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    Re: WWE 09: Cheap Heat


    ECW 9/8/09
    Rockford, Illinois




    Commentary welcomes us to ECW as they play a recap of last week's ECW and Smackdown. We see Christian, Tommy Dreamer and Jeri-Show standing tall in the ring to end ECW last week, before switching over to highlights from The Kings Court winning the tag team turmoil match, getting the pin over a severely injured Cryme Tyme, followed by Jericho and Big Show running them off the second time last week! The commentators also mention Jericho said they would be here tonight.

    *Break the Walls Down*

    And the Tag Champions are wasting no time! Jericho and Show walk out carrying both sets of tag titles, strutting their way to the ring.

    Chris Jericho:
    Sick of us yet? Being tag team champions brings a heavy toll these days. We have teams from every show gunning for us. When your the UNIFIED tag team champion - you have a target on your back. You have to be willing to bring it every night. So William Regal, your two big oafs have ran off every time me and Show here have been in the ring with them.

    *REGALITY*

    William Regal and the Kings Court make their way to the stage, notably where they stay, Regal already with a microphone in his hand.

    William Regal:
    Now listen up sunshine, we're not idiots. Every time you've tried to catch us from behind when we're focused elsewhere - we pick our fights more carefully.

    Chris Jericho:
    Oh like when you outnumber people?

    William Regal:
    did you forget about two weeks ago when I pinned that bloody git Christian right in the middle of that ring? You see Master Jericho, when we are ready for you we don't run or hide. And we WILL be ready this Sunday, as all of us will be going home with gold.

    Chris Jericho:
    Why don't you back up those words "sunshine"? Why don't one of your two big baffoons step into this ring with the baddest man in the business, the monster of a man The Big Show.

    William Regal:
    Very clever dear boy, I would avoid stepping into the ring with them as well. Now, I actually like the idea of a warm up match for Sunday, so you've got yourself a match. Tonight, the Big Show will feel the wrath of Vladimir. Kozlov!

    Kozlov steps forward and we see both men flexing their muscles, trying to look intimidating as we cut to a clip "earlier today"
    __________________

    We're at WWE Headquarters in Connecticut. We see The Miz walking up to a desk holding a ton of paperwork in his hands.

    The Miz:
    Hello, I have a meeting with Linda McMahon about the reinstatement of a title belt.

    Secretary:
    Umm, I'm sorry sir she's out to lunch, I don't have a meeting for her until 3. Are you Theodore?

    The Miz:
    I'm sorry? Am I WHO? You don't know who I am?

    Secretary:
    No sir, it's just the only meeting she has scheduled today is with a Theodore Long.

    "What are you doing here?"

    That voice is recognizable instantly, as Miz turns around to see Stephanie McMahon!

    The Miz:
    Ah Stephanie! Just the person I was hoping to see! I have something to run by you.

    The Miz and Stephanie McMahon walk off down a hallway as the camera cuts to commercial.

    …
    …
    *COMMERCIAL BREAK*
    …
    …



    We return from break with Tyler Reks in the ring as Goldust starts to make his way down the ramp. The commentary recaps what we just saw, saying that Big Show and Kozlov will be the main event tonight, before questioning The Miz intentions in Stamford.

    Goldust gets into the ring as Striker lets us know the winner of this match will be entered into the fatal four way on the final ECW, with the winner choosing which brand he goes to in the draft.

    Match 1| Goldust vs Tyler Reks

    Standard back and forth short match, with Goldust countering the Burning Hammer into a Curtain Call for the 1.2.3! Winner: Goldust @ 4:21

    Goldust celebrates the victory as we see a downtrodden Tyler Reks upset at being defeated by the veteran.
    _________________
    We then see a car arriving to the building, and out of the back seat steps… Christian!! The ECW champion is in the building, and he's in action tonight!

    We then cut to GM Tiffany's office as Sheamus is with her

    Sheamus:
    Aye Tiffany, why no match tonight? I know I already qualified for that fatal four way, but I need something to stay busy. Or I can get a little… restless. What do you say you let me and Benjamin go at it again? I didn't like how he put me through a table.

    Tiffany:
    Well Sheamus, not everybody is going to get a match every week. But hopefully this week off is good for your health, because next week - you and Shelton Benjamin will go one on one under Extreme Rules, and if Benjamin wins he's added to the "Players Choice" match at ECW: Last Stand.

    Sheamus:
    Oi, thank you. Time to teach him a lesson.

    Sheamus turns to leave before realizing Shelton Benjamin was in the doorway! Sheamus pumps his chest up to let him know he's not backing down.

    Shelton Benjamin:
    I'll put you through two tables next week.

    Shelton laughs as he backs out of the office and Sheamus starts turning red.
    _________________________

    *J-Pop Drop*

    Yoshi Tatsu makes his way out to the ring, giving high fives to the people in the front row, getting everyone pumped up as commentary tells us he'll be taking on Paul Burchill - next!!

    …
    …
    *COMMERCIAL BREAK*
    …
    …


    Match 2| Yoshi Tatsu vs Paul Burchill

    We join the match in progress with Burchill in control, but Tatsu quickly mounts a comeback and hits the flying knees for the win!

    Winner: Yoshi Tatsu @ 5:18


    *Raw Rewind: We see highlights of the main event 6 man tag match last night, with Cody Rhodes and Shawn Michaels fighting into the stands and concession area, while Triple H and Ted Dibiase ended in the parking lot with HHH being thrown through a car window. Then we end with John Cena connecting with an Attitude Adjustment to pin the WWE champion in the middle of the ring*



    Our commentary team then run down the lineup for Sunday's Breaking Point PPV.

    *Radio*

    Zack Ryder makes his way down to the ring to massive boos, and a couple ECW chants. With the hardcore ECW fans not too happy with how Ryder has spoke about the good ol days.

    Zack Ryder:
    Four more weeks. Four more weeks is all I have to get through of this God forsaken brand. I've talked to Tiffany, trying to get a chance to get into the "Players Choice" match, but she said no. I think it's because I'm such a hot commodity they need me to be in the draft.

    The fans boo to let Ryder know he's not going to be high in the draft.

    Zack Ryder:
    And also, it doesn't matter which brand I go too. Raw or SmackDown is where legends are made. ECW is where legends go to die. ECW is -

    GORE!!!!!!

    What???? Rhyno is here!!! And he just tore through Zack Ryder!! Rhyno beats his chest and raises his arms -before grabbing a microphone. He states that he's "been watching Zack Ryder running his mouth about ECW and he's sick of it, so when Tiffany messaged him asking to teach Ryder a lesson, he got the first flight out to Rockford, Illinois. He's back and-"

    when he is hit in the back of the head by a briefcase?? It's the Miz!!! What is going on?! The Miz beats down Rhyno with his briefcase, hitting him in the face, before blasting him in the ribs. Skull crushing finale onto the briefcase!!!

    Rhyno is out cold!! The Miz opens the briefcase, pulls out some paperwork and grabs Rhynos arm, using it to forge a signature on…. something?! The Miz drops Rhyno's arm and rolls out of the ring, carrying up all his paperwork, rushing out of dodge. Commentary keeps asking what is The Miz doing??

    …
    …
    *COMMERCIAL BREAK*
    …
    …

    We see a replay of what just happened with Rhyno returning to attack Zack Ryder, only to be interrupted by The Miz, who forced him to sign some paperwork. We see a clip of during the break with Rhyno walking through the back looking for Miz when he finds Tiffany.

    The GM asks Rhyno what he's doing here, and why he said that she had invited him to return. Because while she admires Rhyno - she never made that call. Then she pauses for a minute before saying.. "you know what, Miz took my phone last week when he was in my office. I bet he sent the message. I will deal with him."

    Rhyno is still seething, and pushes past the GM, going to look for The Miz himself.

    _______________________

    *Just Close Your Eyes*

    The ECW champion makes his way out to the ring, dressed ready to compete. Commentary puts over his upcoming match on Sunday with William regal. He gets into the ring when…

    *Regality*

    Wili Regal comes out, but he's dressed in a suit, not ready to compete, as Ezekiel Jackson steps out of the curtain behind him. It seems as if Christian is going to take on William Regal's bodyguard Ezekiel Jackson!

    Match 3| Christian vs Ezekiel Jackson

    Jackson uses his strength to wear down Christian, but Christian mounts a comeback and as he looks to be setting up Jackson for the Killswitch - Regal and Kozlov slide into the ring, causing the ECW champion to change his focus and fight off Regal and Kozlov. The referee calls for the bell as Big Show and Chris Jericho run down to make the save!

    Winner: No Contest @ 6:11


    Regal, Kozlov and Jackson slide back out of the ring as Jericho and Show help Christian to his feet. General Manager Tiffany comes out with a microphone letting us know the main event is going to happen right now, and asks for Kozlov to step into the ring and orders Christian and Jericho to the outside.

    Match 4| Vladimir Kozlov vs Big Show

    Vladimir Kozlov and Big Show stand face to face, with both men not wanting to be out-intimidated. Kozlov strikes first with a big chop to the chest of Show, before inviting Show to chop him! And he does!! Both men trade chops two more times before Big Show hits Kozlov with a big kick to the gut, Show slowly steps backwards, hitting the ropes to gain speed - right into a battering ram headbutt!!! Show doubles over, dropping to one knee as he holds his stomach, when Kozlov hits him with a big boot to the face knocking him backwards onto the canvas!

    Kozlov roars to the crowd as Regal gives him a polite clap at ringside. Jackson shows little emotion, glaring across the ring to where Jericho and Christian are standing showing support to Big Show.

    As Big Show stands back to his feet, Kozlov hits him with a double axe handle, followed by a chop to the back of the head before Show grabs him by the throat! - But Kozlov elbows free, and grabs Big Show for a belly to belly suplex but Show plants his feet, he's not going anywhere. Kozlov tries to lift him but can't, and Show elbows free. Kozlov comes at Big Show but Show scoops him up,... Dropping him hard on his back! And now it's Big Shows chance to roar to the crowd as he smacks his chest.

    Big Show signals for the knockout punch, but William Regal stands on the apron distracting him - so Christian pulls him down! And they start brawling!! Ezekiel Jackson grabs Christian and whips him into the barricade before Jericho jumps on his back with a sleeper hold. Two straight matches have dissolved into chaos! The referee is trying to get everyone to head towards the back, kicking everyone out, but to no avail. They continue fighting at ringside, and nobody notices Vladimir Kozlov is back to his feet, slipping something on his hand. Big Show notices the big Russian is standing, and LEVELS HIM WITH A KNOCKOUT PUNCH - BUT KOZLOV DOESN'T BUDGE! KOZLOV SWINGS BACK, DECIMATING BIG SHOW WITH BRASS KNUCKLES!! The referee never saw it! Big Show crumples to the mat, as Kozlov makes the cover for the 1,2,3! For the third time this month, The Kings Court have stolen a victory!

    Winner: Vladimir Kozlov @ 5:51

    On the outside of the ring, Christian bounces Regals head off the announce table before undressing it. Jackson is dominating Jericho nearby, ramming him into the barricade back first before dropping him with a big spinebuster on the padded floor! Back near the announce table Christian sets Regal on the announce table and starts to climb with him when he's cut off by Vladimir Kozlov!! With Big Show still down, the numbers are in Regal's favor. Kozlov pulls Christian down, before whipping him into the steel steps! They put the boots to the ECW champion as Ezekiel Jackson now joins his partners, and the two behemoths pull Christian over to the announce table, setting him up for a double chokeslam- STOPPED BY JERICHO!! Jericho is raining rights and lefts on his opponents for this Sunday, stopping them from putting his long time friend through a table. But William Regal snuck behind and caught him with a low blow!!! Kozlov and Jackson each grab the throat of Jericho, lifting him up CHOKESLAM THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!!!! Chris Jericho saved Christian, and ended up going through the table himself!! Commentary mention all the wreckage here tonight, and wonder if the champions will be able to escape with their titles on Sunday or will they reach their breaking point?

    *End Show*


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    Re: WWE 09: Cheap Heat

    Bit of a double review here for Raw and ECW. Just going to focus in on some bigger things that caught my attention.

    So, the big takeaway from the opening promo on Raw was that you write John Cena really well. He came off as an actual babyface, cutting out the crappy jokes, and sticking to sounding like a determined good guy, whilst also keeping some of his rah-rah speech qualities, like talking about heroes being measured in heart. Thought those lines were executed really well, tbh. Still finding it hard to get into JBL in this face-like GM role, and I imagine it’ll take a while to really get used to it. That’s a big time main event for this show too – all the top faces together against the top heel faction. I like it!

    One thing I hate, is tacking on a stipulation to match because it’s a certain event. Breaking Point was a fine name for a PPV, but I hated that it HAD to have I Quit and Submission matches, so obviously, I’m not going to be a fan of Beth vs. Mickie randomly being a Submission match now. Mickie only won her title shot last week, and already we’re getting a gimmick match in a cold program. Just not something I’m a fan of, I’m afraid.

    Good run down for the Breaking Point card, btw. Quietly, you’ve built up to a pretty solid show with that line up. Half the matches being gimmick matches (Submission, Street Fight, Casket, Last Man Standing) is overkill though, generally, I’d say two matches like that would be enough for any PPV. But it’s a nice card.

    You’ve still got my curiosity with the Santino/Masters stuff. That’s been something unique to follow so far, and I’m still wondering if these two do end up as a full time team, with Santino embarrassing the Masterpiece here in their match. Could be one of those situations where Masters ends up giving Marella his respect. It’s been a fun mid card angle to follow, for sure.

    Closing match and angle for Raw was really good. Very strong way to head into Breaking Point, with Cena pinning Orton and Legacy leaving DX laying. I think a small detail like DiBiase ramming Trips head into the window and it cracking instead of breaking is excellent. It feels much more realistic for that to happen, rather than the thing shattering into a million pieces. Good job on that.

    Based on the Raw promo and the promo here, I’m starting to see JeriShow now as faces for the most part. It was important for Jericho to make mention of that situation on Raw, and how he and Show aren’t angels … so character wise, little has changed, but they’re feeling like faces. It comes across as a more genuine face turn – if that’s what the goal is at the minute.

    I still don’t know what to make of this TV title chatter from Miz. It’s an entertaining angle for sure – and this weeks ECW was all the better for his skit at WWE HQ and him luring Rhyno back under false pretences to get his signature (assumedly to sign away his right to the title?) I still don’t get why you’d bring back a defunct title for a brand that’s being phased out when there’s already a gazillion titles in the WWE (though I appreciate commentary pointing that out on Raw), but the journey to get there is a lot of fun at the moment.

    The back to back matches to close the show was something straight out of old school ECW with run ins resulting in the next match happening, so I loved seeing that. And, much like Raw, the end of the show did a great job in building up the PPV, leaving me wanting to see the outcome when these two matches happen at Breaking Point. Jericho ending up going through the table after initially making the save could be a good story to unfold if he starts questioning why he’d put himself in harms way for someone else. Could be an interesting path to follow, especially with Jericho still in between face and heel alignment. Solid stuff all round.

    Overall, I’m seeing improvements from show to show, which should be encouraging for you. There were a couple of inconsequential matches on ECW, but it’s a brand you’re phasing out, so I don’t see much to worry about there, and you’d be better served using these last few weeks to put a few guys over and have them ready to add something significant to Raw or Smackdown.

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    Re: WWE 09: Cheap Heat

    I'm a couple of shows behind with feedback so I'll leave general thoughts rather than segment-by-segment. The first thing that stands out to me is this already feels a lot more... coherent? That probably sounds rude, but the first couple of shows I was a bit confused in places by the intention of certain segments and characters, but it's already becoming way tighter and easier to follow, so that's awesome.

    I really like JBL as a GM, but him as a face is really weird... in a good way. It'd be the easiest thing in the world to have him be the usual authority bully, but you've not gone with that. Either he's a heel trying to pretend he's a babyface (which is awesome), or he really is a babyface trying to do the right thing. Either way, that's an interesting direction I wouldn't have called before.

    As I said before I really like this idea behind Miz and the TV Title, but what makes it for me is that you had Cole and king question why exactly he'd be doing this. Just adds that extra wrinkle of intrigue to point out that Miz is being weird. His segment on ECW with Steph was a lot of fun too, as was him getting the signature from Rhyno (who I enjoyed in his cameo on ECW too).

    I'm a big fan of pre-PPV run throughs, and yours was good. Did you do your own graphics? Cos if so, they're really good. There are too many stipulations on the card for my liking (I think you could have cut them down to just 1 or 2 in all honesty - trust your ability to book interesting matches and feuds without relying on gimmicks!), but it's actually a really interesting card. The build to DX/Legacy has been a lot of fun, more so than I thought it could be, and I've appreciated that you've reigned in some of the unrealistic aspects (like HHH jobbing clean) and yet still not diminished Legacy's ability to get over. That end of show beat down was huge fun, particularly the cracked window spot.

    The beatdown at the end of ECW was also really good. I still a bit weird about Jeri-Show being faces, but in terms of booking, you've done a really great job with that feud.

    So overall, this has taken your promising start and stepped up a level. Once you've got passed Breaking Point I look forward to see you really driving more of your own feuds and making this thread unmistakably "you". The potential is here, you're making good improvements, and I can tell in not too long this is gonna be a thread I come back to for every show. Plus great signature! Keep it up mate, I'll be reading.

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    Re: WWE 09: Cheap Heat

    First off I can't thank you guys enough Wolf and Keef, as I've said before it was your guys threads that got me to sign up and start my own. So for you guys to read and review my dumb ideas is pretty cool. And you guys touched on a lot of the same things so I wanted to explain myself on a few, as that was one of the things I loved when I started reading Keefs btb.

    On the episodes being more consistent: My goal is for episodes of raw and SmackDown to be more similar to the more recent ones going forward, at first I was just trying to get started and work my way into the thick of things. ECW will still be a more recapped show, while I love the third brand it's too hard to write that much for me. I'd much rather focus on two, which is why ECW is closing anyways.

    JBL as a face GM: This was just a random thought I had when I was thinking of who I could bring in to end the celebrity GM farce. After retiring at Mania I liked the idea of JBL returning somewhat of a new man, flanked by his old buddy Ron Simmons. Rekindling the friendship showing he's a new man. It's not a guarantee he'll stay a face, or even stay as GM but this was something random I thought of that I wanted to try and make work. I do have a few ideas for him that I'm excited about though. Also, the Monday night raw after Breaking Point will have a sit down with JBL that will hopefully help add depth to him

    On the number of gimmick matches: While I can admit I may have gone a little overboard, it does match the number of gimmick matches the WWE did in real life (i however wanted to make sure none of them were the same - no matter how badly I wanted to do a Singapore cane match I told myself it wasn't allowed)


    SmackDown should be up later today or tomorrow. Then I'll get a predictions template up and Breaking Point will be up next week.


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    (ooc: HUGE thank you to BattleTank for the graphics!!)



    SmackDown 9/11/2009
    Rockford, Illinois


    Before playing the SmackDown intro, a graphic pops up with the American flag that says "In remembrance of those lost on 9/11 eight years ago"

    *Smackdown Intro*

    There's no pyro, as the show opens straight to SmackDown General Manager Teddy Long standing in the ring with a microphone.

    Teddy Long:
    Ladies and Gentlemen, I have a few announcements to make. This week, I got called into Linda McMahon's office. Apparently some superstars have been hatin' on their general manager, because she told me I've had complaints coming from my roster about how I run things.

    The crowd cheer as Teddy Long just shakes his head, not happy with the fans reaction to his misfortune.


    Teddy Long:
    Now I've been given a chance to right this ship. The McMahon's are letting me continue as GM of Smackdown, on a few conditions. First, I'm going to make SmackDown more fair playa. Superstars will get more opportunities here on Friday nights, and that starts with one of the people that complained about me to my bosses. So, Matt Hardy… you will take on one of the men you said shouldn't have been in the Intercontinental title tournament, Finlay, live here tonight!

    Small pop for a match being made for tonight

    Teddy Long:
    But Matt Hardy, listen to me playa. If you, or anybody else in that locker room for that matter, have an issue with how I run things, you can come holla holla at me. Or else you won't be diggin the matches I put you in.

    Long glares into the camera, looking serious.

    Teddy Long:
    Another match I had to make, after what they did last week during the tag team turmoil match, Charlie Haas and Mike Knox will team up again to take on Cryme Tyme next Friday night on SmackDown!

    Small pop

    Teddy Long:
    But the number one thing Linda McMahon wanted me to take care of tonight playas, is to let you know about a special clause. Y'see, there is a special clause in the contract of our World Heavyweight Champion. CM Punk, before SummerSlam, signed a contract stating if he were to win the title that he would forego his rematch clause in exchange for a different one. And Mrs. McMahon didn't find it fair to the rest of the SmackDown roster to continue on without informing them. So CM Punk was able to manufacture a clause in his contract that states-

    *This Fire Burns*

    An initial pop for the music of the Heavyweight Champion, followed by heat when he steps out to the ramp.

    CM Punk:
    Woah woah woah, now hold on a minute Teddy. Do you really think you can go and just disclose information from a contract? You think that's the way to go about getting LESS superstars to complain about you?

    Teddy Long:
    Now Punk, this one was out of my hands. They didn't find it fair to the rest of the WWE to keep it a secret.

    Punk starts shaking his head and walking down the ramp

    CM Punk:
    Typical. Typical big business philosophy. Find a scapegoat, and make an example out of him. They want me to discuss the inner workings of my contract to create "parity" on SmackDown, while the Undertaker shows up after months of being gone only to be thrown into the title picture.

    Punk now rolls into the ring, standing up and towering over the GM, with the champion looking more and more intense.

    CM Punk:
    So; Vince, Linda, you guys want me to put my business out there. It comes out of MY mouth. But you're making a mistake, because I'll put your business out there as well. When I signed the contract for this world title match with Jeff Hardy, I had a clause drawn up that isn't like your standard champion clause. I won't get a rematch immediately awarded if I lose this belt, but until then I will only have to defend my title against superstars ONE TIME. Once I beat a superstar, they will be ineligible for another shot while I'm still champion. That means Jeff Hardy, out of title contention. After this Sunday, The Undertaker will be out of contention.

    Heat from the crowd

    CM Punk:
    That's right Taker. You get all this special treatment; title matches when you'd like, showing up whenever you'd like. But times have changed. You haven't been around since WrestleMania. When you don't show up, it gives others the chance to shine. And that's exactly what I've done. I was able to get a special clause in my contract because I am ACTUALLY worth it. I show up every week. I put in maximum effort. I don't get distracted by drugs or alcohol. I have taken over SmackDown. Taker, this is MY yard now. You've got your one shot on Sunday, better not blow it.

    Punk drops the microphone, glares at Teddy Long before adjusting his title on his shoulder, smacking the title and talking to Long off mic before exiting the ring and starting to walk up towards the back.

    Commentary discuss the news we just found out. Punk vs Undertaker this Sunday will be their only match for the title either way. Punk doesn't get a rematch if he loses, but if he wins The Undertaker won't be able to challenge for the title until Punk loses the belt.

    …
    …
    *COMMERCIAL BREAK*
    …
    …

    We come back from commercial with Jimmy Wang Yang already in the ring, accompanied by his friend Slam Master J.

    *New Foundation*

    Tyson Kidd walks out ahead of DH Smith and Natalya, as they give a pep talk to Kids.

    Commentary mentions both these teams were unsuccessful in the tag team turmoil match, but have a chance to help establish the pecking order on SmackDown NEXT week when these two teams meet in a tag match, a match made by GM Teddy Long to give more wrestlers opportunities.

    Match 1| Tyson Kidd vs Jimmy Wang Yang

    The cruiserweights get the chance to open the show, and the fast paced back and forth affair gets the crowd pumping. Kidd has the upper hand throughout most of the match, keeping Yang at bay with suplexes, a swinging neckbreaker and a single leg Boston crab. But Yang continues to fight back, exploding with a hurricanrana out of nowhere. When Kidd gets up he runs right into a spinning heel kick from Yang. Yang climbs to the top rope, looking for a cross body but Kidd catches him with a dropkick, taking him out of midair!! Kidd slips to the apron, and as Wang Yang gets back to his feet, Kidd leaps off with a springboard Blockbuster!! 1.2.3!!

    Winner: Tyson Kidd at 5:14


    DH Smith and Natalya join Kidd in the ring as they celebrate the victory and JR reminds us that next week The Hart Dynasty will take on Jimmy Wang Yang and Slam Master J.
    ________________________
    We cut backstage to where Eve is standing by with The Guru of Greatness, John Morrison.

    Eve:
    Ladies and Gentlemen, with me at this time is one of the finalists in the intercontinental Title Tournament, John Morrison. John, tonight you team up with your girlfriend.. ex-girlfriend? Melina to take on Women's champion Michelle McCool and your opponent for Sunday, Dolph Ziggler. What are your thoughts on tonight's match?

    John Morrison:
    Well, first off Eve, me and Melina are dating again. Since I got drafted to SmackDown we started seeing each other more and it's just been like old times right away. So I'm really looking forward to this match, not just because I get to fight side by side with my girlfriend, but because I'll get some momentum against the man standing between me and the Intercontinental Championship. And then Melina will get a win over the Women's champion. And-

    But he's cut off, by the women's champion! Michelle McCool walks up, looks Morrison up and down before giving a slight laugh.

    Michelle McCool:
    What is this a soap opera? Nobody cares that you and Melina are in a failing relationship again. You had a chance to be with a winner for once. But, you'll always be the same John. You'll always be running around chasing Melina, and in the ring you'll always be just not good enough. That's why Dolph is going to beat you Sunday, and then we're going to party with all the gold.

    McCool tries to make the last line sound seductive, as she runs her fingers along her women's Championship, before turning and walking away, while Morrison just shakes his head before walking off a different direction.

    …
    …
    *Commercial break*
    …
    …

    We cut to back and we see CM Punk walking through the backstage area, looking for something or someone. He steps into a room labeled "male locker room" and we see R-Truth, Slam Master J and Jimmy Wang Yang all relaxing in the room. Punk gives a mutter of disgust, shakes his head no and walks back out. And as he's walking out he bumps into Chris Jericho!!

    Chris Jericho:

    Well look who it is. Mister high and mighty himself. You know Punk, I gotta say; it takes a very smart man to work out a clause like that in your contract. I didn't think you had it in you.

    Punk, oblivious to (or possibly ignoring) the insult, smirks at the praise for how he worked his contract.

    CM Punk:
    That's right Chris, not only am I one of the best talents INSIDE the ring, I am the SMARTEST talent in the WWE. I'm going to hold this belt for a long time. Because with my skills and my brain, the only way somebody will beat me is with luck. And luck is for losers.

    Chris Jericho:
    Yeah.. good luck with that.

    CM Punk:
    But there is a reason I was looking for you. As you know, tonight I'm in a tag match with Kane and The Undertaker-

    Chris Jericho:
    Oh no. No. Punk, I think you took everything I said here tonight the wrong way. Listen, I don't like you. I don't like the way you carry yourself. I don't want to team with you. And the way I see it we still have unfinished business from two weeks ago. So if you can somehow beat the Undertaker Sunday… I'm coming for that title next.

    CM Punk gets up in the face of Jericho before walking off. Grisham asks JR "he still doesn't have a partner? The match is tonight!"
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    *Insatiable*

    Layla comes out to a small pop from the crowd as she makes her way to the ring for some divas action.

    *Legs like that*

    Maria is out next, and she gets a much louder response from the fans. Commentary points out Maria is a fan favorite despite so few matches inside the ring.

    Match 2| Layla vs Maria

    Let's not kid ourselves, this isn't a classic. But with the SmackDown roster so thin due to injuries, matches like these get thrown together. Grisham says Teddy Long mentioned to him that Layla was one of the superstars looking for more opportunities, and she gets a routine win finishing off Maria with the Layout.
    Winner: Layla @ 2:44

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    *Commercial Break*
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    We come back from break to Jim Ross and Todd Grisham at the announce table, ready to hype up Breaking Point this Sunday!

    Jim Ross:
    Ladies and Gentlemen, this Sunday is Breaking Point, and it's shaping up to be a big night in the WWE. There will be SEVEN titles on the line.

    Todd Grisham:
    That's right JR, and one of those title matches is guaranteed to have a first time champion, as Dolph Ziggler takes on John Morrison for the Intercontinental Championship.

    Jim Ross:
    These two men earned the right to fight for the title after both men advanced to the last round of the tournament.

    Todd Grisham:
    These two men may bring the house down on Sunday as they battle for one of the most prestigious honour's in the WWE, being intercontinental Champion

    Jim Ross:
    And while one of those two SmackDown superstars WILL become the new champion, over on the extreme brand we could be crowning the last EVER ECW champion!


    Todd Grisham:
    That's right JR, with just under a month left on ECW, this will be the second to last ECW title match ever. Christian is the champion, William Regal is the challenger.

    Jim Ross:
    And what a momentum boost it would be to walk into the WWE draft as ECW champion, starting the week after Mind Games on October fifth.

    Todd Grisham:
    Well both those superstars WILL be drafted to either Raw or SmackDown, as will Regal's henchmen, who also have the opportunity of a lifetime Sunday as they have a shot at the tag team champions JR!



    Jim Ross:
    Quite frankly I think it's too early for them, but thanks to a well timed attack on Cryme Tyme by Charlie Haas and Mike Knox, Vladimir Kozlov and Ezekiel Jackson won a tag team turmoil match to become number one contenders.

    Todd Grisham:
    Chris Jericho and Big Show are tired of all the sneak attacks and interference by The Kings Court, having a change of heart over the last month, and they're really starting to get the fans behind them. Can they dispose of the two monsters this Sunday?



    Jim Ross:
    Speaking of monsters, the #1 contender for the women's title, Beth Phoenix has been on a warpath as she looks to regain the Divas Championship.

    Todd Grisham:
    Mickie James got a pin over her last week on Raw, but this Sunday their match will only end when one of the divas tap out!



    Jim Ross:
    Every title from Raw will be on the line on Sunday, as Kofi Kingston looks to retain his United States Championship against The All American American, Jack Swagger.

    Todd Grisham:
    This rivalry heated up quick as Kofi Kingston stepped in to help out his new friend MVP, and Kofi offered to put the title on the line against Swagger.



    Jim Ross:
    This one folks, will be an all out war. These two teams brawled all over the arena Monday night, and at Breaking Point anything goes as it's a tag team street fight!!

    Todd Grisham:
    Shawn Michaels and Triple H got the best of Legacy at Summerslam, but Legacy has the upper hand going into Sunday's match. It's old school vs new school in a down right brawl.





    Jim Ross:
    And Legacy's leader will be in a brawl himself, as Orton and Cena do battle one last time - and it's Last Man Standing!

    Todd Grisham:
    John Cena got the pinfall over Orton Monday night on Raw, but in two days he's going to have to make sure Randy Orton stays down for the 10 count. Who will walk out as WWE champion?



    Jim Ross:
    Last but not least, the SmackDown main event will pit our Straight Edge World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, against "The Deadman" The Undertaker.

    Todd Grisham:
    This match will be a casket match, and as we found out earlier tonight - this will be The Undertakers ONLY shot at the title while CM Punk is champion.

    Jim Ross:
    That's right Todd, Punk wants to be known as one of the top stars of the WWE, he'll have to prove it this Sunday against one of the best to ever do it. He's stepping into the Deadman's comfort zone at Breaking Point.

    Todd Grisham:
    That new clause in his contract won't mean much if he can't defeat The Undertaker. We also found out earlier today that Punk waived his rematch clause so if The Undertaker wins - Punk goes right to the back of the line! This will be the biggest test yet for the fastest rising superstar today. Make sure you order Breaking Point on pay per view Sunday night!

    Jim Ross:
    That's right folks you won't want to miss that! As a matter of fact, these two will meet tonight in tag team action! Undertaker teams up with his brother Kane, while CM Punk is still hoping to find a tag team partner.

    _________________________
    We cut to the back to see CM Punk again, still on the lookout for a tag partner for tonight. He is looking visibly frustrated as he rounds a corner and bumps into…
    Matt Hardy!!
    The pair have an intense staredown, with neither man saying anything. There's silence from them, but the audience noise is growing with anticipation. Finally, Punk speaks first

    CM Punk:
    Matt, it's good to have you back in action on SmackDown. It's been over a month!

    Hardy's facial expression doesn't change in the slightest. He still looks like he wants to tear Punk apart.

    Matt Hardy:
    What do you want Punk?

    CM Punk:
    Well, I had heard about how you wanted more matches on SmackDown. You wanted to make a statement, right?

    Matt Hardy:
    Yeah.

    CM Punk:
    I think we can work something out. How about tonight, you can get a spot in the main event. Teaming with me, to take on Kane and The Undertaker. Think about what a win over the brothers of destruction would do for your career!

    Matt Hardy:
    If teaming with you was the only way I could get a match on SmackDown, I'd retire. The only reason I'm not beating your face in right now is because I promised Linda McMahon I wouldn't cause mayhem when Teddy wouldn't book me. And in case you didn't hear earlier, I have a match tonight already. I'm going to go get ready for that.

    Matt Hardy goes to walk away, and Punk looks around, knowing there's very few options left for him. So he yells out

    CM Punk:
    What if I give you a title shot?

    And for the first time, we see Hardy's demeanor change. From stoic and serious to intrigued, yet skeptical. Matt comes back to face Punk.


    Matt Hardy:
    Now why would you do that? And why would I do that? That's an empty promise Punk. You won't even be the champion after this Sunday.

    CM Punk:
    I am a man of the people Matthew. I want to give opportunities to the people who have worked hard. The Undertaker did NOTHING to deserve this title. He hasn't been around since WrestleMania. His second match back and you think he's taking this title from me? I am at the peak of my game, I am going to run laps around The Undertaker. My question for you Matt; is why WOULDN'T you do it?

    Matt's head tilts to the side a little, curious.

    CM Punk:
    Why wouldn't you try to do something special with your career? Why wouldn't you want to step out of your brothers shadow? You're going to complain about not getting recognized in the WWE, and now I'm giving you a chance to go out and make them recognize you as Jeff Hardy's brother. But instead, you're just going to sit around whistleblowing. You went to Stamford Matt, you went to the board of directors, why don't you man up and do something to earn it in the ring? Help me with The Undertaker tonight and Sunday, and you earn a title shot.

    Matt Hardy:
    I'm not complaining about my brothers success. I'm not disappointed in how my career has gone. I went to the board because I am SICK of the disrespect I've been shown. But I'm going to go out there tonight and prove why I belong in the title conversation. And I'm going to do it on my own.

    Matt Hardy snarls and walks off as Punk looks frustrated, hoping to get Hardy to take the majority of the action against Brothers of Destruction tonight.

    Jim Ross:
    Punk doesn't have many friends here on SmackDown, and he's running out of time to find a partner.

    Todd Grisham:
    He just gave Matt Hardy the opportunity of a lifetime! What is Matt doing?

    Jim Ross:
    I think he knows Punk is trying to pull the wool over his eyes! Punk just doesn't want to face the Undertaker.

    Todd Grisham:
    Well no matter who he finds to team with him tonight, Punk WILL defend his World Heavyweight Championship against The Deadman this Sunday at Breaking Point!!

    …
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    *Commercial Break*
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    *Here To Show The World*

    Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring, and he's got a microphone in hand. Jawing at a few fans on his way down the ramp, Ziggler is looking confident. Dressed to compete with black trunks on and a silver sleeveless jacket, Ziggler runs his hands through his hair as he steps into the ring. Commentary says "it looks like we're about to hear from Dolph Ziggler ahead of this intergender tag team match"

    Dolph Ziggler:
    This Sunday, I will take what's mine. At Breaking Point I will start my reign on my way to becoming the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time. Now I still believe I shouldn't have even had to compete in this tournament, as I took out the former champion, I should have been awarded the belt. However I will enjoy beating the good looks off John Morrisons face this Sunday! I'm going to make everyone remember me. I am the Chosen One, Dolph Ziggler!

    *Not Enough For Me*

    And out comes the WWE Women's champion, and Dolph Ziggler's partner for the night, Michelle McCool. McCool holds her title up in the air as she makes her way down to the ring. She enters and joins Dolph, as they start talking strategy.

    *Ain't No Make Believe*

    This time, both superstars come out together as Melina joins John Morrison for the entrance. Commentary reminds us that John Morrison and Dolph Ziggler will be facing off for the Intercontinental title on Sunday, as well as making the announcement that Melina will take on Michelle McCool next Friday night on SmackDown in a title match!

    Match 3| Dolph Ziggler and Michelle McCool vs John Morrison and Melina

    Ziggler and Morrison start off the match with both men showing off their technical abilities, trading holds and transitions. Morrison ducks a clothesline attempt and on the rebound catches her with a calf kick. Dolph gets back up but walks into a flapjack from Morrison! Ziggler scurries to the corner and tags in Michelle McCool, forcing Morrison to tag in Melina. The ladies look to tie up, but McCool stops and pokes Melina in the eye! Then the champion grabs Melina's hair and snapmares her over, before locking in a headlock as we cut to commercial.
    …
    …
    *Commercial Break*
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    We come back from the break with Morrison and Ziggler back in the ring, with Ziggler on the offensive, landing blows in the corner. We see a replay of how we got here, as Melina fought back against McCool and made the tag, but as Morrison stepped into the ring Dolph was already on top of him, hitting him with a swinging neckbreaker as he stepped through the ropes.

    Dolph lifts his opponent up to the top turnbuckle, and climbs up as well, locking arms, SUPERPLEX!! Both men sell the effects of the superplex on their back, before Dolph rolls over and hooks the leg but Morrison kicks out at 2. Morrison gets up and back body drops Dolph before tagging in Melina. The referee forces Ziggler to tag in McCool as Melina is egging her on, inviting her to come in the ring. McCool runs at Melina but Melina catches her with a Lou thesz press!! Melina is unloading rights and lefts on the Women's champion! Melina gets up and let's out one of her high pitched screams. Melina ducks a clothesline attempt, bouncing off the ropes and responding with a headscissors face smash! Melina is on fire!!

    The #1 Contender to the women's title is looking to get a statement win over the champion, as she kicks McCool, setting her up in a reverse DDT position - SUNSET SPLIT!! Melina lands split-legged over McCool for the cover!
    1..
    2..
    No!! Melina gets lifted up off of Michelle McCool, and off of the ground as Dolph Ziggler yanked her up by her hair. John Morrison runs in and tackles Dolph as they roll to the outside exchanging fists. Melina looks on as she pumps up her boyfriend, before turning her attention back to Michelle McCool - who is laying in wait… FAITH BREAKER!! McCool hooks both legs!!
    1..
    2..
    3!!

    Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Michelle McCool @ 6:45


    Michelle McCool got one over on her #1 contender tonight! It looked like Melina had this one in hand until Dolph interfered, putting his hands on Morrison's girlfriend, which caused him to lose focus. McCool celebrates with Dolph as Morrison pulls Melina out of the ring and gives her assistance. Dolph Ziggler motions around his waist as McCool holds her belt up high as Morrison and Melina walk back up the ramp.

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    Eve is holding a microphone, standing by backstage with the team she's grown friendly with over the last few months: Cryme Tyme. Gone is the normal brash confidence we normally see from JTG and Shad, replaced by a stoic demeanor. Shad has a band aid on his forehead, while JTG's ribs are taped up; both superstars showing the effects of last week's assault.

    Eve:
    Shad.. JTG.. Last week you guys were on your way to becoming number one contenders for the tag team titles, lasting over 20 minutes and defeating 3 teams in the tag team turmoil match. But you guys were attacked by Charlie Haas and Mike Knox before the final team entered. We know you guys will face off with Haas and Knox next week. Do you have any thoughts on the match?

    Shad:
    Eve, last week we were *this* close to beating every tag team, and earning another shot at the tag team titles. But Haas and Knox had to go and ruin that for us… And for that, they have to face the consequences. Cryme Tyme isn't with the bullshit. Yo J we may need a new team name. I feel like we've been TOO good of citizens here. We haven't committed many crimes while we've been in WWE, but that's going to change when we get our hands on those boys next week.

    JTG:
    Ch'yeah! Yo! Michael! Charles! After what y'all did to us last week, we had to call off allllll our cousins from coming down here and bringin' the hood to ya. Next week, you better show up ready. We ain't wrestlin', we're fightin'. Ch'yeah!
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    JTG hands the microphone back to Eve, and him and Shad look to the camera, trying to appear imposing, hoping Knox and Haas are somewhere watching.

    …
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    *Commercial Break**
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    *Lambeg*

    Finlay makes his way to the ring, as JR tells us this match was made after Matt Hardy complained about being underutilized. Grisham also points out that Hardy made a point to say Finlay was last his prime and undeserving of a spot in the Intercontinental Title Tournament.

    *Live For The Moment*

    Matt Hardy makes his way out, playing to the fans but not quite receiving the warm reaction he's expecting. Hardy doesn't dwell on it though, making his way to the ring quickly, sliding into the ring and wasting no time, as he tackles Finlay and this match is on!

    Match 4|
    Finlay vs Matt Hardy

    Matt Hardy has a month's worth of pent up frustration and is unloading on the Irishman. Finlay, not one to shy away from a fight, survives the first flurry from Matt Hardy, but when Hardy won't stop coming at him the veteran takes a respite and rolls to the outside. Hardy follows suit, but Finlay is waiting for him and stuns him with a big uppercut. Finlay gets in two more forearms before Matt explodes, driving Finlay back first into the barricade! Then Matt grabs Finlay, snap suplex on the floor! Hardy helps Finlay back up, and drives him back again, this time into the steel post!! Finlay yells out in pain as you can see the hurt on the veterans face. Hardy rolls him back into the ring and follows him back in. Finlay uses the ropes to pull himself up, but Hardy isn't giving him any breathing room, as Hardy lays him out with an inverted headlock neckbreaker. Hardy makes the cover but Finlay kicks out at 2. Hardy whips Finlay into the corner, and follows in looking for a clothesline but Finlay elbows Matt! Hardy stumbles backwards, Finlay looks for a clothesline, ducked by Hardy- SIDE EFFECT!! Hardy stands up, arms out posing to the fans as he sets up the irishman. Finlay gets to his feet, Hardy spins him around - TWIST OF FATE!! 1..2..3!!

    Winner: Matt Hardy @ 7:19


    Matt Hardy gets his hand raised by the referee, as his first match on SmackDown in over a month is a success. Hardy outclassed the veteran Finlay. Commentary points out that Hardy has a new, more vicious, side to him as they ask what's next for the former ECW World Champion?

    _____________________________

    We cut to the back where Charlie Haas and Mike Knox are sitting in a dimly lit room somewhere in the building. The camera is pointing up at the tag team, with the lights positioned behind them causing a dark, ominous feel. Both Knox and Haas are looking more rugged than usual, Knox still with his unkempt beard, and Haas with some five o'clock shadow; both men wearing black trunks and a black tank top showing off their physique. On both mens trunks and tank tops there's a new logo, really making sure the audience notices the logo which consists of 4 Aces together.

    Charlie Haas:
    Last week, Cryme Tyme got the best of us. We're man enough to admit that. And you know what, we're man enough to admit that has become the norm around here. The names Charlie Haas and Mike Knox don't instill fear in people's minds. We've been seen as losers, punching bags, failures. That all will come to an end.

    Mike Knox:
    We want to run SmackDown, and we're tired of waiting. It starts with Cryme Tyme next week. And then we're coming for those tag team titles. We are Aces High, and if you call our bluff... we're going to make you fold.

    Charlie Haas:
    This is a message to Cryme Tyme, a message to the tag team champions, and a message to the ENTIRE WWE. We're ALL IN.

    Haas and Knox push the camera away and walk off, getting their point across. They're tired of being stepped on, and they're ready to make as many poker references as possible. I mean geeze how many was that? 4 of a kind? Anyways, commentary puts over the Newly-named "Aces High", who will take on Cryme Tyme next week.


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    *Commercial Break*
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    *FIRE*

    *Slow Chemical*

    And it's time for the main event! Out comes The Big Red Machine, Kane. All business, Kane makes his way to the ring as commentary puts over the reunion of Brothers of Destruction, as well as The Undertakers first match back on SmackDown since before WrestleMania!

    LIGHTS GO OUT!! Huge pop from the crowd!

    *GONG*

    *GONG*

    *REST IN PEACE*

    The arena remains entrenched in darkness, until a small purple light comes up near the top of the stage, as THE UNDERTAKER emerges. The Phenom pauses a moment at the top of the ramp, before starting his slow pace down to the ring.

    ~THWACK!!!~

    IT'S CM PUNK!! AND HE'S WIELDING A STEEL CHAIR!! MAJOR HEAT COMING IN FROM THE ILLINOIS CROWD.

    CM Punk hits Undertaker two more times with the steel chair as commentary mentions that Punk must not have found a partner, and he's using the chair as his equalizer.

    Kane immediately exits the ring, making his way up the ramp towards Punk, looking to save his partner. As he gets halfway up -

    *Land Of Five Rivers*

    IT'S THE GREAT KHALI!!! Khali is back!! The man Kane injured back at SummerSlam is here and he's looking for revenge! CM Punk found himself a partner! The man Kane injured at SummerSlam!!

    Khali comes out firing, exchanging rights and lefts with Kane, before running through Kane with a big clothesline! Kane gets back up and Khali whips him into the steel steps! Khali then picks Kane up and drops him right back down with a huge BRAIN CHOP!!

    CM Punk is loving it, smiling huge as he stands over The Undertaker…. WHO SITS UP!!

    Big pop from the crowd for the vintage Undertaker spot, but Punk looks to stay ahead of the curve and aims to take the challengers head off with the steel chair, but The Deadman shoves the chair away, standing up and booting Punk away. And Punk gets the hell out of Dodge!! Making his way down the ramp, Punk steps over Kane and the steel steps that were just knocked loose and walks towards the opposite side of the ring, as Khali turns his attention towards the Undertaker but gets an uppercut for his troubles! Khali swings at Taker, who ducks and responds with a big left hand, and then a right! The Undertaker grabs Khali by the head and slams it into the apron, before helping the behemoth roll inside the ring. Undertaker follows in and this match is officially underway! CM Punk's plan has crumbled!

    Match 5| The Undertaker and Kane vs CM Punk and The Great Khali

    Khali and Taker both get to their feet at the same time but it's all Deadman. Right hand after right hand, he backs Khali up to the corner where he continues unloading lefts and rights to the head, to the body, before running off the opposite ropes and taking Khali down with a leaping clothesline!!

    CM Punk is on the outside watching on incredulously. Punk isn't even bothering to stand on the apron as commentary states he wants no part of The Undertaker.

    And The Undertaker wastes no time, twisting the arm of the now standing Khali, backing up to the turnbuckle, OLD SCHOOL!! Undertaker brings his arm crashing down into Great Khali and the crowd goes nuts for what's coming next.. as Taker pulls on his glove, raising his hand in the air, as Khali gets to his feet, Taker grabs his throat!! Chokeslam!! NO!! CHOP BLOCK BY CM PUNK!! Taker can't get Khali off the ground as his knee buckles, and Khali picks him up! Double handed chokeslam!!

    BIG BOOT FROM KANE!!! Kane is back and he starts firing on Khali, and as Punk walks up to help his partner Kane uppercuts him right in the jaw! The referee is trying his hardest to restore order to the match but nobody will listen! Kane grabs Khali by the throat, and Khali grabs Kane by the throat!! Both men start to squeeze, but Punk jumps on Kane's back choking him!! And The Undertaker jumps on Khali's back, choking him!! Kane and Khali each let go as they fall to one knee. The Undertaker makes eye contact with Punk, before his eyes roll into the back of his head and his long tongue sticks out. Punk seems terrified at how The Undertaker is man handling the much larger Khali. Undertaker pushes Khali from a kneeling position to the ground, and GRABS CM PUNK BY HIS THROAT!! But before he can go for the chokeslam, Punk pushes away and rolls out of the ring. Making sure to avoid any punishment before Sunday, Punk makes his way, slowly backing up the ramp watching on as Undertaker stares at him, before turning his attention to Khali once more, and as Khali gets up, The Undertaker grabs him by the throat again!! CHOKESLAM!!! Taker makes the pin!! 1..2..3!!! The Brothers of Destruction are victorious!!

    Winners: The Undertaker and Kane @ 6:12


    Jim Ross:
    Well folks in the Undertakers first match since Wrestlemania it didn't look like he missed a beat! CM Punk won't be able to hide behind anybody this Sunday!

    Todd Grisham:
    Make sure you tune in this Sunday to WWE Breaking Point!! Somebody will reach theirs!

    The show ends with The Undertaker alone in the ring, staring down Punk who's at the top of the ramp, before Undertaker kneels and strikes his famous pose as the camera fades to black.



    *End Show*


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    I’ve been playing catch up with this thread and can finally say I’m all caught up. I really like what you’ve done thus far and Breaking Point should be a ton of fun because the card is stacked. Time to drop a few thoughts on SD.

    You’ve nailed the Teddy Long character down pretty well. And Punk, for that matter. Gonna be interesting to see who Punk lands as his tag team partner, which I’m guessing will be the big hook for this episode.

    John Morrison is back with Melina. This can only end in a bad way for him. I’ve learned to never get back with your ex-girlfriend the hard way I’m hoping that she ends up screwing him over because that’s the only way this story can go.

    Interesting dialogue between Punk and Jericho. I know both are entrenched in other programs but this small segment has me wondering if you’re planting the seeds for a storyline down the road. So Jericho is out, and Punk’s search continues.

    I like the Breaking Point hype. This PPV has a little bit of everything, will be excited to see it all unfold.

    Punk continues to strike out. This was another very well booked segment. Matt Hardy is doing is best to climb up the ladder and he doesn’t need to be involved with helping Punk. Having Punk keep getting rejected is a great decision, it really builds up him as the top prick heel on SD who no one really cares about. Another great segment here.

    Ziggler putting his hands on Melina only adds fuel to the fire. Melina taking the fall, as well. Now Morrison is more pissed off than ever, but I still have it in the back of my mind that Melina will be costing him his match at Breaking Point. Great hype for the PPV in this match.

    Matt Hardy winning was the right call. Finlay is a guy that can take a few losses and still be over-he’s the gatekeeper of sorts at this stage in his career. I like the little tidbit from commentary at the end that Hardy is more vicious and has a new attitude. Hopefully he gets a shot at a title down the road. Strong booking for Matt Hardy in both segments he appeared on this show.

    Aces High is a great name. This makeshift tag team now has a name and a cool catchphrase. Haas was always a stud, and Knox, for the shit he used to get from fans in ECW, I always found as an interesting character. They complement each other very nicely. Haas does all the hard work and Knox comes in to kick ass. Excited to see what’s in store for Aces High in the future. Also, I commend you for taking two directionless guys and putting them together. Making something out of nothing-that’s what BTB’s are all about.

    I was never a fan of The Great Khali but it makes sense that he would be Punk’s partner only because he has past beef with both ‘Taker and Kane. Also, whoever Punk’s partner was going to be was only in this match to eat the Brothers of Destruction’s offense and take the pinfall. Punk is your champ and couldn’t afford to lose before Breaking Point.

    Overall, this was a very solid show. Very fun read as well. You have a lot of talent and it shows just from your first few shows. This thing is only going to get better and better as you hit your groove. I am very excited for Breaking Point and think it will be a hell of a PPV. Best of luck writing it my friend! I’ll be pumped to read it.

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    Official Card for WWE Breaking Point:
    September 13, 2009 | Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Theme Song: 'Still Unbroken' by Lynyrd Skynyrd




    CM Punk vs The Undertaker



    Randy Orton vs John Cena



    Dolph Ziggler vs John Morrison



    Kofi Kingston vs Jack Swagger



    Jeri-Show vs Kings Court



    Mickie James vs Beth Phoenix



    DX vs Legacy



    Christian vs Regal




    Prediction Challenge:
    1.) Predict every winner (2 points each)
    2.) Predict the correct match order (2 points each)
    3.) What will be the longest match of the PPV? (2 points)
    4.) What will be the shortest match of the PPV? (2 points)
    5.) Predict who gets pinned/submits in BOTH tag team matches. (3 points each)
    6.) Any surprise (non-scheduled) appearances? (2 points each, Limit two guesses)





    I will PM the winner four names from the ECW roster, and the winner will get to decide where TWO of those names get drafted!!
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    7 CM Punk vs The Undertaker
    8 Randy Orton vs John Cena

    1 Dolph Ziggler vs John Morrison

    6 Kofi Kingston vs Jack Swagger

    2 Jeri-Show vs Kings Court

    3 Mickie James vs Beth Phoenix

    5 DX vs Legacy

    4 Christian vs Regal


    Prediction Challenge:
    1.) Predict every winner Done
    2.) Predict the correct match order Done
    3.) What will be the longest match of the PPV? Randy Orton vs John Cena
    4.) What will be the shortest match of the PPV? Jeri-show vs Kings Court
    5.) Predict who gets pinned/submits in BOTH tag team matches. Big Show and Ted Dibiase
    6.) Any surprise (non-scheduled) appearances? Matt Hardy


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    8. CM Punk vs The Undertaker
    Given the match type and no rematch stips, I'm gonna guess someone screws Taker without him eating a pinfall, setting up his next programme and giving Punk something to be smug about (and smug Punk is the best Punk)

    6. Randy Orton vs John Cena
    Could go either way really, but at this point a win for Orton would firmly cement him as the top guy on Raw, which he probably needs more than Cena does

    1. Dolph Ziggler vs John Morrison
    I love up and coming midcarders battling over the #2 belt, something just feels right about it. Again, could go either way, but Melina's involvement tells me she's gonna screw Morrison to join Dolph, establishing Dolph as a real person to watch while Morrison has to battle back for revenge

    4. Kofi Kingston vs Jack Swagger
    Swagger has felt like the more focused-on guy, and him winning here opens up the possibility of MVP getting a shot down the line as well

    7. Jeri-Show vs Kings Court
    I wouldn't be shocked to see some kind of Jeri-Show break up, but I'm gonna go the other way and say that a team as big as Big Show and Jericho won't job to a team that has Koslov in it

    2. Mickie James vs Beth Phoenix
    Beth has been dominant, so I'm going to predict she steamrollers through Mickie as announce herself as the monster to beat

    5. DX vs Legacy
    Legacy have gotten way too many wins and beatdowns over DX to win here as well. No way Trips and HBK are gonna take all of that without the W at the end.

    3. Christian vs Regal
    If ECW wasn't dying I'd be sure this was Regal's to lose and have him lord it over the brand, but with it finishing soon, I think Christian going in to this new era as the last ECW Champ gives him some great credibility

    Prediction Challenge:
    1.) Predict every winner (2 points each) DONE
    2.) Predict the correct match order (2 points each) DONE
    3.) What will be the longest match of the PPV? (2 points) ORTON/CENA
    4.) What will be the shortest match of the PPV? (2 points) JERISHOW/ROUNDTABLE
    5.) Predict who gets pinned/submits in BOTH tag team matches. (3 points each) DIBIASE AND KOSLOV
    6.) Any surprise (non-scheduled) appearances? (2 points each, Limit two guesses) MELINA (IF SHE COUNTS) TO SCREW DOLPH AND SOMEONE TO TAKE OUT UNDERTAKER IN THE MAIN EVENT. LET'S SAY KANE

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    8. CM Punk vs The Undertaker
    Based on the finish to Smackdown, and Taker standing tall there, coupled with the fact we’re getting the Casket Match stip already, I’m also going for CM PUNK to win. It’s all set up for the perfect Taker job too; no pinfalls, and should either see Punk get some form of back up (Gallows to show up by his side here SES style?) to help him win, or another monster shows up to take The Deadman out of the title picture. Either way, I don’t see Punk dropping the belt yet, and I feel there’s a potential feud with Matt coming up – depending on where you go with Hardy.

    6. Randy Orton vs John Cena
    This being positioned under the Punk/Taker match has me expecting something screwy to either protect Cena or to prolong the feud a little longer. I think Brett DiBiase shows up again in some manner like he did at SummerSlam, but I’m going to make a bold prediction of a DRAW in this one. But if Punk is winning the other match by nefarious means, I’d guess this has more finality than a draw. Still, I thought it, so I’ll predict it.

    1. Dolph Ziggler vs John Morrison
    100% the right call for the final. This feels like the absolute perfect opener too, and despite the potential of something happening involving Melina after Smackdown, I don’t think that’s happening here. Sure, in a few weeks or months down the line, you can do a turn like that, but for now, I’d just let these two open the show and steal it with an old fashioned title match without the ballyhoo. That said, I’ll pick the feel good win for JOHN MORRISON, with a title change maybe further down the line if you play off the Melina relationship.

    3. Kofi Kingston vs Jack Swagger
    Going with the title switch in this one, as you’ll have two ready made challengers for JACK SWAGGER right away; Kofi chasing a rematch and MVP due to his issues with Swagger too.

    7. Jeri-Show vs Kings Court
    Jericho and Big Show have been all over these shows so far. I think as tag champions, they are way too valuable right now, with the ability to add star power across all three brands. JERI-SHOW retain here, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see this one continue for longer.

    2. Mickie James vs Beth Phoenix
    BETH PHOENIX retains here. No doubt. Maybe Mickie passes out in a submission to save face/extend the program for a little longer.

    4. DX vs Legacy
    I think that Triple H job a few weeks ago should mean that the main eventers get their revenge here. Especially when it’s a street fight. I don’t see anyway DX lose this to Rhodes and DiBiase, unless there was a screw job to set up their next programs … but with Orton or Cena potentially needing new (not necessarily fresh) challengers coming out of this show, Trips and Shawn are best placed to fill that void.

    5. Christian vs Regal
    I love William Regal. I’d love to see you give him a world title run (if you view the ECW belt at this point as such) but if you’re wrapping up the ECW brand (and ergo, the title) then I think you’re better served letting CHRISTIAN be known as the final ECW Champion of all time, as he’ll be able to take that forward for a potential main event run on Raw or Smackdown in a few weeks.

    Prediction Challenge:
    1.) Predict every winner (2 points each)
    DONE.
    2.) Predict the correct match order (2 points each)
    DONE.
    3.) What will be the longest match of the PPV? (2 points)
    LAST MAN STANDING.
    4.) What will be the shortest match of the PPV? (2 points)
    KOFI/SWAGGER.
    5.) Predict who gets pinned/submits in BOTH tag team matches. (3 points each)
    DIBIASE AND KOZLOV.
    6.) Any surprise (non-scheduled) appearances? (2 points each, Limit two guesses)
    LUKE GALLOWS & BRETT DIBIASE.

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    8. CM Punk vs The Undertaker
    Punk seems like he’s got big things in store in this thread and with it being a gimmick match I definitely think someone’s screwing Taker.

    6. Randy Orton vs John Cena
    Feel like Orton has the better storyline options emerging as champ, and Cena’s one of those guys you can have be in a huge feud without the title.

    3. Dolph Ziggler vs John Morrison
    Melina to help Ziggler win, but by accident. You can definitely prolong the idea of Melina joining Dolph.


    1. Kofi Kingston vs Jack Swagger
    Swagger winning can make Kofi and MVP both chase the title for a bit.


    7.
    Jeri-Show vs Kings Court
    I very much enjoy the idea of Kings Court but Jeri-Show seems like the better pick to carry the titles.

    2. Mickie James vs Beth Phoenix
    Beth to win in an almost squash to establish her as the force to beat in the women’s division

    5. DX vs Legacy
    DX winning can set up Orton’s next program in either a triple threat or with one of them, plus Legacy has gotten way too many one ups on them.

    4. Christian vs Regal
    Hopefully you don’t do Christian dirty like WWE did in real life and let him be the final ever champ, and that can give him some momentum to whatever brand he ends up on.

    Prediction Challenge:
    1.) Predict every winner (2 points each) Done
    2.) Predict the correct match order (2 points each) Done
    3.) What will be the longest match of the PPV? (2 points) Orton/Cena
    4.) What will be the shortest match of the PPV? (2 points) Beth/Mickie
    5.) Predict who gets pinned/submits in BOTH tag team matches. (3 points each) Dibiase and Jackson
    6.) Any surprise (non-scheduled) appearances? (2 points each, Limit two guesses) Probably gonna be way, way wrong but Imma say Punk somehow manages to convince Hardy to attack Taker.

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    8-CM Punk vs. The Undertaker
    This is a true toss-up. On one hand CM Punk win makes great sense seeing that you don’t have to have him pin Undertaker. On the other hand, this is The Undertaker’s specialty match so in theory the odds are completely stacked against CM Punk. However, I don’t see a title change happening here because this feud has really just begun, so Punk wins after some screwy type of finish.

    7- Randy Orton vs. John Cena
    I could see a title change happening here. Cena is in his prime right now and one of the best booked characters in your BTB. Cena wins, Legacy ends up screwing Orton somehow, planting the seeds for their break-up.

    1-Dolph Ziggler vs. John Morrison
    The writing is on the wall for this one. Melina ends up screwing over Morrison, possibly to side with Ziggler. Either way, Melina costs Morrison the victory, playing into the storyline that you never get back with your ex-girlfriend.

    3-Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger
    Kofi is cool and all but Swagger had more potential at this time. You can get more longevity out of Swagger as US champ so I’m going with him.

    4-Jeri-Show vs. Kozlov/Jackson
    Jeri-Show retain here, but Kozlov/Jackson give them a run for their money. I’ve really liked the way you’ve booked Kozlov/Jackson, but I think they come up just short.

    5-Mickie James vs. Beth Phoenix
    I’m gonna go with Mickie James here.

    6-DX vs. Legacy
    DX has to go over here. I think Legacy give them a fight, but you’re almost at the point where you have to make a decision on what to do with HBK’s future, and I think that starts with this feud ending.

    2-Christian vs. William Regal
    I really like the way you’ve booked your ECW thus far, and both of these guys as well. I think Christian wins it.



    Prediction Challenge:
    1.) Predict every winner (2 points each) Done
    2.) Predict the correct match order (2 points each) Done
    3.) What will be the longest match of the PPV? (2 points) CM Punk vs. The Undertaker
    4.) What will be the shortest match of the PPV? (2 points) Women’s Match
    5.) Predict who gets pinned/submits in BOTH tag team matches. (3 points each) Kozlov & Dibiase
    6.) Any surprise (non-scheduled) appearances? (2 points each, Limit two guesses) Batista

    Good luck with this PPV man, I’m excited to read it!

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    Official Card for WWE Breaking Point:
    September 13, 2009 | Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Theme Song: 'Still Unbroken' by Lynyrd Skynyrd



    8- CM Punk vs The Undertaker
    This seems to be the most predictable outcome given the circumstances. Punk retains the world title in dirty fashion when someone helps him (though I think it's more likely whoever it is will do it more to take out The Deadman.)


    7- Randy Orton vs John Cena
    This could go either way but my gut is telling me Orton will retain. Plus, if DX go over then I expect we may see them as the next challengers to the title.


    1- Dolph Ziggler vs John Morrison
    Like the majority here, I'm predicting Melina to turn on Morrison and reveal a relationship with Ziggler.


    3- Kofi Kingston vs Jack Swagger
    Ugh, I don't want to see Swagger as United States Champion, but I have a feeling it's going to happen. A few new midcard champions to make up for two major titles not switching hands later.


    4- Jeri-Show vs Kings Court
    Jeri-Show have been all over the place in this thread so I hope that calms down a bit after this event, because at the moment they feel a little overexposed. Also, the random way they're faces on one show and heel on another has been strange. In any case I can't see Jackson and Kozlov as your tag champs.


    2- Mickie James vs Beth Phoenix
    Don't see Beth dropping the title here.



    6- DX vs Legacy
    Considering how dominant Legacy have been, I expect DX to get the win and move into WWE title contention.


    5- Christian vs Regal
    I see the value in Christian retaining and being the last ever ECW Champion, but for personal reasons I want to see Regal get that claim.



    Prediction Challenge:
    1.) Predict every winner (2 points each) Done.
    2.) Predict the correct match order (2 points each) Done.
    3.) What will be the longest match of the PPV? (2 points) DX Vs Legacy.
    4.) What will be the shortest match of the PPV? (2 points) Mickie Vs Beth.
    5.) Predict who gets pinned/submits in BOTH tag team matches. (3 points each) Big Show pins Kozlov, Triple H pins Ted DiBiase.
    6.) Any surprise (non-scheduled) appearances? (2 points each, Limit two guesses) Undertaker's attacker, but no idea who it might be. Don't think you'll go down the Kane route. Random guess...let's say SHEAMUS.

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    *WWE opening video*

    Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to WWE Breaking Point!

    The theme song for WWE Breaking Point, "Still Unbroken" by Lynyrd Skynyrd begins to play as we open to a video package.


    Broken bones, broken hearts
    Stripped down and torn apart

    Shots of John Cena and Randy Orton tearing each other apart at Summerslam

    A little bit of rust
    I'm still runnin'

    The Undertaker punching away CM Punk's steel chair

    Counting miles, counting tears
    Twist of roads, shifting gears

    Ted Dibiase Jr slamming Triple H into a car window

    Year after year
    It's all or nothing

    Christian hitting William Regal with the Killswitch at Summerslam

    But I'm not home
    I'm not lost

    Kozlov slamming the Big Show, Ezekiel Jackson slamming Jericho into the barricade at full speed

    Still holding on to what I got
    Ain't much left

    Mickie James clutching her Divas title as Beth Phoenix motions around her waist

    Though there's so much that's been stolen
    Guess I've lost everything I've had

    DX and Legacy fighting at Summerslam

    But I'm not dead, at least not yet
    Still alone, still alive, still unbroken

    Swagger Bomb to Kofi Kingston, Kofi and MVP fighting off Swagger and Kofi holding his title

    I'm still alone, still alive, I'm still unbroken

    Ziggler hitting ZigZag on R-Truth, Morrison with Starship pain on Finlay

    Never captured, never tamed
    Wild horses on the plains

    William Regal and The Kings Court standing tall

    You can call me lost, I call it freedom
    I feel a spirit in my soul
    It's something Lord I can't control
    I'm never giving up while I'm still breathing

    Kofi Kingston boom clap

    I'm not home
    I'm not lost

    Flashes of Dolph Ziggler, John Morrison and the IC Title

    Still holding on to what I got
    Ain't much left

    Sweet Chin Music to Cody Rhodes!

    Though there's so much that's been stolen
    Guess I've lost everything I've had

    RKO to Cena at Summerslam

    I'm not dead, at least not yet
    Still alone, still alive, still unbroken

    Pedigree to Dibiase Jr from Summerslam

    I'm still alone, still alive, I'm still unbroken

    CM Punk raising his title in the air

    I'm still unbroken

    The Undertaker posing to end SmackDown on Friday

    Still unbroken

    John Cena standing over Randy Orton on Raw this past Monday night.

    *Pyro*


    Michael Cole:
    Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome!! To… Breaking Point!! We are here in the Bell Center have an action packed night ahead of ourselves here in Montreal, Quebec, Canada!

    Jerry Lawler:
    That's right Cole! We have matches from all 3 brands, including a massive SEVEN title matches!

    Michael Cole:
    That's right King, and if you missed our pre-show, we almost had a title change hands as Michelle McCool successfully defended her Women's Championship against Melina. Which means we'll have had EIGHT title matches by the time tonight is over.

    Jerry Lawler:
    You know I wasn't going to miss that one, those are four - err I mean two of my favorites! The Divas Championship will also be decided tonight as Mickie James defends her title against Beth Phoenix in a submission match!

    Michael Cole:
    We also have Jack Swagger challenging Kofi Kingston for the United States Championship, and Randy Orton will defend his WWE title against John Cena in a last man standing match!! Our only match tonight that won't have a title on the line took an even more personal turn this past Monday, as Triple H and Shawn Michaels will take on Ted Dibiase Jr and Cody Rhodes in a tag team street fight.

    Jerry Lawler:
    I can't wait for that one Cole! You know Triple H will be looking for revente, and tonight anything goes! But now we are joined by our broadcast partners over on SmackDown, Jim Ross and Todd Grisham!

    Jim Ross:
    Thank you King, we have a big night scheduled tonight, as we'll see Dolph Ziggler and John Morrison challenge for the vacant Intercontinental title, and CM Punk defending his World Heavyweight Championship against the Phenom The Undertaker. That's going to be a slobberknocker for sure

    Todd Grisham:
    That's right JR, The Undertaker and CM Punk will fight in a casket match, and remember due to the clause in Punk's contract, if Undertaker loses he won't get to challenge for the title again while Punk is champion. I'd also like to take this time to welcome our. ECW broadcast partners, making their last appearance on pay per view for the third brand.

    Matt Striker:
    Thank you Todd, I'm Matt Striker here with Josh Matthews. And that's right, ECW is coming to an end in 3 short weeks, and tonight we will have Christian and William Regal squaring off for the ECW Championship, with the chance to be ECW's last champion.

    Josh Matthews:
    And that's not all Matt, ECW has a chance to bring the unified tag titles to Tuesday nights. The two monsters, Ezekiel Jackson and Vladimir Kozlov earned the right to face Chris Jericho and Big Show tonight, and after weeks of back and forth action they finally square off tonight!

    *Regality*


    Matt Striker:
    And ECW is kicking off the show tonight partner! Here comes William Regal, and you'll notice he's by himself tonight as the call came from ECW general manager Tiffany, tonight's match is going to decide the ECW champion with no interference. Kozlov and Jackson aren't allowed at ringside

    Todd Grisham:
    That's right Matt, and you have to believe Regal is going to stay focused so he doesn't suffer the same date as last month when he was pinned in 8 seconds.

    Regal enters the ring, making sure to disrobe before Christian enters, as that was his downfall at Summerslam. Regal folds his robe up and sets it in the corner.

    *Just close your eyes*


    And here comes the ECW Champion! Christian comes out, silver hoodie on, ECW Championship draped over his shoulder. He slaps the title before raising it up, playing to the fans.

    Christian enters the ring, flips his hood back and throws his arms up as he stands in the corner, the fans going crazy for Captain Charisma. He hands the ECW title belt to referee Jimmy Korderas, who walks it to the timekeeper. Christian looks back towards Regal - POWER OF THE PUNCH!! Regal hit Christian with the brass knuckles while the referee was distracted!! Regal is going for the quick win like Christian did at Summerslam!

    Match 1| Christian vs William Regal
    ECW Championship

    Regal goes for the immediate pin!
    1..
    2..
    No!!
    Christian kicks out just in time! No 8 second match this time, as Regal looks frustrated at the kick out, but comfortable to be in the driver's seat with Christian a little groggy. Commentary puts over the smart plan for payback from last month, and also notes that Regal still has the brass knuckles in his trunk unbeknownst to the referee.

    Regal helps Christian to his feet, hitting him with a big European uppercut, knocking Christian backwards into the ropes and Regal grabs him, traps his arms - overhead belly to belly!! Regal wastes no time digging a knee into the back of the ECW champion and cranking the neck back. Christian moves his body to a sitting up position, so Regal maneuvers into a headlock, hits Christian across the back, and then a double knee lift!! Before grabbing a headlock again, taking Christian over his hip and to the floor. Christian reaches for the ropes before pushing up to his knees, when Regal knees him in the chest, slowing any momentum. Regal pulls him in, Russian leg sweep!! The challenger pulls Christian to his hands and knees, dropping the knee on the back of his head.

    Christian grabs the back of his head, as commentary puts over the dominance from the challenger so far as Christian has got in zero offense. William Regal, the veteran, continues to wear down the ECW champion, with a front facelock, keeping him trapped face down on the canvas. Christian is trying to feel for the ropes with his feet but to no avail. He tries to push Regals arms but can't break free, so he builds momentum before spinning over onto his back, on top of Regal! 1..No!

    Regal kicks out immediately, but had to let go of the hold, and both men race to their feet but Christian gets there quicker, and knocks Regal back down with a dropkick! Regal bounces back up as Christian hits the ropes - forearm smash knocks the challenger off his feet again! Christian gets to the second rope, leaping off with a cross body, caught by Regal - powerslam!! Hooks the leg!
    1..
    2..No!

    Christian gets his shoulder up, and Regal is back to a headlock. Commentary notes how Regal is keeping the pace in his favor, slow and methodical as he works over the champions neck. Christian powers back up to his feet, still in the headlock he lifts Regal up with a back body drop!! Regal starts to get to his feet quickly so Christian spins him around, inverted backbreaker! Regal rolls under the ropes to the outside, holding his neck before trying to shake it off. Christian hits the second ropes by the turnbuckle WITH A PLANCHA OVER THE TOP ROPE!! Captain Charisma just took out William Regal!!

    Both men roll around showing the effects of the collision, before Christian gets to his feet, helping Regal roll back into the ring. He goes for the pin, commentary saying he's trying to end it quick after that brass knuckles shot earlier.
    1..
    No!
    Regal kicks out quickly, but doesn't rush to his feet this time. Christian helps him up, but Regal yanks him in, locking one arm - half Nelson suplex!! Christian's body lands folded up like an accordion!! And in an instant, the momentum swings back in favor of the challenger. Regal grabs Christian's arm, twisting him over and locks in the REGAL STRETCH!!! Right in the middle of the ring!!

    Christian has nowhere to go and he can't stretch his arms far enough to reach the bottom rope!! Regal screams at the champion "tap you bloody idiot!! Tap!!" The referee on cue asks Christian if he'd like to tap out, but Christian waves him off. Scratching, clawing, and slowly inching his way towards the rope; reaching desperately, but unable to move with Regals weight on top of him. Regal adjusts his wrists to make sure the hold is synched in tight. Christian's flailing arm starts to slow, and the look on his face isn't good. He makes one last ditch effort to lunge for the rope - AND GETS IT!!! Regal keeps the hold on until the referee counts to 4.

    Regal starts to get really frustrated as Jimmy Korderas tells him he will disqualify him if he doesn't stick to the rules. Regal gets in the face of the referee, causing him to back up. Regal turns his attention back towards Christian, drop toe hold! Regal lands hung up on the middle rope, and Christian starts choking him, before stepping on Regals back, pulling up on the top rope, choking Regal with the second rope, and now it's Christian that waits until the 4 count to relent. Regal stays hung up on the middle rope, and Christian springboards over the rope to ringside, AND SMACKS REGAL WITH AN UPPERCUT!!

    Christian takes a moment to recover on the outside. Really stretching his shoulder and feeling at his ribs. Christian goes to slide back in when Regal lunges forward, causing the champion to second guess himself. Not wanting to give Regal the chance to attack him, Christian waits a beat. Then looks at Regal and says "I keep my title by count out" shrugs, and leans back on the barricade.

    The referees count is at 6 now and Regal looks at Korderas, pleading with him to stop counting, but Korderas hits 8 and Regal drops down and rolls to the outside, when Christian rolls into the ring!! The game of cat and mouse takes a turn, as now Regal doesn't want to slide into the ring, every time he starts to creep towards the apron Christian takes a stomp forward. Regal steps back, but a count out doesn't do him any good!! He has to get back in and Christian knows it! The count is at 5 and Regal tries going up the steps but Christian is right there inviting him in, knowing getting through the ropes will slow him down so Regal backs up. The count hits 7 and Regal shrugs and goes to slide inside - BASEBALL SLIDE!!! Christian was toying with Regal! Christian ended up at ringside, as Regal slammed into the barricade. Christian rolls him into the ring, as Regal crawls towards the ropes quickly, pulling himself up. Regal looks for a big elbow as Christian grabs him, but the champion ducks under, pulls Regal backwards INVERTED DDT!! Christian hooks the leg!
    1..
    2…
    No!! Regal gets the shoulder up! Christian lifts him up, looking to whip him into the corner but Regal reverses and the champion hits the turnbuckle, Regal runs in, but Christian slides through the ropes to dodge him, PENDULUM KICK!!! Christian was ready!! Regal stumbles backwards, as Christian starts to climb to the top rope, DIVING CROSS BODY - BUT REGAL PULLS THE REFEREE IN HARMS WAY!!! CHRISTIAN JUST TOOK OUT JIMMY KORDERAS!!

    The veteran using the underhanded tactic at the perfect time, and he looks to capitalize! Regal pulls out the brass knuckles again, with Christian getting up, dazed and turning around to face his challenger, POWER OF THE PUNCH - DUCKED!! CHRISTIAN FLIPS REGAL AROUND, HOOKS THE ARMS - KILLSWITCH!!! Christian plants Regal, and before making the cover he shakes Jimmy Korderas to wake him, and Captain Charisma hooks both legs as the referee makes the count!
    1..
    2..
    3!!!

    Winner: Christian @ 11:33


    Christian gets up to his knees and starts with a smirk, but can't help breaking into a big smile as Korderas hands him his ECW Championship. Christian gets to the middle rope and poses with the championship.

    Matt Striker:
    Christian starting off Breaking Point with an exclamation point win tonight! Will he be the final ECW champion? We know he's defending the title in three weeks at ECW: Last Stand, we just don't know who his opponent is

    Josh Matthews:
    ECW's General Manager Tiffany signed off on an EXTREME battle royal, this Tuesday night on ECW. Every ECW superstar except Christian and Regal will be participating for the shot at Christian's title.

    Matt Striker:
    We'll be back later to call the tag team title match, but for right now we're going to give it over to our colleagues from Raw, Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler.

    Michael Cole:
    Thank you Matt, and what a way to kick off Breaking Point, with Christian successfully defending his title belt. We've got another championship on the line next, as Kofi Kingston defends against Jack Swagger.

    Jerry Lawler:
    Well Cole if he would've minded his own business he wouldn't have to be defending his title tonight!

    Michael Cole:
    Well, Kofi's a fighting champion, and if nobody else was going to step up to Swagger, he was going to do what's right. This match all started last month at Summerslam.

    And with that, a video package begins to roll. Starting with MVP's victory over Swagger at Summerslam, followed by Swagger attacking MVP with a steel chain before a number one contenders match the next night. The following week Swagger is explaining his actions; calling MVP a "thug" and referencing his "prison days" when Kofi comes out, defending MVP and humanity really - Swagger responds by attacking the United States Champion, leveling Kingston with a swagger bomb. Kingston bursting into JBL's office to demand a match with Swagger, offering a title shot. This past Monday, as Kofi faced off in a non title match against Mark Henry - Swagger interfered looking to get an advantage heading into tonight's match but MVP made his return to save Kofi from the attack, as the two new friends ran off the number one contender, holding their hands up high.

    *Swagger*

    Jack Swagger makes his way out to boos from the Canadian crowd. The All-American American bounds down the ramp shrugging his shoulders before leaping to the apron and climbing into the ring.

    Jerry Lawler:
    It's only right that the All-American American has a shot at the United States Championship. What a US champion Jack Swagger would make Cole!

    Michael Cole:
    Oh yeah, he'd make a great champion, attacking people from behind and making derogatory remarks. I hope Swagger gets put in his place tonight!

    *SOS*


    And out comes the United States Champion, Kofi Kingston!! And he's accompanied by Montel Vontavious Porter! MVP is out here to make sure Swagger doesn't try anything shady. Kingston put his title on the line to gain some revenge for MVP, so he's repaying the favor by joining him for the title match!

    Michael Cole:
    Kofi Kingston stood up to Jack Swagger after he attacked MVP three weeks ago. MVP courageously still participated in his match that night, but has been out of action since. Kingston is looking to right Swaggers wrong tonight.

    Jerry Lawler:
    He better hope he rights some wrongs tonight, otherwise he's going to be LEFT with no title!

    Kingston rolls into the ring holding up his US championship, stepping to the second rope of one turnbuckle and doing the boom clap as Swagger looks on unimpressed. Swagger and MVP share some words off mic as Kingston hands over his belt to the referee.

    Match 2| Kofi Kingston vs Jack Swagger
    United States Championship

    The bell rings and the two men immediately meet in the middle of the ring, looking to tie up - and Swagger INSTANTLY takes control, floating behind into a waistlock and taking Kofi to the ground, transitioning over Kofi's body, before DEADLIFTING Kofi, into a release gutwrench suplex!! The immense technical prowess and strength of Jack Swagger on display early, but it's going to take more than that to slow down the Energizer bunny that is Kofi Kingston.

    Kofi bounces to his feet as Swagger flexed to the crowd, Swagger turns around as Kofi catches him with a flying clothesline!! The champion is all fired up as this match starts back and forth, and fast paced. Swagger gets up and pulls Kofi in for a belly to belly - but Kofi elbows free. Swagger shakes the cobwebs loose but Kofi takes him down with a dropkick! Swagger again gets right to his feet before Kingston knocks him back down with a big double handed chop.

    Swagger this time rolls over to the corner to pick himself up, looking for a respite from Kingstons onslaught. And Kofi isn't letting up now! He leaps to the corner, grabbing Swagger - monkey flip!! Swagger crashes and continues rolling, landing on his feet in the opposite corner - where Kingston crashes into him with a huge forearm smash!! Swagger falls to the ground as Kofi takes in the loud cheers from the crowd and MVP hypes him up from the outside "There you go Playboy!!"

    Kofi notices he's in position for the boom drop, hits the ropes, Swagger is back to his feet!! And catches Kofi with a front chop block!!! Kofi grabs at his right leg and all his momentum comes to a halt! Swaggers jumps on the leg of Kofi - grabbing the foot before stomping on the leg once, twice, three times!! Swagger drops an elbow and wrenches the leg of Kingston. MVP sends words of encouragement from the outside to try and pump Kingston up, and Kofi does elbow free. But Swagger was ready! He grabs Kofi's foot - ANKLE LOCK!! NO!! Kofi rolls through, sending the Challenger to the corner as he gets back up, albeit somewhat gingerly. Swagger shoots on Kofi and easily lifts him up and takes him up over his head and back down onto the canvas!!

    Swagger drops down and of the ring, dragging Kingston by his leg over to the ring posts - slamming the leg of the champion into the steel!! And he does it again!! MVP walks over to stop Swagger but the referee tells Porter not to get involved either. Swagger slams the same right leg into the steel a THIRD time before finally relenting, letting go of the hurt leg and rolling back into the ring. But Swagger continues! He stomps at the leg of Kofi as Cole and Lawler put over the strategy of the technician, wearing down the high flying United States Champion, with Cole noting how difficult it will be to pull off the Trouble in Paradise with a bum leg.

    Swagger looks to lock in a single leg Boston crab but Kingston quickly grabs onto the rope causing the hold to be broken. But Swagger slides to the outside, grabbing Kofi by his dreads, and pulling him to the outside where he bounces off the ringside mat. MVP looks to have some words with Swagger, telling him to get back in the ring. The All-American American laughs at Porter before turning his attention back to the champion, who is using the apron to pull himself up. Swagger lifts him up - shinbreaker!! Swagger drops the injured leg of Kofi into his knee, before lifting him back up, shinbreaker again - this time on the barricade!! Kofi screams out in agony as he clutches his leg. Commentary mentions how Swagger seems hell bent on destroying the leg of Kingston.

    And he takes it a step further, locking in the ankle lock on the outside!!! Kofi has no ropes to break the hold this time, and MVP wants to break up the hold but doesn't want Swagger to pick up the victory. But Swagger knows he has to get Kofi back in the ring to win the title. So he relents the hold, just wanting to do as much damage to the leg as possible. Swagger rolls inside to break the count, and right back outside stomping all over Kofi's body before lifting him up, putting him in a sidewalk slam position - slamming him onto the apron. Swagger rolls into the ring, as Kofi pulls himself to his feet on the apron. Swagger grabs Kofi, trying to lift him up for a suplex into the ring but Kofi drops back down to the apron - shoulder to the stomach! Kofi steps through the ropes, placing his (uninjured) foot on the bottom rope inside the ring as a mini springboard into SOS!!!!

    The move didn't land as clean as normal but there's still a big pop from the fans at the athleticism on a bad leg. Commentary mentions how innovative Kofi is even when his advantage is taken away.

    Kofi doesn't have the chance to make the pin however, as Swagger rolls to the outside. He wants to halt all the momentum, regroup and attack Kofi when he's ready. "Smart move by Swagger here Cole! His amateur Wrestling is top notch, but he's learning the ropes of the WWE now, the rest of the roster better be on high alert!"

    Kofi, even though he's hurting, refuses to let up. Grabbing the top rope and vaults over the top with a cross body!!! CAUGHT BY SWAGGER!! AND RAMMED INTO THE STEEL POST BACK FIRST!!

    Swagger rolls Kofi back into the ring, and again goes to work on that injured leg. Dropping the elbow and synching in a foot lock, wrenching the leg of Kofi. Kingston elbows free but can't get to his feet quick enough to make a difference as the challenger is right back on the attack. Lifting him up onto his shoulders, Swagger runs Kofi into the turnbuckle! But he's still holding on! He runs to the opposite turnbuckle and smashes him into that post as well!! He brings him to the middle of the ring for a powerslam but Kofi rolls out of it into a small package!!!
    1..
    2..
    No!! Swagger JUST kicks out in time, as the champion caught him off guard with the reversal. Commentary points out that's the first pin attempt of the match. As both men get up, Swagger is just a step quicker as Kofi still favors that right leg. Swagger runs in with a massive knee lift!! That rocks the champion as Swagger pulls him in - HUGE BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!! Now Swagger makes the pinfall!
    1..
    2..
    No! Kofi gets the shoulder up! Swagger pulls the champion to his feet, he pulls him in for a huge lariat - NO!! KOFI FLOATS THROUGH WITH A DDT!!! WHAT A REVERSE FROM KOFI!! Kofi rolls over for the pin - but Swagger rolls out of the ring again!! Swagger holds onto his head, selling the effects of the DDT. But again making the conscious decision to regroup on the outside, but not for long as he rolls back into the ring, whipping Kingston into the corner, and following in with a shoulder thrust to the stomach, and a second one!!! Swagger pulls Kofi away, and Swagger sits on the top turnbuckle, pulling Kofi in a gutwrench position. "He's not looking for a Swagger bomb off the top rope is he?!" He lifts Kingston up - REVERSED!! FRANKENSTEINER FROM THE CHAMPION!!!

    Kofi Kingston somehow counters a big move from the challenger AGAIN. Kofi uses the ropes to pull himself to his feet, really struggling to put any pressure on the bad leg. Swagger gets up and Kofi goes for a half hearted Trouble in Paradise - SWAGGER CATCHES THE FOOT - ANKLE LOCK!!!!

    KOFI IS TRAPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!! Swagger is trying to break Kofi's ankle!!! Kofi reaches in every direction trying to flail his way into any of the ropes to break the hold. Kofi refuses to tap when the referee asks him - but he may have no choice!! He scratches and claws his way towards the bottom rope, with MVP cheering him on. He's almost there, just a fingertip away - when Swagger pulls him back, and drops down, grapevines the leg!! Now Kofi's going to have to pull Swaggers dead weight to the ropes too!!

    Swagger yells at Kofi to tap, MVP yells at Kofi to break free. Kofi slowly pulls his way towards the ropes, inching towards MVP who's urging him on. He reaches out…. AND GETS THE ROPE!!! BUT SWAGGER REFUSES TO LET GO!! The referee begins the 5 count, but before he gets to 5 he yells at Swagger that he will disqualify him, and he finally gets him to let go.

    But while the referee was stopping Swagger; MVP hands Kofi something, unbeknownst to the challenger and the ref. MVP then gets the referees attention asking why he didn't just make the count and disqualify Swagger.

    Swagger stomps over, pulling Kofi into a gutwrench position, lifts him for a Swagger bomb - BUT GETS BLASTED IN THE FACE BY A STEEL CHAIN!!! The referee Swagger falls backwards and looks to roll out of the ring again - BUT MVP STEPS IN THE WAY SO HE CAN'T ROLL OUT AGAIN!! MVP acts as if he has no idea what he's doing, whistling and relaxing at ringside with his back to Swagger, blocking the challenger from trying to avoid the pinfall again!

    Kofi crawls over, heavily favoring his right leg, and rolls Swagger back towards the middle of the ring, away from the bottom rope - and makes the cover!
    1..
    2..
    No!!
    Swagger gets the shoulder up!! Kofi and MVP can't believe it. Commentary asks how Kingston can put away the challenger, especially needing a leg for his finisher. Kofi starts to get to his feet, but needs to use the ropes to stay up as he can't walk on his right leg. He hops over to the corner, hopping up to a seated position on the turnbuckle. As Swagger starts to stir, still feeling the effects of that steel chain shot, he makes his way to his feet. Kofi stands on the middle rope, and leaps off - TROUBLE IN PARADISE OFF THE SECOND ROPE!!!!
    1..
    2..
    3!!!!

    Winner: Kofi Kingston @ 16:03

    MVP slides into the ring to help his friend celebrate as Kofi holds his hands up in the air laying on Swaggers chest. Porter helps the United States champion to his feet, helping hold him up as Kofi can't walk on his right leg. MVP hands the title belt over to Kingston as they play to the crowd celebrating.

    Michael Cole:
    What a tremendous effort from that man Kofi Kingston. He retains the title on one leg!

    Jerry Lawler:
    Not by himself though Cole, MVP handed him that chain! The referee should restart the match!

    Michael Cole:
    Now swagger has been on the receiving end of that steel chain, MVP with a nice measure of revenge here tonight, helping his newfound friend along the way.

    We cut to Raw GM JBL's office where he's sat with his assistant Ron Simmons. They've got a monitor on and we see Kofi and MVP celebrating Kingstons victory.

    JBL:
    Ha ha! I love it! Those are the kinds of matches Raw puts on! Three more big ones tonight Ronny my boy!

    Ron Simmons:
    Two more title matches and a street fight, great work John. I can't wait for that last man standing match between Cena and Or-

    Just then the door opens and cuts off Simmons. Randy Orton saunters in along with Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase Jr.

    Randy Orton:
    Oh I bet you can't wait Ron. You and Bradshaw in here, just like the good ol days right? Doing what you guys did best; watching from the back. Tonight, Legacy is going to do what we do best. Leave. Our. Mark. First, Ted and Cody are going to take apart Triple H and Shawn Michaels. Then, poor John Cena has to step into my ring. Cena thinks he has the upper hand because he got lucky this past Monday? If Michaels hadn't hit me with a Sweet Chin Music - Cena never would have pinned me. But tonight, pins don't matter. Submissions don't matter. Count outs, DQs, none of it matters. I'm going to destroy John Cena, and continue my reign as the most dominant man in the WWE today. And there's nothing you can do about it.

    Randy Orton smirks, making sure JBL and Simmons know who runs the place. Rhodes and Dibiase nod in agreement with Orton before the trio leaves to prepare for their respective matches.

    We cut back to the commentary booth where Matt Striker and Josh Matthews are back on the call.

    Josh Matthews:
    Well ladies and gentlemen, it seems as if the WWE champion is ready for his match tonight. That's going to be a barn burner of an affair partner.

    Matt Striker:
    Yes it is Josh, but up next ECW has a chance to bring the tag team titles to Tuesday nights. Even though we've only got a few weeks left, it sure would be nice to see the extreme brand with the Unified Tag Titles.

    *Regality*


    Vladimir Kozlov and Ezekiel Jackson are the first team out, and following behind them - still in his gear from earlier tonight - is their leader William Regal. The three men look to be all business as they march to the ring before sliding in. Kozlov and Jackson stand with their hands behind their back, awaiting the champions. Regal has a talk with the referee before he is directed to ringside.

    *Break the Walls Down*

    And the champs come out to a big pop from the fans. Chris Jericho and Big Show walk down the ramp holding both tag titles. Jericho poses on the apron as Show steps over the top rope. They hand their belts to the referee as Show and Kozlov start off the match with their partners standing on the apron. Lillian Garcia announces this match is for the Unified Tag Team Championships and the bell rings signaling the start.

    Match 3| Jeri-Show vs. The Kings Court
    Unified Tag Team Titles

    Big Show and Kozlov circle each other in the ring, sizing each other up. Not many people can still look intimidating next to the Big Show, but the giant Russian isn't backing down. He even strikes first! Big right hand to Show, and they start to trade blows! Show with a right hand, Kozlov with a right hand! Show. Kozlov. Show. Kozlov. Both men are feeling no effects from the other, and Kozlov roars before both men come head to head. Vladimir headbutts Big Show!! That one causes Show to stumble backwards a little as Kozlov follows up with a major double chop to the chest, then a leg kick, before whipping Big Show into the turnbuckle. Kozlov follows in looking for a big splash, but runs right into the elbow of Big Show! Big Show with a back kick to the stomach of Kozlov, maneuvering his opponent to the corner, holding his head back and catching Kozlov with a huge palm slap!! Kozlov staggers towards the middle of the ring, as Show hits the ropes and follows up with a big clothesline taking Vladimir off his feet!!! The first time someone has been knocked off their feet in this match! Jericho applauds his partner, asking to be tagged in.

    Kozlov is getting back to his feet as Show makes the tag, and Big Show grabs Vladimir, holding his ribs open for a big kick from Jericho. Y2J starts pummeling on Kozlov, looking to speed up the pace a bit. Jericho hits the ropes and flies in with a big forearm smash, knocking Kozlov back into the ropes - where Ezekiel Jackson tags himself in! Jericho turns his attention to the shorter but just as intimidating Jackson - when Kozlov levels him with a shoulder block. Jackson doesn't let up as his partner exits the ring. Ezekiel lands a big splash with Jericho on the ground, hooking the leg.
    1..
    No!

    Jericho is right back up to his feet, firing rights and lefts to Jackson's ribs as Ezekiel holds his head down, before lifting his knee into the chest of the champion. Jackson whips Jericho across the ring and as he returns Ezekiel lifts him up with a big spinebuster!! Jackson flexes towards Big Show before going back to the legal man. Jackson locks in an abdominal stretch as Jericho stands up. He yanks the arm back, working the midsection. Then lifts Jericho up with ease into a pumphandle powerslam! Hooks the leg!
    1..
    2..
    No!

    Jericho kicks out, and reaches an arm out looking to tag in Big Show. Jackson just laughs as he easily lifts Jericho up to his feet, and lifts him into a bearhug. Jackson starts squeezing the life out of the champion. Jericho screams out in agony, and Jackson runs Y2J back first into the corner! Kozlov tags in, and they double whip Jericho into the ropes and catch him on the rebound with a double flapjack!! "Look at the height on that move!" bellows Striker on commentary. The two monstrous men are dominating the veteran Chris Jericho, and their looking really good as a team despite only having TWO tag matches together under their belt.

    Kozlov grabs the groggy Jericho by the throat, and lifts him up, dropping him on his knee for a sick backbreaker! Kozlov barks something in Russian at The Big Show, who is pleading for Jericho to fight back and get the tag. Kozlov slowly bounces off the ropes, but runs into a back elbow from Jericho! But Kozlov barely moves, and RUNS THROUGH JERICHO WITH A LARIAT. Kozlov drags Jericho up to his feet, and scoops him up, before setting his feet back on the ground - reverse DDT! Kozlov laughs, as William Regal looks on extremely pleased.

    Kozlov helps Jericho back to his feet in the corner, pummeling him with big body shots before tagging in Ezekiel Jackson. Jackson comes in and the Kings Court look for a double chokeslam, but Jericho fights free! He kicks Jackson away before starting to unload right hands on Kozlov. But Jackson catches his hand, and pulls him in for the BOOK OF EZEKIEL-NO!! Jericho counters again, landing behind Zeke, and forearm smashes him to the back of the head, Kozlov tags himself back in, and as Jericho looks to make the tag he's stopped by Kozlov and dragged across the ring by his leg, but Jericho is trying to kick free, so Kozlov drops a big elbow to the hamstring! Jericho uses the ropes to pull himself up, but is grabbed by Jackson from the apron! Jackson is holding Jericho for his partner, and Kozlov runs in for a big boot - DUCKED BY JERICHO! KOZLOV HITS HIS OWN PARTNER!!

    Jackson goes crashing to ringside, as Kozlov has his foot stuck on the top rope. Jericho jumps up to the middle rope and hits a springboard dropkick!! Kozlov falls to the ground and Jericho lunges for the tag - HES GOT IT! Big Show comes in as Kozlov gets back to his feet, HUGE CLOTHESLINE takes Vladimir down! Jackson is back up and trying to climb into the ring and Big Show hits him with a knee sending him back down!

    Kozlov is getting back up to his feet again, motioning for Big Show to bring it - and Big Show grabs his throat!!! Chokeslam!!! Big Show makes the cover!
    1..
    2..
    No!!

    William Regal put Kozlovs leg on the rope!! He acts like he doesn't know what Big Show is asking about, but he doesn't see Jericho on the apron!! Flying cross body!! Big Show focuses back on the task at hand, and Kozlov is up in the ring, looking for a clothesline - but Show ducks - KNOCKOUT PUNCH!! Kozlov stumbles backwards into the ropes and bounces back towards Big Show - BUT HE'S STAYING ON HIS FEET!!

    So Big Show cocks back again - ANOTHER KNOCKOUT PUNCH!! That one took him out! The Big Show makes the cover, the referee is coming to! And Ezekiel Jackson is too! He climbs into the ring but is cut off by Jericho with a codebreaker!!! The referee makes the count!
    1..
    2..
    3!!!

    Winners: Chris Jericho and Big Show @ 7:56

    Chris Jericho jumps on Big Show, celebrating their win. William Regal is shown on the outside with a snarl on his face. Ezekiel Jackson is helping him back up to his feet, Regal slams his hands on the ring apron. Showing his frustrations at coming up short twice tonight. Jericho and Big Show pose in the ring with their title belts, proving themselves to be a great tag team, defeating the two large henchmen.

    We cut to Jim Ross and Todd Grisham sat at the announce table, as we move to the SmackDown side of things.

    Jim Ross:
    Well congratulations to the Tag Team Champions, The Kings Court were in over their heads tonight. They shouldn't have even been in the number one contenders match!

    Todd Grisham:
    Regardless JR, the Tag Team Champions retained their titles, so they'll keep the target on their backs. But up next, we're guaranteed a new champion.

    Jim Ross:
    That's right folks, last month at Summerslam the Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio, was injured in his match against Dolph Ziggler, forcing him to relinquish the title. So SmackDown general manager Teddy Long put together a tournament to crown a new champion.

    And with that, we switch to a video highlighting the tournament, starting with Dolph's win over Kane, R-Truth catching Mike Knox off guard, Finlay getting the victory over Jimmy Wang Yang and Morrison hitting Starship Pain on Charlie Haas. Then we cut to the second round with Dolph pinning R-Truth after a zig-zag, Morrison getting the win over Finlay. And then we cut to this past Friday in an intergender tag match, with Morrison's team getting the win, but Dolph Ziggler standing tall to close the show after attacking Morrison from behind.

    *Here to show the World*


    Big heat for the man that injured the former Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio last month, as Ziggler saunters out onto the ramp with a slick grin.

    Lillian Garcia:
    Ladies and Gentlemen, the next match is scheduled for one fall - and it is for the Intercontinental Championship! Introducing first, weighing in at 218 pounds, Dolph Ziggler!

    The brash, confident Dolph Ziggler bounces down the ramp, smiling and jawing with some fans on his way down to the ring.

    Jim Ross:
    Todd I'll tell ya Dolph Ziggler looks overly confident tonight.

    Todd Grisham:
    That's cause he doesn't have to go against Rey Mysterio tonight!

    Jim Ross:
    Well John Morrison isn't a slouch Todd, and Zigglers about to find that out!

    *Ain't no Make Believe*

    And out steps the "Shaman of Sexy" John Morrison. Hair flowing in the wind as he poses in slow motion.

    Lillian Garcia:
    And his opponent, from Los Angeles, California. Weighing in at 215 pounds… John Morrison!!

    Morrison slides into the ring before posing one more time to the fans

    Todd Grisham:
    Two of the WWE's brightest young superstars about to go head to head!

    Jim Ross:
    One of these men will be crowned Intercontinental Champion for the first time tonight. We might be in for something special.

    Todd Grisham:
    Dolph Ziggler has been on a tear since his match at SummerSlam with Rey Mysterio, John Morrison has been one of the highlights every week since he's been drafted to SmackDown. It all comes to a head right here.

    Match 4| John Morrison vs Dolph Ziggler
    Intercontinental Championship

    The bell rings and the two men posture to each other. Dolph motions around his waist as if to say he's taking the belt, Morrison motions for Dolph to bring it. And the two lock up! But with neither man able to take advantage, Dolph steps on the foot of Morrison. Then brings him in for a headlock. Morrison backs up into the ropes and pushes Dolph across the ring. Ziggler bounces off the ropes, Morrison drops down, Dolph hits the opposite ropes and Morrison looks for the calf kick. - NOBODY HOME! Ziggler held onto the ropes and John Morrison caught nothing but canvas. Ziggler grabs the leg of his opponent, but Morrison kicks away, and rolls backwards springing up to his feet. Morrison looks for a clothesline but Ziggler ducks under. Dolph grabs Morrison with a firemans carry takeover, but Morrison flips onto his feet, and Morrison hits the ropes and comes back with a sliding running knee! Morrison makes the first cover of the match!
    1..
    2.No!

    Dolph kicks out rather easily, but Morrison stays right on top of his opponent. As Dolph gets to his feet he gets caught with a European uppercut causing him to stumble to the ropes. Morrison grabs the head of Ziggler - but gets flapjacked, and lands throat first on the top rope!! Morrison clutches at his neck on the ground. Ziggler lifts him back up to his feet, and whips him into the corner. Ziggler runs in for a body splash, but Morrison slips through the middle rope - PENDULUM KICK!! Morrison catches Dolph on the nose. Ziggler staggers backwards as Morrison waits on the apron, he leaps up- springboard cross body takes down Dolph!! Morrison is on top and has both legs hooked!!
    1..
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    No!
    Ziggler rolls through - landing on top of Morrison now!
    1..
    2..no!

    Morrison kicks out and both men race to their feet but Ziggler is up first and catches him with a jumping clothesline! Morrison hits the mat but bounces right back up into another jumping clothesline!! And Morrison gets back up again, not looking to let Dolph gain any momentum, and as Ziggler comes in for a third clothesline Morrison rolls underneath the outstretched arm, jumps to the middle rope, springboard flying chuck kick!!! Ziggler takes a NASTY kick to the face. Morrison sees Dolph is set up right in the middle of the ring, dancing corkscrew legdrop! Morrison hooks both legs!
    1..
    2..
    No!

    Dolph kicks out, and is immediately using the ropes to help himself to his feet but The Shaman of Sexy is waiting for him with a big uppercut. Morrison steps back to gain some steam, looking to clothesline Dolph over the top rope, but Dolph back body drops Morrison over the top - BUT MORRISON LANDS ON THE APRON! Dolph throws a right hand but it's blocked, and Morrison responds with a shoulder thrust to the stomach. Morrison leaps over the top, sunset flip! But Dolph rolls backwards, up to his feet and lands a picture perfect hesitation dropkick to the face of John Morrison!! Morrison grabs at his jaw as Dolph plays to the crowd a moment.

    Dolph helps Morrison to his feet, standing behind his opponent. Inverted scoop slam!! Morrison shows the pain on his face as he clutches his chest and drops from his knees to his back. Dolph steps up and drops an elbow, and another elbow drop, and the relentless elbow drops continue four more times before Dolph stops, points down at Morrison, leaps into the air with the heartstopper elbow drop!! Dolph slicks his hair back, taunting Morrison and playing to the crowd again, starting to build his confidence now after a back and forth early going.

    As Morrison starts to rise, Dolph locks in a sleeper hold. But Morrison slips right out, pushing Ziggler away and working his way to his feet. Ziggler runs at Morrison, who drops down - pulling the top rope down with him, and Dolph goes toppling over the top rope!! Ziggler is able to land on his feet but his momentum carries him into the announce table. Dolph is standing on wobbly legs, ans The Guru of Greatness doesn't waste a beat, as he hits the opposite ropes and leaps over the top rope - CORKSCREW PLANCHA!! John Morrison seemed like he rotated a million times on that move, and the fans absolutely love it. A small "Holy Shit" chant breaks out between a few groups in the crowd. Both men are down, licking their wounds. The referee doesn't bother making the 10 count, knowing there has to be a winner tonight. Morrison is up first, and he takes the fight to Dolph on the floor, stomping at him before dropping an elbow to the back. Morrison pulls Dolph up, but Ziggler yanks him down and Morrisons head bounces off the steel steps!! Ziggler stands up, walking up the steel steps as he grabs Morrison's head - TORNADO DDT ONTO THE FLOOR!!

    The crowd pop for the huge move, as both competitors are really putting it on the line tonight. Ziggler grabs Morrison by his hair, pulling him to his feet and rolling him into the ring. Ziggler makes the cover
    1..
    2..
    No!

    Morrison gets a shoulder up, and Ziggler looks frustrated but stays on the offense, pulling Morrison up and drops him with a sit out facebuster!! Ziggler hooks the leg again.
    1..
    2..
    No!

    Morrison kicks out again, but Ziggler knows he has the upper hand, so he wastes no time pulling Morrison to his feet and whips him into the corner. Dolph follows in with a body splash!! Morrison takes the impact and staggers forward, where Ziggler takes him down with a huge swinging neckbreaker!! Instead of looking for the pin this time, Ziggler locks in a sleeper hold. And Morrison can't slide his way out of it this time! Morrison tries to use his legs to pull himself closer to the rope, but Ziggler wraps his legs around the stomach of Morrison, restricting his flexibility and keeping him stuck in the middle of the ring. Morrison can't reach any of the ropes with his hand or his feet, commentary asks if he's going to tap or pass out. But Morrison pushes to his knees, holding Dolph on his back as he then slowly raises to his feet, showing off the strength, before running forward to the turnbuckle and dropping down to the middle rope, forcing Dolph to crash into the top turnbuckle!!

    Morrison sells the effect of the sleeper hold, taking exaggerated breaths as Dolph leans on the ropes holding his chest. Morrison walks over to Dolph, whipping him across the ring, and knocks him down with a calf kick! Dolph hits the canvas and gets back to his feet quickly, only for Morrison to catch him with a dropsault!! Dolph again takes the kick to the face, standing back up a little slower this time as he rubs his chin. Dolph turns around - Superkick from Morrison!! - NO!! Caught by Ziggler! Ziggler throws his foot away but Morrison uses his athleticism to stay where he is - HANDSTAND PELE KICK!! That kick connected HARD to the head of Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler hits the canvas and he's not racing to his feet this time. Morrison hooks the leg!
    1..
    2..
    No! Dolph kicks out at 2, but not as forcefully as earlier. Morrison takes a moment to decide what to do next, before stepping out onto the apron and making his way up the turnbuckle. Dolph is climbing to his feet so Morrison stands up tall on the top rope, but Dolph grabs the referee! AND PUSHES HIM INTO THE ROPES! CROTCHING MORRISON!! Referee Jack Doane berates Dolph and tells him he will disqualify him if he's not careful. Dolph pushes past him, meeting Morrison at the top rope, hooking the arms - SUPERPLEX!!! Dolph takes a second to shake off the effect of the impact, as he crawls over and makes the cover!
    1..
    2..
    No!

    Morrison gets his shoulder up, but Ziggler is back in control. He lifts Morrison up onto his shoulders in a firemans carry, dropping him down onto his knee with a gutbuster! Morrison gasps for air as he landed rough on that one, he grabs the bottom rope and pulls himself to the edge of the apron and Dolph wastes no time - BASEMENT DROPKICK SENDING MORRISON CRASHING TO THE OUTSIDE!! Dolph admires his work for a moment, looking at the downed Morrison who is rolling around in pain.

    Ziggler steps out onto the apron, and as Morrison works his way to his feet, Ziggler leaps off with a flying cross body!! Both men go crashing backwards but Dolph gets back up quickly. Commentary put over the pace of this match, stating how badly both of these superstars must want this title. Ziggler goes to grab Morrison but gets kicked away, The Friday Night Delight kips up to his feet, and starts to fight back against Dolph Ziggler, with a right hand followed by a left followed by a spin kick to the stomach. Morrison looks for a big lariat - but Dolph ducks, AND YANKS MORRISON BACKWARDS BY THE HAIR - INTO A ZIG ZAG!!! DOLPH JUST LAID OUT MORRISON AT RINGSIDE!!!

    Dolph takes a second to catch his breath, before helping Morrison up and rolls him into the ring, not content with winning by count out, Ziggler makes the cover!
    1..
    2..
    3-No!! Morrison got his foot on the rope at the last second!!! Dolph looks furious!! Now realizing he probably could have won by count out, Ziggler knows he can't make any more mistakes. He's looking to finish this one off, as he backs towards the corner as Morrison is pulling himself to his feet slowly. Morrison is still keeled over, as Ziggler runs in, jumping up and grabbing Morrison- FAMOUSER - NO!!! MORRISON COUNTERS BY BLOCKING THE IMPACT WITH A HANDSTAND!! MORRISON LANDS ON HIS FEET AS DOLPH LANDS ON HIS REAR END! AND MORRISON FOLLOWS IN WITH A MASSIVE RUNNING KNEE TO THE FACE!!!!

    The crowd go bananas at the counter by Morrison, as he looks to become the new champion!
    1..
    2..
    No!! Dolph just gets his shoulder up!!

    Morrison looks distraught as Dolph makes sure the match continues, really feeling the effects of the match as we near the 15 minute mark. Commentary mention that one of these men will have to dig deeper than they ever have to become Intercontinental Champion. Dolph is using the ropes to pull himself up, Morrison pulls Ziggler over and drops him down with a backbreaker!! Into a neckbreaker!!! Morrison gets up - STANDING SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! What a combination from The Friday Night Delight!! Morrison makes another cover!
    1..
    2..
    No! Dolph again gets his shoulder up, and Morrison looks to be running out of ideas. Morrison hesitates for a moment before looking to climb the turnbuckle once more. As Morrison climbs from the outside he has one foot on the top rope, one on the middle - and doesn't notice Dolph is back up - LEAPING DDT!! DOLPH JUST LEAPED TO THE TOP ROPE TO BRING MORRISON DOWN!! HO-LY SHIT HO-LY SHIT!

    Dolph has to take a moment before crawling over and hooking the leg of Morrison!

    1..
    2..
    3-NO!!! Morrison got his foot on the bottom rope!!! Dolph is irate!! He can't believe it!! He's arguing with the ref that it should have been three!! Now Dolph is the one scrambling to put this away. He gets up and stalks Morrison, waiting for him to get back up, as Dolph somewhat tunes the band, light stomps on the ground with his right foot… and as Morrison gets to his feet, he turns.. Superkick from Ziggler!! SUPERKICK FROM MORRISON AT THE SAME TIME!! OUT OF NOWHERE!! DOUBLE SUPERKICK!! The crowd is going nuts!! Both men are down in the middle of the ring!

    Neither man has the wherewithal to crawl into a cover! Commentary mentions that if either man could make a pin, it would likely be the end of this match right now! Ziggler is the first one to stir, as he starts to work his way up to a standing position. Morrison starts to work his way up too. Ziggler and Morrison are both groggy, staggering towards each other as Ziggler LEAPS UP- but gets pushed back off, kick to the stomach from Morrison, MOONLIGHT DRIVE!!! Morrison pulls Ziggler towards the corner, leaps to the top rope - STARSHIP PAIN!!! Morrison hooks the leg!!
    1..
    2..
    3!!!!

    Winner: John Morrison @ 18:34


    Massive pop for the new champion! Morrison rolls off of Ziggler, struggling to sit up as he clutches his ribs. The referee hands him his new Intercontinental Championship, and The Friday Night Delight John Morrison stares at it, joy on his face as he stands up and proudly displays the belt for all the fans to see. And the ovation is HUGE for Morrison after the hard fought win.

    Jim Ross:
    He's done it! By gawd he did it! John Morrison is the new Intercontinental Champion!!

    Todd Grisham:
    Credit to both of these men, what an incredible match. Both men pulled out all the stops.

    Jim Ross:
    An absolute slobber knocker. They went nearly twenty minutes, doing whatever they could to go home with gold.

    Todd Grisham:
    And it all came down to that Starship Pain. Nobody has yet to kick out from the exciting maneuver from Morrison.

    Jim Ross:
    And if he can keep connecting on that he'll stay the champion for a long time. The "Friday Night Delight" joins the long list of WWE alumni to hold the prestigious title.

    The camera cuts to backstage, where we see Shawn Michaels and a bandaged up Triple H walking, making their way towards the ring

    Jim Ross:
    There are two of the greatest of all time to hold the Intercontinental title, but lately they've had their hands full with Legacy.

    And with that, we see a video package highlighting the rivalry between DX and Legacy. Going back months to Legacy screwing Triple H out of the WWE title, Randy Orton punting Vince McMahon and Triple H bringing back his old friend to help even the odds. We see highlights from DC victory at Summerslam, as well as the lead up the past few weeks. With Cody Rhodes defeating Triple H, and the brawl to end last Monday's Raw. We end with Dibiase running Triple H headfirst into a rental car window.

    Michael Cole:
    Michael Cole and Jerry "The King" Lawler are back to call this match, and King, this one is going to be a knock-down, drag-out fight.

    Jerry Lawler:
    You've got that right Cole, these two teams hate each other! Legacy wanted the rematch after Summerslam, but a street fight with DX? Have they lost their mind??

    *ARE YOU READY*

    *BREAK IT DOWN*


    Shawn Michaels and Triple H make their way out to the ring, with the fans going crazy. Plenty of fans in the audience holding up their green glow sticks in an X formation. Both men are giving high fives as they walk down the ramp, with Shawn Michaels handing his glow sticks to a kid in the front row. When they get in the ring, Triple H asks for a microphone.

    Triple H:
    Montreal! Tonight, history will be made. And not the type of history that was made last time this guy (points at HBK with his thumb) was in Montreal.

    Nostalgia pop from the crowd

    Triple H:
    No, tonight DX gets to be in the first ever tag team street fight. We've conquered all the teams that have tried to break apart DX.

    Shawn Michaels:
    The nation of domination, the corporation, the spirit squad… And now the Silver Spoon Squad.

    Another small pop from the fans

    Triple H:
    That's right, we've beat them all. And Ted and Cody? They're no different. Sure, they may be one of the best teams in the WWE. They're great life partners- I mean tag partners.. They dominate the ratings, the real Will and Grace of the WWE.

    Shawn Michaels: Which one is which?

    Triple H smirks, but ignored the comment

    Triple H:
    So ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls - Are. You. Ready?! for the thousand in attendance, and the millions watching around the world. Lllllllllllllllets get ready to SUCK ITTTTTT!

    Massive pop

    Shawn Michaels:
    And if you're not down with that, we-

    "It's a New Day*


    Immense heat for the tag team of Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase Jr, LEGACY! Interrupting one of DX favorite moments of fans from around the world.

    But Legacy DOES get a small pop from a section of the crowd - because they walk out with a shopping cart full of weapons!! There's a trash can, canes, a steel chair, a stop sign and a bag that's tied shut.

    Ted Dibiase grabs the steel chair out while Cody pulls out a cane as Triple H and Shawn Michaels come meet them at the bottom of the ramp! Dibiase swings at Triple H but he ducks under and tackles Dibiase, but Michaels takes the Singapore cane right to the abdomen!! Cody smashes the cane across the back of HBK next, before helping out his partner and smacking Triple H with the cane too!! Cody drops the cane, grabbing Triple H and whips him right into the steel steps!! Dibiase gets back to his feet and cuts Michaels off with a kick to the stomach before running his head into the guard rail on the ramp! Cody Rhodes picks up the cane and looks to smack Triple H again but Hunter ducks as the cane smacks against the steel steps, splintering on impact. HHH rolls inside the ring, and as Cody rolls in behind him Triple H stomps him and jumps on him unloading rights and lefts as the referee finally rings the bell!!

    Match 5| Triple H and Shawn Michaels vs Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase Jr

    As Triple H is raining down punches on Cody Rhodes, and Michaels and Dibiase are trading punches on the outside of the ring, commentary mentions that there won't be much wrestling in this match, this is a straight up fight!

    Dibiase looks to whip HBK into the barricade - but Michaels reversed!! Dibiase crashed into the barricade! Michaels runs towards him but Dibiase sidesteps and tosses Michaels over the barricade info the fans!!!

    Back in the ring we see Triple H rebound off the ropes, and he reverses a back drop with a running knee smash!! Cody stumbles backwards and Triple H clotheslines him over the top rope!! Triple H climbs to the outside, grabbing Cody - BUT HE'S SMACKED IN THE FACE BY DIBIASE WIELDING A STEEL CHAIR!!! After Dibiase tossed Michaels, he came back to help his partner!

    Michaels is hopping back over the railing, WHEN DIBIASE SMASHES THE STEEL CHAIR OFF HIS HEAD NEXT!! Michaels goes down like a ton of bricks, as Legacy are the unlikely aggressors early on. Dibiase throws the dented chair down and grabs a trash can, tossing it into the ring, as Cody grabs the stop sign, smacking it across the back of Triple H as he goes to stand up. Ted and Cody rolls Michaels into the ring and follow in behind him. Ted positions the trash can wedged in the corner, and they both whip Michaels into the trash can - hitting it back first and his momentum carries him up to a sitting position on the top rope before tumbling back down.

    Not taking any time to let DX catch their breath, Rhodes sets the trash can on the ground in the middle of the ring and they lift Michaels up for a double suplex - NO! Triple H is back and broke it up, kicking Dibiase in the gut as Michaels slips off landing behind Cody, and BACK SUPLEXES CODY RIGHT ONTO THE TRASH CAN!! Cody writhes in agony as Triple H and Dibiase start to fight towards the outside. As Hunter tried to grab Junior, Dibiase pulls him in, slamming his head off the steel post!! Triple H is still on his feet but he's on wobbly legs as he tries to shake the cobwebs loose. Dibiase rips a camera out of a cameraman's hands, wrapping the long cord up around his hands - wrapping them around the neck of Triple H!!!! HE'S GOT THE MILLION DOLLAR DREAM LOCKED IN WITH A CAMERA CABLE!!!

    "That's way too far!!" Says Michael Cole on commentary. Triple H is trying to pry free, digging his fingers under the cord to give himself some room to breathe, but Dibiase won't let up. Screaming at Triple H to tap out (even though the finish must come in the ring). Ted pulls back, as Triple H is starting to turn purple - SWEET CHIN MUSIC!!!!! Shawn Michaels comes out of nowhere to save Triple H!!! Triple H thanks HBK, as he rubs at his neck trying to breathe normally again. But DX gets no respite, as Rhodes is back with another steel chair!! He cracks Michaels first, who slumps onto the steel steps, before Rhodes turns to Hunter and HHH eats a chair shot too!!

    Rhodes drops the chair, picking Michaels up as both men are standing on the steel steps, Cody positions HBK - CROSS RHODES ONTO THE STEEL STEPS!!!! Michaels is barely moving after that sick impact!! Rhodes walks over to the shopping cart that Legacy brought out, and he grabs the bag that's in there to a big pop from the crowd. As he's walking towards Triple H, Dibiase is starting to come back to after the Sweet Chin Music. Cody reaches in the bag and pulls out…. A silver spoon?? Shades of last Monday night when DX vandalized Legacy's rental car!! "What's he going to do with that?" Says Cole as Lawler responds "Well I know he's not eating dinner!"

    Rhodes tosses the bag to Dibiase, and Dibiase pulls out… HANDCUFFS!!

    Cody Rhodes walks over to Triple H, as does Dibiase. With Michaels still down, they have the numbers advantage. Cody Rhodes starts DIGGING THE SPOON INTO THE FOREHEAD OF TRIPLE H!!! "That is sick!!!" From Michael Cole, with equal disgust from Lawler. As Rhodes is grinding the spoon on Triple H, Dibiase locks one side of the handcuffs onto Hunters wrist. And with Triple H now BUSTED OPEN the Legacy teammates bring HHH over and lock the other handcuffs on the bottom rope!! Triple H is stuck with nowhere to go!! He may be able to roll into the ring but he's stuck to that bottom rope!!

    And Legacy start punching and kicking Triple H, beating him down as more blood is starting to flow out of the big cut on Hunters forehead. The camera gets a close up shot of the two second generation superstars trash talking Triple H. Before Dibiase crotch chops in Triple H's face. The camera is able to pick up Triple H yelling at them "You guys will never get the job done. You're overrated. Your father's are overrated!" And Hunter spits at them, Cody responds with "So is yours.. This ones for Vince" and Cody hits HHH right across the bloody forehead with the spoon one more time!! Hunter slumps across the apron.

    And the camera shows Shawn Michaels starting to stir, and there's a sick camera shot of Dibiase and Rhodes changing focus from the beaten down Triple H to his tag team partner.

    They pick Michaels up, smash his head off the announce table before rolling him into the ring. With Triple H out of the equation, they're able to focus on Shawn Michaels. HBK stands up in the ring, only to be taken down by a double clothesline! The double team moves don't stop there, as Legacy takes advantage of the numbers game. Double DDT to HBK ONTO THE STOP SIGN! Triple H is back up, and rolls into the ring, but can't go much further than that. As he yanks and pulls, there's no give. Rhodes and Dibiase laugh at his attempts, before Dibiase rolls to the outside, looking for something under the ring before pulling out A SLEDGEHAMMER!! A big pop from the crowd for Triple H's trusted weapon, however it's in Legacy's possession now. Dibiase swings it around in his hands, showing it off to Triple H who's sat in the corner, telling Dibiase not to do it. Dibiase and Rhodes taunt Triple H, chopping their crotches again.

    SWEET CHIN MUSIC TO DIBIASE!!!

    SWEET CHIN MUSIC TO RHODES!!!

    Michaels falls back to the ground as all 3 men are down and out. Triple H cheers him on, trying to wake Michaels up! And HBK's hand lifts up! He's starting to stir.. he rolls over, crawling on top of Ted Dibiase as commentary points out the veteran ring presence of Michaels, able to pin the man who's taken TWO sweet chin music's already. Michaels half-heartedly hooks the leg of Dibiase
    1..
    2..
    3-NO!! The referee gets pulled out of the ring!!! By Brett Dibiase!! Massive heat from Montreal as Michaels had this one won!

    Brett Dibiase crawls into the ring, stomping at HBK as he tries to climb his way back to his feet.. Michaels responds with a chop! And another! And one more! Woo! Sending Brett Dibiase stumbling backwards - SWEET CHIN MUSIC TO BRETT DIBIASE!!! Michaels gets his revenge!! But Triple H gets his attention, and Shawn turns around..

    INTO A SLEDGEHAMMER SHOT FROM CODY RHODES!! Cody just absolutely leveled Shawn Michaels, and Triple H couldn't do anything to stop it!!

    Cody turns around and catches Triple H with a shot to the ribs with the hammer too!! Rhodes covers HBK
    1..
    2..
    3!!

    Winners: Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase Jr @ 10:32

    Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase stand up and raise each others arms, pulling away from the referee as he went to award them the victory. Massive heat from the crowd as Michaels still hasn't gotten up from the sledgehammer shot to the head. We're shown a replay of the final moments, with Michaels seemingly having the match won, only to be thwarted by Brett Dibiase. We see HBK unload on Brett, before Triple H getting Shawn's attention can't stop the attack from Rhodes and the pin.

    Triple H is slowly starting to stir, as he's seething with hatred. Gritted teeth, blood pouring down his head, we can hear him say "you better run you sonuvabitch" as Cody and Ted mock him, before rolling out of the ring and back up the ramp. Celebrating their massive victory.

    Michael Cole:
    Well King, that was the most brutal side of Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase Jr we have ever seen. Dibiase tried to choke a man to death and Cody Rhodes tore flesh from Triple H with a spoon!!

    Jerry Lawler:
    Yeah Cole I think this entire arena is stunned at how this match ended. Despite the late interference, Legacy was in the driver's seat for the majority of this match.

    Michael Cole:
    And that is now two pay per views in a row that Brett Dibiase has helped Legacy to a victory! They ought to make him an honorary member after all he's done for them!

    Jerry Lawler:
    Maybe they will Cole, he knew he's not allowed to help Randy Orton tonight so he came out to help his brother get the victory! A real team player.

    Michael Cole:
    I can tell you one thing for certain, Triple H and Shawn Michaels won't let this go. D-Generation X will be looking for revenge

    With Legacy now backstage, we see the referee trying to unlock Triple H's handcuffs but the key isn't working. He calls for someone from the back to help get them undone. We see Shawn Michaels finally starting to get to his feet. Holding his head. As another referee comes down with bolt cutters, Shawn Michaels looks down at Triple H, and just shakes his head. Before rolling out of the ring and walking towards the back.
    "Shawn?"

    "Shawn!"

    Michael Cole:
    Shawn Michaels a little upset with his partner Triple H it seems.

    Jerry Lawler:
    He did take quite the beating at the hands of Legacy and Triple H was unable to help.

    Michael Cole:
    Well the show must go on King, we still have THREE more title matches tonight! The divas Championship is on the line next, but first our colleague Matt Striker is standing by with The World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk.

    We cut to the back with CM Punk, dressed for action standing next to Matt Striker, who's pulling double duty tonight.

    Matt Striker:
    Thank you Michael. Punk, the world learned about your special clause in your contract that states you -

    Punk grabs the microphone out of his hand

    CM Punk:
    That states I only have to defend my title against someone ONE time. This is my way of fighting back against the powers that be, this clause is to ensure people like The Undertaker can't just come in and waltz very slowly in the darkness all the way to a title shot. You have to earn it. The Undertaker never earned this title shot, and when I shut him in that casket, not only am I putting his shot at the title to rest, I'm putting him to rest.

    Punk tosses the microphone back to Striker and walks off to finish preparing for his match.

    Matt Striker:
    Punk, very confident in his match tonight. Back to you guys
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    Michael Cole: Big words from CM Punk, a huge opportunity for him tonight. That would be a hallmark win for his career.

    Jerry Lawler:
    This will be the Undertakers first big match since WrestleMania, it could be a big win for him as well to win the title.

    Michael Cole:
    We have another title on the line right now, as Mickie James will defend her Divas Championship against Beth Phoenix. Phoenix won a battle royal at Summerslam to earn this shot, and our general manager JBL made it a submission match, meaning the only way a superstar can win is by making their opponent tap out.

    Jerry Lawler:
    Poor Mickie James! This is going to be a very tough test for her. Beth Phoenix has looked like an animal lately. I'll save you Mickie!

    *Glamazon*


    Out comes the challenger! Beth Phoenix makes her way to the ring, focused and confident. Taking off her tiara and posing once in the ring.

    *Obsession*

    And here comes the Divas champion! A bundle of energy as she runs out to the stage. She points at the fans, slaps her title and gives it a kiss before walking down the ramp. Mickie James enters the ring and poses on the turnbuckle with her title. Before hopping back down and staring at Phoenix as she raises her title. Handing it over to Jack Doane as this match gets started.

    Match 6| Mickie James vs Beth Phoenix
    WWE Diva's Championship

    Mickie and Beth circle each other, with Phoenix looking extremely confident. The Glamazon makes the first move, but Mickie catches her by surprise with a chop block!! Mickie starts stomping on the left leg of Beth Phoenix, clearly trying to wear her down for the submission. Mickie looks for a single leg Boston crab but Phoenix kicks her away, scrambling to her feet, as Mickie looks to stay on the attack but Phoenix runs through her with a clothesline!!

    Despite the quick start from the champion, it comes to a screeching halt as the challenger shows her strength, lifting Mickie James off the ground - and up over her head!!! Military press slam!! Phoenix grabs James and locks her in a headlock. Mickie fights through it and gets to her feet, backing up into the ropes and sending Beth the other way, she bounces off the ropes - dropkick to the knee from Mickie James!!! Again she goes to that left leg of the Glamazon, and again she doesn't relent. She drops an elbow on the bad leg, then she grabs Phoenix and synches in a leg lock!! Phoenix reaches for the ropes but realizes she's in the middle of the ring, so she uses her sheer strength to twist over to her stomach and kick James away.

    Both women get to their feet, with Phoenix a little slower as she stumbles when putting pressure on her left leg. James jumps on the back of Beth Phoenix, with a sleeper hold locked in!! Beth drops to one knee! Mickie has her legs wrapped around Phoenix, trying to do whatever she can to wear down her opponent. But Phoenix isn't going away easily anytime soon, and she grabs Mickie by the head, snapmaring her over her head! Before a vicious kick to the back!

    Phoenix picks up the Champion, putting her shoulder into the abdomen, and ramming her back into the turnbuckle!! Phoenix backs away to the opposite corner, running in - MICKIE GETS HER FEET UP! Beth stumbles backwards after getting the boots to the face, as Mickie climbs up to the second rope, as Phoenix comes back in JAMES CATCHES HER WITH A LOU THESZ PRESS OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE!!

    BUT BETH PHOENIX ROLLS THROUGH INTO A BOSTON CRAB!!

    "How the hell did she do that?!" "What a display of strength and ring awareness from The Glamazon!"

    Phoenix leans back, stretching the back of the Champion. Mickie James screams out in agony, reaching for the ropes but to no avail. She's stuck in the middle of the ring!! James struggles trying to get free, twisting and turning, trying whatever she can to loosen Beth's grip. And she's able to get one leg free, which causes Phoenix to regrip- and allows Mickie to claw her way towards the ropes! She grabs the bottom rope- but gets pulled right back to the middle by Phoenix!! But Mickie turns over to her back and kicks free, before frantically crawling away to the bottom rope.

    Mickie takes a moment to regain composure, keeping herself entangled in the ropes, which allows referee Jack Doane to keep Beth Phoenix at bay. Phoenix pushes Doane out of the way and pulls Mickie away from the ropes - and Mickie let's loose!! Forearm after forearm, right hand, right hand, and another! Mickie looks for a running forearm but Phoenix lifts her up and drops her with a backbreaker!!! Then Phoenix holds her in position, pushing down on the neck and thigh of the champion, stretching the back yet again!! Phoenix shoves James to the ground, standing tall over her.

    Beth kicks Mickie, trash talking her as she gets to her feet. Beth pulls her in and lifts her up in an elevated double chickenwing - BUT MICKIE ROLLS THROUGH - SHE'S GOT A LEG HOOKED - AND GRABS THE NECK! MICKIE HAS AN STF LOCKED IN!!! The crowd pops for the surprise counter from Mickie James!! Jack Doane asks if Phoenix wants to tap out as James yells at her to do it.

    BUT BETH PUSHES HERSELF UP!! AND WITH MICKIE ON TOP OF HER BETH PHOENIX CRAWLS TO THE BOTTOM ROPE!!

    The referee is forced to break up the hold, and as Mickie James backs up she stalks Beth… Phoenix is on her feet.. MICK KICK!!

    DUCKED!!

    Mickie James momentum turns her around, and Beth Phoenix lifts her up again into the elevated double chickenwing - BUT THIS TIME SLAMS HER DOWN!! GLAM SLAM!!

    Phoenix pulls Mickie in, she grabs a front headlock - then wraps her legs around the waist of Mickie James!! She's got a guillotine choke locked in!! Mickie fights and fights, but she's not moving anywhere, and Beth Phoenix continues to squeeze the neck, as Mickie finally brings her hand up, and taps out!!!!!

    Winner: Beth Phoenix @ 6:41

    Micke James taps out to avoid passing out, as Beth Phoenix's reign of terror recently has all led to this moment, culminating in her FIRST ever WWE Diva's championship! The former two times Women's champion holds her new belt proudly over her head before exiting the ring as a referee tends to Mickie James.

    Jerry Lawler:
    Who can stop Beth Phoenix? I feel like Mickie James through everything she had at The Glamazon, but it wasn't enough.

    Michael Cole:
    You've got that right King, Beth Phoenix is on a warpath, and it seems like she just added a new move to her repertoire. That guillotine choke is deadly!

    Jerry Lawler:
    Well speaking of Deadly.. Up next, it's The Deadman's first pay per view match since WrestleMania! The Undertaker vs CM Punk for the World Heavyweight Championship is up next!

    Michael Cole:
    This one started back at Summerslam.

    And with that, we play a video recapping the last month between champion and challenger. We open with Punk celebrating his TLC match victory over Jeff Hardy, only for The Undertaker to appear and chokeslam the champion. Then we see that Friday night on SmackDown, after a match against Chris Jericho the lights go out again! Only for them to come back on and a casket is on the outside of the ring! We see Punk fighting with Kane, only to be attacked by Taker. The Undertaker plants Punk with a chokeslam and a tombstone piledriver. We hear Punk ranting about how The Undertaker is undeserving. Then we see Punk's sneak attack during Takers entrance, and Taker sitting up after the chair shots! The clip closes with a shot of CM Punk on the ramp while The Undertaker strikes his infamous pose in the middle of the ring two nights ago.

    We then cut back to a shot of the Bell Centre as a CASKET is being wheeled down to the ring.


    Jim Ross:
    Hello folks, Jim Ross and Todd Grisham back on the call for Smackdowns main event of the evening. It's CM Punk, it's The Undertaker, and it's going to be a casket match!

    Todd Grisham:
    To say the Casket match is Undertakers specialty is an understatement, as the Deadman is an ASTONISHING twelve and five in casket matches in WWE history. This will be Punk's first casket match, so you have to give the edge to the Phenom heading into this one.

    *This Fire Burns*


    And out comes the World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk steps out to the ramp, rolling his wrists as he yells "It's clobbering time!" And then starts a half jog down the ramp, as fans reaching out to give high fives Punk keeps his focus on the casket near the ring. When he gets near it he runs his hand along the top of the casket, before rolling into the ring and sitting down in the middle of the ring.

    LIGHTS GO OUT!!

    *GONG*

    *GONG*

    *GONG*

    *Rest In Peace*


    The crowd is at a fever pitch as The Undertaker slowly makes his way out to the top of the ramp. Dressed in all black with a black jacket and hat he has become known for, Taker makes his way down the ramp ever so slowly, getting into the psyche of his opponent. His entrance serving as mind games from the jump, and there's no interference this time as Punk waits for his opponent to reach the ring. We see a shot of Punk, still sat cross legged in the middle of the ring feigning a yawn. The Undertaker gets to the bottom of the ramp and makes his way up the stairs, stepping into the ring before standing in front of a now vertical CM Punk. The Undertaker slowly takes off his hat, revealing his eyes rolled into the back of his head. Punk responds by raising his World Heavyweight Championship into the air.

    Jim Ross:
    The Undertaker! CM Punk! One on one. For the first time ever! This crowd is raring to go!

    The bell rings and the two men stare each other down.

    Match 7| CM Punk vs The Undertaker
    World Heavyweight Championship

    The two men square up, circling each other. Punk strikes first with a leg kick but backs up right away, looking to stay out of reach. The Undertaker cuts off half of the ring, before backing Punk into a corner. Undertaker swings a right hand but Punk ducks, and with Taker in the corner - Punk starts to unload! Leg kick, forearm to the face, kick to the midsection, another forearm to the face before Taker shoves him away. Both men come back to the middle of the ring, looking to square up again.

    This time they lock up! With Punk quickly transitioning into a headlock, but Taker shoves him away towards the ropes. Punk rebounds and gets knocked down with a shoulder block. Punk scrambles back to his feet as Taker comes in, grabs him by the head and tosses him into the corner. Taker starts unloading rights and lefts!! Punk scrambles free, stumbling out of the corner but Taker stays on his tail, grabbing him by the back of the head, slamming him backwards to the canvas. The Phenom in control now as he helps Punk back to his feet, lifting him into a bearhug position before ramming him into the turnbuckle.

    The Undertaker grabs Punk and drives his knee up into his chest, knocking Punk to one knee, and Taker boots him in the face.Taker drags Punk to his feet by his arm, before wrenching it, backing up into the corner - but Punk elbows free before Taker can climb for Old School. Punk unleashes a few rough elbows to the temple of The Undertaker. Punk backs up with Taker in the corner, and runs in - KNEE TO THE FACE!! BULLDOG - NO!! TAKER HAS HIM HOISTED UP IN THE AIR - AND TOSSES HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE ONTO THE CASKET!!!

    Punks body smacks off the casket as he rolls to ringside, clutching at his back. There's a big pop from The Bell Centre as the casket comes into play a lot earlier than expected!! Punk is pushing his way away from the casket as The Deadman exits the ring, focused on the World Heavyweight Champion. Punk is leaning against the barricade as Taker approaches, Taker grabs the throat of Punk but Punk responds with a head kick!!! That broke him free! Punk then drives The Undertaker back first into the casket!! Undertaker pounds on the back of Punk to break free. Punk rolls back into the ring, looking to avoid anymore contact with that casket, which has rolled a little ways away from the ring due to the impact of both superstars crashing into it.

    Punk stomps on Undertaker as he enters the ring. As Taker gets to his feet Punk grabs his arm, twisting him into a hammerlock - Pepsi twist!! Punk is already in position, and he locks Undertaker in the Anaconda Vice!! But Taker elbows free!! It takes four elbows but finally Punk relents, backing up to his feet. As the Deadman gets up, Punk hits him with a couple side kicks. Punk bounces off the ropes and runs in - grabbed by Taker!! Sidewalk slam!!! Punk arches his back as he rolls over, and rests his head on the bottom rope. Taker rolls to the outside and slams Punk into the apron. Taker unleashes some forearms and then a vicious elbow to keep him down! Taker backs up, with Punk draped over the apron. Big boot!!! Right to the head of the champion! Punk rolls around clutching at his head, still perched on the apron. Taker walks the apron - LEG DROP!!! Punk collapses to ringside as Taker pauses for a moment to take in the admiration of the fans.

    The Phenom lifts Punk up, whipping him into the barricade. Punks back smacks into the barrier!! No more wasted time for the Deadman, he stays right on top of the Champion, grabbing him and tossing him over the announce table. Punk crashes into the chairs that JR and Grisham just vacated. The Undertaker steps behind the announce table and standing over Punk, rains down right hands as Grisham's mic is cut out, JR gives the call "The Deadman is beating the tar out of the champion!" Punk tries to stagger away from his opponent and back into the ring - but The Undertaker grabs him and slams him head first into the steel post!! Then tosses him back into the ring

    Taker is rolling right now, and he follows in, helping Punk up and lifting him into his shoulders, Snake eyes!! Taker hits the opposite ropes - BIG BOOT!! Punk goes down hard, clutching his jaw. The Undertaker lifts up his hand, stalking the champion. Punk gets up, TAKER GRABS THE THROAT! NO! LOW BLOW!! Punk just soccer kicked The Undertaker down low! Taker collapses to one knee - SHINING WIZARD CONNECTS!!! Just like that the momentum has shifted!!

    Punk rolls to the outside, grabbing a steel chair and sliding back into the ring. Punk drives the chair into the ribs of The Phenom. Then as he tries to get up, Punk smacks the chair across his back!! The Undertaker refuses to stay down, powering through the chair shots, but as he gets to his feet Punk BLASTS him with the steel chair!! Punk wails on the Undertaker a few more times for good measure. Punk tries to roll him towards the casket when he notices it rolled a short distance away. So punk gets out of the ring, and grabs the casket - rolling it back to position it right next to the ring - but he doesn't notice The Undertaker is back up!! Punk pushes the casket up against the ring - AND THE UNDERTAKER FLIES OVER THE TOP ROPE AND OVER THE CASKET, SMASHING INTO CM PUNK!!!!

    "HO-LY SHIT" "HO-LY SHIT"

    The Undertaker and CM Punk are both down and the fans are going crazy for the high risk move from The Deadman!!

    With both men still struggling to recover, we're shown a replay with commentary pointing out how he cleared the top rope AND the casket to take out Punk!

    And the Undertaker is the first one to his feet!! He walks over to the casket.. AND OPENS IT!! He helps Punk to his feet, walking him towards the casket and tries to put him in but Punk fights it off! Elbow to Takers stomach, and he smacks Takers head off the casket! Taker stumbles around the ring, going around the steel steps to the other side. CM Punk walks over, leaps to top step before leaping off with a clothesline that knocks The Undertaker off his feet!! A modified version of his springboard clothesline using the steel steps!!! Punk leans against the barricade for a moment, catching his breath.

    The Undertaker starts crawling towards Punk so Punk walks over to the timeskeeper and grabs THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP!! As Undertaker gets to his feet, Punk LEVELS him with the world title!! Punk drops the title, helps The Undertaker to his feet and lifts him up to his shoulders!! GTS!!!

    Punk falls to the ground after exerting the energy to hoist The Undertaker up and hit his finisher. But as commentary points out - CM Punk now has to drag the Undertaker all the way to the casket!! He may have hit his finishing move, but he's nowhere near a victory yet!

    Punk looks down at The Undertaker who's slumped against the announce table then back over at the casket. Contemplating his next move. He goes to lift The Undertaker but to no avail. But we catch a glimpse of Takers face and he's been BUSTED OPEN.

    The Straight Edge superstar has a look of frustration on his face as he tries to come up with a plan. Then a smile crosses his face. As he walks towards the casket.. and starts pushing the casket towards The Undertaker!! He rounds one corner, and as he rounds the next corner PUNK IS GRABBED BY THE THROAT!! THE UNDERTAKER IS BACK UP!! CHOKESLAM!!! NO!! PUNK LANDS BEHIND TAKER, SPINS HIM AROUND AND BACK UP ON HIS SHOULDERS!!

    BUT TAKER SLIPS BACKWARDS, AND HE'S GOT PUNK UP IN POSITION!! TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!!!!

    WHAT A COUNTER BY THE UNDERTAKER!! A TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER ON THE FLOOR!!

    The Undertaker opens the casket, bends down to pick up CM Punk BUT GETS HIT WITH THE WORLD TITLE!!

    BY…. MATT HARDY?!?!

    Taker stumbles backwards, leaning against the casket, as Hardy blast him AGAIN with the world title!!! THE UNDERTAKER FALLS BACK INTO THE CASKET - AND HARDY CLOSES THE LID!!!! NEXT LEVEL HEAT FOR MATT HARDY!!

    Winner: CM Punk @ 14:12

    Jim Ross:
    MATT HARDY JUST SCREWED THE UNDERTAKER. HARDY JUST HELPED CM PUNK!! WHY IN THE HELL IS HE OUT HERE??

    Todd Grisham:
    Well JR, CM Punk just retained his title and he doesn't even know where he is right now!

    We see CM Punk still out cold outside the ring, as Matt Hardy walks over and lays the blood covered Heavyweight title on Punks back. Then Hardy pulls out a piece of paper that he unfolds and drops on Punk too. We hear Hardy say "see you at Mind Games Punk." And zoom in to see it's a contract for a World Heavyweight title match!

    Jim Ross:
    Matt Hardy just cost The Undertaker his one shot at the world title so he could get a title shot! What a cowardly act by Hardy. I am in shock! CM Punk STILL hasn't gotten up.

    Although finally we do see Punk starting to stir, as he holds his title and reads over the contract Hardy just placed on him. A big grin creeps across the face of the World Heavyweight Champion. Punk stands up, notices the casket and walks over. He opens the lid…

    And The Undertaker is gone!!!

    Punk has a scared look on his face, but shrugs and walks to the back, holding his title belt ever so tightly.

    Jim Ross:
    Well Ladies and Gentlemen, due to CM Punk's contract clause, The Undertaker is unable to compete for the title while Punk is still champion. Matt Hardy will only have one shot at the title, what is going to happen this Friday on SmackDown?!

    Todd Grisham:
    You guys will have to tune in and find out! That's it for the SmackDown side of things, join us Friday night on the road to mind games!

    Jim Ross:
    Thank you everybody, goodnight

    ______________________

    We're shown a video that is highlighting clips from Tuesday Night ECW, finishing with a shot of Christian victorious earlier tonight. At the end it says "Live from Philadelphia, PA WWE presents ECW: Last Stand 9/29/09"

    We cut back to the announce table, which is now occupied by Raws announce team one last time.

    Michael Cole:
    Ladies and Gentlemen it is time for the main event!

    Jerry Lawler:
    This one is going to be big time folks! John Cena looks to win his FOURTH WWE title from the champion, the Viper, Randy Orton.

    Michael Cole:
    And this one has some history to it!

    We're now shown the obligatory video promo for the main event. Starting with shots of them wrestling for the WWE title in 2007, and big moments from each stars career before focusing on the past two months, feuding in the lead up to Summerslam, and then John Cena having the match won until Brett Dibiase interfered and caused the match to get restarted, which led to Randy Orton hitting the RKO and stealing the victory. We see Cena and Orton arguing on the microphone, mixed with shots of Orton displaying his title and Orton standing tall with Legacy. Before ending on Cena getting the pin over Orton this past Monday on Raw.

    *My time is now*


    Massive pop for one of the biggest stars in all of WWE today, John Cena comes out fired up! He motions to one side of the crowd and they cheer, then he walks over to the other side of the stage and motions for that side to cheer. Cena walks down the ramp, taking off his hat and tossing it to a fan, ripping off his shirt and throwing it into the audience and then sliding in to the ring and throwing his hands in the air.

    Michael Cole:
    This match will be a last Man standing match, meaning there are no pinfalls, no submissions, no count outs and no disqualifications. Anything goes, and the only way to win is by incapacitating your opponent so that he's unable to meet the referees ten count.

    Jerry Lawler:
    I've been waiting all month for this one, I can't wait for John Cena to get his hands on Randy Orton. He's so smug, I can't stand him.

    *Voices*


    The WWE champion steps out, snarling at the fans in the front row. He stops at the top of the ramp, looking around the arena before focusing on Cena in the ring.

    Michael Cole:
    You know who can't wait for John Cena to get his hands on Randy Orton? That's John Cena! And tonight, it will be just them going one on one. Cena doesn't have to worry about looking over his shoulder for Legacy, because if anyone interferes on behalf of the champion, he will be stripped of the title.

    Jerry Lawler:
    Yeah I wouldn't be surprised if he still had some tricks up his sleeve.

    Orton steps through the ropes into the ring, and stands on the turnbuckle striking his famous pose. He drops down and hands over his title belt to Mike Chioda, who lifts it up - as Lillian Garcia let's everyone know it's on the line, and reminds them of the rules for a last Man standing match.

    Mike Chioda walks the belt over and hands it to the timekeeper, and calls for the bell to ring and our main event is underway!

    Match 8| Randy Orton vs John Cena
    WWE Championship

    The two men who know each other very well come to the middle of the ring, face to face with the camera unable to catch what they're saying. Orton strikes first, blocked by Cena! Cena hits Orton! And both men start trading shots before Orton gets the upper hand after a kick to the midsection followed by a European uppercut. Orton backs Cena up to the corner and chops him, gaining a "woooo" from the fans.

    Orton whips Cena across - but it gets reversed and Orton goes into the turnbuckle back first! Orton bounces out into a clothesline from Cena! Orton gets back up and Cena hooks the arm - fisherman's suplex!! Cena comes out firing on all cylinders! Orton is up to one knee with a shocked look on his face as Cena is raring to go.

    Cena let's Orton get back up and the two men lock up, and Orton immediately stomps on the foot of Cena and pokes him in the eye!! Cena grabs at his face but Orton pulls him into a headlock, before hip tossing him over and locking the headlock in on the ground. Trying to slow the momentum of Cena, but the challenger is ready! He fights up to his feet, with Orton holding onto the headlock, and Cena back suplexes Orton! Both men hurry to their feet, and Cena whips Orton into the turnbuckle! Orton bounces out as Cena hits the ropes - bulldog! - NO! Orton pushes Cena away and he crashes into the mat, getting back up to one knee and staring at Orton now - an inverse of a shot from just a minute ago.

    "That's something we'll see a lot in this match folks, Orton and Cena know each other extremely well, they have each other very well scouted."

    Orton and Cena lock back up, but Cena transitions behind, and picks Orton up - slamming him to the ground and floating over into a headlock, but Orton spinning out from under Cena. Orton gets free and as he gets to his feet he takes Cena down with a beautiful drop kick! Cena is knocked off his feet and grabs at his chin as he tries to shake the cobwebs loose. Orton comes over and stomps on the leg of Cena, and then the stomach and chest area as Cena rolls to the outside of the ring to get away.

    Orton follows him out to ringside where Cena is waiting - and catches him with a big right hand! And another! Cena grabs Orton by the head and smacks it off the barricade! He looks to whip Orton but it gets reversed and Cena goes crashing through the steel steps!! Orton smirks at his work as he uses Cena as a crash test dummy. Orton walks over, helping Cena to his feet and bouncing his head off the announce table! Cena staggers away and leans against the barricade, while Orton undresses the announce table, moving the monitors and cover, as the table is now bare.

    Orton walks over to Cena, who sidesteps and throws Orton over the barricade into the first row! Cena reaches across the barrier and starts punching Orton - but Orton grabs Cena's head - INVERTED HEADLOCK BACKBREAKER ONTO THE BARRICADE!!!

    What great creativity from Orton there, using the barricade as a weapon for his patented backbreaker. Cena collapses forward and arches his back in pain. Orton climbs back over the barrier to ringside, demanding Mike Chioda start the 10 count with Chioda saying Cena is already stirring. Orton rolls into the ring as Cena uses the announce table to help himself to his feet. Cena climbs onto the apron, stepping through the middle ropes - Orton grabs him, pulling him in, looking for an elevated DDT - But Cena punches free, and climbs back to the outside of the apron, and pulls Orton onto his shoulders!!

    "What is he doing here?"

    "No way John!"

    The crowd cheers in anticipation as they realize what's going on - AS CENA DELIVERS THE ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT - FROM THE APRON - THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!!!!

    "HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT"

    RANDY ORTON JUST CRASHED THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!! THE WWE CHAMPION IS DOWN AND OUT!!

    Cena is down too, catching his breath as Orton isn't moving. Mike Chioda starts the count!

    1…
    2…
    3…
    4…
    Cena gets to his feet, rolling into the ring. Orton is just starting to stir
    5…
    6…
    Orton climbs off the rubble from the announce table, pulling himself up to one knee.
    7…
    Orton stands up! The match continues!! Orton falls back, leaning against the Spanish announce table as he tries to regain his composure. Orton looks up at Cena, and then walks over and pushes the timekeeper out of the way, folding up a steel chair and carries it with him as he slides into the ring - but Cena jumps on him before he can do any damage with that chair. Cena is punching Orton on the back as he stands up, and Orton whips Cena into the ropes - flying shoulder block! Orton bounces back to his feet - only to eat another flying shoulder block!!

    Orton staggers up to his feet, Cena grabs him from behind, Blue Thunder Bomb!! Cena steps to Ortons head, "you cant see me!!" Hits the ropes, dusts the shoulders off and drops the five knuckle shuffle!!

    Cena gets up and pumps himself and the crowd up. Then stops as he notices the steel chair sitting there. Cena walks over and grabs it to a massive pop from the fans. But Cena unfolds it! And sets it up in a seated position in the middle of the ring, lifting Orton back up, they bounce off the ropes together and Cena hip tosses Orton directly onto the steel chair!!! Orton grabs at his back, as he's writhing around in pain.

    Cena knows Orton isn't done yet. And he knows he's going to have to keep pulling out his rarely used moves to put away the man that knows him best. And Cena does just that, as he starts to climb the turnbuckle!! Cena is not known for his high flying, but the crowd is going crazy as he reaches the top, Orton is struggling up to his feet but he's keeled over, Cena jumps off with the leg drop bulldog - RKO!!! RKO OUT OF NOWHERE!!

    The energy in the arena dissipates in an instant as Orton strikes with the most deadly finisher in the WWE today. Cena is out, Orton is down but struggling to get back up. Chioda starts the count again!

    1..
    2..
    3..
    Orton starts to pull his way to his feet, pulling himself up by the ropes.
    4..
    5..
    Cena is up to his hands and knees as Orton is leaning on the turnbuckle resting.
    6..
    Cena gets back up, breaking the count. And Orton is done resting, and the rest has done him a lot of good as he's gained his second wind. Cena staggers in to Orton who catches him with a scoop powerslam! Orton picks up that steel chair that Cena sent him through, and Orton smacks if off his back!! And again!! And again!!! Orton tosses the chair away as Cena rolls under the bottom rope and collapses to the outside of the ring.

    Orton follows him to the outside, Garvin stomping Cena on the floor. Orton helps Cena up, dragging him over towards the ramp, smacking his head off the barrier - and then a snap suplex onto the steel ramp!! Both men show the pain on their face from their body meeting steel. Orton helps Cena up again, walking him up the ramp, smacking his face off part of the stage at the top of the ramp, he looks to smack Cena's head into the titantron, but Cena blocks it! And smashes Ortons head into the structure!! And smashes it again!! He lifts Orton onto his shoulders - Orton slips off, behind Cena, LOW BLOW!!

    Cena falls to one knee, disoriented as Orton just readjusted his insides with that shit. Orton stands tall, punching Cena in the head knocking him down. Cena grabs Orton, pulling himself up using The Vipers body. Orton is watching Cena pull himself up, and Orton just punches him right back down. Cena falls backwards as Michael Cole states - "both these men better be careful here, they're getting awfully close to the ledge there"

    Cena goes to get up and Orton soccer kicks him in the stomach, causing him to roll even closer to the edge. Orton helps Cena to his feet, and hits him with a nasty right hand - which causes Cena to stumble backwards! Another punch from Orton! CENA FLAILS HIS ARMS TRYING TO REGAIN HIS BALANCE AT THE EDGE OF THE LEDGE, NOT WANTING TO FALL BACKWARDS - RKO!!!!

    Cena was so focused on not falling backwards, that he took his eyes off the Viper Randy Orton!! Orton just put Cena down at the top of the steel stage!! Chioda starts the count!
    1..
    2..
    Orton is posing with his arms out as Cena lays face down.
    3..
    4..
    Cenas hand moves!!
    5..
    6..
    Cena starts to push himself up
    7..
    Cena is up to his hands and knees
    8..
    Crawling along the ledge..
    9..
    PUNT KICK TO THE HEAD!!!!! SENDS CENA OFF THE STAGE!! THROUGH TABLES BELOW!!!

    "OH MY GOD!!"
    "GET THE PARAMEDICS OUT HERE!!"
    "RANDY ORTON JUST SENT CENA OFF THE STAGE THROUGH TABLES WITH THAT SADISTIC PUNT KICK!!"

    Randy Orton has the most sinister smile on his face as he looks down at the carnage he caused. He barks at Chioda to count out Cena, but the referee is calling for medics from the back. Orton grabs Chioda, yelling at him to do his job - WHEN SOMEONE GRABS ORTON AND SLAMS HIM INTO THE STAGE STRUCTURE!!

    ITS BATISTA!!

    Orton staggers away from the structure, SPEAR!!!!

    Batista lifts Orton back up.

    BATISTA BOMB TO ORTON!!

    BATISTA HAS MADE HIS RETURN!!!

    AND NOW MIKE CHIODA STARTS HIS COUNT!!

    1..
    2..
    Orton is out cold, Cena still lifeless amidst the rubble.
    3..
    4..
    Medics are bringing a stretcher down the side of the stage
    5..
    6..
    Batista stands tall over Randy Orton
    7..
    8..
    Orton coughs, and starts to stir - but can't sit up
    9..
    10!!!!

    Winner: Draw @ 19:08

    Michael Cole:
    We last saw Batista having to vacate the WWE title due to an injury at the hands of Randy Orton!!

    Jerry Lawler:
    Batista is back!! And he has come out here to Breaking Point and sent a HUGE message to Randy Orton! And Cole, Orton is still the champion!

    Michael Cole:
    That's right, due to the champions advantage, a title will not change hands on a draw!

    Jerry Lawler:
    John Cena will certainly want a rematch, but I don't know if he'll be fit to wrestle again anytime soon.

    We see a replay of the punt kick that sent Cena off the stage and through the tables below

    Michael Cole:
    We are hoping for the best for John Cena, stay tuned to WWE.com for an update on him throughout the night! And that's it for us here at Breaking Point, with Batista standing tall at the end! Who would have guessed that? How will Randy Orton respond?? Tune in to Monday Night Raw tomorrow!!



    The show closes with a shot of Batista standing tall on the stage as the crowd cheers
    **END SHOW**
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    Re: WWE 09: Cheap Heat


    WWE News and Notes:
    Coming out of Summerslam last month we had injuries to THREE separate SmackDown stars. This month coming out of Breaking Point we have three injuries reported AGAIN. This time all to Raw superstars! United States champion Kofi Kingston hurt his ankle in his match with Jack Swagger, and there's no time table for his return yet. Mickie James will be out 2-3 months after a hard shot from Beth Phoenix broke her nose. And John Cena was injured after taking a punt kick and falling off the stage through tables below. The extent of his injuries are unknown, and his status is up in the air, but don't expect him on Raw tonight. (Also i'd expect a lot of promos and superstars who weren't at Breaking Point being used tonight)

    The backstage team is said to have been pleased with portions of last night's pay per view. Specifically the mid-card title matches between Swagger/Kingston and Ziggler/Morrison. Don't be surprised if we see these programs continue. (If Kingston can compete)

    Management wasn't quite as happy with the Diva's title match, or the tag title match. It's rumored that creative has soured on teaming two monsters together, so if Kozlov and Jackson stay partnering together, I'd be shocked to see them get another title shot anytime soon. As for the divas, Beth Phoenix is a step above her competitors, I'd expect the WWE to bring in some new talent that might give her some problems.

    Speaking of new talent, the WWE has been scouting all over the world, and it's rumored up to FIVE superstars could debut over the next month or so. They've kept the signings secret, but I do know that Drew McIntyre will be called up to make his return.. No word on what brand that will be for.

    And the last little bit of news, with ECW coming to an end, these last 3 weeks the WWE will be focusing on a few superstars they believe can help bolster the rosters on Raw and SmackDown. With the draft coming up after Mind Games, a lot of rivalries may come to a head at that PPV to have a blank slate come draft time.





    (Ooc: My plan is to do some "News and Notes" after every pay per view. I'm stoked to get my first pay per view ever complete and out of the way to focus on some hopefully fun stuff coming up.

    Thank you everybody that gave predictions, everybody called CM Punk winning, NOBODY called Legacy beating DX which I understand, and everything else was pretty even. Wolf Beast was the only one to call a Draw in the main event, but he would have been the contest winner without that.

    Kingpin - 11
    BattleTank - 13
    InevitableDan - 16
    Wolf Beast - 19
    Keefmoon - 15

    Once again thank you everybody! Raw will be out sometime this week!)


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    Re: WWE 09: Cheap Heat

    Good to see you trying an opening video, solid effort there. Think you probably spent a little too long with the commentary when you could’ve recapped that whole bit and saved yourself a little bit of time.

    Excellent opening to the ECW title match. Playing off past events is always a good thing, imo, and while I think you could’ve done something a little less (Christian should’ve been out cold from the brass knucks) violent, it’s still a great start to the match, and a nice tease of Regal getting revenge before Christian kicked out.


    Thought that played well into the rest of the match too, giving Regal that immediate upper hand. I could only really nitpick at a couple of things in the actual body of the match, such as no pin attempt off the Russian Leg Sweep and Regal being strong enough to catch Christian from the cross body and power slam him. Both those things felt off to me.


    But the closing stretch was almost perfect. Thought the instance of Christian using his own smarts to have Regal come after him to prevent the count out was the perfect Christian thing to do as a smart ass.


    Korderas recovered way too quickly from the ref bump though, and I’d have had him get knocked down by an errant punch or something rather than a cross body if he’s being brought back around so soon after. I did like the knucks coming into play again here though, especially after you made a point of him putting the knucks back in his trunks at the beginning. Solid win for Christian, and overall a good choice for an opener. Off to a solid start.

    You’ve definitely got a good handle on the guys you’re working with, as you’ve got in some of the unique in ring characteristics of different guys very early on, such as Christian leaping to the floor and the uppercut, and Swagger here deadlifting Kofi.

    Giving these two 16 minutes felt like way too much, but the story you told was pretty inventive at the end. Honestly though, I hate the idea of the faces cheating to beat this dastardly heel - especially when the cheating didn’t even pay off. Think there would’ve been a better way to involve MVP, like him taking a chair from Swagger or something. That said, Kofi having to hit the Trouble in Paradise off the ropes because of his bad leg was beautiful storytelling.


    Tag title match was fine. Don’t really have a whole lot to say on it, though it was a wise move to keep it short. Gets it in and out nice and easy without outstaying it’s welcome. Glad you didn’t flip the belts here.


    I get the distinct impression you enjoyed writing that Ziggler/Morrison match. Came across as a real break out performance for both men, and a sign of the in-ring future of the company with a fast paced, athletic contest. Some cracking spots in there such as the Tornado DDT off the steps, and Morrison’s athleticism with the handstand Pele Kick and the handstand to avoid the impact of the Famouser.


    Absolutely fit as an IC Title match, and a fitting conclusion to the tournament. Feels like the title and both guys have been elevated somewhat off the back of this match. While the tournament had a few duds, it culminated perfectly, and I’m relieved there wasn’t any tomfoolery with Melina as many had anticipated. Had to be a straight up contest imo, and that’s what you delivered.


    As ever though, I’ve a couple of nitpicks to make. Morrison twice using the ropes to save himself was once too many, and should’ve just been reserved for the big DDT. But that aside, heck of an effort on this one.


    It’s kind of unfortunate the formatting messed up a bit for the Streetfight. The DX pre match promo was authentic in that it was kind of corny, which is exactly what the DX reunion was. Problem being, that having a jokey promo before that match takes away a bit from the seriousness of the match itself.


    Million Dollar Dream with the camera cable is a nasty sounding spot, great idea, and even the spoon spot was nasty enough too without feeling too goofy. But that stuff with Triple H telling Cody and Ted their fathers were overrated etc was hard to believe. Very heelish thing for him to come off with, and even if he was a heel, I still wouldn’t buy it as something he’d say.


    Also, you made it out as if Cody hitting HHH with the spoon had a big impact. At best it would be an irritant, but in a match where guys are taking chair shots to the skull (something I’m pretty sure was banned by 09 btw) getting hit with a spoon isn’t going to have much impact.


    Good idea to keep this short, though. I feel like the match definitely benefited from that decision and didn’t drag out for too long. Big shock with Legacy winning, and it feels as if there’s one more big blow off match to come; maybe even a pair of singles matches?


    Solid follow up match after the big drama in the Streetfight. Not great for the women’s match to be the bathroom break/come down match, but there wasn’t anything else on this show that would’ve fit the bill. Beth as champion works for me. She was the best on the roster at that point, and if you are to make anything of the division, she has to be a focal point.


    Much as I’ve said in other matches, some really cool spots in this world title match. Taker countering the bulldog by throwing Punk out and onto the Casket would look awesome. I would say you’ve been pretty generous with some of the ‘Holy Shit’ chants on the show. There was one in the IC Title match that seemed off, and as impressive as a flying Deadman over the casket would be, that’s getting a big reaction, not a ‘Holy Shit’ imo.


    Much like the Kofi finish spot earlier, Punk using the steps as a springboard was very clever and inventive. Something that’s really come across as impressive on this show to me, and something that’ll help make you stand out from the crowd if you can keep it up.


    So, that finish was something. Didn’t see it being Matt that screwed Taker, but it makes sense if he’s eyeing a title shot. Punk is imminently more beatable than Taker, right? Could be a huge program for Hardy too if he’s getting something with Taker (and surely he has to after this?) but the heel turn and subsequent heel/heel dynamic you’ll have for Mind Games could be a hard sell.


    Again, another example of some creativity in the spots in these matches, with the inverted backbreaker against the barrier. I would say though that this matchfelt somewhat rushed compared to the others, as the action rocketed from 30mph to 100mph really early on with that AA from the apron through the table. That's a spot for either the end of a match like this, or extremely close to it. Not in (what seemed to me) like the early stages. And Orton making it up at 7 after that - no matter how early in the match it was - isn't believable at all, imo. Nor was Orton getting an RKO from Cena going for his leg drop. That just doesn't seem possible from those positions. And much like Orton getting up at 7, Cena getting up at 6 from that super RKO isn't believable either.

    That those were the only two near finishes until the finish was disappointing too. And the finish fell flat for me too. Why not just have Orton win the match before having Batista get out there to make his return?? That made no sense to me. Cena was obviously beat, and it was a chance to put Orton over clean, but he doesn't even get that satisfaction here. The fact the two main event matches had inconclusive finishes leaves a really bad taste in the mouth too. It just brings me back to wonder why not just have Orton beat Cena here, declared the winner and THEN send the fans home happy with Batistas return?

    Cena scraping a draw from a match he should've lost doesn't do much for him as a face, especially if he's going to potentially be out for a while too. I just got a distinct feeling that you either rushed the writing of the main event, or got burnt out from writing the rest of the show, as the match felt very light on content compared to everything else that preceded it, and no way felt like a 20 minute match consider there was really three or four spots in the match in total worth talking about.

    I hate to end this feedback on a sour note, because the first three quarters of this show was really impressive. You showed a natural knack for thinking outside of the box with some of the spots you incorporated, and had some great psychology in those matches too. Punk escaping with his title in a shitty finish was to be expected, but following that up with the non-finish in the main event was extremely unfortunate. Overall though, I was impressed with everything else. For writing all this up on your phone, it's a wonderful effort. I wouldn't have the patience for formatting or typing so much on my phone tbh, so kudos for doing it. And for a first PPV attempt, it's as good as any first PPV I've seen from a newcomer in a long time.

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    I'm a sucker for opening videos in these things as it really gets me in the mood for something big, so good effort here. Also appreciated the effort at writing the announcer pitter patter at the start, and while it was a little long (for example, I don't think we need to be told the Women's Title didn't change hands in the pre-show), this felt like a proper WWE PPV, which was nice.

    Loved the brass knux at the start, very creative opening, especially given it's paying off an old story. I also liked that you didn't go overboard with a 20 minute back-and-forth spectacular, as that wouldn't have really been necessary. You got in, told the story, it was pretty simple, and the babyface won. That's what openers should be imo. My only criticism is the ref bump felt slightly tacked on, as Korderas didn't really sell it (and this wasn't him being squashed in the corner or something, this was a full on move he took) and it's not like there was any real cheating while he was "out" anyway. You could have just have easily had Regal get desperate and try the knux again in front of the ref and have that cost him rather than leaning on a gimmick like a ref bump. But still, that's a minor thing, and I thought this made for a fine opener.

    I liked the idea behind MVP coming back and Swagger getting his comeuppance for being a piece of shit, but I think it would have worked better if MVP had helped Kofi to win cleanly, rather than be so involved. I also felt like 16 minutes was a bit excessive given the story (Swagger's a prick and MVP returns to help Swagger win) could have been told in almost half that time in reality. That said, love that Kofi couldn't stand so used the rope for Trouble in Paradise. You've got a great eye for those creative storytelling touches, I must say.

    Good Orton promo, and kudos for finding a creative way to give it rather than a backstage promo.

    Also kudos for keeping the Tag Titles nice and short. Not every match needs to be an epic, and when you have such clear, superior winners there's nothing wrong with them occasionally getting the job done pretty simply. It's matches like this that make the big stuff really stand out. I like. The only thing that confused me here was the referee "coming to" at the end. Did I miss him being knocked out or something? He just made the count a few seconds before, so not sure what happened there?

    I loved the IC Title match, that's going to be my MOTN I'm pretty sure. This felt a bit like HHH/Rock from 1998, in that it was the IC belt elevating two people that aren't quite ready for the main event, but feel like they're getting closer due to this match. That's exactly what I wanna see from the IC Title, so I like that a lot. Thought the match flowed really well too, and I could really picture it as it was going on. Great stuff all around. My only feedback, and it isn't even about this match, is that had the US Title match only been 8-10 minutes, this one going 18 would have felt really special. But coming not too long after a 16 minute US Title match, Morrison and Ziggler doing "nearly twenty" doesn't feel as big a deal as it could have. That's a small critique, but the kind of thing that makes matches really stand out for me.

    Are you still formatting on your phone? If so that would explain the quirky format of the Street Fight, and unfortunately I have to say it all being gold and bolded made it really hard for me to get in to this match. It didn't read very easily, and it meant I couldn't get invested like I'd have wanted. If you are using your phone, do you have a computer or laptop you can use instead? Frankly, I'm stunned that this looks as good as it does if you're using a phone, cos I can't imagine how unspeakably hard that must be to do! I hate even writing replies to basic threads on my phone! And it's definitely a shame that your obvious strong storytelling is being s little let down by the format in places.

    So, yeah, my thoughts on the match are certainly clouded by the format, which probably means I'm more negative than I might have been otherwise. I did really like the idea of using the spoon (and the forehead ripping was great fun), the ending with DX looking like they're having issues is very interesting, and you've certainly made Legacy in to stars who should probably win the Tag belt asap after this. That said, I just can't get in to the idea that Triple H and Shawn Michaels are getting so clearly dominated by Ted DiBiase Jr. If it was a team like Rey and Eddie or something like that I could buy the young upstarts getting the better of the feud at every turn, but 2009 Triple H isn't jobbing left right and centre to these kids, and it's taking me out of the moment. I love the idea of the story, with the kids outsmarting the vets and establishing themselves as top stars, but I can't buy it with these guys. Also, Cody knocking HHH out with a spoon? C'mon, man, that's a Santino comedy spot at best!

    Noticed another bit of formatting issues in the Striker/Punk promo too. I'm not trying to be a dick by bringing it up, just mentioning so you know it's there. I have enough problems formatting when I use Word and paste on to the site with a laptop, so I don't know how you do it!

    Good call on Beth winning, and I liked the match placement and length. Good simple story after the drama of the Street Fight. Again, like the tag match, this is the kind of thing that makes the big stuff stand out that bit more.

    Again, great job with the Casket Match, and again with the fun little spots. I've enjoyed your TV shows, but this PPV has certainly shown me a whole new side to what you're capable of imo. Those little touches and storytelling pieces are very nice indeed. I also liked Punk being so clearly beaten, and yet not He hasn't really felt like a heel in this, but him sneaking by after Taker had fucked him up that badly would certainly make me want to boo him. Taker was always getting screwed by someone, but Matt Hardy?! I did NOT see that one coming. At first I thought it was underwhelming, but then I remembered how much he'd complained about being overlooked, and this is certainly a way to get noticed! Punk v Matt isn't a particularly exciting main event, but you have time to really turn it up and build something here. Totally outside the box direction, but I like it!

    I also really liked how chaotic Orton and Cena was. There wasn't really any feeling out or building to spots. It was just two guys beating the shit out of each other, spamming finishers and whatnot. If anything, I could have done for more of that, as you leaned towards a total spotfest without going all the way in. For instance, the FU through the table being so early on and not getting close to 10 doesn't do that spot justice, and neither does an RKO off a top rope dive getting 6. Both of those are 9 spots, after a bunch of other crazy shit that got somewhere between 5-8 counts.

    It's the ending, though, that feels like a real turn off for me I'm afraid. Firstly, you've booked two identical endings (someone hits a definitive move that will end the match, someone else runs in and costs them) in two consecutive matches, and that's not great booking (especially for the final two matches of a PPV that people have paid to see). Secondly, I feel like maybe you think Cena not "losing" means everyone stays over, but it actually does the opposite for me. Cena lost that match. This isn't like Taker hitting that Tombstone, where he still had to get Punk in the casket. There's nothing for Orton to do but wait for 10 seconds and he's the winner. But by having Batista come up and screw him out of the win (even though he keeps the title anyway, hence making the "not winning" thing redundant), Cena looks like even more of a bitch. Winning by default is the worst way to win, and he didn't even win! He not-lost by default! So Cena looks like a total nobody here, while Orton doesn't get as over as he would have had he just won (which is basically did anyway!), making the sacrifice of Cena kinda worthless. It's like you didn't want anyone to look bad, but were left with no-one looking good because of it.

    It's a shame that the ending of the whole show ends on that note (and I doubt the crowd would cheer the show going off the air with two non-finishes in the two title matches!), because there was plenty to love earlier on. Obviously formatting on your phone (if you're still doing that) is making your life difficult, but there were so many neat touches and creative spots and whatnot. I really saw a new side to your potential today, as you've got all the pieces there and yet didn't quite fit them is well as they could have. But having the pieces is the hard bit that not everyone can do, so with some pretty small tweaks (a definitive ending the main event event, shortening the US Title match and not jobbing Shawn Michaels clean to Ted DiBiase Jr) this is suddenly a real top tier PPV imo. Really good stuff here dude, a real step up from the TV shows, and indications are this will keep going from strength to strength from here. Congrats mate, and keep up the good work!

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    Thank you guys for your reviews!

    On the main event: Okay let's get this out of the way first. I went back and forth 100 times on if I should let Orton win flat out, or a draw (which I would potentially lead to a triple threat match) but then I realized I don't want Cena coming back so fast after a spot like that. And Wolfy, you were right this match was rushed and I did feel burnt out from the rest of the show. So I don't really have many excuses so I'll deflect the blame and say Vince wanted a draw to try and save face for Cena, and a couple early matches went long so they had to rush this match. I'm going for realism here folks :P

    On Kofi and MVP: You guys are absolutely correct that MVP shouldn't have helped Kingston cheat, he should have stopped Swagger from cheating. That's an oversight on my part and something to pay attention to down the line.

    On the formatting: Yes I'm still using my phone, I have a computer but my son has destroyed it lol. I actually do find it easy to write these out on my phone (I do most of my writing at my night job where I don't have access to a computer anyways) that's why I really only use bold and italics and one color. Try to keep it as simple as possible

    On the street fight: Maybe I didn't convey it good enough, but Cody was supposed to be basically trying to scoop ice cream out of Triple H's face, trying to be brutal/hardcore over a comedy spot. The teams are now 1-1 in tag matches so I don't feel like they're always getting the better of DX (although I admit Cody going over HHH clean a few weeks back seems unreal)

    However I don't think they went over Shawn cleanly this time. There was outside interference and with Trips handcuffed it was basically 3 on 1 at the end and he took a massive sledgehammer shot.

    (And chair shots to the skull are still allowed as there were PLENTY at Summerslam. I don't plan on letting up on those anytime soon lol)

    On Punk/Hardy/Taker: This was another thing I went back and forth on a bunch. I struggle to write The Undertaker, as I feel like it's so hard to do justice to his mystique and aura. That's why I thought up the Punk contract clause, to make this a one off match. But I needed someone to screw Taker out of the title. I liked the idea of Hardy doing whatever he can to win the world title - as he has had to watch his brother hold it twice this year - and I have some fun things planned for him, it was just a matter of getting through that first PPV. The heel/heel dynamic should be interesting to write.



    In general I just want to sincerely thank you guys. You gave me some great things to look at as I continue, and the kind words also give me some confidence that I'm not just wasting time lol. I thoroughly enjoy this so I'm glad somebody else can as well.


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    9/14 Raw
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada



    Raw intro video

    *Pyro*

    We open with a video "Last Night at Breaking Point". We see the highlights of the end of the Last Man Standing match between Randy Orton and John Cena. With Cena almost falling off the stage before an RKO on the steel. We see Cena crawling along the edge of the stage before Orton PUNTS Cena off the stage through tables below.

    Then before it shows what happened next, the video is cut off and switches to Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase Jr standing confidently in the middle of the ring of the Air Canada Centre in front of a live Raw crowd in Toronto.

    We zoom out to see the ring completely surrounded by security. Now we know why he seems so confident.

    Randy Orton:
    That's how last night's match SHOULD have ended. That's how I SHOULD have retained my WWE Championship last night. Despite the rule that I would have been stripped of my title if anyone interfered on my behalf, I single-handedly ENDED John Cena's career last night. Cena wasn't just down for the ten count, he was down for good. But then someone had to stick their nose in my business.

    Big pop

    Randy Orton:
    Run the tape!
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    Now we see the ending to the match, with Batista interfering, destroying Randy Orton on the stage before putting him down with the Batista Bomb! We see the referee finishing his 10 count as Batista stands tall to end the pay per view.

    Randy Orton:
    Batista stuck his nose where it doesn't belong. That was supposed to be me and John, one on one. But no, Batista had to attack me from behind. Like the coward he is. Batista-

    *Are you ready*

    A big pop for the familiar music!! Randy Orton looks frustrated as he looks up the ramp, while Cody and Ted's demeanor changes dramatically. They start off looking tense, before a slight smile creep over their face as the surprisingly alone Triple H walks out to the ramp with a microphone. He's eyeing down the security surrounding the ring

    Triple H:
    Randy you come out here with this much security you're not allowed to call someone a coward. Not to mention you and you're little coattail riding friends there have made a career out of attacking people from behind. If it weren't for those two you wouldn't have beat me for the title. If it weren't for Ted's little brother you would have lost it at SummerSlam. If it weren't for him, Shawn Michaels wouldn't be at home nursing injuries tonight. And if it weren't for all these security guards I'd be down there kicking all your asses!

    The security guards all move from surrounding the ring to position themselves in between Triple H and Legacy.

    Randy Orton:
    That's cute Hunter, standing up for your friend. But you've changed. The Hunter I knew, the Evolution Hunter, the World Heavyweight Champion Hunter would have come down here kicking ass and taking names. He wouldn't come out alone and be afraid of a few security guards.

    There are at least 20 security guards standing in between the ring and Triple H, as Hunter smirks.

    Triple H:
    I didn't come alone..

    And Triple H steps back behind the curtain, before emerging back onto the stage holding his SLEDGEHAMMER!! The crowd pops as Triple H holds his hammer high, as security starts walking up towards Triple H, looking to keep him at bay.

    Triple H stops on his way to the ring and holds his finger up. As if to say "wait one minute"

    AS BATISTA SLIDES INTO THE RING!! HE CAME FROM THE STANDS!! SPEAR TO CODY RHODES!! SPINEBUSTER TO TED DIBIASE!!

    AND RANDY ORTON GETS THE HELL OUT OF DODGE!!

    Randy Orton rolled out of the ring, trying to hide behind the security as Batista exits the ring coming for him. Meanwhile Triple H is knocking out security guards left and right with his sledgehammer. Easily clearing the first wave of guards as Batista is fighting off security at the bottom of the ramp. But Cody and Dibiase are back and attack Batista from behind!! It's an all out brawl to start Monday Night Raw!!

    *Longhorn*

    And here comes some order!! Raw general manager JBL and his assistant GM Ron Simmons make their way out to the top of the ramp as security has Triple H and Batista subdued.

    JBL:
    Now everybody wait just a damn minute! When I came back to Raw it was because I was tired of seeing sneak attacks and interference every single week. There were no rules, no accountability! It was pure anarchy! I want you guys to trust me when I say I'm sick of it. Three of Raw's matches last night ended with someone not involved in the match making their presence known. If this continues I will have to take drastic measures.

    Legacy, still circled by security looks annoyed at JBL's presence, while Batista and Triple H are still focused on Legacy.

    JBL:
    As a matter of fact, let's make some announcements right now. Between now and the Mind Games pay per view, if any member of the Raw roster interferes in a match they're not a part of they will be immediately suspended without pay!!

    Commentary says "what an announcement from our general manager! Looking to restore order back to Monday night Raw!" JBL, now the only one with a microphone, continues on.

    JBL:
    Teddy! Your little brother keeps getting involved in Raw matches trying to prove himself. Careful what you wish for! Tonight, Brett Dibiase makes his IN RING debut! He will go one on with…. THE BIG SHOW!!

    Ted Dibiase and Cody look pissed off as Ted screams "you've got to be kidding me!" Orton just smirks

    JBL:
    Randy Orton! I got a memo from our medical staff that you will be unable to wrestle until next week, so I'm going to give you the night off! … to rest up for your big match as you WILL defend your WWE title on Raw next Monday! Against "The Animal" Batista!!

    Ortons smirk wipes away instantly as he shows his frustration, kicking the barricade. While Batista looks on happy, motioning for the title belt.

    JBL:
    But I'd like to give Batista a warm up match to prepare for next week, so tonight in the main event, Batista will team up with Triple H to take on Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase!!

    Huge pop from the fans as Legacy look timid, unsure of how to deal with an angry Triple H and Batista.

    JBL:
    Now get out of here go get ready! We've got a show to get through!! I'm all about giving the fans what they want, so right now we're going to have an impromptu number one contenders match!

    Another big pop, and JBL continues on as Triple H walks backstage, content with getting his hands on Legacy tonight. Legacy along with their security follow suit as does Batista, who continues staring at Orton as they exit.

    JBL:
    Last night we had a great United States title match, a title I took great pride in holding. So right now, the first TEN superstars to get out to the ring RIGHT NOW will take part in a "2 for 1 battle royal". Where you eliminate someone by throwing them over the top rope and both feet hitting the floor. When we get down to TWO competitors left, the winner will have to win by pinfall or submission! So let's go! This is open to anybody in the back! Get on out here for your chance at a title shot!! The winner goes to Mind Games to face the champion Kofi Kingston!

    "Wow what a way to kick off Monday Night Raw!! A huge main event for tonight, and a WWE title match made for next week! But up first we're going to find out who will face Kofi Kingston at Mind Games for the US title!"

    And the superstars come rumbling out, Chavo Guerrero, Vance Archer, Evan Bourne and Primo are out first making their way to the ring

    *Patriot*

    "And there he is! You had to know he'd be coming out here for this shot King. It was just 24 hours ago that Jack Swagger almost beat Kofi for the title!"

    Swagger makes his way to the ring as we're now at 5 superstars for this impromptu battle royal

    *I'm comin*

    And that causes Swagger to stop in his tracks! The man that helped Kingston retain the title last night, MVP!! Porter walks down smiling at Swagger as commentary push the newfound friendship between MVP and the champion. They also mention how Kingston left the ring limping last night.

    Carlito, Chris Masters and Santino Marella come out behind MVP putting our total at 9 as the ring is filling up. JBL finally exits the ring and starts walking back up the ramp

    *Some bodies gonna get it*

    The expressions of the superstars change as soon as Mark Henry's music hits, as Jerry Lawler mentions how tough of an elimination he'll be. King picks him as his favorite to win, while Cole reminds everyone at home that Mark Henry lost to Kofi Kingston twice last month.

    Henry stops on his way down the ramp to tell JBL he's looking at the soon to be champion, WHEN JAMIE NOBLE RUNS PAST HIM!! NOBLE SLIDES INTO THE RING AND WERE AT 10!! Jamie Noble (who has only been working dark matches lately) makes his return to the ring!!

    Mark Henry is livid!! He tells JBL to make it an 11 man match but JBL refuses, telling Mark "better luck next time buddy." Henry grabs a guardrail near by and tosses it before walking back up the ramp!

    Match 1| 10 Man Battle Royal (US Title #1 Contendership)

    The bell rings and everyone immediately pairs off trying to eliminate someone. MVP and Swagger trade blows as Bourne goes straight for Carlito. Chavo and Jamie Noble go at it with Primo and Vance Archer leaving Santino and Masters alone as they argue, having a bumpy past 3 weeks. Santino tries to tell Masters they should work together, but Masters lays out Santino with a right hand before trying to eliminate him!! But Santino hangs on and rolls back in, pleading with Masters again as we cut to the first commercial of the night.


    Commercial Break


    We come back from commercial to see only one elimination has been made, the young Vance Archer, who was in way over his head in all honesty. We're shown a replay of his elimination, which came when Santino and Masters were up against the ropes, with Masters trying to eliminate Marella and the Italian holding on asking Chris to stop. Archer ran up to eliminate both and they both ducked and back body dropped him. Then they looked at each other and Santino just kind of shrugs as they go right back to Masters trying to eliminate him.

    Elimination 1: Vance Archer


    Joining the live action we see Jack Swagger clothesline Chavo Guerrero over the top rope

    Elimination 2: Chavo Guerrero


    Primo is trying to push MVP out with his foot but Porter is hanging on. Evan Bourne has a nice exchange with Carlito and Jamie Noble, showing off his athleticism. Bourne helps Carlito up and tries to throw him over the top rope as Cole reminds us Carlito cost Evan Bourne his match with The Miz last week, attacking him with a steel chair. Carlito won't budge, keeping himself grounded against the smaller Bourne. Bourne finally relents, which makes Carlito put his guard down, and Bourne leaps up! Hurricanrana over the top rope!!! Carlito holds on but he's reeling!! Bourne goes to knock him off the apron when Primo runs up and dumps him over the top rope!

    Elimination 3: Evan Bourne


    Carlito rolls back in, nodding at Primo, and it seems as if the brothers will work together!! And Jamie Noble is their first victim. Double backcracker!! They pick up the former Cruiserweight champion and easily dispatch of him over the top rope.

    Elimination 4: Jamie Noble


    Noble slaps the apron before walking back up the ramp. The Colons are rolling now, and they continue their dominance, running over and capitalising on Masters obsession with eliminating Santino. The Colons sneak up on Masters and lift him up over the top rope - But Santino grabs onto his leg!! Santino is saving the man who has been trying to eliminate him!! But Primo takes out Santino, which let's Carlito finish pushing Masters off the apron.

    Elimination 5: Chris Masters


    Santino looks irate!! And he explodes on the Colons!! Sambo suplex to Primo! Belly to belly to Carlito!! Arm drag hip toss to primo!! Back body drop to Carlito!! The Colons use the rope to help themselves up and Santino clotheslines both men over the top rope!!!! Santino Marella has now eliminated THREE superstars!

    Elimination 6 & 7: Primo and Carlito


    Swagger and Porter are in the corner trying to keep their feet on the ground while pushing the other over the top. Chris Masters has stayed by the ring, cheering on Santino!! "What a turn of events! After trying to eliminate Santino all match, Chris Masters is now cheering on his short-lived tag team partner!" Is the call from commentary, and they also remind us that we only have one more elimination to go before this match turns into a one on one affair.

    And the three men left all stand and face off in the middle of the ring. Jack Swagger, who came oh so close to winning the United States title last night. MVP, who has formed a friendship with the champion. And Santino Marella, the improbable goofball. Swagger goes after MVP, and Santino steps back, asking Chris Masters for advice. MVP and Swagger trade blows as they back into a corner. Swagger goes for a haymaker but Porter ducks, bouncing off the opposite ropes, and comes back in with the DRIVE BY!! Swagger hits the ground before MVP can try to toss him over the top. Santino, following Masters instructions, jumps on the opportunity to try and eliminate MVP.

    But MVP kicks him away, ducks under a back elbow attempt and catches Santino with a snap belly to belly suplex! Now MVP helps Santino up, trying to lift him over the top rope..

    LOW BLOW!!!

    Jack Swagger came up from behind and caught MVP below the belt!! And Swagger lifts MVP up and over the top rope to the floor!!!

    Elimination 8: MVP


    Match 1 Part 2| Santino Marella vs Jack Swagger

    The crowd, commentary team and Santino himself can't believe it!! It looked destined to be Swagger vs MVP, but instead Santino Marella has a chance to become number one contender! Chris Masters is cheering him on, and Santino preps for the one on one match with The All-American American. Santino rolls his neck, stretches his shoulders and arms before telling Swagger to bring it.

    And Swagger runs through him with a lariat!! Swagger lifts Marella up, belly to belly suplex! BLOCKED! Santino counters with a suplex of his own!! Swagger is up to his feet quick - hip tossed by Santino!! Masters yells for him to keep pushing, and Santino is hulking up? He's feeling it right now. Santino rushes in - AND GETS FLATTENED WITH A BIG BOOT TO THE FACE!!

    Santino tries to roll away to the corner, Swagger hits the second rope - SWAGGER BOMB!! Swagger lifts Marella up and gets him in position- GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB!! Swagger makes the cover as Masters holds his head in his hands.
    1..
    2..
    3!!

    Winner: Jack Swagger

    Michael Cole:
    The rematch will happen ladies and gentlemen! Jack Swagger is once again the number one contender for the United States Championship. He will meet Kofi Kingston at Mind Games!

    Jerry Lawler:
    And this time you've gotta give the edge to Jack Swagger. Kofi Kingston barely got by the All-American American last night, and he limped home.

    Michael Cole:
    That is true King, we still don't have an update on the medical status of the champion, we're hoping to have that for you by the end of the night.

    Jerry Lawler:
    Well regardless, Kofi will defend the US title against Jack Swagger in three weeks at Mind Games!



    *Commercial Break*



    We return from commercial with Josh Matthews standing by with the recently returned Batista!

    Josh Matthews:
    Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm standing here with the NEW number one contender for the WWE Championship. Batista after so much time away, it must feel nice to get your rematch so soon after returning?

    Batista:
    Josh, I've been injured before. I've had to spend time away from the ring before, but nothing compares to just handing your title over to Vince, so that Randy Orton can snake his way into holding what. IS. MINE!!

    Three long months I've had to watch Randy Orton parade around, kicking people in the head. So as soon as I got cleared from the doctor, I came to put an end to Randy's little reign of terror. Those two hanging on his tiny little coattails don't mean a damn to me. But if I take them out tonight I don't have to worry about them getting involved next week.

    Batista steps in front of Matthews, taking up the entire frame of the camera, flexing his muscles and looking serious.

    Batista:
    So Randy, next week it's me and you, one on one. Nobody else. And just like last night, I'm going to be the one walking away. And when I do, I'll have the WWE title on my shoulder

    Batista walks off as we fade to black and cut to the ring where Alicia Fox is waiting for her opponent.

    *Holla*

    It's Kelly Kelly!! We haven't seen Kelly since Beth Phoenix eliminated her to win the Summerslam battle royal. Kelly slaps hands with the fans on her way to the ring, looking to get back on the right track against Fox.

    Match 2| Kelly Kelly vs Alicia Fox

    Back and forth match that sees a little ring rust(?) from Kelly Kelly. Fox is in the driver's seat until Kelly takes her down with a headscissors out of the corner. Kelly whips Fox into the opposite corner, handspring elbow smash!! Kelly went for the pin but Fox kicked out at 2. Fox mounted a comeback, before looking for a scissors kick - when Kelly moves out of the way, and grabs Alicia - jackknife pin attempt!
    1..
    2..
    3!! Alicia Fox kicks out JUST after 3!

    Winner: Kelly Kelly @ 4:37

    Kelly Kelly victorious in her return! She celebrates as Fox looks on upset before we cut to the back, just outside the Legacy locker room.

    Inside, the usual three members, Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase Jr are joined by the man that has helped them so much lately, Brett Dibiase. Randy Orton is sitting on a bench with his back to the other three, who are all talking - and seemingly in a good mood. Cody, Ted and Brett go to walk out -

    Randy Orton:
    Where are you guys going?

    Ted and Cody look taken aback

    Ted Dibiase:
    Uhh, Brett's match is up next, we're going to go out there with him.

    Randy Orton:
    You guys heard JBL, any interference and you guys get suspended for a month! I need you guys here next week.

    Cody Rhodes:
    But Randy, it's his brothers first match and-

    Randy Orton:
    But nothing. You have to decide what's more important, his first match..

    Orton holds the WWE Title up to Ted's face

    Randy Orton:
    Or staying on top.. He still has to prove himself if he wants to be a part of Legacy. Let him go by himself

    Cody and Ted look at each other, while Brett assures them "he's got this" as he walks away

    Michael Cole tells us that we still have a sit down with JBL, Batista and Triple H teaming again, but Brett Dibiase finally gets his comeuppance and that match is up next after the commercial break!



    *Commercial Break*



    We come back from commercial to Brett Dibiase stepping into the ring, to the Legacy music. He takes a deep breath

    *Crank the walls down*

    And the tag team champions make their way out onto the stage, 24 hours removed from defeating Vladimir Kozlov and Ezekiel Jackson to retain their unified tag team titles. Big Show is smirking on his way to the ring, knowing full well that his opponent lacks the experience to compete with the champion.

    Jericho joins the commentary team as Show steps over the rope into the ring, holding up both his titles.

    Jericho brags about the win last night, and thanks the Raw General Manager for letting Big Show have the night off tonight to relax. Cole goes to speak but Jericho cuts him off saying he has very little time before this match is over, stating that himself and the Big Show seem to keep getting caught in other people's business - first Christian's with Regal and his henchmen, now the entirety of Raw and Randy Orton's assclowns.

    Match 3| Big Show vs Brett Dibiase

    To his credit, Brett Dibiase attempts to have a match with the Big Show. When the bell rings he looks tentative before rushing at Show and leaping for a cross body, but gets caught and slammed back down. Show tosses Dibiase around for a minute before planting him with a huge chokeslam - walking around with him in the air before slamming him to the mat and picking up the victory.
    1..
    2..
    3!

    Winner: Big Show @ 1:51

    Jericho joins his tag team partner in the ring, as Dibiase rolls to ringside and we get a shot of the champions looking strong as we cut to the back

    ___________________________

    Where we see JBL and Ron Simmons walking to the ring, when they're stopped by Ted Dibiase and Cody Rhodes. Dibiase and Rhodes plead for a match against the tag champions, stating they're bullying a young wrestler who's just trying to earn a job. JBL cuts them off, saying they'll still have to earn a tag team title shot, WITHOUT help from the younger Dibiase. JBL makes a number one contenders match for next week, pitting Legacy against.. the two men who want revenge for last night, Shawn Michaels and Triple H. The winners will go to Mind Games to compete for the titles. JBL and Simmons then walk on, leading Legacy to second guess their plea for a title shot. As commentary hypes up two huge matches for next week,



    *Commercial Break*



    We return from commercial to a video package, opening up on two silhouettes in a wrestling ring surrounded by an empty arena - we can’t see their faces, only the outline of their bodies in the darkness. Then it says “The Kings of Wrestling - coming in TWO weeks!”

    _____________________________

    Then we cut to the ring, which has Michael Cole seated in a directors style chair, with two other chairs sat up next to him, getting ready for a sit down interview with the Raw General Manager.

    Michael Cole:
    Ladies and Gentlemen, please allow me to introduce your Raw General Manager, John Bradshaw Layfield! And his assistant Ron Simmons!

    *Longhorn*

    JBL walks out accompanied by Ron Simmons. No limo, no big spectacle, just walking down to the ring point at the fans with his cowboy hat. They join Michael Cole in the ring, taking a seat in the ring.

    Michael Cole:
    Alright first off, JBL, Ron - thank you guys for joining me for this interview. After the way you retired so abruptly at WrestleMania, we didn't know if we would ever see you again and-

    JBL:
    Cole after the way I retired I didn't know if I ever wanted to show my face again. I was done with wrestling. I mean I was just in a bad place personally. I was losing money, I didn't love what I did for a living, it was time for a change. So I went out, I spent some time with my family and close friends. And then I stumble into a bar one night, and who else is playing pool but my good buddy Ron Simmons.

    Michael Cole, trying to keep some semblance of an interview, interjects.

    Michael Cole:
    And Ron got you back into wrestling?

    JBL:
    Ron got me back into life. Me and Ron got to talking that night and it was just like old times. We closed the bar down taking people's money in pool all night long. And he told me about this wrestling show going on, some small show in a rec center. And it was the most fun I'd had in months. He reminded me of a bunch of the reasons I fell in love with wrestling in the first place. The action, the passion, the wide variety of people you meet. It was just me and Ron, enjoying a great show and it brought that fire back in me.

    Michael Cole:
    Ron, is there anything you'd like to add?

    Ron Simmons:
    DAMN!




    Simmons and JBL start laughing

    Ron Simmons:
    I'm joking. I was just glad to see an old buddy, I was happy helping him find that fire - but when he asked me to help him run Raw, man it was like a dream come true. We used to talk about running things back when we were hired protection, so for everything to come full circle it's just incredible. We want to put the best product out there

    JBL:
    So we traveled the country going to all these small shows, I found some incredible athletes that are trying to make it in the WWE, and told them I'd help if I ever could.

    Michael Cole:
    Is that when you reached out to Vince?

    JBL:
    Yes, having celebrity guest GMs is fun and dandy - but they don't know the business the way we know the business.

    Michael Cole:
    So what are you guys focusing on to make Raw better?

    JBL:
    For starters, I'm sick and damn tired of wrestlers who have no business in a match sticking their nose in things, which is why I made that new rule earlier today. If anybody interferes until the draft next month they will be suspended!

    Michael Cole:
    That was a big announcement, we also heard tonight that Raw will be home to the next tag team championship contenders, is that something you have big plans for?

    JBL:
    Of course. Obviously, me and Ron are very big on tag team wrestling. We are really looking to bolster the tag team division here on Raw. It's why I've tried to persuade Chris Masters to continue teaming with Santino. It's why in two weeks, one of the best tag teams you've never heard of in the country - The Kings of Wrestling will debut! I hope we can bring those tag titles exclusively to Raw and-

    *AWESOME*

    The fans lightly pop at first - albeit more likely for someone interrupting this boring interview than for the superstar doing the interrupting. The Miz makes his way out to the ring, carrying the same briefcase he had last week on ECW. Miz is wearing a suit and glasses, making his way down to the ring where he takes Michael Cole's microphone. JBL and Simmons say something to one another off mic, share a laugh and lean back - curious what the Miz has to say.

    The Miz:
    This is disgusting. Our "general manager" comes out here to gloat about rekindling with his ex - and brags about giving opportunities to people who don't even work here? Hey Bradshaw, how about pay attention to the people that DO work here? Pay attention to the people that REALLY do something for the superstars in the back. You want to talk about bringing the tag titles to Raw - I'm ACTUALLY bringing a title to Raw.

    JBL and Simmons look at each other perplexed, and roll their eyes

    The Miz:
    I'm talking about the TV title.. When ECW comes to an end in three weeks, the WWE Television championship will be created - and I will rightfully be crowned the first champion.You see, I've got it approved from the board of directors, I've got it approved from the ECW GM Tiffany, and last Tuesday night I got it approved by the last man to hold the championship, Rhyno.

    JBL:
    So, you're just naming yourself champion? How does that do anything for the superstars in the back?

    The Miz:
    It gives them another champion to look up to!

    JBL:
    You know what, how about I do something for someone in the back. Earlier he just missed out on the Battle Royal for a US title shot - let's get Mark Henry out here. We'll have Mark vs The Miz, right now for that TV title!!

    The Miz:
    What! No! The title isn't even active yet, we have to wait until ECW ends and-
    [COLOR="#FF0000"][b]
    Ron Simmons takes the mic from The Miz to a big pop

    JBL:
    Enough excuses. If Henry wins then he'll be named champion in three weeks. I said I hate when people interfere, and then you come interrupt my interview? Son you must have lost your damn mind. Come on Mark get out here!
    [COLOR="#FF0000"][b]
    The Miz looks distraught, as his hopes for becoming a champion may be instantly going down the drain. Miz starts taking off his jacket slowly, looking on at the stage - awaiting the World's Strongest Man.

    But Henry never comes. JBL insists Henry come out to the ring, but as Miz realizes Henry isn't showing he starts to laugh

    The Miz:
    Looks like you still have some work to do winning over the Raw locker room don't you Bradshaw?-

    *Tusk*


    The smile is wiped off The Miz face instantly as Rhyno comes out onto the stage, with a face like a mad man. He beats his chest and runs down the ramp, sliding into the ring as Miz hightails it out of the ring!! Rhyno swings over the ropes as Miz makes his way into the crowd and away from the man he attacked last week! Rhyno grabs the microphone that Simmons took from Miz

    Rhyno:
    MIZ!! You can run - but you're not hiding from me!! That contract you made me sign - it wasn't for the title… it was for a title match. The TV title is coming back, but it's coming back to ITS. RIGHTFUL. OWNER. ECW LAST STAND IN THREE WEEKS MIZ!! ME AND YOU! GORE! GORE! GORE!

    Rhyno drops the microphone and poses with his hands in the air as Jerry Lawler promotes the match just announced for ECW: Last Stand in 3 weeks!



    *Commercial Break*



    We come back from commercial to see Triple H talking on the phone in a hushed tone. We hear him angrily ask "he won't be here next week either?! We have a shot at Legacy AND the tag titles! Well what-... No I…" Triple H is listening to whoever's on the other side of the phone when he realizes the camera is on him and he says goodbye and shuts the phone as Josh Matthews walks up to him with a microphone.

    Josh Matthews:
    Triple H, tonight you team with your former teammate Batista to gain some revenge on Legacy before you and Shawn Michaels face them next week. Does your mat-

    Triple H:
    Well, I talked to Shawn earlier and he said he still won't be in fighting shape next week, so I'm hoping JBL will postpone our match with Legacy until the following week - but tonight I get to send a message. If there's anybody besides Shawn I'd want in my corner it's Batista. He has his issues with Legacy as well, and I know he can kick some ass. So Cody and Ted, I hope you guys are ready for the hell you're about to endure when you step into that ring tonight.

    Triple H storms off, obviously still angry over the phone call, while Lawler points out that Triple H sounded like he was talking to someone else, not Shawn Michaels.

    We then cut to the commentary booth, where they give us an update on the status of John Cena. They indicate that Cena will be out of action for one month, and should be making his return to the ring right after Mind Games as we kick off the WWE Draft week. They wish Cena the best in his recovery, hoping to see him soon.

    *Sliced Bread*

    Jillian makes her way to the ring, as Lawler makes jokes about having to put up with Jillian's personality if only for her good looks.

    *International Woman*

    And her opponent, Gail Kim makes her way down the ramp high fiving the fans as Cole puts over her talent in the ring, stating if any diva has a chance at dethroning Beth Phoenix it's her.

    *Glamazon*

    And just like last month, Beth Phoenix makes her way to the announce table to join commentary for another divas matchup. This time however she carries with her the Divas Championship! She gets on commentary, thanking Mickie James for an easy night last night while Cole says that James broke her nose last night.

    Match 4| Jillian vs Gail Kim

    Kim and Jillian exchange holds as Lawler asks Beth what brings her out here. Phoenix says she saw the match earlier between Kelly Kelly and Alicia Fox, and felt disrespected at the lack of competition she sees in the women's division on Raw. And she's hoping to see more fight out of Gail Kim or Jillian.

    And in a short match in which Jillian had the upper hand the majority of the time, Gail Kim pulled through in the end, dropping Jillian with the Eat-defeat and the 1..2..3!

    Winner: Gail Kim @3:43

    Gail Kim gets the victory, but Beth Phoenix doesn't look impressed, pointing out Jillian had the upper hand for most of the match. Beth takes off the headset and walks to the back, not acknowledging Gail Kim who's celebrating in the ring.



    *Commercial Break*



    We come back to the backstage area in some locker room, and we see the United States Champion Kofi Kingston! He's joined by his new friend MVP, they're talking - with MVP saying he wishes he could have got his shot at Swagger earlier when they're interrupted by a knock on the door. They open it and a WWE doctor comes in, telling Kofi he just got the update and his "professional ruling" is to wait FIVE weeks before making a return to the ring. Kofi refuses, saying he has a title defence in three weeks, and has to defend the title once every 30 days, the doctor apologizes but any major physical activity before then runs a high risk of a severe injury. MVP consoles Kofi, telling him maybe they can convince JBL to postpone the match a week or two, and that they'll figure something out as we cut back to the ring

    Commentary speculate what may happen to the United States title, pointing out that the rematch for Mind Games was made earlier tonight when Jack Swagger won a battle royal. But if Kofi is unable to compete will Jack Swagger just be given the title?!

    *Are you ready?*

    Triple H makes his way to the ring to the DX music, but he won't be teaming with his usual Degeneration X partner. Tonight, he's going back to his evolution days, and Hunter goes through his usual singles competitor entrance, complete with spitting water on the apron.

    *I Walk Alone*

    Batista makes his way into the stage - WHEN HE'S ATTACKED FROM BEHIND BY LEGACY!! Cody Rhodes, Ted Dibiase AND Randy Orton jump The Animal, putting the boots to him as Triple H runs up the ramp to help out. Rhodes and Dibiase meet Triple H and start exchanging rights and lefts with him, as Orton looks to punt Batista!! But Batista catches his foot!! Batista gets him up and in position for the Batista Bomb!! When he gets hit with a steel chair by Brett Dibiase!!


    Batista drops Orton and makes a beeline for Dibiase when BRETT GETS CAUGHT BY TRIPLE H!! Triple H grabs Brett by the hair, and starts dragging him towards the ring and Batista follows him, kicking Cody Rhodes who had started to get up from a spinebuster from HHH. Now it's Brett Dibiase, alone in the ring with Batista and Triple H!!

    Ted and Cody go to make the save, when Randy Orton stops them!! He tells them to just leave, and save themselves for next week. The tag team seem hesitant, but listen to their leader and start to head towards the back

    *Longhorn*

    JBL stomps out with a microphone, waving his hat around

    JBL:
    That's enough! This match is happening, and it's happening right now. Cody, Ted, if you two don't get in that ring right now you will be removed from the number one contenders match next week. Randy - you can make your way to the back before I suspend YOU for a month.

    JBL then changes focus towards the ring

    JBL:
    Batista, Triple H - let Brett go before I rethink the matches I made for you guys next week. Don't try to pull anything after the match or next week's matches are off! And Brett, if I ever see you so much as step foot in a Raw arena again I will put you down myself.

    Legacy look around at each other, before Cody and Ted start walking down the ramp for the match as Randy angrily stomps to the back. Inside the ring, Brett Dibiase is thanking his lucky stars as he rolls out of the ring and retreats, getting some kind words from his brother as they pass. Batista and Triple H start talking strategy as this match is finally going to get started

    "JBL laying down the law here on Monday night Raw! This tag match is happening - next!"



    *Commercial Break*



    Match 5| Batista and Triple H vs Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase Jr


    We come back from our final commercial break to see Triple H, gaining a small measure of revenge for last night's match at Breaking Point - as he is unloading right hands in the corner to Cody Rhodes.

    Triple H continues his assault until Cody is able to tag in Dibiase. Batista calls for the tag but Triple H shrugs him off, focusing on the incoming Dibiase. Dibiase can't get the better of the enraged Triple H either, with Hunter taking him down after a knee smash facecrusher and clothesline over the top rope.

    Triple H follows him to the outside and continues his onslaught at ringside before rolling him back into the ring. When Triple H enters, Batista tags himself in!!

    Triple H looks shocked that Batista would tag himself in but now Batista shrugs off Triple H! Batista says it's his turn, but their arguing allowed Dibiase time to recover and after a big dropkick he tags Cody back in and they connect on some tag team moves, working over the big man, keeping him grounded. "Much to the delight of Randy Orton I'm sure!"

    Dibiase and Rhodes actually keep the upper hand for a good chunk of time, showing their chemistry as a tag team against the former stable mates. Batista counters a cross Rhodes attempt into a powerslam, and before he can make the hot tag to Triple H - Dibiase takes out Hunter, running across the ring to shove him off the apron

    BUT BATISTA RUNS THROUGH DIBIASE WITH A SPEAR!!

    Cody Rhodes gets up, and Batista drops him with a spinebuster!!! He lifts Cody up, BATISTA BOMB!!
    1..
    2..
    3!!

    Winners: Batista and Triple H

    Batista gets up and lifts his hands up, as Triple H stares up at him from ringside, unable to attack Legacy post-match due to JBL; as commentary put over the two matches that are scheduled for next week, with DX (if Shawn Michaels can make it) taking on Legacy, and Batista challenging Randy Orton for the WWE Championship as we fade.

    *End Show*
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    Re: WWE 09: Cheap Heat

    Hey, man. This is the first full show I’ve read as I wanted a good point to jump in and after a PPV is as good as any. I won’t comment on every segment individually but I’ll pick bits out here and there. I’m a big fan of Randy Orton, especially in 2009 when he was red hot for a while but I think WWE dropped the ball with him then and Legacy so I hope you can keep his momentum going. Triple H interrupting was an interesting choice as I was sure Batista would’ve been the one to come out. One thing I wasn’t keen on about the opening segment was you had Triple H complain about Orton and Legacy making a career out of attacking people from behind, only for Batista to do basically the same thing. I think it would have been better for Batista to come out from the stage and walk down the ramp with Triple H and the two of them take out DiBiase and Rhodes, allowing Orton to get away. JBL is an interesting choice as GM and I’m glad you have a proper GM rather than the guest host crap they pulled. For me personally, I prefer when GM’s stay out of the main storylines and are just there to book matches, etc. JBL does come across a bit hypocritical though when he says he wants to change RAW from the constant sneak attacks and interference when just a few months prior before his retirement he was probably doing those exact things. Good stipulation though in that any interference in matches will result in suspensions, it’s something I toyed with myself and it forces you to be more creative with your shows. I do hope Big Show absolutely destroys Brett DiBiase because at this point he shouldn’t be anywhere near a WWE ring lol. Would’ve have preferred Batista earn a title shot in a number one contender's match, possibly against Triple H which would have been interesting but nevertheless, it’s a big main event made for the next show. I did find it a bit awkward though with how we transitioned from talking about the WWE Championship to talking about the United States Championship.

    Fun choice to have the final two being Santino and Swagger and I wouldn’t have been opposed to seeing Marella get a shot as it would have made for a fun few weeks. Swagger was always going to win this one and I can see you putting the U.S Title on him as Kofi in 09 wasn’t anything special. I think you could work on your promos a bit more, as when I read Batista’s promo, I couldn’t visualize him in this promo. Kelly vs. Fox would have a hell of a match, I’m sure!! Didn’t really need the segment with Orton and Legacy, other than telling us that Brett still has to prove himself which I’m really hoping he gets beat, especially without interference! Also, I’ve been wondering, are Big Show and Chris Jericho heels?? Also, did you revert Jericho back to his usual gimmick before this time period because 09’ Jericho would never say assclowns lol

    Not sure where you’re going with the ECW TV Title angle but it has my attention. I will say though, I don’t think the WWE needs another title and would prefer the effort be put into the U.S or I.C Titles to make them relevant again! Ooh, two Divas matches in one night, you’re spoiling us! Glad to see you’re putting some effort into the Division as even though this was before the whole revolution thing, WWE had some talented Divas at this time. Interesting you’re actually using the ‘got to defend the title once every 30 days’ rule – it’s not something I see used often. That is two segments fairly close together where someone has mentioned asking JBL to postpone a title match though, it’s a little thing but it’s repetitive. Decent main event though. Despite a few niggles here and there, I enjoyed the show and will tune in for the next one. Some outstanding questions I do have but hopefully they’ll be cleared up in a few more shows that I read!

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