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As always Jim Ross and Jerry The King Lawler are our hosts from Tampa, Florida!
Promo ï¿½ï¿½” WWE Champion John Cena
Cena gets a huge ovation coming out. He soaks up the atmosphere. JR points out that at One Night Stand last night Cena got the first ever pinfall victory over The Great Khali. A few boos before Cena starts talking. Cena says the fans are what he loves about this business. He says this is intensity, everything you could ever want. Tonight it seems just a little bit louder. He says after six weeks of getting his ass beat, Khali has been told “FU.” His life has been a living hell, he thinks he’s in the clear but then they spring the draft on him. He brings up how he was drafted from SmackDown to Raw. If he gets drafted to SmackDown or ECW, tonight is the last night he stands in the ring for Monday night Raw. If this is how it ends, let it be saidâ<80>¦ the champ isâ<80>¦
Vince McMahon makes his way onto the stage clutching his ribs. He walks to the ring san his usual swagger. McMahon lost the ECW title last night and went through hell. Cena looks amused as Vince tentatively gets into the ring. “You suck!” ï¿½ï¿½” Tampa. Vince knows why Cena is here; to embarrass him. He says Cena wants to humiliate Vince and remind them he is no longer a world champion. “Asshole!” ï¿½ï¿½” Tampa. Vince says he won’t let him do that. He’s not going to break. His name is Vincent Kennedy McMahon. Cena turns his back on McMahon. Big “Cena” chants.
Cena says he is going to tell himself that Vince doesn’t know what he’s doing and he is upset after losing the title. Maybe he is a little bit delusional. Vince repeats his name and Cena responds by telling Vince the only thing keeping McMahon alive is Cena’s patience. Cena says Vince has lost his mind. Vince calls Cena a liar. He hasn’t lost a damn thing. Vince still thinks he has his dignity. The only thing he’s lost is his world title. Which is exactly what Cena is going to do tonight. Vince gets up in Cena’s face. Cena will defend the title tonight in a triple threat match. Cena vs. Umaga vs. The Great Khali. Cena shakes his head as they stare each other down. Vince is smiling now. He puts the mic down and leaves the ring. JR says this is frightening. Cena must defeat two monsters tonight to retain.
Cryme Tyme and Candice vs. Johnny Nitro, Kenny Dykstra and Melina! Plus, another title match made.
The chicks have to be pulled apart by their respective partners. JTG and Dykstra start. Nitro tagged in early and hits a slingshot elbow. Shots to the face by Nitro. Amazing handstand kick by Nitro. Kenny in and takes down JTG for a 2 count. Stomps by Kenny. Slingshot into the forearm, JTG falls over Kenny’s knees and Nitro comes over the top with an elbow. Shad breaks up the count. Neckbreaker gets 2 for Nitro. Nitro grabs a modified cobra clutch which JTG tries to elbow out of but he eats a boot. Neckbreaker countered and Shad gets the tag. Clotheslines to Nitro, back drop for Kenny. Snake eyes to Nitro and a big right hand gets 2 before Dykstra breaks it up and Cryme Tyme hits the G9 on Nitro for the 3!
Winners: Cryme Tyme and Candice Michelle
Backstage ï¿½ï¿½” Maria admires Santino Marella’s title belt. Vince is here. That’s a championship belt. He used to have one of those. He tells Maria to shut up to which Santino takes exception. Vince says Marella will defend the title right now.
We’re back as JR thanks us for joining them for One Night Stand. They thank Puddle of Mudd for the theme song “Famous.” The Tampa Bay Bucs are here.
Intercontinental Championship Match: Santino Marella (c) vs. Chris Masters
Marella gets no reaction. Masters’ isn’t much better. Kicks to the quads by Marella, right hands. Dropkick misses and Masters goes on the attack and chokes the champion on the ropes. Cover for 1 by Masters. Marella comes back with knees but Masters rakes the eyes and delivers snake eyes to Santino. Leg drop from the challenger gets another 1 count. Neck vice applied now by Masters as the crowd starts to get behind the champion. Masters gets some harsh torque on that vice. Marella fights out and gets a jaw breaker. Blocks a right and fires off on Masters. Boot to the gut and a back heel trip gets 2 for Marella. Masters hangs Santino up on the top rope. Masters sets up for the Masterlock but Marella avoids it and gets a pinning combination for the 3 count!
Winner: Santino Marella
Backstage, Cade and Murdoch congratulate The Hardys on their win last night, and also want to know when they get their title match. Matt says they deserve a shot. Crazy Vince is here acting crazy. He sees the tag titles and tells Matt to shut up. They’ll defend the titles tonight against Cade and Murdoch.
Vince walks and sees Torrie Wilson and Ric Flair. Torrie is creeped out. Vince can’t stand degenerates hanging out with a woman less than half their age. Torrie and Flair mock the chairman. Tonight, Flair will battle Carlitoâ<80>¦ oh no he won’tâ<80>¦ Torrie will face Carlito. Flair belittles Vince so Vince threatens to beat his ass. All Vince ever hears is “Woooo!” That makes Flair a legend. Ric Flair ï¿½ï¿½” “Thank you.” Flair, being a legend, will take on the Legend Killer Randy Orton!
Randy Orton vs. Ric Flair
Apparently the match just made is happening right now. Rob Van Dam and Shawn Michaels are both out indefinitely because of Orton. Flair and Orton go nose to nose and Orton slaps Flair who lights Orton up with chops and right hands in the corner. More chops taking Orton down. Flair stomps on the face of the Legend Killer. More chops. Snap mare by Flair and a stomp. Body shots by Flair followed byâ<80>¦ more chops. Orton gets a powerslam catching Flair off the ropes and sets up for an early RKO as we head to a commercialâ<80>¦
We’re back as Flair locks in the Figure 4 Leglock! Orton fights but Flair applies the pressure. Finally Orton gets to the ropes. During the break Flair avoided the RKO and regained control. Orton hangs Flair up on the top rope and nails his backbreaker across the back. Orton stomps on all the appendages of the Nature Boy. Big knee drop by Orton. He covers for 2 then fires off with right hands from the mount position. Orton applies a chinlock, believe it or not. Fans behind Flair as he gets to his knees. To his feet and Flair gets some separation and some chops. Huge dropkick by Orton and a cover gets a very close 2 count. Eye poke by Orton and gets great elevation on a back drop to Flair. Cover gets 2 and Orton goes back to the chinlock. Flair battles up and side suplexes his way out of the deadly hold. Figure 4â<80>¦ countered to an inside cradle for 2 and hard head shots now by Orton. More shots right to the head. Chops by Flair now but Orton continues to hammer away. Thumb to the eye by Flair. A chop gets A near fall for Flair. Orton reverses a whip and clotheslines Flair in the corner. He pulls Flair up but the Nature Boy battles back with chops and Orton bails. Flair follows and Orton U turns and nails a clothesline. Orton suplexes Flair on the floor. Back in now, Orton sets up for the RKO again but instead punts Flair in the head. Flair pulls himself upâ<80>¦ and eats a devastating RKO for the academic 3 count!
Winner: Randy Orton
Orton stands over a fallen Flair. The referee prevents a further attack from the Legend Killer.
Carlito vs. Torrie Wilson
Obviously Ric Flair won’t be helping out Miss Wilson due to the last match. Torrie’s leg is heavily taped apparently due to an injury she suffered during the Intergender tag match last week. Carlito seems to be saying he doesn’t want this match. He says he will lie down. “Trust me.” The bell rings and they continue talking. Torrie tries to leave the ring but he grabs her around the waist and hits the Backstabber for 3.
Backstage, the Hardys walk!
Wade Boggs is front row ringside.
World Tag Team Championship Match: The Hardys (c) vs. Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch
Matt and Jeff are still selling the effects of last night’s fantastic ladder match, to their credit. Matt’s ribs are taped up. Cade and Matt lock up, clean break. They work through some chain wrestling and Matt gets a hammerlock. They work through some basic holds until Cade gets some separation with an elbow. Matt gets a small package and then a backslide, both for 2. Cade leap frogs Matt and gets 2 off of a dropkick. Murdoch in and he goes to work on the arm. Matt gets a back drop and tags in Jeff. Elbow swanton combo gets a one count. Tag to Matt and they now double team on the arm of Murdoch. Jeff back in, Poetry in Motion hits! Jeff gets his rope assisted dropkick in the corner for 2. Cade in gets slammed. Hardys clean house and Jeff planchas to the floor and takes out Murdoch. Jeff hurt his knee on that so Matt comes in as we go to a breakâ<80>¦
Back live and Matt has a side headlock on Murdoch and replays show Jeff really hurt his knee on that plancha. That was ugly. Matt gets slammed off the second rope and Murdoch gets a 2 count from it. Slam by Murdoch. Cade in now and he attacks the injured ribs of Hardy. Murdoch back in and he continues the assault, burying knees into the ribs and he gets a 2 count. Cade in but he gets telegraphed ï¿½ï¿½” spinebuster by Cade gets 2! More near falls for Lance Cade and he tags out to Murdoch. Hard shot by Murdoch and he places some heavy stomp all over Matt. Reverse bear hug applied by Murdoch as the fans rally behind the champions. Hardy fights out and gets the hot tag to Jeff. Atomic drop, double leg drop, jawbreaker to Cade. Double leg drop to the groin of Cade. To the top now, but Murdoch crotches him on the top. Matt in, Side Effect to Cade as Jeff goes to the top. Swanton Bomb misses and Cade covers for 3! Jeff got his foot on the rope but Murdoch knocked it off and we have new champions!
Winners: And NEW World Tag Team Champions, Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch
Matt questions the new champs, so they blast the Hardys with the tag title belts. Big heel heat on that as the champs leave.
In Mr. McMahon’s office Coach asks him if he’s ok, he says he has this cold feeling inside of him that he can’t get out or bring up, he says he doesn’t know what it is but it is like a black cloud, he says he will feel better next week because it’s the draft, he then tells Coach to “go tell them what it’s really about” Coach smirks and leaves the room.
Jonathan Coachman makes his way to the stage, he plugs next weeks show and says not only is it the WWE Draft, but it will be “Mr. McMahon appreciation night.”
WWE Championship – John Cena vs. The Great Khali vs. Umaga.
Khali takes down Cena straight away, Umaga leaves the ring, Khali takes Cena to the outside, Umaga goes to hit Cena with the steel steps but Cena ducks and Umaga nails Khali! Khali goes down and Umaga works on Cena in the ring. Cena tries to suplex Umaga but he is too heavy and Cena buckles undernesth him. Umaga nails Cena with a big sidewalk slam, Cena rolls to the outside, in the ring Khali walks up behind Umaga, they size each other up and Khali gets the upper hand, Umaga is now sent to the outside. Cena gets back in the ring and tries to FU Khali but he reverses, Khali slams Cena and hits him with a leg drop, he goes for the cover but Cena gets his foot on the rope, Khali knocks Umaga off the apron. Khali goes for the double choke bomb on Cena but Umaga plows through Khali knocking him into the ropes, Khali gets tied up in the ropes, Umaga goes for his running turnbuckle power move but Cena moves, Khali grabs Umaga around the neck but Umaga hits the Samoan Spike on Khali, Cena then shoulder blocks Umaga through the ropes and to the outside. with Umaga out Cena manages to again pick up and deliver an FU to The Great Khali for the pin and the victory.
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