WWE Cyber Sunday Opener:
Cyber Sunday began with WWE almost immediately saying that ten million people voted. Of course, since people were able to vote as many times as they wanted, that is WWE stretching things right off the bat. The set is a giant computer, pretty much like a Taboo Tuesday. Maria and Todd Grisham hosted the voting results, with Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler doing commentary.
Referee: Jack Doan
Umaga came to the ring, then they showed Kane, Chris Benoit and Sandman in the back, standing together. Kane won the vote with 49%.
Armando tried to distract Kane at the start, but Kane caught a charging Umaga with a back elbow and then got the better of an exchange of punches. Kane rammed Umaga head first into the top turnbuckle. They went back and forth, with Umaga hitting a headbutt, but Kane came back with punches and elbows.
Umaga gave Kane a belly to belly suplex, then as Kane sat up, Umaga kicked him in the chest. Umaga hit a diving headbutt on Kane. Kane battled up, but Umaga took him down with a spin kick. Umaga choked Kane against the middle rope. Kane came back with a punch, but Umaga gave him a face plant. Umaga chopped Kane, and they exchanged shots again, but Umaga raked his eyes and slammed him. Umaga went to the middle rope and hit a diving headbutt for a two count.
Umaga delivered some kneelifts to Kane, then hit the running posterior charge on Kane as he was slumped in the corner. They went to the floor, and Umaga missed a clothesline and hit the ringpost. Kane rammed Umaga into the steps, then elbowed him as Umaga’s neck was stretched off the ring apron. Back in the ring, Kane pounded Umaga in the corner repeatedly, then hit an uppercut. Kane headbutted Umaga, then hit a charging clothesline in the corner. Umaga gave Kane a Samoan Drop. Armando got on the apron to do the cigar breaking, but Kane sat up and grabbed Umaga for a chokeslam as Umaga turned around to do the spike.
Umaga raked Kane’s eyes to escape the chokeslam, but missed a charge and Kane gave him a back suplex. Kane went to the top rope, and Armando tried to stop him, but Kane kicked him away. Kane came off the top, and Umaga hit him with the spike as he came off. Umaga then lunged at Kane and hit the spike again, and got the pin at the nine minute mark.
Winner – Umaga
Backstage, Queen Sharmell tried to convince Big Show that it was more important to retain your respective title than be Champion of Champions. Sharmell said Booker would help him if the ECW title was on the line, if he did the same for Booker in case the World Title was on the line. If Cena’s title was on the line, Sharmell said it could be every man for himself. Big Show said it was every man for himself regardless, and said being Champion of Champions was important. He started to tell Sharmell what she could do with her scepter, but Sharmell stopped him and said she would inform King Booker of his decision.
Texas Tornado Tag Team Match
Texas Tornado win the voting with 50% of the vote, so it is everyone in the ring at once, with one fall.
A huge brawl broke out, with Cryme Tyme fighting Haas & Viscera in the ring and the Highlanders brawling with Cade & Murdoch on the floor. Haas got sent to the floor, while Viscera was double teamed by Cryme Tyme, only for Cade & Murdoch to run in and clean house. Then the Highlanders ran in and knocked Cade and Murdoch to the floor.
The Highlanders did pescados on opponents to the floor, and we had no one in the ring. Haas and JTG got in the ring and Haas stomped him down. The traded punches and JTG hit Haas with a dropkick. Haas came back with a German suplex. Chad came in and gave Haas a big boot to the face. Viscera came in and began brawling with Chad, but Viscera planted him with a side slam.
Viscera went to avalanche JTG, but he pulled Haas in front of them, and they all squashed together in the corner. The Highlanders and Cade & Murdoch got back in the ring, hitting a big boot combo and then a clothesline combo on Robbie. Cryme Tyme ran in and knocked Cade and Murdoch out, then scored the pin on the downed Robbie at the five minute mark.
Winners – Cryme Tyme
Cryme Tyme went to ringside and celebrated with JR and Lawler, and while doing so, stole Lawler’s laptop.
Intercontinental Championship Match
Carlito was an overwhelming winner over Shelton Benjamin and Johnny Nitro.
Carlito offered to shake hands at the bell, and they did. There was a “Hardy” chant at the start. Carlito snapmared Hardy at the start and they traded pin attempts with small packages and backslides. Hardy hit a shoulderblock, and Carlito went for a leapfrog, and they awkwardly collided. Carlito dropkicked Hardy’s leg out, then hit a back elbow. Carlito suplexed Hardy for a two count, but missed a clothesline and Hardy dropkicked Carlito in the gut.
Hardy hit a clothesline, then covered Carlito for a two count. Carlito went for a springboard moonsault off the middle rope, but Hardy moved and Carlito landed on his feet. Hardy sent Carlito to the floor and hit a baseball slide kick. Hardy tried his walking the security wall bit, but Carlito caught him. Back in the ring, Carlito put Hardy in a chinlock, but Hardy got out and pounded Carlito in the corner. Hardy went for a V-Bomb in the corner, but Carlito got his feet up. Carlito put Hardy in a reverse bear hug, but Hardy elbowed out and hit a jawbreaker. Hardy went for a Twist of Fate, but Carlito shoved him into a corner and rolled him up for a two count. Carlito pounded on Hardy’s chest, then went back to the reverse bear hug. Jerry Lawler said 14 and a half million people have voted. I wonder if Shawn Michaels has voted that many times backstage.
Hardy started to get out, but Carlito clamped on the reverse bear hug again. The fans chanted “boring”. Hardy got out and elbowed Carlito, but Carlito caught him with a flapjack. Carlito got a two count, then hit a backbreaker for a two count. Carlito applied a sleeper, but Hardy got out and hit a DDT. Hardy hit a clothesline, then a second for a two count. Lawler started naming the colors in Jeff’s hair. Seriously. Hardy hit a gourdbuster for a two count, then went for a Swanton Bomb, but Carlito got the knees up and scored a two count. Carlito hit a springboard senton and immediately followed with a springboard moonsault for a two count. Carlito went for a reverse DDT, and Hardy tried to reverse, but Carlito punched him. Carlito went for a springboard bodypress, but Hardy ducked.
Hardy went for the Twist Of Fate, but Carlito shoved it off, only for Hardy to scale the ropes and hit the Whisper In The Wind for a two count. Hardy went to the top again, but Carlito stopped him with right hands, crotching him. Carlito went to the top rope, mocking Hardy’s hand gesture, and went for a top rope rana, but Hardy blocked it, sending Carlito crashing to the mat. Hardy then hit the Swanton Bomb for the pin at the fourteen minute mark.
Winner and still Intercontinental Champion, Jeff Hardy
Jeff Hardy celebrated his victory as his Intercontinental Title reign continues.
In the arena:
DX came out first and played to the crowd, actually taking up more time than two of the matches we’ve seen so far on the show. The crowd really enjoyed the pre-mic work though. Triple H got on the crowd’s case for finishing their trademark slogans before they could, which was funny. Maria told us she voted for Mr. McMahon, because she didn’t want to get fired. Eric Bischoff won with 60% of the vote. McMahon and Coach each had 20%. Bischoff then came to the ring, then Randy Orton and Edge (no Lita) made their entrances.
Referee: Eric Bischoff
DX did “Rock, Paper, Scissors” to decide who should start. Edge and Michaels began, with Edge hitting some right hands. Edge tried a leapfrog, but Michaels avoided it and chopped Edge. Triple H hit Edge from the apron. Michaels went for a sunset flip, pulling down Edge’s tights with the move.
Michaels slapped Edge’s no bottom, then chopped him in a corner. Michaels went for another sunset flip, and Bischoff counted a slow one. Michaels put Edge in an armbar, and Triple H teased that he would climb the ropes, but then climbed back down and just kicked Edge in the arm instead. Triple H peppered Edge with right hands, doing a crotch chop before decking him. Edge poked Triple H in the eyes and tagged Orton. Orton hit some punches in a corner, but Triple H came back with a clothesline. Triple H delivered a vertical suplex, then hit a kneedrop. Triple H pounded Orton on the mat, then tagged Michaels, who chopped Orton. Orton reversed a whip, but ran into a Michaels boot. Triple H tagged in and hit a right hand, but Orton delivered a knee to the gut and made a tag to Edge. Edge whipped Triple H into the ropes, dropped down, and Orton hit a dropkick. Edge got a two count, then floated over a Triple H slam attempt into a reverse facebuster for a two count. Bischoff’s count here was slow too, so he has been consistent so far. Orton tagged in and hit some punches, then stomped Triple H down in a corner.
Edge tagged in and came off the middle rope, but Triple H caught him with a kick and hit a DDT. Triple H tagged Michaels, who hit Edge with a flying forearm, then kipped up and gave Edge a reverse atomic drop. Orton ran in and got the same. Triple H slammed Edge as Orton rolled to the floor. Michaels hit Edge with a top rope elbow, then got set for a superkick. Orton grabbed Michaels by the legs and pulled him down and crotched him on the ringpost. Bischoff said he didn’t see anything. Edge pulled Michaels into the middle of the ring for a two count. Orton tagged in and hit a kneedrop on Michaels as Edge had him stretched out. Orton hit a second knee for a two count. Orton decked Michaels with punches over and over, then tagged in Edge as he stepped on Michaels’ throat. Edge gave Triple H a chopblock, and Triple H tried to come in, so Bischoff kept him out while Edge and Orton worked over Michaels. Edge gave Michaels a standing dropkick, then put Michaels in a front facelock. Michaels backdropped Edge, but Edge pulled him by the tights into a sunset flip for a two count, then hit a boot to the face.
Orton tagged in, and he gave Michaels a standing dropkick for two. Orton put Michaels in a reverse chinlock. Michaels’ shoulders went down in the move and Orton got a two count with a chinlock. Michaels psyched up out of it, and started chopping Orton, but Orton nailed him with a side backbreaker. Edge tagged in and measured Michaels for a spear, but Michaels sidestepped it and Edge speared Bischoff. Bischoff rolled to the floor in pain. Michaels hit Edge with a enzugiri, then crawled to Triple H for the tag as Edge tagged Orton. Triple H cleaned house on Orton and Edge, hitting Orton with a jumping knee and Edge with a facebuster and clotheslines. Triple H gave Orton a spinebuster, then set up for a Pedigree, but Edge speared him. Michaels threw Edge out of the ring and hit him with a pescado. In the ring, Orton measured Triple H and hit the RKO. Orton covered, and a second referee (Chad Patton) ran in and counted the cover, but Triple H kicked out at two.
Orton got set for the move again, but Triple H shoved it off, and Michaels, who had crawled back into the ring, hit the superkick on Orton. Triple H covered Orton, but Bischoff yanked Patton out of the ring and knocked him out. Michaels went after Bischoff on the floor, but Edge blasted Michaels with a chair. Edge got in the ring, and Triple H kicked him and set for a Pedigree, but Orton hit Triple H with a chair (in full view of Bischoff) and gave him an RKO for the pin at the eighteen minute mark.
Winners – Edge and Randy Orton
Edge & Orton were backstage celebrating. Lita came over and congratulated them. After she left, Orton suggested he and Edge go start partying without her. As they were leaving, Todd Grisham interviewed them, and they bragged and boasted about their win, then got in a limo and left.
Women’s Championship Tournament Finals
Diva Lumberjack Match won with 46% of the vote, so the women spread out and surrounded the ring.
Lita immediately threw Mickie to the floor, and some of the women went after her. Mickie scooted back into the ring and threw Lita out. Lita punched away the Divas and got back into the ring. Lita applied a side headlock, but Mickie tripped Lita and hit an armdrag. Mickie noly hit a dropkick, and Lita rolled to the apron, but the Divas kept her from going to the floor.
Lita pulled Mickie throat first across the top rope on the apron, then got in the ring and stomped her down in a corner. Lita suplexed Mickie for a two count. Lita rammed Mickie into the turnbuckles, but Mickie reversed positions and rammed her into the corner. Lita raked Mickie’s eyes and kicked her in the back. Lita stood on Mickie’s back and choked her against the bottom rope. Lita dropped Mickie with a sloppy tilt-a-whirl slam for a two count. Lita jumped on Mickie’s back with a sleeper.
Mickie dropped back, but Lita kept the sleeper on. Mickie rolled out of it into a jujigatame, but Lita got her feet on the ropes. Lita kicked Mickie, but Mickie grabbed her leg and tripped Lita to the mat. Mickie hit a chop and an elbow, and got a two count. Lita whipped Mickie into a corner, but Mickie caught her with an elbow. Mickie went for a headscissors, and both women fell to the floor. Both were swarmed upon, and rolled into the ring. Lita and Mickie traded punches, then Mickie hit some kicks.
Mickie botched a tornado DDT, and Lita rolled her up and used the ropes for a two count. Micke rolled up Lita for a two count. Mickie went to the ropes, but Victoria tripped her. Mickie kicked Victoria down, but that distraction allowed Lita to grab Mickie with a DDT for the win at the nine minute mark.
Winner and new Women’s Champion, Lita
Backstage, the Spirit Squad was getting psyched up. Kenny came in and berated the Squad for being losers lately. Johnny asked Kenny who made him the boss, and the two got into a shoving match. It was broken up, and Johnny said there was no problem, as Kenny pointed out that he pinned Ric Flair. Kenny told Mikey that he had to “rough him up” to get him angry and motivated. It will be Mikey and Kenny defending the belts tonight. They all put their hands in for a cheer, but Johnny kept staring at Kenny.
World Tag Team Championship Match
Sgt. Slaughter, Roddy Piper and Dusty Rhodes were shown in the back. Piper won with 46% of the vote. Dusty had 35%, Slaughter had 19%. Maria’s entire no ass crack slipped out when she announced this and started dancing like Ric Flair and we’ve got guaranteed six pics of this at the link at the bottom of this post.
The Spirit Squad entered, and since the other three members of the Squad were there, Flair called out Rhodes and Slaughter. Flair started with Kenny, hitting a hiptoss and taking him down with a side mare. Flair hit a shoulderblock, but Kenny leapfrogged him and kit a dropkick. Mikey tagged in and missed two elbowdrops and Piper tagged in. Piper hit some punches and started biting him.
Piper started knocking out every member of the Squad with punches as they got on the apron. Piper put Mikey in a sleeper, but Kenny broke it up. Kenny tagged in and rubbed Piper’s face into the mat. Kenny asked Piper “Do you like that, boy?” Mikey tagged in and hit a series of forearms on Piper for a two count. Piper turned a neckbreaker attempt into a backslide for a two count. Kenny tagged in and hit Piper with a double axhandle, then dropped an elbow for a two count.
Kenny put Piper in a rear chinlock, but Piper fought towards his corner, but Kenny raked his eyes. Mikey tagged in, but Piper poked him in the eyes. Mikey managed to trip him with a drop toe hold and tagged Kenny. Kenny slammed Piper, and he and Mikey went for a Tower Splash from the middle rope, but Piper moved and tagged in Flair. Piper and Flair cleaned house, clotheslining Kenny to the floor. They double suplexed Mikey, and Flair put Mikey in the figure four leglock. Kenny broke it up with a top rope legdrop on Flair.
Piper ran in and decked Mikey with a right hand, so Flair and Mikey were down in the ring. Mikey got up, but didn’t go for a tag, and Flair caught him with a small package for a two count. Flair chopped Mikey and put him in the figure four again. Kenny ran in, but Piper cut him off and knocked him to the floor. Mikey tapped out at the six minute mark, and the crowd went nuts.
Winners and new World Tag Team Champions, Ric Flair and Roddy Piper
The Spirit Squad ran in, but Slaughter & Rhodes came in and the legends ran off the Squad, with Rhodes hitting a bunch of bionic elbows (almost giving Piper one). The crowd popped again for the announcement that Flair and Piper were the new champs, and the four legends all danced to Dusty’s old WWF music.
Booker (with Sharmell) told John Cena they needed to talk. Booker suggested a royal alliance. Cena quickly agrees, but wants one thing in return. Cena wants one night with the Queen. Booker escorts Sharmell out, and agrees. Cena said he would never take his wife. Cena tells Booker he has no problem taking the title off Booker. Once again, Ron Simmons says “damn.” Its funny the first time, but its over played.
(7) King Booker (with Sharmell) vs. The Big Show vs. John Cena.
Members of the Cincinnati Bengals are sitting ring side. Fans have voted for the World title to be defended with 67% of the vote. ECW title got 21% of the vote, the WWE title only received 12%. Early on, fans are pro-Cena. This match is no countouts or disqualifications. On the outside, Big Show tried to nail Cena with the ring steps, but Cena countered by taking out his knee as the Show went face first into the steps. Booker hits the book end early, but Cena kicked out. As the match progresses, the fans slowly turn on Cena. Booker put Cena in the sleeper, but Cena countered with a side slam. Cena attempted the FU on Booker, but the World champ countered with a DDT. Cena tried the STFU, but Booker made it to the ropes. Lawler said 14,687,233 votes had been cast for the event. This is one of those matches where the fans don’t know whom to pull for, and appear to be warming up to Cena again. The Big Show finally returned to the match after selling the ring steps spot. Show rammed Cena’s head into the Raw announcer’s table on the outside, but regrouped and nailed the Show’s head into the announcer’s table. Five knuckle shuffle on Booker. Sharmell runs in but is FU-ed by Cena. Cena slaps on the STFU, but the referee attends to Sharmell. Kevin Federline comes in with the world title belt and hits Cena over the back. Booker hits Cena with the world title and pins Cena at 21:06 for the victory. K-Fed looks on and laughs at Cena.