Finlay def. Chuck Palumbo The Great Khali def. Deuce & Domino Cousin Sal def. Santino Marella Natalya def. Michelle McCool, Cherry, Kelly Kelly, Victoria, Maryse and Layla (Golden Dreams Match) Vladimir Kozlov def. Jimmy Wang Yang Batista, Colin Delaney, Funaki & Nunzio def. World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Chavo Guerrero, Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder
LOS ANGELES – Tinseltown not only served as a ground zero for “McMahon's Million Dollar Mania” press conference earlier in the week, but the City of Angels also welcomed Friday Night SmackDown to town.
A host of celebrities joined more than 14,500 of our fans in L.A.’s STAPLES Center to witness first-time sports-entertainer Cousin Sal square off against Raw Superstar Santino Marella. For expert guidance and support, Cousin Sal had none other than WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper in his corner, as well as late-night host Jimmy Kimmel at ringside and Kimmel's girlfriend, comedian/actress Sarah Silverman, close by.
After holding his own against the Braggadocios Italian Superstar, Cousin Sal was aided by a distraction from Kimmel, helping him get the pinfall in his in-ring debut. (WATCH)
Star-studded event SmackDown’s Franchise Playa Montel Vontavious Porter was spotted watching the night’s action from a sky box. And, a host of celebrities, including Grammy Award Winning Producer Rick Rubin, were in attendance, enjoying the sports-entertainment experience.
Golden Dreams While our fans and Superstars alike anticipate how the upcoming Draft will change things in WWE, SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero didn’t wait until draft day to announce a brand new SmackDown women’s title – the WWE Divas Championship.
The GM also wasted no time in allowing seven Divas to compete for an opportunity at the new title by setting up a qualifying Golden Dreams Match. Michelle McCool, Cherry, Kelly Kelly, Victoria, Natalya, Maryse and Layla all fought tough – attempting to grab the gleaming gold star hanging from a pole in the specialty match – but it was Natalya who came out on top and will now compete for the new title. (WATCH)
Titanic showdown A black-eyed Big Show came to L.A. to talk to our fans about his Singapore Cane Match victory at One Night Stand. But, Mark Henry interrupted to let everyone know he was not impressed with Big Show becoming the No. 1 contender to Kane’s ECW Championship. The World’s Largest Athlete invited the World’s Strongest Man to come to the ring to back up his words, but just when it looked like Henry would accept the challenge, he backed away from the ring. When will these titans cross paths again? (Big Show injury exclusives: Update | Video | Photos )
Speaking of SmackDown’s big men, The Great Khali made a triumphant return after recently touring his homeland of India. (Exclusive photos) Khali was pitted against Deuce & Domino in a Handicap Match. He easily took care of business by delivering Khali Bombs to both opponents, then covering Domino for the pinfall.
Belfast brawlin’ Adversaries Finlay and Chuck Palumbo squared off in a Belfast Brawl with no disqualifications and no count-outs. Capitalizing on the rules, Palumbo grabbed a thick-linked chain from his motorcycle, wrapped it around his fist, and approached Finlay as if he was going to strike him. However, Finlay’s son, Hornswoggle, came to the aid of his father by attacking Palumbo from behind with a low blow, forcing him to drop the chain. The distraction allowed Finlay to turn the tables on Palumbo. The Irishman grabbed the chain from the mat and used it to clobber Palumbo and get the pinfall.
Moments later, Finlay stopped WWE Tag Team Champions The MIz & John Morrison from teasing his son, and the duo seemed none-too-pleased with the pint-size Superstar's antics.
Undefeated streak continues Vladimir Kozlov upped his SmackDown record to an impressive 10-0 by defeating Jimmy Wang Yang. Using explosive quickness – and his skull as a battering ram – the man from Moscow finished off Yang with a belly-to-belly throw to get win No. 10.
General Manager mania SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero has certainly taken center stage lately – and usually her actions have generated a chorus of boos from our fans. From stripping Undertaker of his title and banning him from WWE, to announcing the date of her wedding to Edge (July 11 on SmackDown) (WATCH), to announcing the new WWE Diva Championship, to forcing Batista to compete in a lopsided Eight-Man Tag Team Match to protect his opportunity for a World Heavyweight Title Match (WATCH) – WWE’s only female GM is sure shaking things up.
Boksfenomeen Floyd Mayweather zet punt achter carrière
De Amerikaanse topbokser Floyd Mayweather, regerend wereldkampioen bij de WBC-weltergewichten, zet een punt achter zijn carrière. Dat maakte hij gisteren bekend.
Mayweather, die 31 is, wordt door kenners gezien als de beste huidige bokser over alle categorieën. Zijn afscheid is dan ook een verrassing.
Moeilijke beslissing "Ik heb besloten om me definitief uit het boksen terug te trekken", zegt Mayweather. "Het was geen gemakkelijke beslissing om te nemen omdat boksen het enige is wat ik heb gedaan sinds mijn kindertijd. Maar de laatste tijd heb ik het steeds moeilijker om me te motiveren en in deze sport te blijven verder gaan."
Indrukwekkend palmares Floyd 'pretty boy' Mayweather heeft een indrukwekkend palmares. Hij won 39 kampen, waarvan 25 voor de limiet, en verloor geen enkele keer. In totaal staan er zes wereldtitels over vijf verschillende categorieën op zijn naam.
"Genoeg van boksen" Door de beslissing van Mayweather komt er zeker geen nieuwe kamp tegen Oscar de la Hoya, dat andere boksfenomeen die hij in mei 2007 had onttroond na winst op punten. Mayweather kreeg voor een revanchewedstrijd liefst 20 miljoen dollar aangeboden, maar toch komt hij niet terug op zijn besluit. "Op een bepaald moment speelt geld niet langer een rol. Ik heb er genoeg van. Ik sta achter mijn beslissing, en da's een gevoel dat ik al lange tijd niet meer had", besluit Mayweather. (afp/ka)
NEWS AND VIDEO FROM THURSDAY'S "iMPACT!" BROADCAST ON SPIKE TV By Bill Banks
There are several news items to report from Thursday's broadcast as TNA counts down the hours until this Sunday's "Slammiversary" event live on Pay-Per-View.
NEW matches have been announced for Sunday's Slammiversary Pay-Per-View event: - The Beautiful People and their new muscle backup will face Gail Kim, ODB and Roxx in a six-lady Knockouts match - Also, TNA Women's Champion Awesome Kong will have another open challenge
Check out the main page of the website for the complete Pay-Per-View lineup!
- In a preview of the King of the Mountain match, Christian Cage and Rhino faced Booker T and Robert Roode. Booker and Roode were disqualified when Team 3D interfered, leading to AJ Styles coming out to help Cage and Rhino.
- Following the bout, TNA Management Director Jim Cornette named Kevin Nash the special enforcer for the main event bout later on with AJ Styles vs. Tomko. Booker T attempted to get involved, but Nash stopped him, allowing AJ to get the win. During a melee that erupted after the match, Nash accidentally hit Samoa Joe. Nash tried to help Joe up, but the champion pushed him away. Nash and Joe have been at odds in recent weeks over their trust, including Thursday's broadcast when the two had words again.
- During the third part of Mike Tenay's interview with Sting, the icon talked about Ric Flair and Brett Favre's retirement. Sting also spoke about the possibility of being the third and hanging up the boots soon.
- ODB won a street fight against Velvet Sky. After the bout, a brawl broke out, featuring the debut of Velvet and Angelina's new muscle backup, who came out to help them. The Beautiful People later paper bagged Gail Kim.
- Jay Lethal's bachelor party also took place on the broadcast, as Lethal and Val will get married this Sunday on Pay-Per-View.
- Kaz won the first-ever X Division King Of The Mountain match, earning him a shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship next Thursday night.
- TNA Women's Champion Awesome Kong once again held her open challenge. This time it was answered by Daphney, who put up a good fight, but was ultimately beaten by Kong.
- Another disturbing video aired of Abyss, who claims his is coming "home" to TNA this Sunday night!
- In six-man action, TNA Tag Team Champions The Latin American Xchange and Matt Morgan beat Kip James, James Storm and Lance Hoyt
- During a face to face interview with Kurt and Karen Angle, Kurt once again accused Karen of ruining their marriage by cheating on him with AJ Styles. Karen - and later AJ - once again disputed the claims.
D'Lo Brown making his WWE return Posted by Randy Gordon on 06/05/2008 at 01:59 PM
WWE.com is reporting that that former Intercontinental and European Champion D-Lo Brown has signed a new Superstar contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. Since departing WWE, Brown had wrestled on the indy scene as well as in TNA Wrestling and All Japan Pro Wrestling.
A new general manager debuts on ECW Posted by Bobby Spade on 06/03/2008 at 10:07 PM
Armando Estrada has been replaced as the General Manager of ECW. At the start of tonight's broadcast on Sci Fi, crew members were removing items from the General Manager's office. Armando Estrada came in and told them to stop. They claimed the general manager told them to remove the items. Armando told them that he is the General Manager. Theodore Long showed up and said, "Not anymore, player." Later in the show, Long showed Estrada a form from the "Board of Directors" saying that he's the new General Manager of ECW.
Fatal Four-Way: CM Punk def. Tommy Dreamer, John Morrison and Chavo Guerrero Matt Hardy def. Armando Estrada Colin Delaney def. Armando Estrada Shelton Benjamin def. Matt Sydal ECW Champion Kane def. CM Punk
LOS ANGELES – Holla! Holla! Playa, there’s a new General Manager in the Land of the Extreme, and his name is Theodore Long. On the former SmackDown Manager’s first night, there was plenty of action on ECW on Sci Fi.
It was CM Punk vs. Tommy Dreamer vs. Chavo Guerrero vs. John Morrison in a Fatal Four Way Match, and Mr. Money in the Bank proved his worth on ECW. He hit Guerrero with a GTS, earning his chance to face Kane later in the night. The Big Red Machine was victorious over Punk, but after the match, WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison intervened. They attacked Kane and left the Big Red Machine lying in the ECW ring.
Also on ECW, newcomer Matt Sydal met Shelton Benjamin, as the Jamaican Sensation, Kofi Kingston, joined Mike Adamle and Tazz at the ECW announce table. ECW’s Gold Standard was victorious by count-out, but his celebration came to a halt when Kingston rushed the ring and a battle ensued between he and Benjamin. The Gold Standard had the last laugh, though, after he threw Kingston into the steel stairs, leaving him writhing in pain on the ground.
Finally on Tuesday night, former ECW General Manager Armando Estrada was livid about losing his prestigious position. In an attempt to prove to new GM Long that he’s worth his salary, Estrada faced SmackDown’s United States Champion, Matt Hardy, and lost. Immediately after, ECW newcomer Colin Delaney took on Estrada, and once again Estrada was defeated. Long took away Estrada’s ECW contract and told him he must keep his mouth shut and earn it back. More on this story…
Don’t forget, as a way of saying thank you to our fans, the WWE Chairman is sharing his fortune with YOU, our fans. Register now on WWE.com and tune in to Raw on Monday for your chance to win a part of McMahon’s Million Dollar Mania.
Mr. Kennedy def. Umaga (count out) Santino Marella & Carlito def. World Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho def. JBL (disqualification) Beth Phoenix & Katie Lea Burchill def. WWE Women's Champion Mickie James & Melina Lance Cade def. Trevor Murdoch John Cena def. Jeff Hardy
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Fresh off his victory over Randy Orton at One Night Stand, WWE Champion Triple H found out who his challenger would be at Night of Champions, the one night of the year where every title is defended. That man is John Cena.
At One Night Stand, both Cena and Jeff Hardy walked away triumphant and believing they should be the one to challenge The Game. With no clear choice readily apparent, Mr. McMahon set a match that had never been seen before: John Cena vs. Jeff Hardy, with the winner going on to face Triple H for the gold. Although both Cena and Hardy were exhausted and battered from their matches on Sunday, it was John Cena who stood tall, securing his spot at Night of Champions. (WATCH)
Cena has been angling for the WWE Championship ever since his return at Royal Rumble. Now, in just four short weeks, the Chain Gang Commander will have his opportunity to obtain championship gold.
Intercontinental turmoil Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho encouraged a dazed Shawn Michaels to continue his Stretcher Match at One Night Stand against Batista, only to see The Animal brutalize HBK. Just one night later on Raw, Y2J vowed to defend his Intercontinental Championship as often as possible. He started with JBL in a match Y2J dedicated to the recovering HBK.
Y2J defended the gold ferociously and JBL ended the match with a disqualification by bringing a steel chair into the ring. Jericho attempted to counter his attack, picking the chair up and preparing to clobber the Longhorn Loudmouth. But before the chair was swung, he changed his mind, casting the weapon away, and walking away. (WATCH)
Smashmouth siblings Two weeks ago, Mr. Kennedy ended William Regal’s tyrannical GM reign over Raw in a Loser Gets Fired Match. Last week, the Green Bay Loudmouth was confronted by the Burchill siblings, Paul and Katie Lea, who claimed that by getting Regal fired, Kennedy made “a very powerful enemy,” in Paul Burchill.
On Raw this week, Kennedy hoped to settle his quarrel with Burchill, but found that the English Superstar had arranged for Umaga to take his place. In a quick, but vicious match that ended with the Samoan Bulldozer smashing into the announce table, crushing his already-wounded ribs, Umaga lost via count-out. Before Kennedy could celebrate his victory, however, Paul Burchill rushed to the ring, brutalizing the victor and escaping to the locker room.
But that wasn’t the only time we saw the Burchills’ viciousness. Katie Lea teamed with Beth Phoenix against WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James & Melina. Despite their championship pedigree, Mickie & Melina had trouble, with Melina only wanting to exact revenge on The Glamazon after their “I Quit” Match at One Night Stand. Melina’s distraction allowed Katie Lea to pin Mickie James for the win. After the match, Paul Burchill walked down to the ring to celebrate with his sister, but Mr. Kennedy rushed out and retaliated against Paul, sending him and Katie Lea into a hasty retreat.
Flirting with victory After her losing match against The Glamazon and Katie Lea, WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James found solace with John Cena, who she has been seen with quite a bit lately. The two discussed the rumors swirling about them, and Cena returned an undergarment that James had “left behind.”
Tag team tension Speaking of titleholders, World Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes lost a match to Santino Marella & Carlito. Though it wasn’t a title match, Holly was angry at Rhodes for the loss, especially since he kept the match’s guest time-keeper a secret. Rhodes brought out WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper to keep time, but even with Piper’s interference, Santino managed to pin Holly.
After Holly chastised Rhodes backstage, the second-generation Superstar was approached by Raw’s newest member, Ted DiBiase. The “simply priceless” young Superstar warned Rhodes that he was only three weeks away from finding a partner, and becoming one-half of the new World Tag Team Champions. (WATCH)
After his victory over Holly, Marella chatted with Todd Grisham backstage. The Italian Superstar was quick to point out that even with Piper’s help, he is still too powerful an opponent for Jimmy Kimmel Live!’s Cousin Sal, who he claims he will defeat on this Friday’s SmackDown. (WATCH)
Friend is a four letter word Three weeks ago, Lance Cade turned on his long time partner Trevor Murdoch with two powerful punches. In a WWE.com exclusive, Lance Cade explained that Trevor Murdoch was only holding him back. On Raw, the two squared-off to settle their score, with Cade dominating his former friend. The team of Cade and Murdoch was a powerful one. The two became World Tag Team Champions on three occasions – will they be as dominant as singles competitors?
Here comes the money It was a big night on Raw, but what excited WWE fans the most was the details that WWE’s Chairman revealed about McMahon’s Million Dollar Mania. Starting next week, Mr. McMahon will give away $1 million on Raw – he even had the full amount with him in cash this week as a show of good faith. Mr. McMahon explained that by registering on WWE.com, fans will be eligible to receive an on-air phone call from the Chairman himself, and if those lucky fans remember the code shown on the screen earlier that night, they can win his money.
Michael Brendli, 25, better known to wrestling fans as Mikey of the Spirit Squad, was arrested on DUI charges late last night in Tampa, Florida. He is currently a member of WWE developmental Florida Championship Wrestling's roster.
The former WWE World Tag Team Champion was pulled over and then arrested on Adamo Drive East and Falkenburg Road South at 11:12 PM last night. Brendli was listed as having a blood alcohol level of 0.94. A second test was conducted and it had him at a level of 0.91. He was released from jail a little more than an hour agp at 2:17 p.m. this afternoon after posting $500 bond.
According to the police report of Brendli's arrest, he refused to list his employer.
WWE.com is reporting that the Big Show is having an MRI done to fully evaluate the severity of his injury from One Night Stand. It was first thought of as just a bad gash, but he woke up with very bad swelling that forced his eye shut. There is fear that he may have suffered a broken bone.
The bell rings and Umaga slowly starts to approach Hardy. Hardy charges and Umaga levels him with a clothesline. Umaga with an irish whip on Hardy right into the corner. Hardy bounces off with force and Umaga tries to toss him into the other corner, but Hardy counters with a Whisper in the Wind. Hardy with a cover, but Umaga kicks out. Hardy is up top, jumps, Umaga catches him and hits what JR calls a "Black Hole Slam." Umaga with a cover, but Hardy kicks out. Umaga charges at Hardy and Hardy pulls down the top rope to send him over to the outside. Hardy with a springboard splash over the top rope on Umaga, cover, but only a two count. Umaga then comes back sending Hardy into the ring barricade. Umaga throws Hardy into the crowd and hits him with a few steel chairs set up at the ringside area. Umaga sends Hardy into the wall of the arena and then headbutts him to the ground. Hardy grabs a part of the set and launches it at Umaga. Umaga responds with a big boot to Hardy, cover, but Hardy kicks out. Umaga misses a splash on Hardy and crashes into another part of the set.
Hardy then grabs a fire extinguisher and sprays it in the face of Umaga. Hardy continues to do this as Umaga heads to the backstage area of the arena. Hardy sprays him one last time, but Umaga fires back with an uppercut. Umaga tries to hit Hardy with a chair, but Hardy moves and goes running up the arena steps. As Umaga follows him up the steps, Hardy slides down the railing of the steps and takes out Umaga! Cover by Hardy, but only a two count. They fight up the stairs to the top part of the arena where t-shrits are being sold. Umaga sends Hardy into a trash can, covers, but only gets a two count. They fight to the outside of the arena and Umaga sends Hardy into a crate. Umaga nails Hardy's head off a forklift near by, covers, but gets another two count. Umaga sends Hardy face first into the back of a semi-truck and then continues with right hands. Hardy fights back sending Umaga into the door of a semi-truck. Hardy covers, but only gets a two count. They fight near the production truck and Hardy starts climbing up a ladder on the truck. Umaga follows Hardy up, but Hardy kicks him away and Umaga falls back.
Hardy then climbs to the top of the production truck, jumps off and connects with a Swanton Bomb! They keep the camera far away to give the impression that Hardy did this on the concrete. Hardy covers Umaga and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
After the match, they show highlights of the match leading to the finish.
- JR and The King pass it on to Michael Cole and Mick Foley. They air a video from earlier today where Mick Foley explained the stipulations of the Stretcher Match. A text vote is also available for the match tonight between Shawn Michaels and Batista.
- Tazz and Mike Adamle introduce a video looking at tonight's Singapore Cane Match.
Singapore Cane Match (Winner will face Kane for the ECW Title at Night of Champions) Big Show vs. John Morrison w/ The Miz vs. Tommy Dreamer vs. Chavo Guerrero w/ Bam Neely vs. CM Punk
They have four singapore canes hanging by poles in each corner. Everyone went after Big Show when the bell rang. Big Show fought off Dreamer, Punk, Morrison and Chavo. Big Show dropped an elbow over Morrison and Chavo. Big Show with a scoop slam on Dreamer, but misses an elbow drop. Punk kicks Big Show in the gut and head. Morrison follows that up with a kick to the head. Dreamer with a DDT on Big Show. Chavo with a frog splash on Big Show off the top. Morrison, Punk, Chavo and Dreamer all grab the singapore canes. Big Show gets up and all four men start hitting Big Show with the canes. Big Show gets tossed over the top rope as Morrison goes to work on Dreamer with the cane. Punk and Chavo battle on the outside. Chavo misses Punk and hits Shawn Merriman of the San Diego Chargers in the crowd. Punk catapults Chavo back towards Merriman and gives him a cane to hit Chavo with. The action spills back to the ring and Punk hits a quick powerslam on Chavo for a two count. Morrison hits Punk with a cane and then Dreamer takes out Morrison with a pump handle using the cane.
Punk dodges a death valley driver from Dreamer, goes for the GTS, but Dreamer counters that into a half boston crab. Dreamer then gets taken out by Morrison with a cane shot. We see footage from earlier in the match where Big Show tried to use the steel steps, but got clipped and the steps fell on his head busting him open. In the ring, Punk has Chavo in a superplex when Morrison goes under Punk and tosses him off doing a big tower of doom from the corner. A bloody Big Show finally gets to his feet on the outside. He grabs a cane and hits The Miz and Bam Neely with it. Morrison jumps out and Big Show hits him in mid-air with the cane. Big Show brings a trash can full of canes into the ring and then starts hitting Punk and Dreamer with a cane. Big Show with more cane shots on Punk and Dreamer. Dreamer grabs a cane, but Big Show blocks a shot and gives hime a huge chokeslam. Big Show wipes some blood off his face and picks up Dreamer. Dreamer can't get to his feet and Big Show props him up in the corner. Big Show grabs a cane, smiles and cracks it over the head of Dreamer.
Big Show stands over Dreamer covering him with his boot and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Big Show
After the match, we see a shot of ECW Champion Kane backstage watching the match and laughing with the ECW Title over his shoulder. They show some great highlights of the match leading to the finish. Tazz says, "Don't forget what ECW brought to this pay per view!"
- A commercial for Monday Night Raw tomorrow night plugging Vince McMahon's $1 million dollar announcement airs.
- Backstage, Todd Grisham is with Vince McMahon. Vince said every place he goes, he is asked if he is really going to give away $1 million dollars or if it is a stunt. He said it isn't a stunt and calls it McMahon's Million Dollar Mania. Vince said he will give more details tomorrow night on Raw. He adds that WWE employees are not eligble to win the money. Grisham walks away upset and then Ron Simmons appears with our "DAMN!" of the night.
First Blood Match John Cena vs. JBL
The bell rings and JBL removes the padding of the top turnbuckle. John Cena turns around and does the same. Cena gets in JBL's face and yells at him to come on. JBL starts hitting Cena with some big rights and kicks him to the ground. Cena dodges a big boot holding onto the ropes and levels JBL with a big clothesline. JBL bails to the outside, Cena chases him down, throws him back in and gets in some big right hands. JBL tosses Cena over the top rope and rolls to the outside. JBL drops an elbow over Cena's chest. JBL throws Cena back inside, misses a corner shot, but levels Cena with a big elbow. Cena rolls to the ring apron, gets to his feet and JBL peppers him with a few kicks. One of the kicks sends Cena off the ring apron and he falls to the outside. JBL brings Cena to the ring barricade near the entrance area and slides Cena's forehead across it a few times. The referee looks for blood and rules he is still clean to continue. Cena fires back with a few rights on JBL. JBL breaks up the rights with a thumb to the eye and a big boot. JBL grabs a steel chair, props Cena up near the ring post, but Cena moves and JBL cracks the chair over the ring post.
Cena comes back with a few rights, but JBL grabs the house mic and cracks it over Cena's head. This causes a loud thud to echo over the PA system. JBL tosses Cena back into the ring, stands over him and hits him over the head again with the house mic. JBL yells at Cena to get on his feet. JBL misses a shot with the mic when Cena gets up. Cena with right hands and two big shoulder blocks. Cena plants JBL with a side slam and connects with the Five Knuckle Shuffle. JBL is back up, Cena has him up for the FU, but JBL slides off and drops Cena's head off the top rope. Cena rolls out of the ring and falls near JBL. JBL then grabs Cena and sends him face first into the ring post. The referee checks for blood on Cena and he is still clean. JBL gets frustrated and grabs the steel steps. JBL launches them at Cena and Cena moves out of the way. JBL then rips off the top of a ring barricade and nails Cena's head off of it. JBL attempts a DDT on Cena over the bottom part of the steel steps, but Cena moves and JBL falls on the steps instead. Cena then grabs the house mic and nails it off JBL's head.
The referee checks JBL's head for blood and JBL is still clean. Cena rubs JBL's forehead across the steel steps and throws JBL back inside. In the ring, Cena grabs a steel chair, but JBL counters and sends Cena face first into the exposed turnbuckle. Cena isn't bleeding as JBL attempts a Clothesline From Hell. Cena dodges and takes out JBL with a bulldog right over a steel chair! JBL then grabs his towel and takes a chain out of it. JBL puts the chain over his knuckles and hits Cena in the ribs with it. Cena falls and grabs his ribs in pain. JBL wraps the chain more, misses a right hand and Cena connects with the FU. Cena rolls over coughing in pain. Cena gets to his feet and JBL levels him with a big boot. Cena falls back and gets wrapped up in the ropes. The referee tries to free Cena as JBL grabs a bull whip. Lawler asks if JBL is trying to be Indiana Jones. JBL brings in the bull whip, approaches Cena, but Cena takes him out and trips him up. Cena grabs the steel chair and applies the STFU choking JBL with the chair. JBL begins spitting out blood and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: John Cena
After the match, Cena celebrates his win with the crowd. Cena leaves the ring and hugs Shawn Merriman at ringside. Cena returns to the ring and grabs the chain holding it up in the air.
- A promo for the Night of Champions PPV on June 29 airs.
- Backstage, Batista is sitting when Randy Orton walks in. Orton said Michaels will get everything he deserves tonight for lying to him. Batista blows off Orton and he asks why the hostility. He brings up the past with Evolution. Batista asks what he wants. Orton brings up the Draft and how they might end up on the same show together. He said they could dominate and be better than DX ever was. Batista doesn't give him an answer and walks off.
- They plug the text vote for tonight's Stretcher Match between Shawn Michaels and Batista.
"I Quit" Match Beth Phoenix vs. Melina
One of the paparazzi fell down while taking pictures of Melina during her entrance. They even showed a replay of this taking place. Melina is wearing hot in pink and looking smokin with her hot ass-crack out during her split entrance. The bell rings and Beth gets in Melina's face. Melina pushes her away and kicks her. Melina jumps on Melina applying a guillotine choke. Melina lets go and hits Beth with a few kicks. Beth then drops Melina with a big backbreaker. Beth drops Melina with another backbreaker and yells at the referee to ask if she quits. Beth sends Melina into the corner and drives some elbows into her back. Melina fights back with some elbows of her own and then drops Beth face first onto the mat. Melina applies a surfboard submission on Beth. The referee asks her if she quits and Beth yells no. Beth powers herself to the bottom rope and falls to the outside with Melina to break it up. Melina tosses Beth back in the ring, but Beth lifts up Melina and puts her on the top rope. Melina gets flipped off the top to the mat and Beth starts choking Melina against the ropes. Beth lifts Melina to her shoulder and drops her in a backbreaker a few times. The crowd starts getting behind Melina as Beth yells at her to quit.
Beth then drops Melina face first onto the mat and applies a shoulder submission. Beth continues to take out Melina on the ground and lifting her up by her hair and dropping her over the mat. Melina starts elbowing Beth to fight out. Beth tosses Melina to the corner, Melina jumps up, grabs Beth by the head in a head scissors and flips forward sending Beth face first into the corner! Melina then sends Beth into the ring post shoulder first. Melina drops Beth with an armbar takedown. Beth fights back with an elbow, but Melina takes down Beth with a head scissors into an armbar submission. Melina turns Beth over and applies an even deeper armbar. Beth lifts Melina up and slams her down with a running powerbomb! Beth then lifts Melina up by her legs and slams her down face first. Beth then pulls Melina back by her arms in a submission. Beth then pulls Melina back by her neck wrenching back with power. Melina then tells the referee she quits.
Winner: Beth Phoenix
After the match, Beth Phoenix yells at Melina and brags about her win. Beth heads up the entrance area smiling at Melina who is still out in the ring.
- Backstage, John Cena is with the doctor when Mickie James walks in. Cena said there was something about girl-on-girl submissions and Mickie offers to try that later tonight. A toilet flushes and Mike Adamle walks out. He calls them a cute couple and "love birds." Cena asks why he isn't out announcing right now. Adamle said well, he had a match earlier and then had to go to the bathroom. Wow, Adamle is gold. Adamle invites Cena and Mickie to go out drinking with him tonight. They decline and Adamle passes on a bottle of JBL's Mamajawana.
- Backstage, Edge is shown warming up for later tonight.
- 59% of the fans think Shawn Michaels will win tonight's Stretcher Match against Batista according to the AT&T text vote.
- A video package airs highlighting the events leading into tonight's Stretcher Match between Shawn Michaels and Batista.
Stretcher Match Shawn Michaels vs. Batista
The bell rings and HBK jumps at Batista. Batista pushes him down. HBK jumps at at him again and Batista throws him down. Batista clotheslines HBK over the top rope to the outside. Batista lifts HBK up and drops him over a stretcher near the ring. HBK responds sending Batista into the steel steps shoulder first. HBK cracks Batista's head against the steel ring post. HBK follows that up with a big kick to the back of the head. HBK takes apart the steel steps leaving the bottom part near Batista. HBK puts Batista on the steps and wheels the stretcher right into the chest of Batista. HBK lifts up Batista and puts him on the stretcher. Batista starts fight back with knees to HBK's head to get off the stretcher. Batista then grabs HBK, gets him up in a Batista Bomb, but HBK counters into a guillotine choke. Batista starts falling forward onto the stretcher. HBK rolls Batista over and gets him on the stretcher. HBK starts wheeling the stretcher towards the finish line. Batista stops HBK and levels him with a big right hand. Batista then sends HBK face first into the steel ring post to get back near the ringside area.
Batista then sends HBK into the side of the ring. Batista does the same again, but this time against the ring barricade. Batista rolls HBK back into the ring and levels him with a big clothesline. Batista with a big splash clothesline in the corner on HBK. Batista with a big running powerslam on HBK. HBK gets to his feet, Batista charges and HBK side steps him sending Batista shoulder first into the steel ring post. HBK with a springboard forearm off the ropes that takes Batista off his feet. HBK nips up, goes up to the top, jumps and connects with the flying elbow. HBK then starts tuning up the band in the corner. HBK goes for Sweet Chin Music, but Batista takes him out with a clothesline. Batista calls for the end lifting up HBK, getting him up in the Batista Bomb, Batista tries to hit the Batista Bomb over the top rope onto the stretcher, but HBK jumps off his shoulders and connects with Sweet Chin Music. Batista falls through the ropes and onto the stretcher. Batista has a glazed look on his face as HBK rolls out, positions Batista more on the stretcher and begins pulling it towards the entrance area.
Batista holds onto the ring apron as HBK tries pulling the stretcher away. HBK starts punching his arm away and again starts pulling the stretcher. Batista falls off the stretcher. HBK picks him back up and tries putting him back on. Batista puts up a fight and then HBK rams the stretcher into the side of Batista's ribs. HBK does this again against the ring apron. HBK attempts this a third time, but Batista counters, bounces the stretcher up catching HBK in the face and then rams the stretcher into HBK sending him backwards onto the ground. Batista throws HBK back in the ring. HBK gets to his feet, Batista charges and takes out HBK with a huge Spear. Batista gets HBK up and connects with a Batista Bomb. Batista grabs HBK by the arm and drags him towards the bottom rope. Batista pulls HBK under the bottom rope and puts him on the stretcher. Chris Jericho shows up and starts talking to HBK. He tells HBK that he is better than this. WWE referees come out and kick Jericho to the back. Michael Cole notes that Jericho was trying to encourage HBK. Batista is back in the ring as HBK is still on the ground crawling towards him.
HBK gets to his feet using Batista's body. HBK attempts Sweet Chin Music, but has no power left. Batista lifts up HBK and says, "Just so you know, I don't love you and I'm not sorry." Batista then lifts up HBK and slams him down with another huge Batista Bomb. Batista drags HBK out, puts him on the stretcher and wheels it down the entrance area. Jericho shows up again trying to encourage HBK. Jericho stops Batista from wheeling it over the finish line. Jericho helps HBK off the stretcher and he falls to the ground. Batista walks away, grabs the bottom part of the steel steps, places it next to HBK, picks up HBK and slams him over it. Batista lifts up HBK, places him back on the stretcher and pushes it past the finish line to get the win.
After the match, WWE referees and medical staff attend to Shawn Michaels on the stretcher. Batista lifts his arms in the air in celebration. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, Foley said we should give Batista credit since he said he would hurt Shawn Michaels and he did.
- A video package airs highlighting the events leading into tonight's WWE Championship Last Man Standing Match between champion Triple H and challenger Randy Orton.
WWE Championship - Last Man Standing Match Triple H (c) vs. Randy Orton
They did introductions for the challenger Randy Orton and the champion Triple H.
The bell rings and both circle each other. Orton with a kick and sends Triple H through the ropes to the outside. Orton chases him down and hits Triple H with some more right hands. Triple H sends Orton shoulder first into the steel ring steps and then levels him with a clothesline near the ring barricade. Triple H with right hands and then sends Orton over the Smackdown announce table. Triple H tosses Orton back in and hits some more right hands in the corner. Triple H begins kicking Orton to the ground in the corner and chokes him with his boot. Triple H goes to work on Orton's face and then sends him shoulder first into the steel ring post. Triple H grabs Orton and executes this a second time. Orton responds with a huge dropkick on Triple H. Triple H then tosses Orton over the top rope and then slams his head off the steel steps. Triple H with a huge right hand that levels Orton on the outside. Triple H then begins clearing away the ECW announce table. Triple H throws Orton on the table, mounts him and starts hitting some hard rights. Triple H picks up Orton, goes for the Pedigree, Orton counters attempting an RKO, but Triple H pushes him away.
Orton lands on his feet and then catches Triple H with a right hand. Orton then grabs Triple H's head, pulls him forward slightly and drops him with a huge DDT. Triple H looks to be out after this takes place. The referee starts the count and Triple H barely gets to his feet by 9. Orton goes on the attack right away with some big rights. Orton then rips up the padding exposing the concrete and attempts an RKO on Triple H. Triple H puts on the brakes and sends Orton shoulder first into the ring post. The referee starts the count and Triple H gets up at 4 and rolls in. Orton is up at 6 and rolls in as well. Orton clips Triple H on the back of the head with his forearm taking him down. Orton then starts stomping Triple H on the ground. Orton then got the steel ring steps on the outside, brought them in and leveled Triple H with a big shot to the head. Triple H is down and the referee starts the count. Triple H gets up by 9 as Orton brings in some electric cord. Orton starts choking Triple H with the cord. Triple H stays down, Orton backs off, Triple H gets up the 8 count, Orton attempts an RKO, but Triple H counters and sends Orton over the top rope.
Orton lands with a thud and it sounds like he said he broke his collarbone to the referee. You can see Triple H talking to the referee quite a bit at this point. Orton finds a way to his feet a few times before the 10 count and each time Triple H hits him with rights to send him back down. Triple H grabs a sledgehammer and hits Orton with it. Lots of talking as this doesn't appear to be the original finish. Triple H goes into the ring, holds up the sledgehammer, the referee starts the count, Orton stays down and the referee gets to 10. The bell rings and Triple H retains the WWE Title.
Winner & STILL WWE Champion: Triple H
After the match, we see highlights of Triple H countering the RKO and sending Randy Orton over the top rope when he took a very bad fall and grabbed his collarbone right away. Back live, we see Triple H holding the WWE Title high in the air on the turnbuckle as WWE referees and medical staff attend to Orton. JR says he is no doctor, but he knows Orton is hurt.
- A promo for the Night of Champions PPV on June 29 airs.
- Back live, we see Randy Orton getting to his feet. He has a frustrated look on his face as they show a few replays of how his injury took place. Orton walks around the ring and starts heading up the entrance ramp yelling at the fans. He looks to be in lots of pain.
- A video package runs highlighting the events leading into tonight's TLC Match for the vacant World Heavyweight Championship between The Undertaker and Edge.
TLC Match for the vacant World Heavyweight title - If Taker loses, he must leave the WWE: Edge vs. The Undertaker.
There is no name of the World title belt, which is suspended over the ring. They are playing up that since Undertaker has never been in a TLC match, he is the underdog tonight. Taker does his old school top rope walk and drop early on. The two brawl using a ladder. On the outside, Edge sets up a table on top of another table. Taker set up another table on top of table, next to the other set of two. Edge blocked an Undertaker attempt for snake eyes. Edge pushes Taker off the ladder, as he attempted to climb up. Snake eyes by Taker on a ladder in the corner! Taker attacked Edge with a chair on the outside of the ring. Undertaker attempted the leg drop at the edge of the ring, but Edge blocked it with a chair. Edge nails Taker with a chair shot on the outside. Edge does a frog splash off the announce table onto Taker who was laying on table, crashing him through it. Taker stops Edge from the climbing the ladder, but then Edge follows up with a spear. Edge nails a chair on Taker's knee which is trapped in a ladder. Edge sets up another ladder in the ring, and nails more chair shots on Taker. Taker is selling that his leg is injured. Taker chokeslams Edge on a ladder that was set up on the outside. Taker attempts to climb the ladder, but the Edge Heads attack him. They slide in two tables in the ring, and place Taker in between. Fans chant "you suck." Taker recovers and slams one Edge Head through a table outside of the ring. The does the same to the other on the other side of the ring. Edge recovered and speared Taker outside of the ring. Edge set up two more table (one on tope of another) in the ring, and attempted to climb the ladder. Taker comes back, and stops Edge. Taker climbs the ladder, and gives Edge a last ride through two tables off the ladder. Taker climbs the ladder, but Neely and Chavo attack him. Taker recovers, and nails them with chair shots. Taker climbed the ladder again, but Edge gets up and pushes Taker through the four tables on the outside of the ring!
Edge climbs the ladder and takes the title. Edge is the World Champion and Taker must leave WWE.
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