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WWE Fatal 4-Way 2010

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WWE open, PPV open, pyro and ballyhoo.  We’re LIVE from Long Island!  Michael Cole, Matt Striker, and Jerry Lawler are the announcers.  Justin Roberts and Tony Chimel are the ring announcers.

Vince McMahon comes out and says Bret Hart won’t be there tonight.  They show the stupid bit from Raw where the NXT season 1 guys put Bret in a limo that crashed into shit.  There’s a “DANIEL BRYAN!” chant.  Drew McIntyre comes out to greet his sugar daddy on his way to the ring.  They show the stupid McIntyre/Teddy Long shit from Smackdown.  They show Vince getting in his limo and leaving.  McIntyre calls for Teddy Long to come out, saying that Vince ordered it.  Long comes out to sit at ringside for the match.

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Drew McIntyre.  Kofi throws a bunch of kicks.  McIntyre heels it up a bit, then gets monkey flipped, dropkicked, and clotheslined out of the ring.  Kofi hits McIntyre with a tope suicida.  McIntyre chop blocks Kofi’s leg on the apron to get the advantage, then rams Kofi into the post.  Cover gets 2.  McIntyre grounds and pounds Kofi.  Kofi dropkicks McIntyre into the barricade.  McIntyre rams Kofi’s arm into the ring post.  Back inside, cover gets 2.  McIntyre goes to work on the arm.  Kofi arm drags his way free, slides under McIntyre, and gets dropped with a shoulder block.  McIntyre continues working the arm.  The crowd hates McIntyre, presumably in the same “just go the fuck away” way I hate him.  Kofi tries a sunset flip.  McIntyre tries to punch him to block it, but punches the mat.  McIntyre hits a Codebreaker on the arm for 2.  That was creative.  Kofi catches McIntyre with a float over DDT.  Kofi starts making a comeback.  Sunset flip gets 2.  Kofi hits a rebound cross body for 2.  McIntyre hits an enzui knee drop for 2.  Kofi hits a side Russian leg sweep and the Boom Drop.  He sets up for the Trouble In Paradise, but McIntyre backs away and backdrops Kofi to the apron.  McIntyre rams Kofi’s head into the turnbuckle and tries to backdrop suplex him back into the ring, but Kofi lands on top for 2.  McIntyre drops Kofi with a big boot.  McIntyre goes for the Future Shock, but Kofi avoids it and hits a springboard tornado DDT.  Cover, but McIntyre gets his foot on the bottom rope.  Kofi hits the corner punches, but McIntyre powerbombs him across the ring for 2.  Kofi hits the S.O.S. for 2.  Kofi gets McIntyre in a head scissors.  McIntyre pushes him off into the ref to kill him.  McIntyre sends Kofi into the post, then hits the Future Shock.  Cover, but there’s no referee.  McIntyre tries to kick the ref back to life, then throws Teddy Long into the ring.  McIntyre takes off the referee’s shirt and orders Teddy to put it on.  He orders Teddy to make the count, but Teddy stops at 2, and Kofi looks like a total geek for not being able to kick out after having all that time to recover.  McIntyre stalks Long, who begs off.  McIntyre picks Kofi up and goes for the Future Shock again.  Matt Hardy runs in through the crowd and hits the Twist of Fate.  Kofi hits McIntyre with the Trouble In Paradise for the pin in 16:29.  Good match, but I’m not sure how I feel about the booking.  McIntyre, the heel, got screwed after having the match won clean, but he’s a fucking prick so the people seemed to like it.  Still, they couldn’t have had Teddy refuse to count after a belt shot or a low blow or something?

Savannah interviews Unified WWE Tag Team Champions The Hart Dynasty and Natalya.  They’ll face the Usos and Tamina tonight.  They say they’re fighting for Bret tonight.

Four-Way Match for the WWE Divas Championship: Eve Torres (c) vs. Maryse vs. Gail Kim vs. Alicia Fox.  They pair off and brawl.  They break up a bunch of near falls early.  Maryse and Fox double team Eve briefly.  Gail gets a modified Cristo on Fox while Eve gets a cross armbreaker on Eve.  Gail releases her hold to break Eve’s, then puts Maryse in an armbar.  Fox breaks and… puts Maryse in an armbar.  Poor Maryse’s arms.  Maryse finally escapes and bails.  Eve puts Fox in a camel clutch.  Gail puts Fox in a Boston crab at the same time.  Maryse breaks the holds and sends Eve and Gail outside.  Fox and Maryse go boobs to boobs and nose to nose.  Maryse points her finger at Fox, who threatens to bite it off.  They start fighting.  Maryse lands a thrust kick for 2, as Eve makes it back in to save.  Gail dropkicks Maryse and Eve.  Gail hits a missile dropkick on Maryse.  Striker makes a Jumping Bomb Angels reference that nobody gets.  Gail tries to rana Fox on the floor and gets face planted into the apron.  Eve hits a neckbreaker and a moonsault press on Maryse.  Fox comes in, throws Eve out, and pins Maryse to win the title in 5:42.  They tried, and it was okay.

Rey Mysterio Jr. and The Big Show chat backstage.  I think the point is that Show’s fist is as big as Mysterio’s head.

The Fatal 4-Way theme song is “Showstopper” by Toby Mac.  Who?

Chris Jericho comes out and cuts a promo about how great he is.  He’s challenged Evan Bourne to a rematch from their match on Raw.

Chris Jericho vs. Evan Bourne.  “Y2J!” chants, despite the fact that he’s the heel.  Jericho goes on the attack immediately.  Bourne hits a rana and a high speed basement dropkick for 2.  Jericho hits a clothesline for 2.  “LET’S GO JERICHO!” chants.  Bourne sends Jericho outside and comes off the top rope with a dive.  Jericho hits his springboard dropkick to knock Bourne off the apron.  Back inside, Jericho hits a dropkick for 2.  Jericho applies a rear chin lock.  Bourne lands a spin kick and a running kick to the corner for 2.  Jericho hits a German suplex hold for 2.  Bourne ranas Jericho off the middle rope for 2.  Bourne goes for his knee takedown, but Jericho rolls through and locks in the Walls of Jericho.  Bourne gets a rope break.  Crowd boos.  Long Island loves Jericho, who coincidentally was born on Long Island.  Jericho knocks Bourne off the apron and into the announcer table.  Jericho follows by ramming Bourne’s face into the table.  Bourne sends Jericho into the steps, back hits his diving double knee thing back inside for 2.  Jericho hits a double arm backbreaker for 2.  Bourne avoids the Lionsault and nails Jericho in the head with a kick.  Bourne goes for the Shooting Star press.  Jericho avoids it, but Bourne lands on his feet.  Jericho hits the Codebreaker, but Bourne gets his foot on the rope.  Jericho yells at Bourne to stay down while beating him up.  Bourne gets his wonky cradle for 2.  I’m gonna start calling it the Bourne Clutch until I find out it has an actual name.  Jericho goes for the Walls again, but Bourne somehow turns it into a DDT.  Bourne goes up top again, but Jericho cuts him off.  Bourne knocks Jericho off, but Jericho cuts him off again!  Jericho tries for a superplex, but Bourne throws him off yet again and hits the Shooting Star press to the back for the pin in 12:03.  Very good match.  The crowd was pro-Jericho throughout the match, but they popped when Bourne won.  I wonder where the Jericho losing streak thing is going.

Best PPV Matches DVD plug.

Hype video for the Smackdown Fatal 4-Way.

Four-Way Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Jack Swagger (c) vs. The Big Show vs. CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena) vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.  Punk sends the Straight Edge Society to the back before the match.  Punk and Swagger both attack Mysterio.  Big Show deals with them both.  Punk jumps on Show’s back and puts him in a sleeper hold.  Show throws him off.  Mysterio goes for Punk’s mask.  Punk takes Mysterio out of the ring with a headscissors.  Show throws Swagger out of the ring.  Mysteroi tries to take the fight to Show.  Show cocks his massive fist and Mysterio bails.  Show palms him like a basketball to bring him back in, then throws him into Swagger to knock Swagger off the apron.  Show covers Mysterio, but Punk saves.  Show covers Punk, but Swagger saves.  Show covers Swagger, but Mysterio saves.  Show manhandles everyone.  Mysterio hits Show with a DDT for 2.  Punk kicks Show in the head.  Swagger breaks covers by Punk and Mysterio.  Swagger hits the Vader Bomb on Show, but Mysterio saves.  Mysterio and Punk takes Show out of the ring.  Swagger clotheslines them both.  Swagger covers Mysterio for 2.  Swagger hits a belly to belly suplex on Mysterio for 2.  Swagger mounts Mysterio and grinds his elbow into the back of Mysterio’s head, then transitions into a chickenwing hold.  Mysterio fights back and goes for the 619, but Punk hits Mysterio with a diving cross body for 2.  Punk covers Swagger for 2.  Punk beats on Mysterio and hits a backbreaker for 2.  Swagger Germans Mysterio and Punk.  Covers get 2.  Swagger goes for the Doctor Bomb on Punk, but Punk kicks him in the head.  Mysterio goes for the 619, but Show grabs him from the outside and sends him into the announce table.  Show runs wild on Swagger and Punk.  Somebody kicks the steps into Show’s leg.  Mysterio hits a 619 around the post.  Punk takes Show out with a dive.  Mysterio runs wild on Swagger and gets caught with a kick.  Punk hits the Go 2 Sleep on Swagger.  Kane comes out, wheeling a casket to the ring.  Kane throws Punk outside and chokeslams him into the casket.  Luke Gallows takes out Kane with a big boot and runs to the back with Punk.  Kane follows.  So Punk just leaves when he can still win the World title?  Mysterio hits the 619 and the springboard splash on Swagger to win the title in 10:28.  It was okay, but the ending was stupid.  I hope Rey’s second title reign is booked better than his first.

The next shitty theme PPV is Money In The Bank, next month!

Josh Matthews interviews the WWE Champion, John Cena.  He says the WWE locker room will stand united against the NXT guys.

They show The Miz regaining the United States Championship last Monday on Raw in a Four-Way against R-Truth, John Morrison, and Zack Ryder.

WWE United States Championship Match: The Miz (c) vs. R-Truth.  Miz does his own version of R-Truth’s rap on his way to the ring and forgets some of the words.  They lock up.  Truth drops Miz with a shoulder block.  Truth continues to school Miz early on.  Miz kicks Truth in the ribs a bunch, then applies a neck and shoulder hold.  Truth hip tosses Miz.  Miz pushes Truth into the post.  Truth barely beats the count back in.  The referee wastes time checking on R-Truth.  Miz beats on Truth in the corner until the referee gets in the ring again.  Miz hits the running clothesline to the corner for 2.  Miz locks Truth in a body scissors.  Truth fights out and the referee gets in the MOTHERFUCKING AWAY AGAIN.  DOES THIS STUPID FUCK THINK HE’S REFFING UFC OR SOME SHIT?  Miz beats on Truth some more.  Truth fights back.  Miz catches him with a knee lift and chokes him with his boot.  They trade punches.  Miz locks in a modified bow & arrow lock.  Truth hits a backdrop suplex for 2.  Truth hits a front suplex for 2.  Miz goes for a superplex.  Truth fights him off and hits a missile dropkick.  Truth mounts his comeback and hits a Complete Shot for 2.  R-Truth hits a suplex stunner for 2.  Miz hot shots Truth into the top rope and hits a backbreaker/neckbreaker combo for 2.  The crowd is shitting on this.  Truth avoids Miz in the corner.  Miz politely waits in place for Truth to hit a leg drop for 2.  Another cover for 2.  Miz throws Truth to the apron.  Truth goes up top.  Miz cuts him off and goes for a superplex again.  Truth fights him off again and goes for a diving cross body, but Miz avoids it.  Truth gets Miz with an inside cradle for 2.  Truth ducks a kick and schoolboys Miz for 2.  Truth goes for a cradle, but Miz sits on him for the pin in 13:22.  This was okay in spots, but it dragged on, the crowd hated it, and I hated the referee for repeatedly getting in the way.

Don’t try this at home!

Todd Grisham interviews Edge.

Unified WWE Tag Team Champions The Hart Dynasty & Natalya vs. Jimmy & Jey Uso & Tamina.  Tamina and Natalya start with some decent chain wrestling.  Smith and Jey tags in and go at it.  Smith gets a jackknife hold for 2.  Smith hits a belly to belly suplex for like 1.  Smith ties Jey to the tree of woe and tags in Kidd.  Kidd dropkicks Jey for 2.  Kidd grabs a side headlock.  Jey fights to his corner and tags in Jimmy.  Jimmy works a wrist lock on Kidd.  Kidd escapes and gets nailed with an elbow.  Jimmy throws Kidd out of the ring and goes for a dive, but Kidd makes it to the apron and catches him with a kick for 2.  Kidd lands on his feet from a backdrop suplex and lands a kick.  Kidd comes off the apron onto Jimmy, but Jimmy turns it into a Samoan drop into the barricade.  Jey tags in and covers Kidd for 2.  Jimmy cranks on Kidd’s neck.  Jey lands a big kick for 2.  Jimmy tags in.  Usos double team Kidd.  Jimmy gets a couple of near falls on Kidd, then clamps on a rear chin lock.  Jimmy cuts off Kidd from making the tag.  Jey tags in and hits a running butt butt for 2.  Kidd continues to play face in peril.  Jimmy hits Kidd with a diving headbutt for 2.  Kidd finally makes the hot tag to Natalya, who runs wild on Tamina.  Natalya hits a couple of suplexes and a Michinoku Driver II for 2, as Jimmy saves.  Smith takes out Jimmy.  Kidd takes out the Usos with a suicide dive.  Tamina ducks a rolling elbow and hits a Samoan drop.  Tamina goes for a Superfly Splash, but Natalya avoids it and hits a discus lariat for the pin in 9:28.  This was very good.

Raw Fatal 4-Way hype video.

Four-Way Match for the WWE Championship: John Cena (c) vs. Randy Orton vs. Edge vs. Sheamus.  They pair off and brawl.  Cena and Orton quickly dispose of Sheamus and Edge, respectively.  Cena and Orton have a stare down for a while.  Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment.  Orton goes for the RKO.  Edge and Sheamus attack them again.  Edge and Orton fight outside while Sheamus beats up Cena in the ring.  Edge and Sheamus double team Cena.  Sounds like alternating “LET’S GO CENA!” and “CENA SUCKS!” chants.  At least the crowd is hot.  Edge schoolboys Sheamus for 2.  The Hart Dynasty, R-Truth, and Evan Bourne are watching backstage.  Edge hits a diving clothesline on Sheamus, but Cena saves.  Edge throws Cena out of the ring.  Edge goes up top, but Orton crotches him and goes for a superplex.  Sheamus cuts that off and tries to powerbomb Orton.  Orton fights him off.  Edge goes for a diving cross body and hits Sheamus when Orton ducks.  Orton breaks the cover at 2.  Edge ducks a clothesline from Orton and hits a baseball slide dropkick on Sheamus.  Edge clotheslines Orton out of the ring.  Cena makes it to the apron.  Orton suplexes him in the ring and stars working him over.  Cena avoids a knee drop from Orton.  Sheamus hits Orton with a Polish hammer.  Cena and Sheamus start brawling.  Cena hits the Fisherman buster and goes for the Attitude Adjustment.  Sheamus escapes and hits the uranage backbreaker (Irish Curse) for 2.  Sheamus goes for the Razor’s Edge, but Edge runs in.  Sheamus side steps Edge and sends him into the post.  Cena schoolboys Sheamus for 2.  Sheamus clotheslines Cena.  Orton clotheslines Sheamus.  Orton hits a DOUBLE DDT OF MURDER on Sheamus and Cena.  Orton covers Sheamus, but Sheamus gets a rope break.  Edge drops Orton with a big boot.  Edge goes for the spear on Cena, but Cena avoids it and makes his standard comeback.  “VINTAGE CENA!”  Orton hits the 3.0 on Cena.  Orton hits the powerslam on Edge and starts humping the mat.  Sheamus goes for the pump kick, but Orton dodges it.  Sheamus throws Orton out of the ring and beats up Edge and Cena.  Cena backdrops Sheamus out of the ring.  Orton pulls Sheamus down, causing him to face plant on the apron.  Edge spears Orton off the apron and into the barricade.  Cena locks Edge in the STF.  Edge gets close to the ropes, so Cena pulls him back and reapplies the hold.  Sheamus breaks it and covers Edge for 2.  Sheamus works on Cena’s neck.  Sheamus clotheslines Edge for 2.  Sheamus cuts off Orton from getting back in the ring, then knocks Cena outside too.  Edge hits the Edge-O-Matic on Sheamus.  Sheamus falls out of the ring.  Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment on Edge, but Edge pushes Cena into an RKO from Orton.  Orton covers, but Sheamus hits the referee to break it.  Orton sends Sheamus outside.  Edge spears Orton.  Sheamus hits Edge with the pump kick, then covers Orton for 2.  Edge pulls Orton outside.  Sheamus follows.  Orton throws Sheamus over the announce table.  Edge spears Orton into the post.  They show the Harts, Bourne, and R-Truth watching backstage.  The NXT guys (Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Darren Young, Michael Tarver, Justin Gabriel, and Skip Sheffield) jump them and tear some shit up.  Back at ringside, Lawler checks on Michael Cole, who got hit when Sheamus got thrown into him.  The NXT guys make their way into the arena and attack Cena.  I think he hit the Attitude Adjustment on Young, but the numbers get the better of him.  The NXT guys attack Edge at ringside.  Sheamus sneaks in and pins Cena to win the title in 17:25.  Sheamus escapes into the crowd.  Tarver hits the world’s shittiest Superman punch on Cena.  Sheffield kills Cena with a clothesline.  Barrett hits his shitty lucha transition finish on Cena, then Gabriel hits the 450 splash.  Sheamus celebrates on stage with the belt.  The NXT guys run after him, so Sheamus gets the fuck out of there.  Cena, Edge, and Orton are all laid out.  There’s another “DANIEL BRYAN!” chant.  The match was pretty good.

The show was really good, even with some shitty stuff involving the McIntyre/Long and Kane angles, both of which I hate anyway.

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 6/4/10

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WWE open.

Teddy Long is backstage.  He says over the weekend, Kane found The Undertaker in a vegetative state.  There is an investigation.

Smackdown open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Todd Grisham and Matt Striker are our hosts TAPED from Dallas, Texas.  Tonight, Kofi Kingston defends the Intercontinental Championship against Drew McIntyre.

Some druids bring out a casket.  Kane comes out to eulogize Undertaker.  The coffin is empty.  Kane does his weird eulogy.  He’s just in a worked coma, but they’re acting like he’s dead.  Kane vows vengeance against those responsible, then gets on his knees and cries.  I officially apologize to TNA for bitching about their stupidity.

Dallas.

Tony Chimel is the ring announcer.

Non-Title: World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger vs. Montel Vontavious Porter.  Swagger wears an OU jersey to get heat.  Swagger gets a takedown and does his amateur stuff on the mat.  They face off and MVP slaps Swagger.  Swagger bails.  He comes back in and eats a forearm.  Cover gets 2 for MVP.  MVP grounds Swagger with a side headlock.  Swagger gets to his feet and knees MVP in the corner.  Swagger takes MVP down again and punches him.  MVP turns it over and punches Swagger.  MVP Yakuza kicks Swagger out of the ring.  Insta-commercials.  MVP covers for 2.  During the commercial, MVP hit a dive.  MVP applies an arm hold.  Swagger escapes.  They brawl.  Swagger throws MVP’s shoulder into the post.  Repeat.  MVP falls outside and barely beats the count back in.  MVP tries to rally, but Swagger drops him with a big boot for 2.  Swagger beats up MVP and punishes the hurt shoulder.  Swagger hits an over the shoulder powerslam for 2.  Swagger hits the springboard Vader Bomb for 2.  Swagger works the arm some more.  MVP makes his comeback.  He goes for the Ballin’ elbow, but Swagger gets up.  MVP hits the half assed belly to belly that he does, then drops the elbow for 2, as Swagger gets a rope break.  They counter each other.  MVP hits a Fisherman suplex hold for 2.  Swagger hits a jawbreaker and a proper belly to belly suplex for 2.  MVP misses the Yakuza kick in the corner.  Swagger schoolboys him for the pin (11:56 shown).  Curt Hawkins and Vance Archer jump MVP after the match.  Archer hits a reverse DDT and Hawkins hits the diving elbow drop.

Teddy Long is in his office.  Vickie Guerrero tells him to take action.  She wants Dolph Ziggler to take The Undertaker’s place at Fatal 4 Way.  Teddy Long books a Battle Royal for the spot.

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Dallas!

NXT recap video,

CM Punk is putting his mask on.  Kane barges in and accuses him of being responsible for Undertaker’s vegetable…ness.  Punk denies responsibility and offers to help, which pisses Kane off for some reason.

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Drew McIntyre.  Kofi tries a go behind and gets elbowed in the face.  McIntyre goes on the attack.  Kofi lands a dropkick and starts fighting back.  Sweet monkey flip.  Kofi does the corner punches.  They brawl a bit.  The ref pulls Kofi off.  McIntyre boots Kofi in the face and hits a backdrop suplex for 2.  Matt Hardy comes in through the crowd.  He bought a ticket.  Insta-commercials.  McIntyre hits a tilt-a-whirl stomach breaker.  McIntyre punches Kofi on the ground.  Hardy is sitting in the front row.  McIntyre punishes Kofi outside of the ring.  Suplex on the floor.  Back inside, cover gets 2.  McIntyre clubbers Kofi, then pulls back on Kofi’s arms with his foot on Kofi’s spine.  Kofi hits a neat flip kick.  McIntyre catches Kofi with a knee for 2.  Cover and another 2.  McIntyre keeps the heat on Kofi.  Kofi makes his comeback.  Kofi gets a cradle for 2.  Kofi hits Christian’s corner rebound kick, then a diving cross body for 2.  McIntyre hits a swank neckbreaker across the knee for 2.  Kofi hits an enzui lariat and the Boom Drop, then goes for the Trouble In Paradise.  McIntyre dodges it and bails.  Kofi goes for a dive, but McIntyre avoids it.  McIntyre decks Hardy.  Shouldn’t he be fired for attacking a fan?  Hardy tries to jump the ramp and gets held back by security.  Kofi hits the S.O.S. for the pin (9:55 shown).  Hardy makes it into the ring, hits the Twist of Fate, and runs away from security.  Really good match.  2 really good matches in a row!  Keep this going, Smackdown!

Backstage, Kane is distraught.  Rey Mysterio offers sympathy.  Kane accuses him of being responsible.  Mysterio denies it.  Well, he really was the one who fucked up Taker in the match last week.

Tonight, Battle Royal!

Dallas!

Backstage, Jack Swagger gets heat by putting over OU in Texas, then sings Boomer Sooner.  Kane appears and he shuts up, but nothing else happens.

Rosa Mendez vs. Kelly Kelly.  Kelly hits a neckbreaker for 2.  Mendez gets the heat.  Suplex gets 2 for Mendez.  Women’s Champions Layla and Michelle McCool come out to watch.  Mendez applies a figure-four headlock.  Kelly makes a pissed off comeback.  Kelly hits a diving cross body for 2.  Kelly counters a neckbreaker and hits her half assed Fameasser for the pin in 2:57.  This ended the streak of really good matches.

The Big Show plays cards with Hornswoggle.  Kane comes in and accuses Show of making Taker a carrot.  Show warns him against fucking with him.  Kane kicks the card table over.

Fatal 4 Way hype.

Earlier tonight, we had the creepy Undertaker funeral segment.

Battle Royal is next!

Battle Royal to qualify for Fatal 4 Way featuring Rey Mysterio Jr., Dolph Ziggler, Montel Vontavious Porter, Finlay, JTG, Trent Barreta, Caylen Croft, Chris Masters, Christian, Drew McIntyre, WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston, Curt Hawkins, Vance Archer, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Luke Gallows (w/ CM Punk & Serena), and Kane.  Finlay is back!  Probably just because they needed an extra body, but I’m still happy to see him.  Everybody brawls.  CM Punk goes outside and tries to pull CM Punk’s mask off.  Gallows saves.  Punk and Serena leave.  Insta-commercials.  Everybody brawls some more.  Gallows eliminates Croft.  Kane eliminates Masters.  Gallows backdrops Barreta out of the ring and into Croft.  Kane eliminates JTG.  Gallows and Kane have their big guy brawl.  Is Kane still made about the Fake Kane thing from like 4 years ago?  Kingston and McIntyre both get eliminated somehow.  Mysterio narrowly avoids elimination by Archer and Gallows.  Ziggler puts the sleeper hold on Finlay.  Christian eliminates Ziggler.  Finlay eliminations Christian.  Insta-commercials.  Everybody brawls some more.  Chavo avoids the 619 and almost eliminates Mysterio, but Mysterio eliminates Chavo with a sweet head scissors.  Finlay tries to eliminate Mysterio, but Mysterio holds on and plants him with a DDT.  Finlay is still awesome.  Why is he not on my TV every week?  MVP beats up Hawkins and Archer in revenge from earlier tonight.  Finlay and MVP eliminate Archer.  Finlay eliminates MVP.  Kane eliminates Finlay.  Final four are Mysterio, Hawkins, Kane, and Gallows.  Which one of these do not belong?  Mysterio eliminates Hawkins.  Down to 3 now.  The hooded SES guy distracts Kane.  Shenanigans ensue, but Kane eliminates Gallows.  Mysterio and Kane go at it.  Kane avoids the 619 and clotheslines Mysterio.  Mysterio hits the Bombs Away, then eats Kane’s boot.  Mysterio hits a whirlybird cross body type move, then hits the 619.  Kane catches Mysterio springboarding and goes for the chokeslam, but Mysterio ranas Kane over the top rope to win it (12:45 shown).  Battle Royals are always fun.

Pretty good Smackdown, but the opening segment was weird.

WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 5/28/10

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WWE open.  Tonight, Undertaker returns!  Smackdown open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Todd Grisham and Matt Striker are our hosts TAPED from Cleveland, Ohio!  Tony Chimel is the ring announcer.

Smackdown GM Teddy Long comes to the ring.  He talks about the Fatal 4 Way PPV.  Winners of qualifying matches will join Jack Swagger and The Big Show in a match for the World title at the PPV.  The qualifiers are CM Punk vs. Kane and Rey Mysterio vs. The Undertaker.  Drew McIntyre comes out.  They show him getting dropped by Matt Hardy at Over The Limit.  McIntyre says he should still be champion, even though he got pinned clean in the middle of the ring.  McIntyre says his arm was cut.  Oh, get him some vagisil and shut him up.  He has no charisma and he’s nothing special in the ring.  He gives Teddy Long another note from Vince that says Matt Hardy is suspended indefinitely.  Crowd boos.  McIntyre says if Long doesn’t coddle him, he’ll be fired.  Matt Hardy comes out ready to kick some ass, but Teddy and security hold him back.  I pray that eventually somebody cuts a promo calling McIntyre out for being a whiny little girl.

World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger & Drew McIntyre vs. The Big Show & WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston.  Swagger says he’s still the World Heavyweight Champion about 32 times.  The only way heels can get real heat from me anymore are by being annoying, it seems.  Swagger and Kingston start.  Good stuff there, as usual.  McIntyre tags in and gets schooled by Kofi.  Kofi hits a monkey flip for 2.  McIntyre tires of being Kofi’s bitch and tries to tag out.  Big Show tags in, and Swagger wants none of that.  Swagger drops off the apron as Show destroys McIntyre.  Swagger attacks Show from behind, but gets knocked out of the ring.  Kofi clotheslines McIntyre out of the ring.  Insta-commercials.  Show continues beating up McIntyre.  Kofi tags in and hits a slingshot splash on McIntyre for 2.  Kofi works McIntyre’s arm.  Kofi continues to shine until Swagger pulls him off the apron and he smacks his face on the apron on the way down.  The bad guys get heat on Kofi, who the crowd is solidly behind.  Kofi makes an awesome face in peril, especially since the crowd is so into him.  He catches Swagger with a kick and a rebound cross body.  McIntyre gets the tag and cuts Kofi off from making the tag.  Kofi rolls under him and makes the hot tag to Show.  Show runs wild on McIntyre and shoves Swagger out of the ring.  McIntyre goes for the Future Shock and fails.  Swagger stands outside and watches while Show hits the KO punch on McIntyre for the pin (11:04 shown).  Very good tag match.

Tonight, Undertaker vs. Mysterio!

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

The Straight Edge Society is backstage.  Punk has his head covered by a towel.  Serena and Gallows assure him that he looks fine.  Punk decides that he doesn’t care what the fans think.

Vickie Guerrero yells at Vance Archer and Curt Hawkins in Spanish.  They leave.  Dolph Ziggler comes in.  Vickie is smitten with him.  Gross.  She books Ziggler & Chavo Guerrero vs. Christian & Hornswoggle for tonight.  She also wants to fuck him.  Gross again.

The Straight Edge Society comes out.  Punk pulls the towel off to reveal… a mask.  With the goatee, it makes him look like Delirious.

Undertaker vs. Mysterio TONIGHT!

Fatal 4 Way Qualifying Match: CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena) vs. Kane.  Punk goes on the attack.  Kane drops him with a punch.  Punk in a mask looks weird.  Kane beats up Punk.  Kane goes for the mask and Punk bails.  Insta-commercials.  Punk throws some kicks at Kane.  Kane retaliates with punches and elbows.  They fight outside.  Punk injures Kane’s leg.  Punk works the injured leg.  Kane tries to fight back, but Punk cuts him off by attacking the leg again.  Kane catches Punk with a punch for 2.  Kane hits a sidewalk slam for 2.  Kane goes for the chokeslam, but Punk kicks the bad leg.  Kane throws Punk out of the ring.  Sloppy bump by Punk.  Punk hits a diving cross body, but Kane rolls through for 2.  Punk counters the chokeslam and kicks the leg again.  Punk goes for the Go 2 Sleep.  Kane tries to pull the mask off.  Serena distracts the ref while Gallows decks Kane.  Punk lands a kick on Kane and hits a horribly botched Go 2 Sleep for the pin (10:21 shown).  Good match up until the botched finish.  Apparently it was even worse before they edited it.

Tonight, Undertaker vs. Mysterio.

Christian & Hornswoggle vs. Dolph Ziggler & Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Vickie Guerrero).  Christian and Chavo start with good stuff.  Chavo goes for the Three Amigos, but Christian counters the third and hits the reverse DDT.  Hornswoggle tags in and puts the boots to Chavo until he gets kicked in the face.  The heels get heat on Hornswoggle.  That’s kind of hilarious.  Hornswoggle avoids a shot from Ziggler and makes the hot tag to Christian.  Christian runs wild on Chavo while Ziggler sells a face bump into the corner.  Christian hits a diving European uppercut and signals for the Killswitch, but Chavo avoids it and kicks his ass.  Christian hits his corner kick and a missile dropkick.  Cover, but Ziggler saves.  Hornswoggle goes after Ziggler, but gets thrown out of the ring.  Christian clotheslines Ziggler out of the ring.  Chavo hits a brainbuster and goes for the frog splash, but Christian avoids it and hits the Killswitch for the pin in 4:15.  It was fine, but I was really hoping Chavo would finally win one.  Ziggler jumps Christian and puts him down with the sleeper after the match, to Vickie’s delight.

Yes, thank you fuckers, I KNOW Undertaker vs. Mysterio is tonight.  You’ve told me 10 fucking times.

Cleveland.

Next week, Kofi Kingston defends the Intercontinental Championship against Drew McIntyre.

Josh Matthews interviews the Women’s Champions, Lay Cool.  I hate them.  They blow Josh off and cut their promo.  They are the most annoying humans on the planet.

Luke Gallows (w/ Serena) vs. Montel Vontavious Porter.  They roll around on the mat and brawl.  MVP hops around and hits a forearm smash for 2.  Gallows knocks MVP off the apron to the floor.  Gallows beat up MVP.  MVP makes his comeback.  Gallows bails after taking the Ballin’ elbow.  MVP hits a clothesline off the apron and throws Gallows back in.  MVP goes up top.  Serena distracts him.  The masked guy appears and DDTs MVP on the apron.  Gallows hits the choke bomb for the pin in 4:16.  Fine, I guess.

Undertaker vs. Mysterio next.

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Raw Rebound.

Fatal 4 Way Qualifying Match: Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. The Undertaker.  As usual, Mysterio tries to use his speed and Undertaker overpowers him.  Mysterio avoids the running big boot and dropkicks Taker off the apron.  Taker gets pissed.  They play chase, then Mysterio hits an Asai moonsault.  Insta-commercials.  Mysterio ducks Taker’s punches and kicks his legs.  Taker goes for the chokeslam, but Mysterio avoids it.  Taker goes for the Last Ride, but Mysterio slips out.  Mysterio hits a drop toe hold and goes for the 619, but eats Taker’s boot.  Taker throws Mysterio out of the ring.  Undertaker rams Mysterio into the post.  Undertaker beats up Mysterio on the outside, then back in the ring.  Mysterio is a fighting little bastard, though.  He half ass ranas Taker into the turnbuckles, then hits the springboard Bombs Away and a low altitude dropkick for 2.  Another springboard Bombs Away for 2.  Mysterio hits the 619 and goes for the springboard splash, but Taker catches him by the throat.  Mysterio keeps fighting.  Taker hits snake eyes.  Mysterio ducks the big boot and tries a springboard moonsault, but Taker catches him and hits the Tombstone for the pin (7:24 shown).  Good match.

Good show this week!

WWE Monday Night Raw 5/24/10

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WWE open, Cena/Batista Over The Limit highlights, Raw open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are the announcers LIVE from Toledo, Ohio!  Justin Roberts is the ring announcer.

Batista comes to the ring, wounded and helped by referees.  He sits in a wheelchair and demands his spotlight.  He says he only said “I Quit” last night because his life was in danger.  He’s contemplating a lawsuit against John Cena, WWE, and all of the fans.  He says his injuries could keep him out for years.  Everyone cheers.  Then he says he wants a rematch.  Justin Roberts interrupts to introduces the new Raw General Manager, Bret Hart!  Hart says he’s in charge now and at Fatal 4 Way, John Cena will defend the WWE Championship against three opponents that will have to win qualifying matches tonight.  Batista says he’s hurt.  Hart says Batista’s opponent will be another hurt man, Randy Orton.  Batista says Bret can’t make him compete.  Hart says he can either take it or forfeit.  Batista says if Hart does that, he’ll quit.  Bret says Orton wins by forfeit and leaves.  Batista yells about how important he is and quits.  Crowd cheers.  Yay!  Batista leaves as the crowd sings the goodbye song.

WWE.com plug.

Moments ago, Batista quit.

Fatal 4 Way Qualifying Match: Mark Henry vs. Sheamus.  Henry overpowers Sheamus to start and throws him out of the ring.  Sheamus pulls Henry’s arm over the top rope.  Sheamus goes on the attack and works Henry’s arm.  Henry makes a comeback.  Henry hits a big splash for 2.  Sheamus goes up top.  Henry tries to press slam him, but it hurts his arm.  Sheamus hits the pump kick for the pin in 4:03.  It was a match.

So far, the PPV match is Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. Sheamus.

Being the new GM, Bret Hart has vacated the United States Championship.  Tonight, The Miz vs. R-Truth for the vacant title!

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Tonight, Jon Lovitz’s Superstar Search.  Fuch.

Jon Lovitz talks to Mr. McMahon on the phone.  Maryse comes in.  Lovitz thinks she’s the masseuse.  He says he’s been teaching a submission move to Santino.  He speaks French to her.  She’s interested in something.  He blows her off.  She jumps at him and he flinches.  Fucking retarded segment.

Bret Hart talks to Edge, who wants a title shot.  They negotiate.  Chris Jericho comes in.  He also wants a title shot.  Bret says they’ll face John Cena in a Triple Threat Match tonight, and if one of them wins, they’re in the Fatal 4 Way.  Edge says he’s a better champion and Canadian than both Hart and Jericho.  Jericho tells Hart not to make an enemy out of him.  Whatever.

Slam of the Week: Eve Torres beat Maryse to retain the Divas Title at Over The Limit.

Maryse & Alicia Fox vs. WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres & Gail Kim.  Fox and Gail go at it.  Maryse tags in and beats up Gail.  Eve gets the hot tag and runs wild on Maryse.  Eve hits a standing moonsault.  Fox saves.  Clusterfuck ensues.  Fox kicks Eve and Maryse hits the DDT for the pin in 2:04.  Whatever.

Last week, Bret Hart beat The Miz for the United States Championship in a ludicrous match.  Now the title is vacant, but will be decided NEXT!

WWE United States Championship Match: R-Truth vs. The Miz.  R-Truth raps during his entrance and Miz cuts a promo during his.  Miz plays chickenshit, then cheap shots R-Truth to get the early advantage.  Truth responds with his wacky strikes and gets a front cradle for 2.  Miz bails.  Insta-commercials.  Miz beats up Truth on the outside.  Crowd chants “BORING!”  During the break, R-Truth failed a suicide dive and landed on his head.  Back in the ring, cover gets 2.  Miz beats up Truth.  Truth hits a spider German suplex for 2.  Truth makes his comeback.  Missile dropkick gets 2.  Complete Shot gets 2.  Truth hits a diving cross body, but Miz rolls through for 2.  Miz hits the reverse DDT backbreaker and goes for the neckbreaker, but Truth gets a backslide for 2.  Truth gets an inside cradle for 2.  Miz avoids the scissors kick, but Truth hits the Lie Detector for the pin (7:14 shown) to win the United States Championship!  Pretty good match.

Earlier tonight, the Batista stuff happened.

Tonight, Cena vs. Jericho vs. Edge.

Josh Matthews interviews the WWE Champion, John Cena.

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Jon Lovitz comes out flanked by the Bella Twins.  They’re going to judge this stupid thing.  This guy is so fucking annoying and needs to fuck off and die, then fuck off again.  Great Khali and Ranjin Singh “sing.”  Jillian Hall comes out and Lovitz hits the buzzer before she can do anything.  Thank God for that.  He calls for the fans to show talent.  Some guy named Joe says he can pull his eye out of his face.  The guy pulls his glass eye out.  Gross.  Million Dollar Champion Ted Dibiase Jr. and Virgil come out.  Thank God.  Dibiase offers to buy the guy’s eyeball.  He says he can’t sell it.  Santino Marella comes out.  Marella threatens to use Lovitz’s submission hold to Virgil.  Lovitz babbles.  Marella does the Vulcan nerve pinch thing and takes out Virgil.  He tries it on Dibiase, but fails.  Dibiase hits the Dream Street.  Lovitz declares Dibiase the winner of the talent contest.  Stupidest fucking segment ever.

Cole and Lawler talk about everything that’s going on.  Earlier tonight, Sheamus beat Mark Henry.

Non-Title: Unified WWE Tag Team Champions The Hart Dynasty (w/ Natalya) vs. William Regal & Vladimir Kozlov.  Regal clobbers Kidd with an elbow.  Kozlov tags in and hits a powerslam for 2.  Kidd fights out of a Canadian backbreaker and kicks Kozlov in the head.  Smith tags in and beats up Kozlov.  Kozlov counters the running powerslam and tags in Regal.  Smith avoids the knee trembler and makes the tag.  Hart Attack.  Kidd pins Regal in 1:20.  The Uso Brothers and Tamina make their debut by jumping the Hart Dynasty, laying them out, and hitting stereo Superfly splashes.

Josh Matthews interviews the remaining NXT rookies: Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, and David Otunga.  Gabriel says Slater should be eliminated.  Barrett agrees.  Slater thinks Otunga should go.  Otunga says Slater should go.

They show the greatness that was Daniel Bryan beating up Michael Cole on NXT last week.  Cole says if Daniel Bryan doesn’t apologize tomorrow night, he’s going to sue him.

Edge and Chris Jericho bicker backstage.

John Cena is headed our way!  The main event is NEXT!

Next week’s guest host is Ashton Kutcher.  He can’t be worse than the fucknut we had to endure tonight.

Triple Threat Fatal 4 Way Qualifying Match: WWE Champion John Cena vs. Edge vs. Chris Jericho.  Cena goes on the attack.  Jericho schoolboys him for 2.  Cena keeps fighting.  He clotheslines Edge out of the ring.  Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Cena counters and clotheslines him out of the ring too.  Insta-commercials.  Edge and Jericho beat up Cena.  Jericho sends Edge out of the ring and beats up Cena some more.  Suplex gets 2.  Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Jericho DDTs him.  Cena avoids Jericho in the corner and Jericho spears the post.  Cena makes his comeback.  He fails the Attitude Adjustment again, I think.  Edge spears Jericho.  Cena locks Edge in the STF.  Jericho puts Cena in the Walls of Jericho.  Edge breaks free.  Jericho puts Edge in the Walls of Jericho.  Cena breaks it.  Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment on Jericho.  Edge spears Cena.  Delayed cover.  Jericho breaks it and goes for the Walls again.  Edge counters and gets an inside cradle for 2.  Jericho hits Edge with an enzuigiri.  Cena clotheslines Jericho.  Cena and Edge counter each other.  Jericho hits the Codebreaker on Cena.  Edge spears Jericho for the pin (7:32 shown).  Edge qualifies for Fatal 4 Way.  Sheamus and Randy Orton come out so the Fatal 4 Way participants can all stare at each other.

Okay show overall.  A couple of things were good and some stuff was meh, but the Jon Lovitz stuff was motherfucking horrible.  They need to end the guest host shit NOW.

WWE Over The Limit 2010

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WWE open, Over The Limit open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Neat set in the modern world where all sets look pretty much the same.  We’re LIVE from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit!  Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and Matt Striker are the announcers.  Carlos Cabrera and Hugo Savinovich are the Spanish announcers!  Tony Chimel and Justin Roberts are the ring announcers.

The Intercontinental Championship match is on first.  They show Kofi Kingston winning the championship 2 weeks ago on Smackdown, only to have it taken away and returned to Drew McIntyre.

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Kofi Kingston.  Kofi is in full “You screwed me and I’m pissed, so I’m gonna kick your ass” mode.  Kofi sends McIntyre to the outside and lands a tope suicida.  McIntyre bails to avoid the Boom Drop and ends up ramming Kofi into the post.  McIntyre beats up Kofi.  Gut buster gets 2.  McIntyre applies a shoulder hold.  Kofi makes a comeback and hits a diving cross body for 2.  McIntyre hits another gut buster for 2.  Kofi sends McIntyre’s shoulder into the post.  Boom Drop in the corner.  Cole gets in his obligatory “Controlled frenzy” line.  McIntyre ducks the Trouble In Paradise and goes for the Future Shock.  Kofi counters and hits the SOS for the pin in 6:23 to win the Intercontinental Championship for real this time.  It was okay, not a lot to it.  McIntyre says he’s stopping the PPV until Teddy Long reverses the decision.  Matt Hardy comes out instead and gives McIntyre the Twist of Fate.

The Straight Edge Society are backstage.  They admire Punk’s hair.

Detroit!

They show the incident that started the issues between R-Truth and Ted Dibiase Jr., where Dibiase wanted R-Truth to be his Virgil and got slapped instead.

R-Truth vs. Million Dollar Champion Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Virgil).  They lock up and trade hammerlocks.  Dibiase hides in the ropes to get heat.  Dibiase slaps Truth.  Truth slaps Dibiase and kicks his ass.  Dibiase hides in the ropes again.  Truth hits his flippy kicks and clotheslines Dibiase out of the ring.  Virgil distracts Truth so Dibiase can get the advantage, and eventually succeeds.  Dibiase beats up Truth and throws him out of the ring.  Back inside, Truth fights back.  Dibiase hits a flapjack for 2.  Dibiase hits a clothesline for 2.  Dibiase slaps on a rear chin lock.  Dibiase comes off the top, but Truth catches him with a shot.  Truth goes for a superplex, but Dibiase pushes him off.  Truth crotches Dibiase on the top.  Truth gets rolling on offense.  Truth hits a Flatliner for 2.  Dibiase avoids the scissors kick and hits an electric chair drop for 2.  Truth tries some wonky leg hold, fails miserably, and Dibiase gets a rope break.  Truth hits a suplex stunner for 2.  Truth hits the Lie Detector for the pin in 7:46.  This match felt way longer than it was.  Second boring-ish match in a row.

Teddy Long talks on the phone.  Drew McIntyre barges in and demands that Long reverses the decision and fires Matt Hardy.  Long says no.  McIntyre throws a temper tantrum and tears stuff up.  Long begs him not to tear up a picture of Martin Luther King Jr.  McIntyre says King is a leader and Long is spineless.  Ya know, because throwing a fit after losing fair and square is so brave and noble.

CM Punk/Rey Mysterio video package.

Straight Edge Society Pledge vs. Hair Match: CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.  All outside parties are banned from ringside.  Punk pledges allegiance to himself.  Mysterio raises his hand and Punk goes on the attack.  Back and forth brawling to start.  Punk back body drops Mysterio out of the ring.  Mysterio ranas Punk into the barricade.  Mysterio holdshim against the barber chair at ringside to taunt him.  Punk avoids the 619 and throws Mysterio out of the ring, crashing into the barber chair.  Mysterio took a nasty bump and sails for a bit while the referee checks a cut on Punk’s head.  The doctor comes in to close the wound.  Dammit, it’s the motherfucking professional wrestling, let the man bleed.  Punk gets back into the ring.  The rana into the barricade looks to be what cut Punk open.  Crowd chants “BORING!”  Punk goes back on the attack and throws Mysterio into the barricade a couple of times, then suplexes him on the floor.  Punk hits the Eddie hilo for 2.  Punk applies a figure-four head scissors.  Mysterio fights back and gets a sunset flip for 2.  Punk kills him with a clothesline for 2.  Punk hits a series of fist drops while reciting the pledge.  Lawler and Striker bickering on commentary is annoying.  Mysterio hits the Code Red for 2.  Mysterio hits a springboard cross body for 2.  Mysterio hits the springboard Bombs Away and a weird spinning one for 2.  Punk sends Mysterio into the turnbuckles.  Painful looking face bump.  Punk avoids the 619 and hits the Welcome To Chicago, Motherfucker for 2.  Punk goes for the Go 2 Sleep, but Mysterio counters.  Punk counters the counter and powerbombs Mysterio into the corner.  Punk hits a diving clothesline for 2.  Punk hits a head kick for 2.  Mysterio goes for a springboard moonsault.  Punk catches him and goes for the Go 2 Sleep again.  Mysterio counters and hits the 619.  Punk avoids the springboard splash.  He lays on Mysterio for the cocky cover, but Mysterio turns it into a crucifix hold for the pin in 13:49.  Good match for the most part.  The mystery SES member attacks Mysterio.  Luke Gallows and Serena come down to help.  Gallows has handcuffs.  Kane comes out and makes the save for Mysterio.  Chokeslam to Punk.  Kane brawls with Gallows.  Mysterio handcuffs Punk to the ropes and hits another 619.  Mysterio kicks the crap out of Punk some more and cuts his hair with the clippers.  Mysterio poses with clumps of Punk’s hair.  Crowd chants “SHAVE HIS CHEST!”  Mysterio leaves.  Serena covers up Punk’s fucked up haircut with a towel.  Mysterio comes back, yanks the towel off, and makes Punk look at himself in a mirror.  Punk is hilariously pissed.  Serena and the hooded guy help Mysterio out of the arena.

The announcers announce Fatal 4 Way, June 20th on PPV!

Backstage, Chris Jericho thanks The Big Show for dumping him, because now he and The Miz have realized Show was dead weight.  Miz stares at Show’s back.  Show threatens to knock them both out repeatedly.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands video game trailer.

Entrances for the Tag title match.  They show the ridiculous travesty of Bret Hart beating The Miz for the United States Championship on Raw.

Unified WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Hart Dynasty (c) (w/ Natalya) vs. Chris Jericho & The Miz.  Kidd and Miz start.  Kidd lands some kicks and tags in big David Hart Smith.  Smith hits the stalling suplex for 2.  Smith knocks Miz out of the ring, then backdrops Jericho out as well.  Smith press slams Kidd onto Miz and Jericho.  Kidd works over Miz some more.  Jericho tags in and beats up Kidd.  Kidd lands some kicks on Jericho, then tags in Smith.  Smith hits a leg drop for 2.  Jericho hits a missile dropkick, then baseball slide dropkicks Smith out of the ring.  Miz gets in a cheap shot.  Jericho hits a  backdrop suplex for 2.  Smith hits a sidewalk slam on Jericho.  Miz tags in and cuts off Smith from making the tag.  Smith gets worked over.  Kidd gets the lukewarm tag and runs wild.  Jericho locks Kidd in the Walls of Jericho.  Kidd gets a rope break.  Kidd springboards, but Jericho catches him with the Codebreaker.  He takes too long to cover and only gets 2.  Jericho argues with the referee.  Jericho trash talks Kidd and gets kicked in the head.  Smith tags in and runs wild.  Smith hits a powerslam on Jericho for 2.  Miz trips Smith and Jericho gets an inside cradle for 2.  Jericho and Miz argue with the referee.  Natalya trips Jericho.  Smith hits the running powerslam for 2.  Miz blind tags in and hits a neckbreaker on Smith for 2.  Miz goes for the Sharpshooter, but Smith gets a cradle for 2.  Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but gets sent into Jericho.  Smith gets a reverse cradle.  Miz reverses it for 2.  Miz hits the corner clothesline, but Smith holds him up and tags in Kidd.  Hart Attack.  Kidd pins Miz in 10:43.  Pretty good match with some really good false finishes.

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Detroit!

Edge/Randy Orton video package.

Edge vs. Randy Orton.  Striker tries to make it interesting by talking about the difference in finisher distance, but Lawler blows him off.  They do little.  Orton beats up Edge.  Orton hits the bottom rope decapitator.  They end up outside.  Edge sends Orton into the barricade, then front suplexes him onto it.  Back inside, Edge covers for 2.  Orton fights back.  Edge catches him with a knee to the middle, then locks on a body scissors.  He turns it into a scissored sleeper.  Orton fights out.  Edge front suplexes Orton into the ropes.  Edge goes up top.  Orton cuts him off and eventually hits a superplex.  They trade punches, complete with “BOO!”  “YAY!” chants from the crowd.  Orton hits a snap powerslam for 2.  Orton hits the DDT OF MURDER and covers, but Edge gets his leg on the bottom rope.  Edge goes for the spear, but Orton kicks him.  Orton humps the mat and sells his arm.  He’s been selling it since the bump into the barricade.  Edge rolls out of the ring.  Orton goes outside and Edge gives him some week love taps.  He goes for the spear, but Orton moves and he spears the barricade.  Double count-out in 12:49.  Fucking lame.

The announcers talk about Orton’s injury.

Jack Swagger/Big Show video package.

World Heavyweight Championship Match: Jack Swagger (c) vs. The Big Show.  Swagger goes for a takedown and fails.  Repeat.  Show takes Swagger down and covers for 1.  Swagger bails.  He looks bamboozled.  Show does push ups.  Show beats up Swagger.  Show goes for the chokeslam and Swagger bails again.  Show pulls Swagger to the apron and Swagger pulls Show across the top rope.  Swagger spears Show’s knee, then hits a shoulder block.  Swagger hits 2 springboard Vader Bombs for 2.  Show throws Swagger out of the ring on the kick out.  Show beats up Swagger some more.  Show goes for the chokeslam again.  Swagger kicks Show’s knee.  Show pushes Swagger out of the ring.  Swagger gets the title belt and clocks Show with it to get DQ’d in 5:04.  Swagger clocks Show again for good measure, then beats him with a chair, but Show doesn’t want to stay down.  Show recovers and chokeslams Swagger, then chokeslams him again onto the chair.  Show KTFO’s Swagger with the big punch.  Fun match, and the finish works if the feud is going to continue.  Show leaves and Swagger is helped out by the referees.

Axe Hair something or other!

They show Batista’s repeated destruction of Mark Henry.

Josh Matthews interviews Batista.

WWE Divas Championship Match: Eve Torres (c) vs. Maryse.  They face off, then Maryse cheap shots Eve and goes on the attack.  Maryse applies a camel clutch.  They end up outside and Maryse lands an errant kick to the post.  Back inside, Eve lands some dropkicks.  Maryse slaps her.  Eve throws her down and hits a standing moonsault for 2.  Eve gets a sunset flip for 2.  Maryse drops Eve for 2.  Maryse screams at the referee.  Eve fights back and hits a Flatliner for 2.  Eve goes for a rolling senton, but Maryse gets her knees up.  Maryse goes for the DDT, but Eve counters and hits sort of a reverse Pedigree for the pin in 5:03.  It was fine, I guess.

John Cena/Batista video package.

“I Quit” Match for the WWE Championship: John Cena (c) vs. Batista.  Batista says he made Cena say “I Quit” last week after Raw went off the air, so he’s going to give him a chance to take the easy way out.  Cena teases considering it, then hits Batista with the mic.  Outside quickly.  Cena swings a chair, but Batista ducks and that poor post gets it again.  Really intense brawl.  Batista beats on Cena for a while.  Cena makes his standard comeback.  Batista hangs onto the top rope to avoid the Attitude Adjustment, then uses the referee as a shield, then spears Cena.  Batista locks in the Rings of Saturn.  Cena powers his way out and locks in the STF.  Batista passes out, so Cena pours water on him.  Batista isn’t ready to quit.  And why would he?  He hits a big spinebuster and the Batista Bomb.  Cena isn’t quitting yet either.  Batista clears off the announce tables.  Batista sets up the Batista Bomb from one table to the other.  Cena counters and goes for the Attitude Adjustment.  Batista counters and hits a running powerslam from the English table through the Spanish table.  Now that’s old school!  Cena still won’t quit.  Batista takes Cena into the crowd.  They end up on a balcony or something.  Batista threatens to throw Cena over if he doesn’t quit.  Batista goes for the Batista Bomb, but Cena counters and knocks Batista off the balcony on top of some people.  They brawl around the stage area.  Batista hits Cena in the gut and back with a chair.  Cena still won’t quit.  Batista gets into one of the cars of the stage and backs it into where Cena was.  Cena reappears and beats up Batista.  Attitude Adjustment into the hood of the car.  Batista won’t quit.  Cena says “I was really hoping you would say that.”  Cena sets up the Attitude Adjustment from the top of the car.  Batista quits to give Cena the win in 20:31.  Cena delivers the move anyway and Batista crashes through the stage.  Awesome hate filled brawl.  Cena celebrates in the ring.  When he reaches the ramp, Sheamus appears and drops him with the pump kick.

This show was kind of mediocre overall, but there was some good stuff in there.