out of it and lands behind Cara. He cuts Cara down with a chop block, then delivers a superkick! Cara goes limp after the kick but Kendrick isn’t quite finished. He picks up Cara and delivers Sliced Bread #2! He makes the cover for the 1, 2, 3! The crowd pops for the Kendrick win as well as an exciting bout between the two cruiserweights.

    Winner via Pinfall: Brian Kendrick



    Post-match, Kendrick walks around the ring, holding his midsection and wincing in pain. Cara rolls out to the floor to recuperate. Kendrick comes to the middle of the ring, sits down with the legs crossed yoga style, and strikes his mediation pose once again as the fans shower him in cheers.


    We return backstage, in the locker room area where Drew McIntyre is seen taping up his wrists. Commentary mention that he has a match against Kofi Kingston coming up later tonight. About that time, Heath Slater walks into frame, clearly very chipper while Drew remains very stoic throughout. Heath says it’s a shame that Jinder got left behind but the good news is that the two of them are on the same brand, same show each and every week, and Smackdown will soon realize the awesomeness of the two-man band! Heath does an air guitar gesture then extends his hand out to Drew for a fist bump. He is left hanging a while, so Heath asks Drew what’s up. The Scotsman stands up and sighs. He tells Heath to take a good, long look at himself. The landscape of WWE is shifting. Now that the brand split has been re-instituted, that means new opportunities are abundant and everybody on the roster has the opportunity to reinvent themselves. Heath asks Drew what exactly he’s getting at. Drew explains that when he arrived in WWE, he was labeled the chosen one and give an endorsement from Vince McMahon himself. Looking back on the past couple years, he realizes he has squandered countless opportunities and over the past few months he has sunk to a new low, joining Heath’s comedy troupe and completely losing sight of what is important. Drew says that as of tonight, there is no 3MB, there is no 2MB. As far as he is concerned, as of tonight, there’s nothing but DREW. MCINTYRE. Drew goes to leave the locker room, but Heath takes exception to his speech and steps in front of him to cut him off. Heath tells Drew to wait a just a minute. Heath assures Drew that he can be as serious as anyone. Sure, he loves goofing around, but he got into this business for the same reasons as Drew. Heath tells Drew to reconsider his position and the two of them can dominate Smackdown together. After a moment, Drew looks Heath dead in the eyes and simply says “stay out of my way, Heath”. Drew heads out and Heath is left shaking his head.




    Randy Orton vs. Damien Sandow



    Next up on tap is a battle of two of Michaels’ higher picks. Sandow gets on the mic before the contest to rip into the hometown crowd as well as his former teammate Cody Rhodes who he says has married and politicked his way into a favorable position, and finally Shawn Michaels who decided to book a fatal fourway match to determine a new number one contender, excluding Sandow and sticking him in a match with Randy Orton. He calls Orton intellectually inferior and prone to fits of rage because he lacks the same discipline as Sandow. Before he can continue his spiel, “Voices” pounds on the PA as the entire arena lights up for The Apex Predator, who comes marching out with a purpose.

    Sandow drops the mic and begins to plead with Orton to relax, as he hurriedly attempts to remove his signature robe. He has no time to do so, as Orton slides in and takes him down with a clothesline. Orton reels off a series of his signature moves: two spinning powerslams in a row, his patented backbreaker and then the forearm drop across Sandow’s face. In his methodical way, he lifts Sandow up and plants a couple uppercuts in his chin. He backs him intro the corner and gives him a hip thrust, followed by a trapped clothesline. Sandow is woozy, and on spaghetti legs, but finds the wherewithal to stun Orton with a thumb to the eye! Sandow shoots out of the corner, off the ropes, and bounces back right into a Thesz press from Orton who unloads a flurry of strikes on him from above. The master of the RKO backs off at the referee’s insistence. Sandow hazardously gets to his feet, keeping his eye on Orton the whole time. He finally gets the chance to take his robe off after being bum rushed at the start of the match. Sandow pulls a fast one, throwing his robe at Orton as a diversion, and rushing in to take him down with a shoulder block in the process. Sandow goes off the ropes, as Orton rolls onto his stomach, with Sandow jumping over him and hitting the opposite ropes. Orton gets to his feet and looks like he’s going to attempt another spinning powerslam, but Sandow stops dead in his tracks, drops to the mat and slides out of the ring to get himself a little break. Orton wants to keep the action going but the ref stands in his way, with Sandow shouting from the ringside area for the ref to hold him back. Sandow marches around the ring for a while, game planning with a disgusted look on his face. Orton gets on the second rope to taunt The Intellectual Savior and invite him back in the ring.

    Sandow gets back into the ring, but only after making sure the referee had Orton restrained. The two men lock horns in the middle of the ring, with Orton very quickly getting the advantage with a side headlock takedown. He wrenches for a few seconds, until Sandow is able to maneuver his legs up, lock in a head scissors on Orton, and break himself free from the headlock. Orton squirms his way free and both men scramble to their feet. Once again both men lock up in a collar-elbow tie up. This time Sandow is able to land a knee to the midsection, before whirling around Orton and attempting a school boy pin, only to get a one. Both guys once again scramble to their feet with Sandow immediately attempting a small package pin, which gets him a two. Back on their feet again, Orton Irish whips Sandow and bends over for a back body drop which Sandow counters into a sunset flip, only he doesn’t Orton off his feet and The Viper stomps down directly on Sandow’s chest. Orton peels his opponent off the mat and tosses him between the middle rope, grabbing him in a front face lock as he poises for his rope hung DDT. Sandow has other ideas though and delivers shot after shot to Orton’s abdomen until he relinquishes his hold. Sandow grabs Orton with one hand on the back of his head and drops down, hitting the guillotine across the top rope. The referee is none too pleased and warns Sandow to keep it clean. Orton holds his throat for a minute but recovers and goes right back after Sandow who is still on the apron. For a second time, Sandow catches Orton with a guillotine on the top rope, though this time he drops all the way to the floor and trips Orton, dragging him to the outside while The Viper is still stunned. He doubles Orton over and drives him shoulder first into the barricade before rolling back into the ring where the referee gets in his face and says he’s going to be disqualified if he keeps up with the dirty tactics. Sandow pleads his case, and all while this is going on, Orton recovers, getting to his feet still pretty shaken up. All of the sudden, someone in a hoodie in the front row stands up, grabs Orton’s shoulder, whips him around and delivers a big sucker punch right in the jaw that completely rocks Orton! It’s Big Show dressed as a fan. Show puts the hood over his head and suddenly disappears into the crowd, presumably leaving the building after handling what he came here to do.

    Sandow realizes what’s just happened but the referee who had his back turned is clueless. Sandow slides out and lugs the unconscious carcass of Orton up, rolling him into the ring. Sandow struts around the ring in a full circle, taunting the crowd while waiting for Orton to get up. But Orton is just barely stirring so Sandow takes it upon himself, pulling Orton up and hitting his straight jacket neckbreaker that he calls Terminus! He casually rolls over and lackadaisically covers Orton… 1! 2! 3! That’s a wrap.

    Winner via Pinfall: Damien Sandow



    The match is over, and The Enlightened One sits up with a smug grin painted on his face. He laughs arrogantly as he gets to his feet and brushes the hair our of his face before turning to the hard camera and striking an extended pose over the motionless Randy Orton. He drops out of the ring, collects his robe and heads up the aisle, taking a moment to stop and speak into the camera, saying he’s going to start getting shown some respect around here. He pauses for one more pose on the stage before disappearing to the back as the camera cuts back the ring where a disoriented Randy Orton is just now coming to, and asking the referee what just happened, while rubbing his jaw.


    Fandango is pacing through the halls of The TD Garden, riled up about his earlier encounter with Finn Balor. As he passes the catering area, he notices Kassius Ohno who has a plate of spaghetti is laughing, but no one else is around. Fandango walks up to him in a rage and asks him if there’s something funny. Kassius nonchalantly says he saw Fandango’s little spat with Balor earlier, and he was just reminded of it. He thought it was pretty funny how Balor just blew him off. Like a pesky gnat. Fandango gets right up in Kassius’ face and says there’s nothing funny about that, and he doesn’t take too kindly to being treated like a joke. He reminds The Knockout Artist that he defeated Chris Jericho on the grandest stage of them all, while Kassius was clicking his heels down in Florida, dreaming of being here. Kassius then reminds Fandango that despite all of that, Shawn Michaels chose to draft Kassius over Fandango, because it’s clear to everyone here except Fandango that his win over Jericho was little more than a fluke. Fandango questions Kassius. “A fluke?”. Fandango shakes his head and asserts that his win was no fluke, it was a matter of him simply being the brightest young talent on the roster today. He then demands that Kassius meet him in the ring later, so he can prove it. Kassius accepts with no hesitation. Fandango backs away and smiles, saying he’ll see him then. Before walking off, Fandango slaps the plate of spaghetti out of Kassius’ hands as the noodles and sauce and go all over the place, including a little bit on Kassius. The camera zooms in on Kassius’ face as he looks ready to get his hands on Fandango. Fade to ringside.




    Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston



    Kofi comes down to the ring showered in affection from the fans. Drew approaches the ring much more stoic than in past months, looking pissed off and ready to fight. The fans can sense the change in McIntyre’s demeanor and take to booing him, but he pays them absolutely no mind, his eyes are locked on his opponent for the entirety of his entrance.

    The bell rings to kick this one off, and it’s Kofi in control for the opening minutes. Drew is approaching the match very straight forward, which allows Kofi to use his speed to dodge McIntyre and land his high impact strikes, one after another, keeping McIntyre on his heels the whole time. After about the fifth time being taken off his feet, this time by a dropkick from Kingston, McIntyre rolls out of the rings and begins shouting in frustration as Kofi is just too quick for him in the outset of this match. He slowly climbs back into the squared circle and faces off with Kofi again, this time lying back and seemingly daring Kofi to make the first move. The Boom God takes the bait, and McIntyre seizes the opportunity, jerking Kofi down into an armbar. Drew lands knee strikes to Kofi’s ribs on the ground and then lays Kofi’s arm out on the mat, pinning it down and lifting his own lower body up, coming down with a knee right in the back of Kofi’s elbow. He follows with several more knee drops onto Kofi’s arm and when he finally gets freed up, Kofi rolls to the apron. Drew is on the chase though, and grabs Kofi by his hair to pull him up. Kofi blasts The Scotsman with a forearm smash. Drew comes back at his but gets a high kick to the side of the head that more effectively incapacitates him. Kofi hurries up to the top rope and begins stalking Drew, flying off with a huge cross body with massive air! He hooks the leg, looking for the quick upset, but Drew isn’t finished just yet.

    Kofi goes to lift Drew up, but gets a caught in a small package, as Drew looks for an upset of his own! It’s no good though. Both met get to their feet in a rush, with Kofi throwing a spinning heel kick, only for Drew to duck it. Drew kicks Kofi in the knee, bringing him down into a kneeling position, and follows up with a spike DDT right in the mat. Drew pushes his hair back and begins to look very aggressive. He slaps a camel clutch on Kofi and wrenches it in for a minute, but Kofi refuses to tap out. Drew lets go of the camel clutch and instead rubs Kofi’s face in the mat like a savage! He brings Kofi to his feet and pulls him into the double underhook, looking for the Future Shock DDT… Kofi has other plans though, spinning out and decking Drew with a superkick! Kofi is down for a minute but when he recovers, he goes off the ropes and comes back hitting The Boom Drop! Back in the rhythm now, Kofi rolls to his feet and backs into the corner, lining up for the Trouble In Paradise! But from the back comes Heath Slater! He rushes to the ring and hops on the apron, trying to distract Kofi, and succeeding. The diversion gives Drew the opening he needs. He spins Kofi around and lifts him up for a thunderous powerslam into the pin. 1… 2… Kick out!

    Drew looks up at Heath at the apron and visibly tells him to leave, but Heath argues with him. Not wanting to waste any more time Drew forgets about Heath and focuses back on Kofi. He pulls him up to his feet and positions him for a Celtic Cross, but the ever-resilient Kingston wiggles free and into a school boy pin. Drew manages to kick out at two and rushes to his feet. Drew charges Kofi, who springs out of the way, which causes Drew to collide with Heath as the two go head to head! Heath falls off the apron and Drew staggers backwards in a daze. As soon as Drew turns around he’s drilled with the Trouble In Paradise, which is followed promptly by a pin from Kingston… 1… 2… 3!

    Winner via Pinfall: Kofi Kingston



    Kofi Kingston celebrates the big win to a solid applause. The bigger story however takes place outside of the ring. Drew rolls out holding his head, still a little wobbly. Heath recovers and approaches Drew, pleading with him and trying to explain that it was a total accident. Drew is clearly furious as he stares daggers through Heath. For a moment he looks like he’s going to completely lose his shit on his former partner, but eventually just shakes his head and walks to the back. Heath stays back yelling to Drew that he’s sorry, but Drew doesn’t have time for it, never even looking back.


    Backstage with Renee Young is Daniel Bryan and Kane, better known as Team Hell No. Smackdown’s ace interviewer asks the duo if they are bothered by the fact that they will have to compete to become Smackdown Tag Team Champions despite the fact they never lost the WWE Tag Team Championship. Daniel Bryan takes the lead and says “hell no”. Bryan explains that he and Kane have been through this kind of thing and while many people would say this is an unfair situation, it’s just how the business go. And being the true competitors and rightful champions that they are, they have no issue earning these titles and once again proving their utter dominance as a tag team. Bryan says if anything they’re happy about this tournament. The tag team division was offering them very little competition over the past couple months but, now, they must overcome seven other teams to get back to the mountain top. Bryan says he thinks the whole thing will be a lot of fun and looks forward to taking on this tournament with his partner. Renee thanks for their time as they head off.



    Elsewhere in the back, Shawn Michaels is once again found in his office. This time there is no knock, and instead “The Viper” Randy Orton just barges in. He makes a beeline for Michaels’ desk and says that Big Show has once again taken matters into his own hands and gone out of line with his behavior. Michaels agrees and states that management will handle Big Show in the appropriate manner. Orton laughs, scoffing at the idea. He tells Michaels that Show is seven feet tall, four hundred pounds, and holds a grudge like no other. Michaels is now in a position of power and he understands that. However, you can’t be ‘by the book’ when dealing with Big Show. Michaels asks Orton what exactly he’s getting at then. Orton tells Michaels to forget the suspension, forget the fines, forget all that political BS. Next week, it will be Orton vs. Show in a No DQ match and the two men will handle their issues out there like men, once and for all. Michaels looks at Orton for a minute then asks if he’s sure that’s what he wants. Orton nods, and Michaels says if that’s what he truly wants, he’ll make it happen. Orton vs. Show next week, no holds barred. Before Orton leaves, Michaels tells him that if this match is going happen, Orton better take of business and truly finish this rivalry once and for all. Orton tells Michaels “oh, I will finish this… believe me”.




    Kassius Ohno vs. Fandango



    This match got off to a fast start. Both competitors were able to get in shots in the opening moments, but Kassius always seemed to be in control, exhibiting patience and psychology while Fandango was much more aggressive. Kassius got the crowd rocking with a series of stiff strikes unloaded on Fandango, disorienting the ballroom dancer. Kassius attempted a number of a pins, but to no avail, Fandango just kept coming. Fandango even managed to turn the tide, side stepping a thrust kick and sweeping Kassius with a spinning low kick into a rear chin lock. Fandango took the chance to catch his breath while Kassius struggled to escape the hold. Kassius made his way up to his feet and went for the back suplex, but Fandango landed the backflip out of the suplex, and delivered a flashback with a pin at the end, only to get a two.

    Fandango quickly caught Kassius with a boot to the midsection, then attempted what looked like a powerbomb, only to have that countered, and be lifted and splattered with a big Alabama Slam. Kassius continued his offensive assault. He targeted the hands of Fandango throughout the middle portion of the match, applying wristlocks and bending his fingers. He paced around Fandango when he was on his hands and knees and stomped on his hands. He even took him to the outside and laid Fandango’s hands on the apron, dropping an elbow on each one. Fandango mustered up some adrenaline and countered Kassius, slipping out a scoop slam on the floor, and shoving Kassius into the steel steps at ringside. He rolled in and out to break the count, then went to some limb targeting himself. He placed Kassius on the steel steps and delivered several stomps to the knee, smashing the striker’s knee between his boot and the steel. Fandango made the mistake of trying a punch only to remember that his hands had been busted up. He got Kassius back inside and got to playing dirty, giving Kassius kicks right in the ribs as he tried to stand up, mounting him and gouging at his eyes and pulling him around by his long hair. Fandango propped Kassius up in the corner and went across the ring. He came rushing back but caught a boot right in the face! Kassius then chopped Fandango down with a kick to the back of his knee. He bounced off the nearest ropes and returned with a discus superkick to the kneeling Fandango! Kassius zoned in as Fandango warily struggled to his feet. Kassius sold a bit of knee pain, but shook it off, catching Fandango with a brutal discus elbow that left Fandango out like a light. Kassius was able to secure the three count off of that.

    Winner via Pinfall: Kassius Ohno



    At the conclusion of the match, Kassius begins to celebrate, though his knee seems a bit hurt. He goes to the second rope to pose for the fans and that’s when Big E Langston suddenly rushes him from behind, delivering a big German Suplex off the middle rope! The commentators are stunned then remind us that Kassius intervened last week when Big E and Dolph were trying to put a beatdown on Antonio Cesaro. Fandango shakes the cobwebs off and sees what’s going on, and decides he wants to join on. Fandango and Big E pound on Kassius for a little while before the crowd suddenly lights up and Cesaro and comes blazing to the ring. He gives out uppercuts left and right, keeping the attackers at bay. He even uncorks a pop-up uppercut on Fandango before taking down Big E Langston to deliver his signature Cesaro Swing! He gives Big E ten rotations and then flings him away, with Langston rolling out of the ring and getting out of dodge. Cesaro goes to his buddy and helps him to his feet. This week, Cesaro has returned the favor and covered his Ohno’s back. For the second week in a row, Cesaro and Ohno stand tall over the bad guys on Smackdown.


    Renee Young is in the back again, this time standing by the World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio and his personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez. Renee says that coming up next is the big fatal fourway match to determine who will face Alberto to for his championship. Many people say it was bold for Del Rio to encourage Michaels to make this match with four men all chomping at the bit to get a shot at his gold. She asks Del Rio for his prediction on the match and what his game plan will be for facing each guy. After taking a second to digest the question, Del Rio says that he would not call his actions bold. In fact, he is only doing what true champions do, which is welcoming all comers fearlessly. He does not care who he must defend the title against. He is rooting for each man in the next match because they are all quality wrestlers who will make excellent challengers. He calls himself the definition of a fighting champion and his plan any time he must put the belt on the line is to simply give it his all, every time, for the honor of his home country and for the entertainment of his loyal fans. He tells Renee that the match coming up next will be a fantastic bout and he will be watching closely. In two weeks, he will step into the ring with one of these men and deliver yet another classic as he continues to elevate the World Heavyweight Championship, the number one most coveted and respected prize in the industry!




    Number One Contender’s Match
    Chris Jericho vs. Christian vs. Jack Swagger vs. Wade Barrett



    Our competitors each make their way out and the crowd’s preference is very clearly Y2J and Captain Charisma. Both Jack Swagger and Wade Barrett get huge heat. Zeb Colter, of course, is with Swagger and decides he’s going to join Cole and King at the commentary booth. There doesn’t seem to be any semblance of alliances, as each man gets in some trash talk to the other competitors before the match starts.

    The bell rings and the match starts with Christian brawling with Swagger while Jericho and Barrett mix it up. Both faces get the early upper hand. Christian disposes of Swagger quickly, landing a flurry of takedowns and arm drags, then dropkicking Swagger out of the rings, over the ropes. Jericho dumps Barrett out to the apron and hit his springboard dropkick to send him down the floor. Jericho and Christian go face to face, and Christian even offers a handshake out of respect. Jericho shakes his head and tells Christian to just bring it. So, Christian brings it and the two men have a good little back and forth, until the heels return and take them out. Swagger big boots Christian while Barrett lands an axe handle blow to Jericho’s chest. Swagger and Barrett then have their rounds, with Barrett getting the better of the exchange. He backs Swagger into the corner and rams his shoulder into his ribs a few times. He then lifts Swagger up to the top rope and gets into position to deliver the superplex. Jericho recovers and interrupts Barrett’s attempt, by pulling him off the second rope, kicking him in the gut, and then throwing him head first into Swagger’s abdomen. Barrett rolls away and Jericho joins Swagger high up in the corner. Jericho climbs all the way to the top and the fans get on their feet in anticipation of the Frankensteiner, but Swagger counters it into a huge top rope powerbomb! He hooks the leg and gets a two count, but Christian makes the save just in time. Christian pulls Swagger up and immediately dumps him out of the ring. He grabs Jericho by the head and leads him up to his feet, but Jericho fires an elbow into the midsection and then tosses Christian through the middle rope as well. Realizing all three of his opponents are lying just outside the ring, Jericho measures up his competitions, waits for the moment, and goes with a suicide dive to the outside, taking out all three men at once!

    The crowd is chanting “Y-2-J” as the Lionheart gains momentum. Swagger is the first man up, so Jericho goes to beating on him, pressing him against the barricade and putting the boots to him. Meanwhile, Barrett and Christian both find their way back into the ring. Barrett uses his boxing background to his advantage, rocking Christian with a few stiff blows before tossing him off the ropes and planting him with a sidewalk slam. Barrett attempts the second pin of the match, but Christian is able to kick out. Barrett stays on the offense. He drops Christian throat first across the ropes, and then decapitates him with a running clothesline. Barrett stalks the leader of the peeps, and picks him up for a Wasteland, until Jericho intervenes, pulling Christian off Barrett’s shoulders and hitting a sudden Codebreaker! Luckily for Barrett, the impact sends him reeling and he tumbles between the ropes and to the floor. Jericho looks pissed at first but quickly turns his attention back to Christian, who whiffs on a Spear attempt, with Jericho sending him shoulder first into the turnbuckle. Christian also falls limply down to the floor. Swagger slides and catches Jericho with a series of German suplexes that put him in the driver seat for the first time in this contest.

    Swagger stands tall in the ring, with only Jericho on the mat stirring while Barrett and Christian lie on the floor. The All-American American flips a switch becoming visibly more intense while unleashing an attack on Jericho’s ankle, setting up for a future ankle lock no doubt. He lets Jericho stand, only to chop block him down. Swagger laughs sadistically and then hoists Jericho up for the gutwrench powerbomb, but Jericho slips out behind Swagger and hits him with a hangman’s neckbreaker. Swagger also rolls to the floor and now Jericho has sole possession of the ring. Barrett is the first to try to get in, but Jericho dropkicks him off the apron before he can enter. Christian stands up but gets a baseball slide to send him back to the ground. Swagger makes it to the apron but Jericho forearms him to the floor. Jericho is keeping everyone at bay. Barrett tries again to get in. This time Jericho tries to spear him off the apron, but Barrett moves aside and puts his knee up to catch Jericho right in the cranium. Jericho is left straddling the middle rope semi-conscious. Barrett drops back to the floor, peels his elbow pad off and blasts Y2J with a huge Bull Hammer elbow that sends Jericho melting off the rope, off the apron and down to the floor with a thud. On the other side, Christian and Swagger have gotten into a fist fight on the floor. Christian comes out the winner, ducking one of Swagger’s swings and transitioning behind him, and then unloading a big back suplex onto the apron! In the midst of this commotion, Barrett has pulled the top off the announce table and has Jericho up. Just like he did to Alberto Del Rio last week, Barrett delivers a devastating Wasteland through the announce table on Chris Jericho! Barrett flexes and shouts with dominance over Jericho. From out of nowhere though comes Christian who delivers a big spear to Barrett!

    Christian lugs the much larger Barrett into the ring somehow, and goes for the pin, but the time it took him to get Barrett inside the ring turns out to be the difference maker as Barrett kicks out just in time to save his ass. Christian shows some signs of both frustration and exhaustion. He is able to pull Barrett up once more, and this time sets up for The Killswitch. And it connects! But he can’t make the pin as Swagger reappears and begins stomping Christian. He clubs Christian like a madman and then hauls him to his feet. He pulls Christian up and sends him right back to the mat after an Oklahoma Stampede, a nod to fellow Oklahoman “Dr. Death” Steve Williams. He attempts the pin, but to no avail, as he gets just a two. Zeb Colter has seen enough and gets up from the announce table to grab a steel chair and slide it in to Swagger. Swagger grabs the chair and looks at it with a wicked smile, ready to unleash some damage. That won’t be happening though, Barrett has recovered and catches an unsuspecting Swagger with a big boot into the chair which smashes into Swagger’s face! Once more, it’s just Barrett and Christian, and the Bareknuckle Brawler stalks his prey who is slowly getting up. Barrett snatches Christian by the arm and pulls him up for a Wasteland – no dice. Christian slips out and hits a lightning quick Killswitch as the fans leap in joy! Christian hooks the leg. 1… 2… THWACK! Zeb Colter has entered the ring and he waffles Christian with the steel chair! There’s nothing the ref can do about it either. Zeb yells to Swagger on the floor, ordering him to get up. The shouting from Colter encourages Swagger who recuperates and rolls into the ring. Swagger takes advantage of the opening. He grabs Christian and spikes him into the mat with the gutwrench powerbomb into a pin. 1… 2… 3! Swagger and Colter steal it!

    Winner via Pinfall: Jack Swagger



    The self-proclaimed patriot Jack Swagger has secured the win and will now face Alberto Del Rio on Smackdown in two weeks’ time! Colter is still holding the chair as he grabs Swagger’s arm and lifts it in victory! Swagger has no shame clearly as he celebrates the win like it was clean as can be.
    The commentators are reeling and say they don’t put anything past Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger, but that win was absolutely stolen from Christian who was on his way to a date with destiny until the chair shot from Colter. King says it’s unfortunate the level that these two must stoop to get what they want, but the fact remains that Swagger has won this bout and will get his coveted rematch against Del Rio, and it will be live for free on Smackdown in just two weeks. Cole says that in that match, these kinds of hijinks won’t fly, and Swagger will have to win the belt the good old-fashioned way. Cole also mentions that given the event of the past couple months, if Swagger can’t dethrone Del Rio in their next bout, it might be a very long time before he gets another chance at Del Rio’s strap. The show ends with Cole and King stating what an exciting episode we’ve just had, beginning this new era of Smackdown on a high note. There’s chaos everywhere with Christian and Barrett incapacitated in the ring, and Jericho just now beginning to recover at ringside. Swagger is a collision course with Del Rio. Next week, Big Show meets Randy Orton in a match with no rules to put their feud to bed and Shawn Michaels will reveal the eight teams who will compete for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship. They tell the fans not to miss out on what will be yet another gripping episode of Smackdown next week. Thank you and good night!

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    So I’ve read all of the shows posted in here so far, so I thought I’d pop in and leave some comments here. Firstly after the draft and what not, considering it’s a new era for Smackdown, I like the idea of you debuting a new theme song for the show. It’s a small thing but sometimes I feel like it’s these small things that really matter so good stuff.

    Considering everything that occurred last week, it makes complete sense to open the show with Shawn Michaels. I enjoy Shawn as an authority figure to; it feels really fresh and different to most WWE threads around these parts. To be completely honest, I’m happy that Big Show has been suspended. You made it feel natural after what happened last week and I know Orton/Show is sort of a continuation of where you have picked up from, but it’s just not really a feud I have a lot of interest in. Here’s hoping we get something interesting for Orton moving forward.

    I’m intrigued to see if there will be any negative reaction from Team Hell No for having to earn the tag titles, as opposed to just have/keep them. Cruiserweight title is always a good thing as well, but I’m hoping you come up with a creatively different way to crown a Cruiserweight champ, as we probably don’t want two tournaments in quick succession. I am however always down for a good tag tournament to really put some spotlight on the tag division so looking forward to seeing who the competitors are.

    All of the potential challengers staking their claim were fine as was Alberto Del Rio doing the standard face champion thing, happy to fight any of them. Fatal four way for the number one contender spot sounds like a world of fun though. Good opening segment to really set the agenda moving forward with this brand. I really felt like you achieved a lot here.

    Axel/Hunico is a fine way to open the show and from a booking standpoint it makes complete sense for Axel to get the win here. The use of the Fishermen Suplex and the nod to his father with the tights are all things that I like. With the character revamp, he always had to win, and beating up Camacho afterwards just further adds to his momentum. Solid stuff as it clearly looks like you intend on pushing Axel which I’m a fan of.

    Fandango losing his shit after being beaten by Balor last week was entertaining, and I loved the idea of Balor just not saying anything. Quite funny. The idea of Balor just shaking his head “no” is funny also, but I highly doubt this is over between them. I enjoy both guys so they could have a fun little feud to welcome Finn to the WWE.

    The Prime Time Players being rejected by Shawn Michaels is an interesting one. I have to assume that this wasn’t thrown in here randomly and there will be more to this. With that being said, I thought it was the strange that the duo would stake their argument and then take rejection so easily. Surely there would have been a bit more back and forth? Besides that, watching this space. I’d be quite shocked if we don’t see more from these guys really soon.

    Enjoying the detailed match recaps for the shows to. It doesn’t get done on weekly shows much anymore, by myself included, but I still quite enjoy them when some effort is put in. This Kendrick/Cara match leaves me with similar thoughts as the opener, Kendrick has just returned and is the bigger deal that will get some build behind him… Therefore he wins this. Booking 101, and a fun match to read.

    Another pretty good segment here which sets some things up for the future. Drew McIntyre declining Heath’s offer to get the band back together is great because it means Drew will be taken seriously in this thread. He’s another great talent and with Heath taking exception, it looks like this could be a nice stepping stone for McIntyre. Either way, you’re establishing the direction of another character pretty quickly here. That seems to be a theme tonight which I like… A lot.

    Randy Orton/Sandow is another fun match on the show as you really are beginning Smackdown as the show with great matches. A win for Sandow but I’m not impressed with the way it went down for two reasons. One, my own personal preference, a Show/Orton feud still doesn’t interest me in the slightest. Second, a wrestler dressing as a fan works if they are a normal sized person, it doesn’t necessarily work if you’re the size of Big Show. It just felt a little unrealistic because I don’t know how nobody would have picked that up. So booking wise I wasn’t the hugest fan, but at the same time, I don’t want to ignore the good this does for Sandow. That’s awesome and is something I am excited about.

    Fandango/Kassius segment was pretty random but I don’t mind the occasional meeting like this resulting in a disagreement between two wrestlers. It gives things more of a realistic feel which is great. Anyway, Kassius laughing at Fandango would have annoyed the hell out of him and I look forward to the match. The only issue I have is wrestlers can’t book their own matches, so surely at some point, Shawn Michaels will actually have to approve this and actually book it right?

    McIntyre/Kingston is another match with the potential to be great and I thought the booking here was perfect. Based off their previous conversation, Slater gets involved and he costs Drew the match. Kofi gets a good win and this adds further fuel to the eventual fire that will see Drew snap and beat the shit out of Slater.

    Team Hell No is happy to fight for the titles? Not sure how I feel about this. It makes sense because they are faces and stuff, but I still feel like anybody would feel a little slighted by this. I look forward to seeing who else is in the tournament though.

    Orton demanding a match with Shawn Michaels is to be expected after Show knocked him out earlier in the show. Am I being real picky if I thought Orton should still be selling his jaw a little? Probably but it did cross my mind. A No DQ match between the two next week is hopefully the end of this feud.

    I’m kind of shocked by what you’re doing with Fandango here. Based off of his win over Jericho at Mania and his prominence on the show, I thought he’d be looking towards big things, but all he’s been doing is jobbing. That’s not necessarily something I’m saying is wrong, just more of a shock. Kassius probably does need to win his first match on SD though. Attack from Big E makes sense after what happened last year, and Kings of Wrestling reunion for the second week in a row makes for fun times. These two need to be in that tournament and face Team Hell No in the final, would be amazing. Either way, I really enjoy the reunion here.

    Another standard baby face champion promo from Del Rio. No real comments to make, just standard stuff. Nothing amazing but no issues either.

    Talk about a big time main event to finish this episode of Smackdown. I can’t question the matches on this show at all, really top notch stuff. Your roster is awesome. Thanks to some cheating from Colter, Swagger gets the win and Christian continues his role as one of the best bridesmaids in wrestling. Swagger/Del Rio does need a conclusion though so good move, but the idea of having guys like Jericho, Christian, Barrett hanging around your main event scene sounds pretty damn good to me. Things look set to be terrific moving forward.

    I think you did a really good job with this show. Whilst nothing mind blowing happened throughout, you did a good job of setting the foundation for this new era of Smackdown. We have a World Title feud and the Show/Orton feud, as well as other potential stars ready to main event, and then you’ve established Curtis Axel, Kendrick and McIntyre as well. Tag tournament to come and Cruiserweight title on the way. Everything is set up perfectly in the space of one show, looking forward for more feuds to be built around this now. Good stuff.









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    Been waiting to get a chance to review this show after all the times you’ve hit my thread with some thoughts.

    Basic opening segment that I think is necessary with the beginning of a thread like this especially coming off Mania. I disagreed with HBK’s concern over a triple threat specifically because your champion, Del Rio, is a face. A good guy cannot complain about multi-man matches when defending his title. I understand what you were trying to do but I think that needed to be manoeuvred a different way. The people you picked to include in this segment were all really strong and it created a lot of intrigue heading into the main event. Swagger is the obvious choice but you gave me enough options and a good mix of heels and faces, where I could see it leaning in a few directions.

    First match was clearly all about Curtis Axel and made the other two look like major geeks. It’ll be interesting to see where you go with a guy like Axel. All the potential in the world but has been wasted for the most part IRL. I hope you don’t go to far with having him embrace his father’s gimmick. One of the easiest things for bookers is to take Matt Hardy now and turn him Broken because they’ve seen it in real life. I’d like to see you put a unique spin on a character like Axel (such as we’ve seen with Willis’ Cody Rhodes who I’m loving because it’s not like real life or Wolfy’s MIB Cena character). Tapping into the perfect legacy is fine but I don’t want to see a repeat of his father’s gimmick. I want to see you give me something fresh and exciting for a wasted character!

    Balor and Fandango is a fun feud and one that I haven’t seen. This brings big appeal because I haven’t already seen it play out IRL or in another thread. Having Balor be this silent guy for the moment, barely saying anything, and yet still getting under Fandango’s skin is really good. I like the idea of bringing out a more aggressive side of Fandango to counter is wacky beginnings. Home boy needs a win though if you want to keep featuring him in so many segments.

    The PTP segment is fine but it brings a new development to the table that made me smile. The concept of people competing for contracts after the draft. That’s a clear storyline between two prospects that weren’t drafted if ever I’ve heard one. I would love to see maybe two lower picks on the supplemental draft collide over being drafted so low and wanting to prove themselves. I hope you tap into this element of where people were drafted compared to where they should’ve been. The draft was a major moment in the WWE and shouldn’t be forgotten by week two (not to say you have).

    Excited to see how you handle the return of the Cruiserweight title. I know for my own thread that it can be difficult to keep things interesting when the best cruiserweights you want to move onto bigger things. The important thing is to make the title mean something regardless of who you have in the division. Names like Kendrick returning are cool but I would like to see a bigger focus on younger talent within the division. Beating Cara makes sense as I do feel there are some limitations based around non-English speaking characters in a text-based format.

    3MB being no more makes sense because Drew has the chance to be a big star if not for the issues with his wife back in the day. Sky is the limit with Drew and the tension between him and Slater was written well throughout the night. Don’t know if it’s worth a PPV match (I’m unsure if you guys are doing brand specific PPVs or joint) but if it’s the former I could see you throwing a match on there between them.

    So, I’ve never got the appeal of Sandow and mostly remember him as this major jobber than anything else so to see him go over Orton was really stunning. I dig some quick searching online and Sandow appears to have not been on the WrestleMania card and doesn’t appear on any PPV until Payback where he gets beat by Sheamus on the pre-show. I have a problem with this booking because you’ve taken a guy not on WrestleMania two weeks earlier and just had him pin Randy Orton on a random Smackdown. That doesn’t work for me. I get wanting to push your favourites and by all means go right ahead but the issue I have is immediately taking a lesser character and putting them over a legend like Orton with zero build. As stojy pointed out Big Show dressed as a fan doesn’t work because of how big the guy is. It would be impossible for him to hide in a crowd. This could’ve been a major match at a PPV with Sandow proclaiming to reignite his career at Orton’s expense. Yet, we’ve just seen it happen on Smackdown and that’s kinda it. I really didn’t like this booking at all. Thought it was a big waste of a win.

    Good use of Team Hell No and the way they handled having the titles taken off them. As faces they should be embracing the opportunity and thinking of how it will help their new home of Smackdown. And wrestling fans love tournaments so I’m excited to see how this one is handled. Assuming Team Hell No get to the final or I’d be stunned. Good segment!

    Orton/Show is a loose ends feud is ever I’ve seen one. Bit of cleaning from the real-life angles that you’re stuck with coming into a thread like this one. Two weeks and get it sorted so you can move onto better things. I hope that’s the direction you’re taking and not one where we need another match between the two of them at a PPV.

    Cesaro and Ohno together is a fun little twist for your thread that I really like. Assuming Dolph and Big E along with Cesaro and Ohno get placed into the tag team tournament and end up colliding there. Either way you’ve created a lot of intrigued for me in the way you’ve had Cesaro and Ohno come back together in WWE and having a common foe to fight alongside each other. I’m all for a good tag team feud so looking forward to how this progresses.

    Del Rio promo did exactly what you need to do for face champion. Nothing major to write home about but it did the job perfectly. I could go for an extended Del Rio reign as champion after the Ziggler thing IRL tripped all over itself.

    Main event was really well written. I don’t read a lot of long TV matches but this was entertaining and had a lot of star power so I gave it a chance. I like the booking of Swagger as the next challenger and going for rematch. Firstly, it lets you decide one way or the other on If Swagger is going to be a main event guy for you or if he is going to be lowered down the card. Get that sorted right away. You don’t need to rush building an entirely new main event feud since this is the Mania one and therefore you can focus on the other parts of the show to really create a unique atmosphere for your thread and shows. Smart decision in my mind.

    Overall, I really dug this show. A few things that I thought were a miss but in total it was a good start. The first few shows where you’re trying to build your world are often the hardest and I think both of you in this thread have done a nice job crafting your own style so far. Keep up the good work!


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    A Battle is set as Kurt Angle must find himself two superstars to take on The Shield in six man tag action at Super Raw , live from Tulsa, Oklahoma, on May 13th. But Kurt who returned the night of the draft as his returned was short lived as he was attacked by the Hounds of Justice, now he has his chance to get in the ring with Reigns, Rollins and Ambrose as Angle makes his return in the ring, but he needs partners, as it looks like "The Master of the 619" Rey Mysterio is the first one to step up to stand alongside Angle but quickly he felt the wrath of The Shield as he was attacked backstage and left laying, which brings us to the main event of this weeks Raw as Rey Mysterio will go one on one with Seth Rollins, as Rey looks for his revenge and Rollins looks to eliminate Mysterio from the question, pertinently. Who will stand victorious on this weeks Raw main event?

    Last weeks Raw closed off on Cody Rhodes picking up the huge win over WWE Champion John Cena to earn himself another chance at the WWE Championship at Super Raw I, but it came off of help from his wife Charlotte Flair-Rhodes which Cody gave his word would not take place. Now Rhodes stands as the number one contender and the method that landed him this chance was not how his father Dusty Rhodes liked and as Raw closed he had a staredown with his son over just that and plans to address his son this week on Raw at the start of the show as Rhodes is also expected to have a face off with the WWE Championship himself John Cena and make the match for Super Raw officially. How will that go down? How will Cena address Rhodes now that he is officially the number one contender for the WWE Championship.

    Last week AJ Styles made his highly anticipated debut against Jimmy Uso and after his victory, he was approached by the reigning and defending Intercontinental Champion The Miz about a future match between the two and this week, The Miz plans on getting the match made between the two as he can prove that he is better than AJ Styles who has a hell of resume with him entering the WWE as one of the biggest Free Agent signings in recent memory. AJ Styles and Miz are set to clash with one another and soon we will get that date when.

    Again last week the new attitude Yoshi Tatsu left Zack Ryder laying with the brutal move which he now calls The Fallen Empire, and now Ryder wants another chance at Tatsu but Sheamus is still waiting and is now demanding his rematch. This brings us to this weeks Raw as Sheamus will be going one on one with Ryder where the winner will be next to step up and take on Yoshi Tatsu. Sheamus wants his chance and seeing how Ryder has had two already, he will have to get through The Celtic Warrior to get a third.

    Yoshi Tatsu though will be in action, and the lethal striker will be looking to make short work of anyone that steps in the ring with him and this week should not be any different.

    Last week AJ Lee and Kaitlyn got into it as Lee is looking to save the "Image" of the womens wrestling in the WWE and Kaitlyn and brawl broke out between the two, but this week they will be in the same building and what will happen if they cross paths?

    All this and more. Tune in to MONDAY NIGHT RAW!!



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    I don't think I've ever actually commented on any of your stuff before Willis but I am looking forward to this edition of Raw. The match card itself looks terrific in terms on in ring ability, and I am particularly looking forward to Yoshi Tatsu squashing somebody again. It's only early stages in this thread but he is already standing out as somebody that I want to see do well here, the intrigue around his striking and pure knockout ability is awesome.

    Other thing that should be fun is the continued character change of Cody with Charlotte. I'm strill struggling to get the idea of Cody and Charlotte being married in my head, but that's not a booking thing, just a I'm not used to it thing. Still, Cody's interactions with Cena and his dad should be rather interesting. I expect a potential heel turn to come out of this, just not sure whether he'll confess to it straight away, or whether he and Charlotte will fein arguing about the interference for a little while first.

    Either way, looking forward to the show mate. I'll be reading.









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    Monday Night Raw opens up from the UK as a highlights from last weeks Cody Rhodes picking up the massive victory over the WWE Champion John Cena which now ha shim the official number one contender for his title in two weeks at Super Raw I. Rhodes though able to pick up the victory due to the help of his wife which did not make his father Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes happy. Dusty's music hits as The American Dream makes his way otu and to the ring, Dusty Rhodes on the microphone, demands that his son answers the reasons why he is going down this path,he has seen many wrestlers take the easy way out and the road that Cody is going down, isn't on that Dusty can sit with and just watch. He talks about how during his career, he always did things on his own and the right way, and while, he wasn't always the best father for Cody, he always hoped and prayed that Cody would follow his foot steps down the road to what it really means to be a world champion. Cody can't finally become a world champion like this, he has his legacy to worry about and to beat a champion like John Cena, he must do it by being the better man in the ring. Dusty Rhodes then demands that Cody come out and finally face him, and in hopes that he can finally get through to him and make him see the way to becoming a world champion, is something that he has to take with pride and do it the right way.

    Cody Rhodes music hits but it was not Cody who steps out but his wife Charlotte Flair-Rhodes as she walks down the ramp and enters the ring, Dusty tells her that he doesn't want to speak to her, and that if he wouldn't of known that their relationship would of lead to Cody taking a short cut the way he is to become world champion, he wouldn't be like Dusty. Charlotte cuts him off and tells Dusty that no, Cody isn't going down his path to greatness because Cody actually wants to be great. Cody looks at her father, his father in law, the 16 time world champion who did what ever it took to make sure that he got the job done and that he did what needed to get championships after championships added to his resume. Something that Dusty could never understand and why people will always look at Ric Flair as the greatest of all time and Dusty Rhodes, as a honorable mention.

    Dusty takes offense to this but Charlotte doubles down that by marrying her, Cody has now set himself where he needs to be, he will be a world champion multiple times over and he will do it not by doing it the way that Dusty thinks is the right way, he will do it, with flair and he will surpass Dusty's legacy as Dusty was never WWE Champion.

    Charlotte reminds Dusty that Cody is aiming for heights that Dusty was too bitch of doing what was necessary to reach. The insult triggers Dusty was he snatches the microphone at of the hand of Charlotte as she smiles looking to have struck a nerve with The American Dream Dusty Rhodes. He looks disappointed as he reminds Charlotte that he was the one to to tell Cody that he should pursue a relationship with her and that right now, he is living to regret it and now hopes that one day, he will leave her high and dry and come back to the real Rhodes family. Charlotte mouths something to Dusty as Dusty looks heart broke, she then leaves the ring and heads backstage as Cody is indeed in the back and sitting in the locker room, hearing all that just transpired.



    Yoshi Tatsu vs 3 Local Talents


    The three local talent looked ready as the new look Yoshi Tatsu walks out and stands in-front of them, with the three men waiting for the match to start. The bell rings as the three men bounce on Yoshi Tatsu, Yoshi blocks the attacks and knock each of them back with hard strikers before catching one with a Fallen Empire and knocks him out cold, he then ducks a punch from another and knocks him out with a Fallen Empire as the third man who finds himself on the top rope flies off to get caught by Yoshi and throws him into the turnbuckle and follows with a Fallen Empire that as well knocked him the F' out as Yoshi stands tall and covers for the 1.....2......3

    Winner via pinfall:
    Yoshi Tatsu

    After the match, Yoshi stands tall in the wake of his strike power and he looks at the titantron as he knows that Sheamus is backstage watching. Yoshi points at the screen and to the soul of Sheamus as The Celtic Warrior who has a match later on tonight against Ryder is looking to defeat him and get a shot at Yoshi Tatsu and prove himself that his previous loss against him was a fluke. JoJo walks up for a interview with Sheamus about facing Yoshi, as Sheamus just tells Jojo that he has to get through Ryder first.



    Kurt Angle is revealed to be at Raw next week, the week prior to his Raw return match as he teams with Rey Mysterio and a unnamed partner to take on the undefeated Shield. Speaking of the Shield the announcement gets interupted by Reigns, Rollins and Ambroseas the talk about doing what they do best and that is win at any cost and at Super Raw I, they will do just that and take out the wash up trash that is Kurt Angle, Mysterio and if they can even find a third man to step up and take on The Hounds of Justice.



    Earlier in the day, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles arrives to the building as he is approached by The WWE IC Champion The Miz as The Miz informs Styles that he has spoken with Nikki Bella and that a match between the two will happen, at Super Raw I in two weeks. Styles looks pumped about the news but Miz adds in that the match will NOT! be for his IC Title but a match to see who the better man is between the two of them.

    The Miz then gets honest with Styles and tells him that the fact someone like Styles who hasn't done anything in the business inside the WWE was drafted before The Miz and that the Miz had to wait till after Styles was announced and drafted for him to get picked pisses him off. Miz promises to make Niki Bella admit that she made the wrong choice for picking him over the IC champion. AJ Styles takes this all in and tells Miz that at Super Raw I after he beats him, he hopes The Miz will be a man and put his championship on the line, The Miz tells Styles that he has no problem with that. The Miz goes to walk away but then is reminded about something, he tells Styles that Nikki informed him that next week, the two of them will have to tag together against The Uso's and while he isn't too pleased about it, he tells AJ Styles not to stand in his way.



    AJ Lee vs Natalya


    A back and forth match between the two as both women leave in the ring, Natty with the experience on her side uses it to her advantage as she works on the lower back of AJ Lee in attempt to lock in the sharpshooter for the victory. Lee fights back as a shoulder tackle followed by a DDT, Lee bounces on top of Natty and rains down with wild punches as Natty gets up to her feet and gets clocked with a hard knee to her face.

    The match progressed as Lee now on the offense looks to be more aggressive with her assault as she rams Natty shoulder first into the guard rail and did it repeatably till the ref had to warn her about it. Lee stomps on the hurt shoulder of Natty and locks in an armbar as Natty screams in pain and tries to fight out.

    She was able to reach the ropes and now has her shoulder hurt pretty bad. Natty with one arm fights back and hits Lee with a massive hip toss as she tries for an Alabama slam but Lee with a strike to Nattys hurt arm is able to maneuver into the Black Widow (Octopus hold). Natty screams in pain and tries to fight it and even finds herself to the ropes as AJ Lee has to break the hold, Lee though with arm drag and followed by a superkick to the arm, Lee locks the Black Widow back on as Natty can't deal with the pain and has no choice but to tap out.

    Winner via Submission:
    AJ Lee

    After the match AJ Lee snatches the microphone and calls out Kaitlyn. Demanding that as she long as she is Divas champion, the world and this company will never take their division seriously. She wants to make this official and get the match signed, so she will be at Super Raw I with a contract to make things officially to get the ball rolling for her to get a title shot and for AJ Lee to bring respect and dignity back to women's wrestling, now all Kaitlyn has to do is show up and sign the contract and make the match, so AJ Lee can do what she is destined to do.







    Nikki Bella watching this from her office has an announcement to make for a new championship coming to Monday Night Raw and that is the Tag Team Championships. That she is putting together a fatal four way tag team match where the winners will be the first ever tag team champions for Raw and she has already signed on a tag team for the match as they are respected as one of the best tag teams in the world and now they are here in the WWE to make a true name for themselves...

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    A Highlight package of William Regal training Brie Bella in the UK as the two work around the clock as Brie Bella looks to do what ever it takes to be respected in the WWE for her wrestling ability as the man who trained her husband, Daniel Bryan, Brie works on her submissions which Regal is starting to get frustrated with as it seems that this might be a tougher task than expected but Regal see's the desire to be great in Brie as the two continue to work.


    Sheamus vs Zack Ryder


    Sheamus wanting a chance against Yoshi and as the bell rung, the went after Ryder who too wants a another chance at Tatsu. Ryder was not back down as he even got the upper hand in he early stages of the match, hitting Sheamus with a nasty looking spine buster which eh transitioned into a figure four leg lock. Ryder looked great, knocking Sheamus over the top rope and then following that up with a suicide dive as he has the crowd behind him.

    Ryder gets a Woo wooo chant going but that mistake was the distraction that Sheamus needed as he threw him into the guard rail and then followed with a Celtic Cross on the outside of the ring.

    Sheamus then rolls Ryder into the ring and goes for the cover as Ryder was able to place his foot on the ropes before the final three. Sheamus takes a step back and looks for the Brogue kick as he waits for Ryder to get to his feet as Sheamus charges, Ryder was able to side step out the way and roll up Sheamus in a small package for the 1...2....... No Sheamus kicks out.
    Ryder though out of nowhere hits the Rough Ryder on Sheamus as he goes for the cover 1..2....3......!!! No Sheamus kicked out.

    Ryder takes Sheamus and places him in the corner turnbuckle and calls for the Broksi Kick and he hits it as he covers but Sheamus kicks out. Ryder who looks furious as that wasn't it and really wants himself another chance at facing Yoshi Tatsu, Ryder heads to the top rope and tries for a 450 splash but Sheamus rolls out the way and then catches Ryder with a Brogue Kick that cleans Ryders clock as Sheamus covers for the 1....2.......3


    Winner via pinfall:
    Sheamus

    After the match Sheamus stands tall as Yoshi Tatsu music hits and he makes his way out and down to the ring. He gets in the face of Sheamus as Sheamus mouths off to Yoshi as Tatsu extends his hand to Sheamus as Sheamus smacks his hand away. Yoshi leaves the ring as in the ring the former World Champion Sheamus now has what he wants and that is a match against Yoshi Tatsu. The announcers reveal that the match will take place at Super Raw I as it is now official.




    After a commercial break, Dolph Ziggler music hits and Mr. Money In The Bank makes his way out with AJ Lee at his side. Ziggler dressed in a suit enters the ring and looks upset, he demands a microphone and that he has an announcement to make. Ziggler reveals that he is cashing in his Money In The Bank ton....... not tonight. Ziggler though reveals his true feelings as he feels disrespected that he doesn't have a match tonight, and that since the draft, he has not been treated the way a true future world champion should be treated like. He is the best, and he knows it, but, saying it over and over isn't enough, he wants to prove it.

    Ziggler is here to call out the man who ruled the year of 2012, the man who turned on its head and that man is "The Best In The World" CM Punk. Ziggler knows that Punk hasn't been seen since his lost to The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 29, but, he is here to issue an challenge to CM Punk, and after Ziggler beats Punk, he will be considered the best and the WWE raw management will have no choice but to make him the star and when he cashes in his Money In The Bank, he will be where he belongs.


    Rey Mysterio vs Seth Rollins

    With the Rollins Shield Brothers not at ringside, this was one on one between Mysterio and Rollins. Seth out smarting the veteran that is Mysterio as every time Mysterio tried to pick up speed and use the tempo that he excels so well in, Rollins would cut him off and hit him with hard hitting high impact moves. Even dropping Mysterio on his neck with a side slam, Rollins looked ruthless as the crowd finds itself cheering on Mysterio to make a comeback which he does as he catches Rollins with a arm drag and then a hurricana which he follows with another.

    As Rollins quickly rolls out the ring, but Mysterio quickly spring boards on the top ropes and leaps on to Rollins on the outside as the crowd goes crazy. Mysterio enters the ring and runs for a suicide dive as Rollins out of nowhere is able to move out the way as he enters the ring and runs off the ropes to do the same as he lands right on Mysterio. Rollins takes Mysterio and rams him head first into the steel post before rolling him back in the ring and back on the assault. Rollins picks up Mysterio and drops him down with a massive looking Belly to back suplex lifted and twisted into a reverse STO, he covers but Mysterio kicks out.

    Rollins back in control as he works on the neck of Mysterio, Rollins though deices mid match to try for a top turnbuckle manuver but as he leaps Rey catches him with a running kick as Rey then follows up with a arm drag that lands Rollins in ht mieeld rope and Mysterio calls for the 619!!!Rey runs off the ropes but Rollins springs up and catches Mysterio with a running knee right to the face before picking up Mysterio and dropping him down with a Electric Chair Driver as he covers for the 1...2..... Rey manages to kick out and transitions Rollins into a pin fall of his own as Rollins kicks out at 1 and is able to knee Mysterio and throw him up in the air as Rey somehow manages to fall down and drops Rollins with a DDT as the crowd goes wild as Rey covers but Rollins kicks out at two.

    Rey then heads to the top rope and signals for a Frog Splash but as he leaps Rollins rolls out the way but Rey was able to land on his feet and catch Rollins who is getting back up with a superkick to his face as Rey with a small package as again Rollins kicks out and is up and hits Rey with a hard right hand a she Irish whips him off the ropes and tries for a closleine as Rey ducks and hits him with a hurricana that sends Rollins to the ropes but Rollisnq uickly realizes that he is in trouble and gets away form it and manages to block a strike from Mysteiro to hit Mysterio with a hard BUCKLE BOMB! Rollins covers but Rey kicks out.

    Rollins looks to have mysterio where he wants him a she starts to toy with him, but that doesn't last as Mysterio leaps up and hits a reverse hurricanan that sends Rollins into the middle ropes and he calls for the 619!! And hits it. But before anything can go anyfuther Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose hit the ring and The Shield attack Mysterio causing for the bell to be rung and Mysterio the winner via DQ.



    Winner via DQ: Rey Mysterio.


    After the match, the three members of the Shield jump Mysterio till FEED ME MORE!! Hits and out runs in is Ryback as he storms the ring with a chair in hand looking for action. The Shield quickly get out of the ring and head up the ramp as in the ring, Ryback helps up Mysterio. Ryback gets on the microphone and informs The Shield that Angle and Mysterio have found their 3rd man in Ryback as the crowd breaks out in a FEED ME MORE chant. Mysterio and Ryback stand tall as The Shield mouth off to Ryback about how they have owned his ass in the past.




    The music for the WWE Champion John Cena hits and out runs the WWE Champion as he is here for face off with the man who defeated him last week to earn himself another opportunity at the WWE championship. Cena enters the ring and talks about the hyped up Raw crowd which isn't really on Cena's side as he toys around with them. Cena brings up his title defense and before he can get any further the number one contender Cody Rhodes by himself walks out and enters the ring.

    He gets in the ring as Cena jokes on how Cody wants to get this face off over with it. Cody Rhodes snatches the microphone out of Cena's hand and tells him that this may be a joke, as Cean snatches it back and grills Cody about the way he became number one contender. He then grills him on how Cody has been turning his back on his father and how the wya he is going about things is not the way the Rhodes family would handle it. Cody snatches the microphone back and tells Cena to stay out of his family business and that at Super Raw he better be ready as he is coming for the WWE Championship.

    Cena finally gets his own microphone gives prop on the level of competitor that Cody is vut he isn't beating Cena for his championship and then he will fail infront of his wife and his father, and realize that the only successful one in that family is and will always be Dusty Rhodes. This rubs the wrong way as that was a personal jab at him and Cody slaps Cena in the face and the two trades blows in the ring as Cena starts to get the upper hand on Cody but as this happens, from behind Charlotte Flair-Rhodes out of nowhere with a lowblow on Cena. Cody with a Disaster Kick on a prone Cena and then he follows it with a Cross Rhodes.

    Cody then throws Cena out of the ring and drags him up the steel ramp and plants him down with another Cross Rhodes on it. Charlotte walks over and hands Cody a chair to finish the attack as Cody looks at it before turning against it and telling her to hand him the WWE Championship instead as he holds the belt high up over the motionless Cena. Dusty Rhodes walks out and checks on Cena as Cody holds the WWE championship in his hands with Raw coming to close.




    Tulsa, Oklahoma
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    WWE Championship
    John Cena (c) vs Cody Rhodes w/ Charlotte Flair-Rhodes


    Six Man Tag
    Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio and Ryback vs The Shield


    NON Title
    The Miz Vs AJ Styles


    Yoshi Tatsu vs Sheamus


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    Opening up with Dusty Rhodes is awesome. No beating around the bush, let’s get down to the reason we are really here, I like it. Dusty making a plea to Cody was fine and dandy; especially talking about not being a great father because that is something that is apparently well documented. Anyway, Charlotte was awesome here and really made things interesting. Comparing Dusty and The Nature Boy and mentioning that Cody looks up to Flair instead of Dusty is brutal, but perfect. Honestly loved the reasoning, thought it was great. Damn at Charlotte calling Dusty a bitch as well, just took it to another level. The scene is set for this couple to be a mega heel combo now, however I still think we need the final word from Cody. This segment was wonderful, but Cody needs to turn on his dad/do something to his dad to really put this over the top. Still though, off to a terrific start tonight.

    I mentioned in my previous comments how much I’m enjoying the push of Yoshi Tatsu. Early stages but you’re just making him seem like a beast and that continued here by defeating 3 jobbers. I look forward to hopefully seeing him meet Sheamus again.

    The Shield segment was nothing special really, just hyping their big eventual six man tag. That’s fine; it’s all it needed to be. One thing I’ve noticed is a couple of little typos and whatever so far in the show, might want to look at that a little more. It can get a little frustrating after awhile.

    Styles/Miz is a feud I love because you have the best in ring worker in the company against arguably the best character. Anyway, thought this segment was okay in terms of the banter between the two. Non title match mean AJ wins to earn a title shot which I’m happy with, because it means this feud will last longer. I don’t really understand why Nikki would force them to tag together next week though. Sometimes strange bedfellow matches work for angle/storyline purposes but this feels like it has just been thrown in for no reason, which I’m not the hugest fan of.

    A solid women’s match between AJ/Natalya but Lee always needed to win considering she’s getting a title shot. The call out of Kaitlyn and for the contract signing was fine. I also am a fan of the whole “I want to bring respect back to the division” motivation as well.

    Holy shit! The Briscoe Brothers gunning for the tag titles, and being in the WWE. A big call but I look forward to seeing what you can do with them. They really can only be an asset, should be fun.

    Brie Bella getting trained by Regal is fine. Interested to see if this means there is an incoming push for Brie…

    It looks like it was a solid match between Sheamus and Ryder but Sheamus was always getting the win here, as Yoshi/Sheamus is where more of the heat is at. The stare down afterwards and the refusal of the handshake were a nice touch to show just how bad Sheamus wants revenge. Looking forward to this one.

    I really like the intentions of Dolph Ziggler here. He is Mr MITB but he is just sort of hanging around at the moment, calling out Punk is a HUGE move… But it’s the type of move and high profile feud somebody with the briefcase should be in. A program with Punk could lead to Ziggler being ready to cash in. Great stuff if I’ve read into this correctly.

    Rollins/Mysterio is a good main event and I appreciate the detailed match recap as we really don’t get enough of those anymore. I was a little surprised that Mysterio was about to get the win, but considering he’ll probably take the losing fall in the six man it makes sense to make him look strong. The attack followed by the reveal of Ryback as the third man was all done pretty well.

    A solid enough segment between Cena and Rhodes, with Cena being the typical good guy. ‘The Champ’ mentioning that Rhodes cheated and is turning on his dad was interesting, and I was happy to see Cody finally snap. A slap followed by a brawl and Charlotte, who is being booked wonderfully with Rhodes, is the difference maker once again. Awesome stuff and Cody looks terrific again in the lead up to his WWE Championship match, and so he absolutely should.

    First show I’ve left comments on for you and I must say I was impressed. For the most part, I enjoyed what I saw and with Cena/Rhodes plus the whole Dusty thing happening in the background, Shield/Angle and co and Styles/Miz, as well as now the inclusion of The Briscoe Brothers there is plenty to like here. One or two things I mentioned throughout that I wasn’t the biggest fan of, but the positives outweigh the negatives by a country mile. A pretty good show and I look forward to reading more.









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    The big news on the blue brand after last week is that in two weeks Jack Swagger will get his rematch against Alberto Del Rio in what could be his last shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. After a Colter-assisted victory over Christian, Barrett and Jericho last week, The Real American moved to the front of the pack for a title shot. Ever the fighting champion, there’s no doubt that Alberto Del Rio is looking forward to their battle just as much as Swagger, if not more.

    This week, Swagger has a special tribute to America planned to kick off Smackdown. While we have little details of what exactly he has in store, he has described it as “a celebration of everything that makes America great”. Sounds nice and all, but when it comes to Swagger and Colter, it’s hard to believe that their motives are sincere.

    And in another matter that has title implications, Shawn Michaels is set to reveal the eight teams he has booked to compete in the tournament to crown inaugural Smackdown Tag Team Champions. As of this moment, rumor has it he’s still deciding the final teams to qualify for the tournament and has a special stipulation of some kind in store. In the past weeks numerous tag teams have come forward on social media to throw their names in the hat, and that includes the recently reunited Antonio Cesaro and Kassius Ohno!

    And the main event scheduled for this week is the thrilling no disqualification climax to the rivalry between Big Show and Randy Orton. Things seems to just get more and more personal for the two men who have been butting heads since before WrestleMania. Things escalated when Big Show put his hands on an official, got suspended, and defied Michaels’ orders, appearing to cost Orton and important match against Damien Sandown last week. Orton demanded a match against Show with no rules so that they can finally lay this feud to rest. Buckle up, because this one’s going to be war!



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    Curtis Axel vs. Sin Cara

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    April 26, 2013



    We kick off the show with “Dead But Rising” by Volbeat playing and an intro package which features all of Smackdown’s brightest stars including Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Jack Swagger and Team Hell No. We flash inside the First Mariner Arena located in Baltimore, Maryland and get the traditional greeting from Michael Cole and Jerry “The King” Lawler. The ring, however, is not in traditional shape.

    As the camera zooms it is clear that the music of Jack Swagger is playing. Inside the ring is Zeb Colter and number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship, “The Real American” Jack Swagger. The two men are surrounded by American flag decorations, from the banners to draped over the ropes to red, white and blue balloons, as well as a literal American flag planted in the turnbuckle. Before the two so-called patriots get down to business, we are replayed the events of last week when Zeb Colter used a chair to stop Christian from becoming number one contender, allowing Swagger to pick the scraps and get the rather undeserving win.

    Back in the ring, Colter begins speaking and says that most people in their position would come out this week and talk about their accomplishments from last week, brag about being the new number on contender, and call out the champion and try to tear him down. Colter says that they won’t be doing that tonight and have decided instead to honor the great nation of America. He says it’s because Swagger was born in America that he has the athleticism, the pedigree and the work ethic that he does. He says the principles that America instilled in Swagger lead him to victory last week against “two Canadian pansies and a Limey”. Colter also states that these American values will lead him to an easy win next week, as he brings the World Heavyweight Championship back to the country which is belongs to.

    Not long after does Alberto Del Rio hit the scene along with Ricardo Rodriguez by his side. He stops on the ramp and begins to dispute Colter’s claims. He says that Swagger is a perfect representation of all the worst things about America, and thus he should not be looked to as a poster child for America. Quite simply, Swagger gives America a bad name. Del Rio on the other hand, is a perfect example of the American dream in action, and a man who actually possesses the ideal qualities of America. He is brave, he has integrity, he doesn’t take shortcuts and he never gives up. Del Rio says that his mission day in and day out is to be a model citizen of both Mexico and America, and a role model for future generations of people who believe in the greater good.

    Colter cuts Del Rio off and tells him that he has no place to tell him what America is all about. Colter says Del Rio doesn’t know what it means to be American, because he IS NOT American, and he will NEVER BE American. Del Rio is clearly getting agitated. Colter continues and says the truth hurts. And the truth is that Del Rio is no different from thousands if not millions of immigrants who came before him in that he claims his Mexican heritage when it’s convenient for him, but still wants to the benefits that come with being American. He tells Del Rio that it doesn’t work that way, not in Zeb Colter’s America. As Del Rio gets increasingly furious, Colter tells Del Rio that he has sold out his own people to come reap the rewards of being an American and doesn’t even have the guts or integrity to admit it! Colter promises that next week, Swagger is going to take the World Heavyweight Championship from him, and then use it to whip Del Rio’s ass all the way back to Mexico!

    Del Rio has heard enough. He gives Ricardo his belt to hold on to and then sprints to the ring as the fans come alive. But Swagger and Colter get out of dodge, sliding out of the ring and retreating up the ramp as Del Rio invites them back in for a fight. Colter and Swagger shout that they’re not going to waste their energy on Del Rio this week, next week he’ll pay for his crimes! Just then, both Colter and Swagger are blindsided by Christian! Christian, seeking vengeance for the screw job last week, puts the boots to both Swagger and Colter. He rolls Swagger into the ring where Del Rio uncorks a springboard roundhouse and slaps on the Cross Arm Breaker! Swagger is in the hold for a good minute before he is able to pull himself out of the ring and the clutches of Del Rio. With Christian guarding the ramp, Swagger and Colter are forced to dip out through the crowd. As they retreat up the steps, fans surround them, booing them. Del Rio and Christian have a slight stare down in the ring before shaking hands to the delight of the crowd. Cole says Del Rio finally has someone to watch his back, an unlikely ally in Christian. King agrees but suggests that Christian’s eyes are probably still on Del Rio’s belt. We fade to our first commercial as Del Rio celebrates with the American flag.




    Curtis Axel vs. Sin Cara



    Match Summary

    The inheritor of the Hennig family legacy, Curtis Axel is in the ring as we return from commercial. Cole and King describe how Axel has gone through a big renaissance since joining Smackdown, overhauling his name, entrance, ring attire and most importantly his attitude. King says that as someone who once squared off with Axel’s father, he has a lot of faith in Axel to achieve all his goals if he can stay focused. Sin Cara’s music hits and the luchador makes his extravagant entrance to the amusement to the fans. Axel is not so amused, as he sports an arrogant, almost smug look as his opponent makes his entrance.

    The bell rings and the opening moments consist of Sin Cara dodging the attacks of Axel, almost toying with him as he darts around the ring evading Axel’s offense. It’s a proverbial game of cat and mouse. Cara dips to the apron to avoid a corner splash from Axel but that’s where he makes his first mistake. Axel quickly recovers from the missed splash and nearly decapitates Sin Cara with a clothesline, causing him to do a whole back flip off the apron to the floor! The fans go nuts at the spot and Axel zeroes in on his victim. Axel takes Cara back in the ring and begins roughing him up with knees to the ribs and forearm blows. He picks Cara up in a fireman’s carry, but Cara breaks free and drops behind Axel. Cara rolls Axel through in a school boy, but Axel rolls right through that back to his feet and delivers a stiff kick right in Cara’s ribs!

    Axel quickly pulls the wounded Cara up to his feet and puts a boot in his midsection, hooks his leg and executes a flawless Perfect Plex! Cara has had it. The referee slides down and counts the one, two, three as Axel continues to impress with another win.

    Winner via Pinfall: Curtis Axel



    After the match Axel takes some time to bask in the win. Cole comments that Axel was even more on top of his game this week, and if the trend continues, everyone on Smackdown is going to have to respect the name: Curtis Axel. The third-generation star leaves the ring, stopping to glare down at the writhing Sin Cara for a second, before going on his way up the ramp.


    The cameras cut over to Smackdown GM Shawn Michaels’ office. He’s on the phone, apparently speaking to Nikki Bella as he mentions how he loves her idea to hold a fatal fourway tag match to crown her Raw Tag Team Champions. He says tonight’s the night he announces the competitors for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship and he has some great teams who are going to make for some great tourney. He says he isn’t quite sure who he wants to give that final spot to though. He says he has to run and ends the call with Nikki and at that moment there is a knock at his door. He opens up and it’s The Prime Time Players right on cue. They come in and beg Michaels to give them just one chance, that’s all they need to convince Michaels they are worthy of being on the Smackdown roster. Michaels sighs and tells them to quit begging because it just so happens there is one final opening in his tag tournament. So, he’s going to cut a deal with them. If they can win the tournament, they’ll be signed to a Smackdown contract. If they come up short, The Prime Time Players will be going back to the end of the line. They excitedly agree and promise Michaels that they will win the tournament. They rush out of the office before he has a chance to change his mind.




    Chris Jericho vs. Heath Slater



    Match Summary

    In an unfortunate turn of events for Heath Slater, his first Smackdown opponent is the future Hall of Famer Chris Jericho. This probably isn’t the match he was hoping for as he works to prove to Drew McIntyre that he is worthy of being associated with the Scotsman.

    The bout begins with some traditional grappling, which Jericho dominates. Slater just can’t compete with Jericho’s expertise on the mat. Y2J abuses Slater with his arsenal of holds, as he seamlessly transitions from one to another. Jericho finally lets go of Slater, and backs up to allow Slater up. The fiery country boy pops up to his feet and stares down the arrogant Jericho who spreads his arms, inviting Slater to take a shot at him. Slater plays it cool and circles around the ring with Jericho for a while before they go back into a collar-elbow tie up. Slater pulls Jericho down with an arm drag into an arm bar, only for Jericho to catch Slater between his legs in a headscissors and pull him down the mat, breaking the arm bar in the process. Slater is able to put his foot on the bottom rope to break the hold. He once against rushes back to his feet but gets kicked in the midsection. Jericho sends him off his ropes and hits him with a rolling heel kick on the rebound. Slater crawls to the corner, but Jericho hunts him down. He picks Slater and up and gives him repeated chops to the chest! Slater ducks under an elbow from Jericho and lifts him for a back suplex. Jericho lands a backflip out of the back suplex though and snaps off a back suplex of his own on Slater, with a bridge. The ref counts two but Slater is able to bust free.

    Both men stand back up and lock horns. Jericho backs Slater down to the ropes. The ref orders Jericho to let go, and gives him a count. Jericho backs off in time. Slater attempts to sneak in a clothesline, but Jericho easily dodges underneath it, springs off the middle rope and hits Slater with a back elbow. “Vintage Jericho!” Cole exclaims. Jericho then delivers a quick spinning neckbreaker to leave Slater prone in the center of the ring. Jericho springs off the middle ropes once more, this time to execute The Lionsault into a pin! Everyone in the building knows this one is over as the ref hits the mat for the one, two, KICK OUT! Jericho can’t believe it and the commentators sure as hell can’t believe it.

    Jericho has to chuckle as he stands up and nods his head, a bit impressed by Slater kicking out of one of his signature moves. He heads to a corner where he waits patiently for Slater to get back up, which he does slowly. Slater spins around right into Jericho’s Codebreaker! Slater is out like a light, but somehow remains standing, just looking like a dead man walking. Jericho gets back up and with no hesitation he hits another Codebreaker that cause Slater to finally crumple like a house of cards. Jericho hooks the leg, and it’s an easy three-count!

    Winner via Pinfall: Chris Jericho



    Cole and King are flabbergasted by Slater’s resolve. He didn’t land a bit of offense but he withstood a lot more than anyone thought he would. King says that probably wasn’t enough to sway McIntyre but he proved himself to the fans tonight and this might be the start of something for him. Jericho is on the turnbuckle, celebrating. Suddenly Wade Barrett comes out of nowhere and dumps Jericho all the way to the floor where he lands with a nasty thud. Barrett follows him out the floor and lifts Jericho before sending him shoulder first into the barricade with authority. Barrett lets Jericho stand back up before clobbering him with an exposed elbow – hitting his patented Bull Hammer. Jericho is left nearly unconscious as Barrett decides to have a bit of mercy on his victim. As Barrett withdraws to the locker room, the commentators speculate over his motives for coming out here and jumping Jericho. Is there some kind of beef here or is Barrett simply looking to make a name at Jericho’s expense? We fade to commercial with the image of Barrett at the top of the ramp looking back at his damage with a wicked grin.


    Back inside The First Mariner arena, Shawn Michaels has made his way out the ring. His theme is still playing as he trots around the ring, getting the fans hyped up. His music cuts and he makes his way to the center of the ring to make his address. He says that next week is the beginning of the Smackdown Tag Team Championship Tournament and he is excited for the future of his brand. He selected eight pairings. Some are established tag teams, some are new allies and there’s even one team reuniting for the tournament. He reveals the bracket on the titantron. The four match ups of the first round will be –

    Team Hell No vs. Primo and Epico
    Gabriel and Kidd vs. Air Boom
    The Prime Time Player vs. Fandango and Big E
    Hunico and Camacho vs Cesaro and Ohno


    The fans give a slight pop at the announcement. Michael then mentions that in order to ensure that they crown the most deserving champions, the tournament final will be a best-of-three series! This gets a little more pop out of them. Michaels says things will kick off next week with Team Hell No vs. Primo and Epico, as well as The Prime Time Players vs. Fandango and Big E! He wishes the competitors the best of luck, as his music hits the heads backstage.



    Next, a video package featuring the recently returned Brian Kendrick set to “This Messiah Needs Watching” by Mogwai. The video shows various scenes with Kendrick – sitting in a room mediating surrounded by candles, walking through a field of wheat with the sun shining in the background, touring the streets of India in a white garment and sitting in a temple deep in thought. Kendrick narrates the video, speaking soft and slow. He says that adventure is the essence of life. His life has taken him through ups and downs, down roads he never expected to be on… roads he didn’t know he existed. At times he was confused, even angry at the trials he faced. Along the way he learned many important lessons. The most important lesson of all, was that he is who does not take control of his life will never be satisfied. Some people allow their story to be written by others. He refuses to do so. He has awakened his spirit and freed himself from the chains of society which aims to dictate how people live. He says the world is full of toxicity and when you’re down at your lowest, it is usually because those people who are around you are toxic. They smile in your face but are plotting your downfall. He says that once his third eye opened, he learned to look through the façade and has made it a priority to cast out those who bring negative vibes. He concludes by saying that freedom is a state of mind, and he has returned to liberate the WWE Universe from the prisons of their mind. We get one final glimpse at Kendrick, looking down from the sky as the camera zooms into his eye, and into then blackness.




    Santino, Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd vs. R-Truth, Hunico and Camacho



    Match Summary

    Next up we have six-man tag action. Coming off a win over Hunico and Camacho a couple weeks back, Kidd and Gabriel are looking confident, as Lawler mentions that they might be underrated favorites to win the Smackdown Tag Team Championship Tournament. Tonight though, they are teaming with Santino and will have to be careful against the combustible R-Truth and Hunico and Camacho.

    The early goings are pretty standard, as Kidd and Gabriel battle Hunico and Camacho, each team getting in their share of offense while making routine tags. Eventually, Hunico and Camacho gain the upper hand by isolating Tyson Kidd and denying him a tag. R-Truth even hold his arms back in the corner allowing Hunico and Camacho to take shots to Kidd’s midsection. Hunico and Camacho then line up as Truth continues to restrain Kidd. First Camacho comes flying in for a splash but Kidd ducks and Camacho takes Truth off the apron. Kidd rushes across the ring and hits Hunico with a dropkick launching him into the corner with Santino and Gabriel. He then flies back across the ring to give a matching dropkick to Camacho who is left sitting in that corner. Kidd tags in Gabriel and both men take turns landing running knees to the faces of each of their opponents in opposite corner. They then trade victims, this time charging in with big cannonball splashes on both men!

    Gabriel makes a tag to get Santino in the ring for the first time in the match as Camacho makes the tag to get Truth into the ring. There’s a faceoff between Truth and Santino. Santino calls Truth out, challenging him to a dance contest. Truth hesitantly agrees and busts out his signature break dancing moves. Santino answers, hitting ‘the robot’ and ‘the running man’. Truth laughs at Santino’s effort, and continues to show off his break dancing. Santino responds by hitting ‘the stanky leg’. At this point, both teams enter the ring, Kidd and Gabriel taking Truth down while Hunico and Camacho pounce on Santino. They then turn their attention on one another.

    Kidd ducks under a clothesline from Camacho and hits him with a superkick for his troubles, sending him out to the floor. Gabriel then tosses Hunico up and over the ropes with a back body drop but Hunico holds onto the ropes and lands on the apron. He recovers and goes for a springboard into the ring, only to be hit with a dropkick to the shin from Kidd, taking his legs out from under him, and bouncing his abdomen off the top rope, as he also crashes down the floor. Kidd and Gabriel high five, and then zone in on their opponents on the floor. Kidd goes first, hitting a suicide dive on both guys, as they crash into the barricade. He rolls out of the way as Gabriel charges across the ring, hops onto the top rope and hits a springboard 450 to the outside taking out Hunico and Camacho! Kidd and Gabriel celebrate once more with high fives, but in the process, they put themselves in harms way as R-Truth comes flying out of the sky with a Tope con Hilo right on top of all four guys on the floor! Inside the ring, Santino is in a corner, stealthily pulling the cobra sleeve onto his arm. Truth slides into the ring, as Santino turns and swings for the cobra strike, but misses! Truth lands a knee into Marella’s gut and drives him shoulder first into turnbuckle. As Santino is slumped in the corner, Truth slowly approaches Santino, cautiously, as the cobra continues to slither despite Santino being incapacitated. Truth sneaks up and catches “the cobra” around the neck as it wiggles trying to escape, all while Santino is still seemingly unconscious. After a good fight, Truth rips the cobra off Santino’s arm and holds it up with eyes wide. He looks around for a while as the fans chant, and then slides the cobra onto his own arm! The cobra seems to reject this for a moment, trying to strike Truth who has to restrain and scold it. Eventually the cobra calms down and Truth stalks the recovering Santino… As soon as Santino gets up, he is taken out by a cobra strike right in the chest! Truth makes the pin. One, two, three!

    Winners via Pinfall: R-Truth, Hunico and Camacho



    After pinning Santino, Truth rolls over and gets to his knees, looking down at the cobra on his arm with a sick grin. He laughs, and then pets the cobra. Cole and Lawler put over this shocking development, as Truth has taken Santino’s secret weapon and made it his own. When Camacho and Hunico enter the ring to celebrate with Truth, the cobra turns hostile once more, forcing Truth to hold it back from attacking both men. Once he subdues the cobra, Truth raises both arms in the air, as Hunico and Camacho do the same. Santino is still motionless from the cobra strike. We fade to commercial as Truth continues to laugh sadistically about his abduction of Santino’s cobra.


    Backstage, Drew McIntyre is in a locker room, getting his pump on, curling a heavy dumbbell when Heath Slater shows up, still selling the pain from his match against Jericho earlier. An aggravated look immediately overcomes the face of McIntyre. Slater puts his hands up and tells Drew that first of all, he’s sorry that he cost him a match last week, it was obviously an accident. Slater says he’s taken the time to think about what McIntyre said, and he’s spent the last week analyzing his own career, now he’s ready to make a real change and take his career more seriously. Slater says he doesn’t want his legacy to be a goofball who never won anything, and racked up loss after loss, having earned no one’s respect. Slater says he wants to be a multi-time champion… a headliner… and ultimately… an icon. He claims he’s dedicated to getting better, just like McIntyre, and implores McIntyre once more to reconsider their alliance. Slater says they can rise to the top by working together. Slater says hell, maybe one day they can even have a World Heavyweight Championship match against each other. McIntyre sighs deeply and tells Slater that he’s glad Slater is ready to change his ways, but from this point forward, he is a lone wolf. He doesn’t want or need an alliance with Slater. He says that quite frankly, it’s going to take a lot more than words for Slater to convince him that he’s really changed, and at this point in time, he simply can’t afford to carry Slater’s dead weight. McIntyre gives Slater no time for a rebuttal, picking up his bag and brushing past Slater, leaving the locker room.




    Damien Sandow vs. Finn Balor



    Match Summary

    Back inside the arena, Damien Sandow is in the ring with his “Hallelujah” theme blaring in the background. He adjusts his wrist tape as there’s a short pause before Finn Balor’s theme song “Diamond” by Stick To Your Guns blares over the PA as the lights begin flashing on and off, from darkness to bright whiteness. The song starts with a short speech from philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti…

    “In this there is no teacher, no pupil…
    There is no leader, there is no guru, there is no master, no savior…
    You yourself are the teacher and the pupil.
    You are the master, you are the guru, you are the leader, you are everything…
    And to understand is to transform what is.”

    The stage area fills up with a thick smoke as the camera runs along the ramp, up to the stage, and pans up from Balor’s boots to his face as he stares into the crowd with a confident smirk as a smoke billows all around. The heavy guitar riffs and drums are picking up. He is fitted in black tights with Japanese characters and a demon face design, black kneepads and black boots. He wears a black leather jacket with chains hanging off it. He crouches down and puts a hand on the stage with his head bowed. As the volume of his theme increases to critical mass, the words of Jiddu Krishnamurti are heard once more.

    “You have to be a light to yourself.
    Not a light of a professor, or a historian, psychologist…
    Or the light of Jesus or the light of Buddha…
    You have to be light to yourself.
    In a world that is impossibly becoming dark.”

    The drums pound rapidly and then pause before the first growls of the song begin. Balor stands up quickly and throws his arms out to the sides and leans his head back as a bright white spotlight singles him out in the dark arena. He holds the pose for around 5 second before his lighting goes back to flashing and he begins to march to the ring. He makes his way down and gets to the ring where he climbs to the middle rope from the apron and does the same arms spread, head tilted pose as a spotlight beams down on him. He hops down to the canvas and stares down Sandow, removing his jacket slowly.

    The lights come back up to normal and it’s time to get things started. The bell rings and both men circle around the ring slowly. Sandow then casually bows out of the stare down and backs into the corner, smiling at Balor, refusing to engage him. Sandow goes back and forth with the crowd a little as Balor stands there ready to get things going. Sandow takes his time, and then makes his way out of the corner, and once again squares up with Balor. He goes for a collar and elbow tie up, Balor ducks down and goes behind him and brings him down onto his stomach with a belly to back side slam. Sandow scrambles out of Balor’s clutches, and stands up in a fighting stance as Balor laughs at him. Balor is content to take his time. They once again circle around. Sandow is yelling at Balor as they circle, telling him “this isn’t a game!”. Sandow charges forward only to be hit with an arm drag. He bounces back up, right into another arm drag. Once again, he bounces up and gets hit with a spin kick to the gut. Sandow is sent staggering backwards, doubled over, and drops down out of the ring through the middle rope. He lands on his feet on the outside and walks around the ring shaking his head. Balor invites him back into the ring but Sandow declines.

    Sandow walks over to the timekeeper area and gets a microphone. He walks all the way back around the ring and starts to head up the ramp, at which time he raises the microphone and says that he refuses to take part in this match! He beat Randy Orton last week and now this week they want him to lower himself to face Finn Balor? He says he simply refuses to take part in a match against a lesser opponent! He tells Balor he is sorry, he knows Balor was looking forward to learning a few things from him, but it would be a disservice to himself to accept a match against such an irrelevant opponent. With that, Sandow is counted out, and he doesn’t care. Sandow heads right backstage, leaving Balor in the ring shaking his head and the fans booing relentlessly.

    Winner via Count Out: Finn Balor


    In the back we see Fandango along with his valet Summer Rae and interviewer Renee Young, watching these events transpire on the screen behind him. Fandango shakes his head in disgust at the mere sight of Balor. The image from the ring fades and returns to a Smackdown logo. Renee says that it was announced earlier tonight hat Fandango would be teaming with Big E in the Smackdown Tag Team Championship Tournament after a loose alliance of sorts was formed between them last week. Still, it seems his mind is very much focused on Balor who upstaged him in the past couple weeks. Fandango, frustrated, chuckles a bit and tells Renee that no one upstages him! He is the greatest showman in WWE today! As for Balor, he’s old news as far as Fandango’s concerned. Fandango says Balor is clearly too afraid to give him a rematch, so that whole issue is behind him. He says he’s now fully focused on winning the Smackdown Tag Team Championship along with Big E. While some people might question their odds as they have never teamed before, Fandango ensures Renee and everyone watching that they are not to be slept on. Combining Big E’s power with Fandango’s grace and intelligence makes them the most lethal combination in the entire tournament! He says that he’s got to go, as Big E is facing Kane in a little tournament preview match up next, and he’s going to go get a closer look at the action. With that, we fade down to ringside.




    Big E Langston vs. Kane w/ Daniel Bryan



    Match Summary

    Back in the ring, Big E is already standing by when the theme music of Kane hits, accompanied by towers of fire on the stage! Kane arrives, with Daniel Bryan by his side. The former champions make their way down to the ring while Cole dubs them the favorites to win the Smackdown Tag Team Championship. Lawler agrees saying that either of these guys could be world champions right now individually.

    Kane enters the ring over the top rope as usual but can’t even get all the way into the ring before Big E pounces on him! Big E clobbers Kane and knocks him all the way down the floor. He drops out of the ring, and grabs Kane, sending him careening into the steel steps. Bryan goes to Kane’s aid, telling Big E to back off as the bell hasn’t even rang yet. The ref joins in to instruct Big E to get into the ring. Kane recovers after a minute and enters the ring, favoring his shoulder a little. The ref calls for the bell now and Big E once more goes right after Kane but gets caught by the throat! Big E is able to kick his way free and slings Kane off the ropes, only to get a big boot on the rebound. Kane goes for the quick pin, but no dice. The Big Red Machine pulls Big E up and traps him in the corner where he unloads with some of his patented uppercuts. He tosses Big E off the ropes and drops him down with a big sidewalk slam! Kane stands up once more and peels Big E off the mat. Big E fires up and lifts Kane around his waist, driving him into the corner with a big thud. He follows up with a series of shoulders to Kane’s gut and then unleashes a thunderous belly to belly suplex on The Devil’s Favorite Demon! Big E tries for the upset as well but gets just a one and a half count.

    Big E slaps the canvas and pulls Kane up. He heaves the monster onto his shoulder for a powerslam, but Kane slides out and kicks Big E in the back of the knee. He bounces off the ropes and comes back with a knee lift that takes Big E to the mat. Fired up, Kane heads up to the high-risk district, looking to deliver a big flying clothesline. As Kane takes flight, Big E pulls the referee in his path, and Kane takes out the ref instead of Big E! Kane looks at what he’s done and shakes his head. As he turns around, he is taken off his feet with a flying shoulder block by Big E! Langston gets up and propels himself off the ropes, coming back for a big splash, but there’s no one home as Kane rolls away. Kane makes his way up and stalks Langston. Big E stumbles up and finds Kane’s huge hand around his throat! Just then, the ballroom music of Fandango hits the speakers. Bryan and Kane both look towards the ramp. After a moment, Summer Rae twirls out onto the stage and begins to dance ballet. From the crowd, Fandango emerges with a steel chair. He slides in and lands a big chair shot across Kane’s back, crumpling him down to his knees. Bryan takes notice and rushes after Fandango, chasing him off through the audience. Back in the ring Big E takes the wounded Kane up on his shoulder and drops him down with The Big Ending! He’s not finished though. Big E gets back up and pulls his straps down. He goes off the ropes and comes back to deliver a huge splash with a nice vertical! He hooks the leg as the ref just now recovers. He gets the one, two, three and pulls off the robbery!

    Winner via Pinfall: Big E Langston



    Big E quickly rolls out of the ring after his big upset win. He celebrates up the ramp as Kane quickly recovers and stares him down from the ring. Bryan returns to the scene and checks on Kane who assures Bryan he is fine. Both Kane and Bryan are left in the ring fuming over the heist Fandango, Big E and Summer Rae just pulled off. Lawler says this is the big shift in the momentum as both of these teams prepare for the big tournament which begins next week!


    Smackdown interviewer Renee Young is standing in the back with the seven-foot giant Big Show who has a stoic look on his face as he peers off in the distance. Renee somewhat hesitantly asks Big Show to give his thoughts on his match tonight, leading Show to go off on a bit of a rant. Show states that he’s gotten a lot of heat the past couple weeks since he decided to stand up for himself. He says all the fans out there are so used to rolling over and letting themselves be treated like trash that when someone like Show comes along and doesn’t stand for being screwed over, they resent them, because none of them have the guts to do anything about their crappy situation. Show says the referee got what he deserved after he screwed him out of his match and tried to save Orton. He then says Orton was so easy to play, all Show had to do was cost him one match and Orton immediately fell into his trap by demanding he be reinstated and put in this No DQ match. Now it’s too late for Orton to turn back and he’s probably somewhere in a locker room wondering why he put himself in this situation, trying to think of how he can back out and try to save face. Show says there’s no backing out for Orton. Tonight he’s going to step into Show’s ring and go toe to toe with someone who is just too big and bad for Orton to match up with. Show says that he has restrained himself for long enough, and tonight is not Orton’s lucky night. Show is bringing all his fury out there with him and isn’t going to take it easy on him to stay in the favor of Shawn Michaels or these fans. Tonight, he’s going to put an end to Orton, and prove once and for all that there is no one on the level of The World’s Largest Athlete.




    No DQ Match
    Big Show vs. Randy Orton



    Match Summary

    “WELLLLLL... WELL IT’S THE BIG SHOW” rings out through the arena as the man known as The World’s Largest Athlete makes his way down to the ring to a chorus of boos. The despicable giant is sure to take time out to threaten and belittle fans on his way to the ring as Lawler and Cole go over the events that have lead up to this match, citing Show’s frustration with a perceived lack of respect of Orton in their loss at WrestleMania which spilled over into the last two weeks where the two men would exchange blows, Big Show would get suspended, then screw over Orton, leading to Orton requesting this match. With Show in the ring, Randy’s theme hits to a wave of applause. The Viper slinks out from the back, dressed in his usual gear, but with his fists taped and wearing one of his WWE Shop t-shirts with the sleeves cut off. Cole notes that the sleeveless shirt is a bit of an ode to Randy’s legendary street fight with Mick Foley years ago, and it’s clear that Orton knows he’s walking into a war. Orton gets to the apron and stops. He and Show glare at each other for a while, before Orton slides in and immediately charges Show to get the match started!

    Orton lands huge uppercuts to the seven-footer which manage to wobble him slightly. Show is able to shake off the damage and toss Orton into the corner where he drills him with shoulder charges to the midsection. He lines Orton up for the big open hand slap to the chest, but Orton dodges at the last second, ducking behind Big Show and cutting him down with a chop block. The following minutes are nothing but a brawl. Both men deliver the strikes they’re most known for. Orton hits Show with uppercuts, measured punches to the head, and kicks to the leg of Show. On the other side of things, Show deals out chops, hip strikes, and a few of his patented head butts that keep Orton disoriented. Once he’s gained the upper hand, Show once again backs Orton into the corner, rips his shirt open and delivers a huge chop to Orton’s chest. Orton walks out of the corner, holding his chest and yelling in pain. Show gives chase, and swings Orton around, locking him in a bear hug for a couple of minutes. Orton sells the unbearable pain of the giant’s grip. Show gives up on the bear hug and drops Orton to the mat where he winces in pain. Show then turns to the crowd and throws his massive paw in the air, letting out a shout of dominance.

    He turns back to Orton, who is ready to turn the tables on Show. Orton delivers a poke to Show’s eyes, then heaves him into the corner with all his might. He then stampedes into the corner full steam to deliver a big clothesline. Show is somewhat unphased by this clothesline, so Orton follows with a flurry of strikes to Show’s head and abdomen as the big guy tries to cover himself. Orton puts the boots into Show’s gut until he crumbles to the mat and ultimately rolls out of the ring. Orton is unrelenting and follows Show to the floor where he bounces him face first off of the barricade. He attempts to Irish whip him into the barricade but Show counters and splatters Orton against the reinforced rails. Show takes Orton into his clutches and lifts him up above his head in a military press, dropping The Viper chest first on the barricade! He then leads Orton over to the announce area. Cole and King evacuate their table as Show tosses the top and monitors off the table. As he does so, Orton lands some punches to Show’s midsection which swing the match in his favor. He catches Show with a kick in the knee which drops Show down to size. Orton follows with a big knee strike to Show’s skull, dropping the giant. Orton focuses on the nearby ring steps which he pulls apart. He walks over to the fallen Show and heaves the steps over his head, dropping them down on the back of the Big Show! He repeats this two more times for good measure and then takes a moment to get a breather.

    He returns to the attack, lifting Show up and slamming him face first off the announce table. This seemingly only awakens the stunned giant who immediately grabs Orton and bounces his head off the announce table. Only Show slams Orton much harder and The Viper goes tumbling right over the announce table and crashes into the office chairs behind them. Show is already looking a bit fatigued and takes his time walking around the table to grab Orton. Orton is waiting on him though and springs up to blast Show right in the head with the monitor from the announce table. This lays Show out on the Spanish announce table. Orton goes to capitalize, climbing on the apron and sizing Show up before leaping at him, only for Show to move and Orton to crash and burn on the Spanish announce table which does not break. Orton bounces off the desk and lands with a thud on the floor. Show pulls him up and shoves him into the ring post. Show then goes to the other side of the ring post, and grabs Orton’s arm, using it to push Orton away and then pull him face first back into the post several times before allowing him to collapse to the floor. Show traipses over to Orton who is laid out on his back, and steps across his chest, pausing for a little while with his full weight on Orton’s sternum. Show slowly stomps on Orton, continuing the punishment.

    The giant goes to lift Orton and gets hit with a swift uppercut between the legs! Show crumbles from the low blow, dropping to his knees, face to face with Orton. A sinister look comes over Orton’s face as he grabs Show by the head and deals out some more sharp blows right to the dome. Orton stands up and hook Show in a front face lock. He pulls the prone big man a little way over and delivers a big time DDT on the steel steps he was wielding earlier! Show’s head thuds against the metal, but Orton takes a bit of punishment as well, slamming back first against the edge of the steps. Orton writhes in pain while Show, meanwhile, is limp and seemingly unconscious. Both men are down for a while before Orton is able to recover. He steps up onto the steps and looks down at Show’s head. He lifts his foot and comes down for a big stomp, but Show moves his head out of the way at the last moment. Orton grabs his ankle in pain, as Show is able to stand up and wrap his hand around Orton’s throat. Show lifts The Legend Killer up for a chokeslam, seemingly through the announce table, but Orton squirms out. Show whips back around, right into an RKO from Orton – no! Show counters out of the RKO, tossing Orton off of him. The Viper lands back first on the floor and rolls around in agony for a while. Show needs a moment to regain his senses as well. Orton makes his way up and suddenly he’s bulldozed by a Big Show spear! The two men crash and burn through the barricade as the crowd pops in amazement!

    Both guys are incapacitated. The referee is checking to see if he needs to call the match but he holds off as they begin to stir. Orton gets a bit of a head start and begins crawling through the crowd. Show pursues him, slowly but surely. Show grabs Orton by the leg, stopping The Viper’s crawl. Orton turns and lands a couple punches to Show who returns fire. Both guys get up to their feet, continuing to exchange strikes and make their way through the fans. They reach an open area where some tables and audio equipment are set up. After some striking, Show grabs Orton with both hands around his throat, and tosses him forcefully into a wall. He goes to grab Orton once again, but Orton counters, slamming Show face first into the concrete wall. Orton pulls Show back and wraps him in a rear naked choke of sorts, only for Show to flip Orton right over his back and onto the ground. Show clears off the tables of all the sound boards and monitors and hauls Orton up. He lifts him high and spikes him down through a table with a big chokeslam! Orton lies in the rubble motionless as Show also falls down to one knee in exhaustion. The referee tells Show to back up while he checks to see if Orton can continue, but Show flings the ref off to the side, intending to continue his attack.

    Show peels Orton off the floor and holds him up with a hand around his chin, staring Orton dead in the eyes and telling him it’s time he learned some respect and that he’s ending this feud tonight. Show picks Orton up in a military press and carries him over to a rail overlooking a ledge and a good 15-foot drop to the floor side seats area. The fans gasp as Show threatens to toss him off the balcony, but Orton is able to escape, dropping down behind Show. He spins Big Show around and delivers a lightning quick RKO right on the concrete! Orton snaps up to his feet, overcome with his notorious psychotic rage. He lets out a primal screen and stares down Show who is laid out. He paces around a little, huffing and throwing furniture around. Michael Cole says “Oh no, Orton is going to that scary place again! We haven’t seen this side of him in years!”

    Orton slowly gets Show’s huge frame up to a vertical basis and grabs him by the head, leading him back to the production area. He drills Show head first into a wall of switches and buttons. He isn’t done though, and he slams him yet again. He holds Show’s head back and there’s a distant gaze in Show’s eyes. He lets him go and Show crumples down to his knees. The referee tries to reason with Orton and pleads for him to bring things back to the ring and finish the match. Orton refuses, telling the referee to just get out of the way. He picks up some wires laying nearby and uses them to tie Show’s hands behind his back. He backs away and stares down the incapacitated opponent. He gets a look in his eyes as his mood seems to take a sharp change, and the fans can sense it. They begin chanting as Orton stares down his prey and then jolts forward with a huge punt! Right to Big Show’s head! The giant falls face first in the concrete, totally limp. The referee calls for the bell immediately and gets between Orton and Show. The crowd is going wild, clearly approving of the decimation of the villainous Big Show, but the commentators are in shock and selling the severity of the attack.

    Winner via stoppage: Randy Orton



    The match is over, and Show is motionless being checked on by referees and road agents. Meanwhile there are several other staff members making sure Orton doesn’t try to dish out more damage. The commentators say that Orton has lost it once again. Show pushed him to the limit and he has snapped. This was a great bout, but the ending was frightening for lack of a better word, but all things considered, they should have seen this ending coming. King says that one thing is for sure, and that’s that this feud is over. This could be the last time we see Show for a very long time in fact. Shawn Michaels even makes his way out and stands between Show and Orton looking distraught as paramedics come out to check on Show. The camera flashes to Orton who is looking at Show, panting, but now looking somewhat remorseful at his actions. He turns and marches out of the camera shot through a nearby tunnel. We move back over, and Michaels is crouched down beside Big Show shaking his head.
    Cole and King send us off as we overlook this scene of carnage. Show is being loaded on a stretcher. Cole and King speculate what the future holds for Show as well as Orton. They preview next week where the first round of the Smackdown Tag Team Championship Tournament begins. And in even bigger news, the World Heavyweight Championship will be on the line, live and free on Smackdown as Alberto Del Rio defends his title against Jack Swagger once more! SHOW ENDS.

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    Raw Re: The Tale Of II Brands: A BTB Event






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    With Super Raw I just a week away, the main event rot eh event has Cody Rhodes challenging John Cena for the WWE Championship. But last week a face off between the champion and challenger, took a turn as Cody Rhodes left the WWE Champion laid out as he stood over Cena with Dusty Rhodes, a man who isn't no where happy with the path his son is taking towards the WWE Championship. Now Rhodes is set to open up the Raw before Super Raw I as he has a message for not only John Cena and the WWE Championship, but his dad as well. What does Cody and Charlotte Flair -Rhodes have to say as they address the situation that took place last week? As well we expect Cena to address the issue at hand of being dropped and laid out by the man who will be challenging him for his WWE championship come next week at Super Raw I.

    Speaking of Super Raw I, Kurt Angle will be in the building for Raw, a week before he teams up with Ryback and Rey Mysterio as they take on The Shield. But we haven't seen Kurt since his return to the WWE at the first night of the WWE draft and he was triple power bombed through the announce table by the Hounds Of Justice, The Shield. Now Angle is looking for revenge and he will be at Raw and he will be looking to get his hands on the trio reasonable for ruining his return. We know that The Shield will be in the building and all hell is expected to break loose when Kurt arrives and has his eyes set on The Shield.

    At Super Raw I, The Miz finds himself in a non title match against The Phenomenal AJ Styles, as The Miz has made it known that he doesn't like Styles and he looks to prove Styles that he is the better man and that raw drafting him over the current and defending Intercontinental Champion, while Styles is looking for the best competition possible and he will get that not only at Super Raw One when he faces The Miz but this week as he has to team up with him to face The Uso's in tag action, and with a week before Miz and Styles clash, can they put that side and take down a team like The Uso who are always on the same page?

    This week we will hear from Sheamus, as he finally has what he wants and that his rematch against Yoshi Tatsu. For weeks, he demanded it after losing to Yoshi in a upset a few weeks back, but after defeating Zack Ryder and now at Super Raw I, Sheamus has a message for Yoshi Tatsu, what will Sheamus have to say to Yoshi a week before their collision at Super Raw One?

    Lats week, Raw GM Nikki Bella announced that a future match is set to crown the first ever Raw Tag Team Champions as that match will be a fatal four way to crown the champions and then she dropped the bomb shell that the first team to in the match is none other than the Baddest Team on the planet, Jay and Mark Briscoe, The Briscoe Brothers. Now The Briscoe Brothers will make their Raw debut and look to showcase why they are one of the top tag teams in the world. And set fire to the trail that leads to being the first ever Raw Tag team Champions.

    Speaking of champions, the Divas Champion Kaitlyn who has had her issues with AJ Lee is set at Super Raw One to make it officially and sign the contract that will pit the two of them in the ring together with the championship on the line. AJ Lee looks to save the division from Kaitlyn and well the champion is just looking to shut Lee up, so once signed, the two can finally have the championship match to settle the score, but both look to be in the building and with that being said, we don't know what will transpired.

    Last week, Mr. Money In The Bank, Dolph Ziggler issued a challenge to none other than CM Punk. Punk who hasn't been seen since losing to Undertaker at Wrestlemania, by now has to know that he was called out, and now how will "The Best In The World" responded to Ziggler?

    Tamina Snuka on twitter demanded an opportunity to Raw GM Nikki Bella and this week, she will be granted just that as she will be in action as the 2nd generation superstar looks to get the ball rolling and get her name and status up so she can be in line for a shot at the WWE Divas Championship.


    All this and more. Tune in to MONDAY NIGHT RAW!!



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    "Smoke & Mirrors (Remix)" by TV/TV & Jim Johnston plays as WWE Monday Night Raw kicks off and out comes Cody Rhodes and his wife Charlotte Flair-Rhodes by his sides as he slowly marches to the ring. The two enter the ring as the number one contender for the WWE Championship demands for a microphone as he is clearly here to address his actions from last week. Rhodes talks about how in seven days from now, he will be WWE Champion, he will do the thing that his father has never done, and he will do it his way.

    Cody brings up how he always wanted his father to just, be proud of him and be there to cheer him on as he climbs the ranks to become the top man in the business, but deep down, he knew, his father's way of doing things would never get him where he wanted and needed to be and that was at the top. Cody reveals that he was his wife who pushed to take things his own hands and how right she was as next week, Cody Rhodes will be WWE Champion.

    Cody then points to seat in the crowd and reveals that he has a front row ticket for his father to come see him do what he could never and become the man. Charlotte takes the mic and talks about how last week they once again have proved that together, they have Cena's number and that proves that next week there will be a new champion, and it will be her husband.

    She is then cut off by the music of the WWE Champion John Cena and out comes the champion, who stands on the ramp and is quick to speak on how he knows what length Cody wil go to be WWE Champion, but last week, what he did, dropping Cena and in front of Dusty and how Cody who was going to use the chair didn't, maybe showed that Cody might not be 100% behind this new attitude that he has. Cena pokes fun that Cody's wife Charlotte might be the one putting the battery in his back, and that she might be the true one with the balls in their relationship. Rhodes of-course gets heated at the statement. As Charlotte speaks up and tells Cena that she can't wait for her husband to beat him and take the championship and most importantly shut him up for good. Cena laughs as he asks why wait for next week? Cena reveals that he spoke to GM Nikki Bella and that tonight, it will be John Cena and a partner of his choosing to take on Cody Rhodes..... and Charlotte!!! Cody Rhodes is lived by the match as Cena waves the "you can't see me" wave at him.


    The Briscoes vs Local Talent


    The Briscoes make their WWE debut to a thunderous ovation as one of the top tag teams in the world NOW! In the WWE. The team awaiting in the ring as Jay and Mark Briscoe make their way out and look bumped and ready to go as they enter the ring. And as predicted they need short time to make quick work of the opponents in their WWE debut. They rough their opponents early but then decide to just end it as the put both of their opponents away as Jay hits the Jay Driller on one and the duo hits the Spring Board Doomsday Device on the other. 1...2.....3 and it was all over.


    Winners: The Briscoes

    After the match, Jay Briscoe gets on the microphone and makes it short and sweet, they aren't here to make friends and kiss babies, they are here for titles and right now, the two of them have held tag titles all over the world, but never here in the WWE. And that is all going to change as they will be the first ever Raw Tag Team Champions. No team on Raw, Smackdown and in the world can even try to fathom the fire that the Briscoe Brothers are going to raise in the WWE, tonight was just a little taste.




    Backstage the WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn is backstage with Jojo as she is asked about AJ Lee and the contract signing to make their match for the Divas championship official. Kaitlyn announces that next week at Super Raw One they will do just that and make this match happen so she can shut up AJ Lee for good. The WWE Champion John Cena appears in the frame as he interrupts the interview and compliments Kaitlyn on her reign as champion and also that she should ignore the nonsense coming out of AJ Lee's mouth, because tonight, he needs a partner to face Cody Rhodes and Charlotte tonight and couldn't think of anyone better than the WWE Divas Champion to fill that spot. Kaitlyn is glad to tag with Cena tonight and beat down Rhodes and Charlotte. Cena officially finding his partner making the match for tonight official.

    There is a shot of the parking lot as everyone awaits the arrival of the Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle who hasn't been seen since being taken out by The Shield on the night that he made his surprise return. He is looking for revenge and everyone expects his arrival tonight and hell to break loose.




    WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz & AJ Styles vs The Usos


    While the Usos were the one to be on the same page, on the otherside of the ring, The IC Champ The Miz and AJ Styles were clearly not and you can see how that was an extreme disadvantage for them. The Uso's with double team manevers used their exprience as a team to their advantage and that looked to fustrate The Miz as Styles seemed to just see it as an obstacle needed to get over to get his team the win.

    Miz though with some questionable tactics was able to get the momentum going for his team and by slamming Jey Uso down with a hard suplex, he starts to work on the back of Jey as he even talks some smack to his own partner, but while doing that Jey was able to counter a Miz DDT to send to the turnbuckle and hits running splash on Miz and then heads to the top rope for a flying splash which The Miz rolls out the way and goes to tage in AJ Styles.

    Styles enters and Styles and Jey traded punches with Jey going for a kick which Styles blocks and rolls him up for 1.2.... as Jey kicks out Styles locks in a Calf Killer but Jimmy enters the ring and breaks it up as he and Jey with a double super kick attempt that Styles ducks and catches Jimmy with a Pele kick and then leaping forearm strike to Jey as he tries for a Styles Clash but Jey blocks in rams into the corner turnbuckle and hits a belly to belly.

    From there Jey heads to the top rope for a splash but Miz shoves Jey off the turnbuckle as Styles catches Jey with a forearm strike mid air on Jey and sets up Jey for a Styles clash but Miz tags himself in and shoves Styles out the ring and hits a Skull Crushing Finale on Jey Uso, and Miz see's Jimmy entering the ring and massive running boot to Jimmy Uso that sends him to the outside as Miz goes back to cover Jey, AJ Styles back on the apron tags himself in and The Miz gets in his face about it as Styles drops Miz down with a super kick. He has some words for The Miz and from behind Jey rolls up Styles for the 1...2....... NO! Styles kicks out and quickly catches Jey with a super kick followed by a Pele Kick and then a Styles Clash for the 1.......2.........3!!!



    Winners: AJ Styles and The WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz

    After the match Styles stands tall as Miz with his IC Championship in hand heads up the ramp as he shouts at Styles for dare putting his hands on him. In the ring Styles offer respect to The Usos as they sit on the outside diaspointed that they just lost BUT! From Behind The Miz, SKULL CRUSHING FINALE!!! on AJ Styles as The Miz stands over Styles with the IC Championship high in the air as he tells him that he will never be IC Champion and he will never be The Miz.




    Nikki Bella is in her office watching the monitor on how Raw is going tonight as she turns around and Paul Heyman is standing in her office. Heyman praises Nikki on the job she is doing as GM, by one allowing his clients to rest up since Wrestlemania as CM Punk and Brock Lesnar have not been seen since that show as Nikki is upset and demands to know when those two will be back on WWE TV. Heyman reveals that in due time, it will happen, but he wanted to address Dolph Ziggler challenge to CM Punk and how that rubbed Punk the wrong way, as Nikki tells Heyman if Punk didn't like it too much, he could answer it and actually fight Dolph Ziggler as Heyman laughs off the comment and tells Nikki that when Punk is ready, and only when he is ready, he will be back and the same goes for Brock Lesnar. Nikki doesn't like this and demands that CM Punk show up and address Zigglers challenge, and she expects to here an answer from Punk, next week or else.

    Heyman looks concern as he leaves the office only to get stormed past by Cody Rhodes and Charlotte who are both furious about tonight's match. Cody tells Nikki that Charlotte is still training down at the performance center and is in no way able to compete tonight and against the WWE Divas Champion, this is so unfair. The two of them demand that Nikki call off the match or at least finds Cody Rhodes a replacement partner. Nikki doesn't budge and the match will go on and it will happen tonight, so Charlotte better get ready. The two are furious and storm out Nikki Bella's office.




    Tamina Snuka vs Enhancement Talent


    Tamina Snuka looking to dominate the match and at the start she was all over her opponent, throwing her around and using the match as way to prove that Tamina Snuka will be a massive force in the WWE divas division. Snuka picking up her opponent and tossing her to the outside, where there she rams her into the guard rail and then the steel steps before clocking her with a superkick to the face. Tamina mocks the talents and demanding that she gets up.

    Tamina picks up her oppoent and rolls her in the ring, she then places Tamina on her shoulder and looks for a Samoan drop but her oppoent elbows her way out and then clocks Tamina with a hard elbow strike and then a enzguri that leads into a shinning wizard as she then climbs the top rope and hits a moonsault as Tamina gets to her feet and covers for the 1........2......3....!!!!



    Winner: Enhancement Talent

    SHOCKING UPSET! As The enhancement talent quickly leaves the ring and runs up the ramp celebrating her shocking victory. Jojo on the entrance ramp congratulating her on the victory as she asks the talent what is her name as she reveals it to be Candice LeRae. In the ring Tamina is furious over this upset as she is kicking the ropes.




    Sheamus is backstage with Jojo and he is asked about his match against Yoshi Tatsu next week at Super Raw One and Sheamus is focused, he tells Jojo he knows what to expect from Tatsu now and he won't be caught off guard. He knows how lethal Tatsu strikes are and now he is taking that to whole another level, but, nothing Tatsu has can compare to when he drops him with the brogue kick. Sheamus looks confident heading into his rematch, but he gets cut off mid sentence as Yoshi Tatsu walks into the set, Tatsu again offers his hand out for Sheamus to shake and just like last week, Sheamus declines and he tells Tatsu he will shake his hand, next week, after he knocks him out with the Brogue kick.

    The Shield from a undisclosed location knows that a fight is coming from Angle and his team, but they never back down from a fight, so why would they start tonight. When Angle shows, they will be waiting for him, Rey and Ryback in the ring. A straight to the point message from the Hounds Of Justice.


    Dolph Ziggler vs Zack Ryder


    From the start of the match, Ziggler pounced on Ryder with rights and lefts as it seems that he has something to prove and the announcers put over how CM Punk is watching and this is a message sent to him. Ryder though shows heart and battles back and with rights and lefts knocks Ziggler back and into the corner and hit shim with massive hip toss followed a running closeline,

    Ryder looks to be on fire as he seems to be trying to get the ball rolling to try and get his WWE career back on track and to that he needs the win over Dolph Ziggler. Ryder whips Ziggler into the turnbuckle and tries for a running kick but Ziggler with a super kick out of nowhere which knocks Ryder senseless and allows Ziggler to drop Ryder down with a massive ZIG ZAG as he follows it up with a cover and just like that it is over as the ref counts for the 1...2........3

    Winner: Dolph Ziggler


    After the match Ziggler gets on the microphone and demands that next he wants an answer from CM Punk himself. Ziggler stands over Zack Ryder and raises his arm high in the air celebrating his victory over Zack Ryder as the announcers ask the key question will CM Punk show up next week at Super Raw One to answer Dolph Ziggler's challenger.




    Backstage The Miz is backstage holding tight to his IC Championship. Jojo asks The Miz about his attack on Styles after the match as The Miz stated that Styles hit him first and he just showing that he will not be pushed around by someone of the likes of AJ Styles. He put the rookie in his place and next week, he will do it again and by beating AJ Styles proves that he should be nowhere near his WWE IC Championship.

    Backstage the enhancement talent Candice LeRae getting congradulated in the back which does not last long as out of nowhere Tamina Snuka attacks, taking Candice and throws her hard into a brick wall before picking her up and samoan dropping Candice on the hard floor. Backstage workers swarm over and back it up as Tamina with a furious look on her face storms off. As officals check on Candice LeRae.


    WWE Champion John Cena and WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn vs Cody Rhodes & Charlotte Flair- Rhodes


    Cody Rhodes making sure to keep his wife out of the ring as he and Cena started things off as Cena came out the gate swinging which was scouted by Rhodes as Cena coming in too hot and counters a Cena swing with a diaster kick followed by a running shoulder tackle. Rhodes looks to be in prime shape knowing that he has a massive title match next week.

    Rhodes with jabs to Cena that knocks The WWE Champ silly but Cena though shakes it off and hits Rhodes with a back body drop and then a hip toss as Cena tries for a drop toe hold but Rhodes knows what's coming and kicks himself free. Cena though with a smile on his face tags in Kaitlyn which now means that Charlotte Flair-Rhodes must enter the ring as she and Kaitlyn locks up with the WWE Divas Champion gettin the upper hand on Charlotte as she muscles her around.

    Kaitlyn lands hard strikes and then hits a running powerslam, as Rhodes begs for the ref to stop this as in the ring Kaitlyn puts the beat down on his wife. Kaitlyn though pokes fun at Cody and of course this allows Charoltte to come form behind with a double axle strike and then drops Kaitlyn down with a reverse DDT as she walks in tags in Cody.

    Cena and Cody work most of the match as the two look to weaken each other with just a week to spare as Rhodes starts to spam with strikes on Cena and then drops him downw tih a Alabama slam on Cena as he then locks an STFU on Cena as Cena is in trouble as he is close to tapping out but Cena powers out of his move and then hits Cody with rights and lefts and then closelines Cody over the top rope and Cena then does tag in Kaitlyn as he then leaves the ring and goes after Cody Rhodes and the two battle through the crowd.

    In the ring Charlotte finds herself in trouble as Kaitlyn throws her in the ring and Charlotte begs for mercy as Charlotte pulls Kaitlyn towards her and that has her slam right in the ref that knocks him down, Kaitlyn though quickly up goes for a roaring elbow strike but Charlotte ducks as Kaitlyn hits the re who just got back to his feet. Kaitlyn though takes Charlotte and tries for what looks to be a powerbomb but from behind OUT OF NOWHERE!!! AJ Lee with a lead pipe in hand strikes The WWE Divas Champion in the back of the head as Lee quickly gets out of dodge. The ref no seeing what happened comes to his senses as Charlotte picks up a motionless Kaitlyn and drops her back down with a BIONIC ELBOW!!! As Charlotte covers for the 1...2.....3


    Winners: Cody Rhodes and Charlotte Flair - Rhodes

    Cena runs into the ring shocked at what just happened but before he can really say anything Charlotte with a slap to his face as he turns around to a diaster kick from Rhodes and then a CROSS RHODES!!!! Cody Rhodes stands over John Cena as Charlotte snatch the WWE Championship from the time keeper and hands it over to Cody as he holds it over the motionless body of John Cena.


    The Shield music hits as Reigns, Rollins and Ambrose walk out through the crowd and enter the ring as they stand tall inside while in the parking lot a car pulls up and out the car Kurt Angle, Ryback and Rey Mysterio and the trio walk through the backstage area towards the ring area as the crowd gets hyped that a war is about to take place. No music as out comes the three men and they storm the ring and THE WAR IS ON!!! As in the ring all hell breaks loose.

    Angle goes after Reigns as Ambrose and Rollins do battle with Ryback and Rey. Angle though gets sent to the outside of the ring by a Reigns uppercut and quickly snatches a chair on the outside and enters the ring swinging as he smacks Reigns right in the back with it and then Ambrose and then Rollins as Kurt's team gets the upper hand while The Shield looking to be in trouble try to retreat.

    But only Reigns and Rollins escape as Ambrose was not too lucky and he is dropped down with a Angle Slam by Angle as Ambrose crawls to the ropes in postion for a 619 and here comes REY!! As he hits the 619 and then finally the Shell Shock from Ryback. Reigns and Ambrose watch on as Angle calls for the triple power bomb and A TRIPLE POWER BOMB!!! Right on Dean Ambrose as the rest of The Shield watch on. Raw comes to a close with Angle, Rey and Ryback standing tall looking to have all the momentum needed for next week huge six man tag for Super Raw One.... NEXT!!! WEEK!!!!!




    NEXT WEEK!


    WWE Championship
    John Cena (c) vs Cody Rhodes w/ Charlotte Flair-Rhodes


    Six Man Tag
    Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio and Ryback vs The Shield


    NON Title
    The Miz Vs AJ Styles


    Yoshi Tatsu vs Sheamus
    Championship Contract Signing
    AJ Lee/Kaitlyn

    Dolph Ziggler calls out CM Punk

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    This week on Smackdown, things get ratcheted up to the next level following yet another enthralling edition last week!

    Highlighting last week’s action was a brutal duel between Randy Orton and Big Show, which concluded when Orton brought “The Punt” out of retirement, emphatically closing the books on his rivalry with Show. But, the attack left the behemoth injured and the extent of the damages caused by that attack are not yet known. We do know however that Shawn Michaels was less than enthusiastic about the extreme measures Orton resorted to in order to finish off Show last week and is set to open this week’s edition with an address, updating the condition of Big Show and reportedly planning to hand down a punishment for The Apex Predator for crossing the line in his battle with Show.

    After the announcement last week of the Smackdown Tag Team Championship Tournament and the competitors who will be taking part, the stage is set for a couple of great showdowns this week. The former World Tag Team Champions Team Hell No, who never lost their titles prior to the introduction of these new titles, go up against the electric Puerto Rican cousins Primo and Epico while The Primetime Players are wrestling for both the belts and their careers as they meet the new alliance of Fandango and Big E!

    Headlining this event is a WrestleMania rematch for the World Heavyweight Championship between the champion Alberto Del Rio and challenger Jack Swagger. Though it is fair to question the means by which Swagger gained this title match, as he was able to steal this title shot from right under Christian’s nose thanks to interference by Zeb Colter, the fact remains that he is the number one contender. Del Rio has fought off Swagger before, but there is every reason to believe Swagger poses a legitimate threat to become a two time World Heavyweight Champion on any given night. Thankfully, Del Rio got some back up last week in the form of Christian who appears to be an ally for the champ, and can hopefully help neutralize the threat of Zeb Colter who will surely want to stick his nose where it doesn’t belong once again. Who will prevail and walk away with the most coveted prize in the business as this rivalry reaches an epic conclusion?

    Find out on Smackdown!



    Confirmed for Smackdown

    Shawn Michaels addresses Randy Orton’s violent punt on Big Show

    R-Truth vs. Santino

    Smackdown Tag Team Championship Tournament First Round Match
    Team Hell No vs. Primo and Epico

    Smackdown Tag Team Championship Tournament First Round Match
    The Prime Time Players vs. Fandango and Big E

    World Heavyweight Championship
    Alberto Del Rio © vs. Jack Swagger


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