This is it! BoredWrestlingFan’s WrestleMania week is in full swing, which kicked off with the WrestleMania 29 prediction podcast. My contribution to WrestleMania week this year will be reviews of the first six WrestleMania events, which started Monday with 1985′s WrestleMania, and will finish up Saturday with a review of WrestleMania VI. And don’t forget to tune in to BoredWrestlingFan Radio this Sunday at 2PM Eastern as I will be reporting LIVE from Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, the site of WrestleMania XXIX!
Today’s event, WrestleMania III. I was still a couple years away from being a full fledged member of what we now call the WWE Universe, but I knew wrestling was out there. I didn’t see this when it aired, but I rented it from the video store a couple of years later. I’m actually pumped to be reviewing this one, mostly because of the Savage/Steamboat classic. Of course, there are other memorable moments – Hogan slamming the 6,000 lb dude brother dude Andre across the world, Adrian Adonis having his hair cut – but that’s the one that seems to be the most talked about. Let’s roll!
First off, Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys passed away. I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan. This really sucks. So since the WWE puts up their own memorium messages at the start of their shows, I am putting my own one up for the start of my reviews. He will be missed. I’m going on a B-Boy marathon this weekend.
You’ll never guess who shows up on Smackdown tonight! Oops…
Seriously, let’s just hop to it, shall we? My day was lame, started off with a flat tire, had to cancel my day gig, got the tire fixed while I watched The Avengers. At least the movie kicked some serious ass. (more…)
Last week, wrestling mattered. Or so we were told. Did it? Are you sure? I’m not convinced. While I liked the facelift of the iMPACT zone… Then sadly, the next day we found out that Randy Savage had tragically passed away. He will be missed. I don’t know if iMPACT matters, but there is no doubt that to wrestling, Savage mattered. They taped this episode last week, so I am unsure if there will be much mention of the Madness’ legacy although he appeared there briefly in 2004. I’m more interested in tonight, to see if they do anything about that. (more…)
Hey everybody. It’s your favorite WWE Superstars reviewer. I am here this week with actual thoughts this week instead of the generic results. Enjoy!
Match 1: Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov vs William Regal and Primo Colon
In the opening minutes of the match, Santino pulled off a Primo cartwheel and started power-walking off the ropes as William Regal just watched in confusion. Fear the Cobra! If he wasn’t funny, he would have been released a long time ago. I think this might be a last ditch effort to do something with Kozlov. Everything else has failed, so why not put him in a tag team. Primo has seemingly found a home on Superstars and lucky to still have a job. Regal is being underutilized. He was perfect as the GM on RAW.
As far as the match goes, the end comes when Primo goes for high flying cross body off the top rope and Kozlov catches him and drops him with the Iron Curtain. The winners of the match are Vladimir Kozlov and Santino Marella.
Match 2: Chris Masters vs Caylen Croft of the Dudebusters
Why haven’t they done more with Chris Masters? He’s the type of guy who should be in the Mark Henry role or chasing the US Title. I can’t stand the Dudebusters. They suck hard! Croft spends the majority of the match getting beat down like the jobber he should be, but he gets the victory after hitting a chop block and a DDT. The world is in complete disaray now as Caylen Croft picks up the victory over Chris Masters.
Main Event: MVP w/Percy “Oh Yeah” Watson vs Chavo Guerrero
Once upon a time there was a heavily hyped new superstar on Smackdown. He was pushed and eventually became a multiple time US Champion. He then was moved to RAW and is now lost on Superstars most weeks. That superstar is MVP.
Once upon a time there was another superstar who was part of a great wrestling family. He was a very good Cruiserweight, but then he became Kerwin White. After tragedy struck, he re-adopted his God given name and became the WWECW Champion. He lost in 8 seconds to a Big Red Monster, became a forgotten member of another family (La Familia), and then became a forgotten member of the WWE roster. He is now a staple of Superstars too. His name is Chavo Guerrero.
MVP picks up the win with the Play of the Day. Let this be a lesson; If you have a heavily hyped debut on Smackdown, you will probably end up on Superstars eventually. This means you, Alberto Del Rio. I’m sure I’ll be seeing you soon enough on WWE Superstars. And I’m hoping to see all of you again next week for another exhilirating show.
Hey, it’s Friday night and you know what that means…. choke down ecstasy and dance all night to hard trance music? Well, no… no thanks. It means G suffers through his long shift at work, then comes back and suffers through Smackdown for you. And this is the go home SD before Sunday’s PPV… which I won’t even be stealing since I’ll be getting sloshed at the Calgary Stampede… count on it! (more…)
William Regal demands an ECW title rematch on the basis that his mindset was thrown off at Breaking Point by Tiffany’s decision to ban Ezekiel Jackson and Vladimir Kozlov from ringside. Tiffany declines, telling him she’s decided he doesn’t get another shot. Instead, we’ll get a battle royal later on tonight to determine the number one contender. Regal is then instructed to stay in the ring, as he’s got a match, right now…
Stand back! There’s a Hurricane Coming Through!
William Regal def. The Hurricane
Apparently, this means that The Hurricane won’t be in the battle royal later tonight – Whasssupwitdat? Regal is forced to compete in his street clothes as this match was a complete surprise to him, and it shows, as The Hurricane controls most of it, and in fact hits the cross body from the top rope for a two. Regal decides to leave, but Hurricane catches him and tosses him back in – and gets kneed in the skull for his troubles – and a three count.
After the match, Paul Burchill attacks The Hurricane from behind and hits him with the Jackhammer.
Backstage, Goldust is apologizing to Yoshi Tatsu, who apparently just wants to continue his English lessons. He even impersonates Goldust’s tourettes. Zack Ryder wants to know if he can say loser. Goldust tells him to say loser – and he says “Zack Ryder.” Ryder says we’ll see who the loser is – Woo Woo Woo.
The new interview girl catches up with Burchill, who asks where Gregory Helms is, and remembers that he supposedly just left him in the ring. He says he wants to expose the Hurricane for who he is. Which makes me wonder why he didn’t unmask him when he knocked him out a few minutes ago.
The Bella Twins are here to be guest ring announcers. They introduce Yoshi Tatsu first, and considering he’s facing Zack Ryder, I hope he’s wearing an extra pair of tights. Matt Striker says that Zack Ryder has the best entrance music in ECW. I think it’s between his and Christian’s, honestly. And I still love Goldust’s theme.
Before getting into the match, however, I just found out that Mick Foley’s father, Jack, has passed away, so I’d like to take the opportunity to send condolences on behalf of the BWF staff to the Foley family.
Yoshi Tatsu def. Zack Ryder
A pretty good match, ending with Tatsu nearly kicking Ryder’s head off.
Battle Royal time. Shelton Benjamin, Vladimir Kozlov, Ezekiel Jackson, Tommy Dreamer, Goldust (who still has a letterbox entrance despite the fact that the show is broadcast in 16:9 widescreen), Tyler Reks, Sheamus…
…Yoshi Tatsu, Paul Burchill, and Zack Ryder (still holding the back of his head).
Zack Ryder wins a 10 Man Battle Royal to become the new Number One Contender for the ECW Championship.
Burchill is tossed by Shelton Benjamin. After about 5 minutes of nothing of any interest happening, Kozlov and Jackson stare each other down.
Reks was eliminated during the break. Jackson eliminates Tatsu. The fans are solidly behind Goldust. Seriously. Sheamus is eliminated by Benjamin, as is Jackson. Sheamus attacks Benjamin, causing him to drop to the floor, eliminating him. Ryder, Goldust, Kozlov, and Dreamer are left. Goldust accidentally eliminates himself while going after Ryder, who pulled the ropes down on him. The same thing happens to Kozlov when he goes after Dreamer, who is dumped over the top rope by the winner, Zack Ryder!
Ryder’s getting a title shot. Woo Woo Woo, you know it!
Match #1: Christy Hemme defeats Sojo Bolt: We open going straight into the match, which is awesome. Christy looks great, and is better in the ring than she has ever been. Not top-of-the-card Knockouts action, by any means, but she certainly didn’t embarrass herself.
Tenay and West run down tonight’s card, and a split screen shows AJ Styles and Matt Morgan entering the arena.
Lauren interviews Taz about Samoa Joe’s loss to Hernandez. Taz says that Joe let himself down. Joe beat Joe. Taz will motivate Joe, and turn a negative into a positive. Homicide will be the one to suffer, and Joe will put him out. Solid promo with excellent delivery by Taz.
Match #2: Hernandez defeats Doug Williams: I still don’t like Hernandez’s new music. Hernandez holds Williams up in a suplex for an eternity before landing a backbreaker over his shoulder. Brutus Magnus distracts Hernandez, and Williams takes control. Williams targets the neck and shoulders. Williams goes to the top turnbuckle, but misses a back senton. Don West is awesome! He says that the TNA fans aren’t the smartest of people, are the chants of “USA! USA!” for the Mexican or the Brit? Williams goes for a top rope cross body, but Hernandez catches him and plants him with a sit-down powerbomb for the win. Brutus magnus attacks hernandez post-match, but Hernandez disposes of him. Rob Terry attacks Hernandez with the “Feast or Fired” briefcase, and knocks him down. The British Invasion bails, and Hernandez gives chase once he regains his footing.
To the back! Hernandez grabs the mic from Lauren and yells something in Spanich. He leaves.
To the Mike Tenay sit-down interview! It’s with Bobby Lashley. Tenay says that he has followed every second of Lashley’s WWE career, and that professional wrestling wasn’t enough for him. Way to insult everyone, Mike. Is it possible to be successful in pro wrestling and MMA at the same time? Lashley says that he can. Tenay brings up the Main Event Mafia and Kurt Angle’s desire to be the greatest wrestler ever. Who would win between the greatest wrestler ever and the greatest MMA fighter ever? Lashley says that the fans will.
Jeremy Borash interviews Dr. Stevie (with a smokin’ hot Daffney) about his bounty on the head of Abyss. Dr. Stevie talks about defeating and destroying “Chris.” Abyss rushes in, grabs Dr. Stevie by the throat, and tells him to finish the job himself. Abyss is attacked by a chair-wielding “Outlaw” Jethro Holiday. For some reason.
To the back! Lauren interviews Tara, who has Poison crawling over her arm. Tara talks about Awesome Kong, and Lauren talks up the four-way Knockouts match. Tara is in creepy mode, and I likes it.
Match #3: Eric Young and Sheik Abdul Bashir (w/ Kiyoshi) defeat Rhino and Jesse Neal: Jesse Neal has the same haircut and ring gear that he had for his first match, which is appalling. Neal and Young (Ha! See what I did there?) start out. Rhino tags in and works over Young’s midsection. Neal tags back in. Tenay and West talk up the problems between Neal and Rhino. Young drives Neal into his corner, and Bashir tags in. Bashir tags in Young. Young levels Neal with a clothesline. Tenay and West talk up the “Steel Asylum” match that will take place at “Hard Justice.” The winner will be the Number One Contender to the X-Division title. Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Consequences Creed, Jay Lethal, Amazing Red, Suicide, and a debuting “Pope” D’Angelo Dinero (formerly known as Elijah Burke) are in it. Why am I afraid that Dinero/Burke is going to be handed the win and a shot at the X-Division title for his debut match that happens to be on a ppv, and the true X-Division guys will get shoved aside yet again? I hope that I’m wrong. Young and Bashir isolate Neal, and quickly tag each other in and out. Rhino is not happy. Neal has a chance to tag in Rhino, but attacks Bashir instead. Young grabs his trunks and rolls Neal up for the pin. Post-match, Rhino yells at Neal and slaps him. When Neal turns away, Rhino sets up and Gores him. Tenay and West play Rhino up as the face.
To the back! Lauren interviews Rhino about his treatment of Jesse Neal, actually getting some bass in her voice and challenging Rhino about it. “What do you think this is, the Lifetime Channel?” Awesome! Rhino delivers a strong promo about respecting what Neal has done in the military, but doubting that Neal can handle wrestling.
Match #4: Tara defeats ODB (w/ Cody Deaner), Angelina Love (w/ Madison Rayne and Velvet Sky), andAwesome Kong (w/ Raisha Saeed): Kong and Tara go after each other, while The Beautiful People bail and hide from Cody Deaner. ODB drinks from her flask, and shares it with Tara. Tara “Hulks up” and smacks her own boobs. ODB climbs to the top and leaps off onto Kong, Raisha Saeed, and Cody Deaner. Tara climbs to the top and leaps off on The Beautiful People. Tara smashes her head on the floor. Kong and Tara fight to the outside. Angelina Love takes out ODB with the Botox Injection bicycle kick. Kong broke up the count. ODB and Kong go. Kong womanhandles ODB, but ODB kicks out twice. Tara and Angelina Love fight outside the ring. Kong chokeslams ODB. Deaner hops up on the apron and screams at Kong. Deaner acts like he wants to fight Kong, but grabs her by the head and kisses her instead. Kong stares at Deaner, then pulls him into the ring and plants him with the Awesome Bomb. Tara runs in and rolls up Kong for the win.
To the back! Lauren talks to AJ Styles about his upcoming match against Matt Morgan. With the “Best of Three” series tied at one win each, AJ’s loss will put Sting at a huge disadvantage.
To the back! Jeremy Borash talks with Team 3D. I hate that Brother Devon talks respectfully about Booker T and Scott Steiner. More kissing up to Harlem Heat and the Steiner Brothers, neither of which are current teams. Talking up the Team 3D versus Booker T and Scott Steiner tag team title match.
Match #5: Scott Steiner (w/ Booker T and Sharmell) defeats Brother Ray (w/ Brother Devon): This was a “No DQ” match. Steiner gets the mic and blah blah blah. Brother Ray takes a mic and kisses up to Harlem Heat and the Steiner Brothers, before pointing out that garbage is also a household name, and, like them, it’s getting old and stinking. Slow, plodding, power game. Sharmell and Booker interfere. Ray takes Steiner’s chain mail headdress and puts it on. The British Invasion come down and distract, allowing Booker and Steiner to put Ray through a table and get the win. This was barely a match, and far too short for this sort of thing. With interference almost right away, it was pointless.
To the contract signing! Mike Tenay oversees as Mick Foley and Kevin Nash sign contracts for the Legends title match on Sunday at teh “Hard Justice” ppv. Both guys have final pre-match comments. Foley says that he doesn’t think that he’s ever had a conversation with Nash that didn’t revolve around money. Doesn’t a sense of pride or accomplishment meananything to Nash? Nash tells Foley that he could have made $20,000 at the past weekend’s authograph session, which he thinks that Foley cost him. Why doesn’t Foley take the easy way out, like Nash always has? Foley says that Nash may look down on him, but he loves wrestling with the sort of passion that would allow him to do it for free. Nash strips down and calls himself an athlete and a businessman, while Foley is a pathetic wrestler. Foley says that he’ll bring his set of skills on Sunday, and Nash can bring his, and they’ll see what happens. Foley says that they’re on a wrestling show, in a wrestling ring, with a title contract for a wrestling match, and nobody’s going through that table? Nash says that he doesn’t get paid for that, so he won’t go through it or put Mick through it for free. Mick says that he would put Nash through the table for free, and then announces that he thinks that he will go through the table for free. Foley runs off the ropes and hurls himself through the table. People cheer.
To the video package for the “Steel Asylum” match!
To the back! Lauren interviews Matt Morgan. Morgan feels no pressure, and is completely confident that he will win. He guarantees victory, in fact.
Match #6: Matt Morgan (w/ Kurt Angle) defeats AJ Styles (w/ Sting): This was the rubber match to determine the third man in the three-way dance at “Hard Justice” for the World Heavyweight title. AJ takes the match to Morgan by running the ropes and landing a flip dive over the top rope. AJ and Morgan fight on the floor, and AJ takes Morgan down with a flying forearm. Morgan is finally rolled into the ring and the bell rings to start the match. AJ puts Morgan in the Figure Four leg lock for a long time. Morgan screams, but won’t tap. Morganmakes it to the ropes, and AJ breaks the hold. Morgan gets his wind back, and uses his power against AJ. Morgan dominates AJ. Don West says that Angle has announced that this is Morgan’s last test for MEM membership. If Morgan wins this match, and helps him retain the title, he’ll be in. AJ kicks out several times, but Morgan continues to toy with him, and won’t allow AJ a chance to get in any offense. Morgan goes for the Carbon Footprint in the corner, but AJ dodges and lands a few punches. AJ hits a missile dropkick, but Morgan kicks out at two. Morgan catches AJ in a side slam, but AJ kicks out at two. AJ hits a Pele out of nowhere, but Morgan kicks out just in time. Morgan takes AJ’s head off with a Carbon Footprint, and gets the pin. Matt Morgan, Kurt Angle, and Sting will fight in the “Hard Justice” main event. Post-match, the entire MEM comes to the ring, applauding. Angle gets a mic.
Angle praises Morgan, and claims that the MEM was scouting him to recruit him all along. Morgan says that he thought that he was selling himself to the MEM, not the other way around. Angle says that Morgan has one last little thing to do before getting in to the MEM. Morgan says that Angle can’t possibly be asking him to help Angle retain the title. Angle says that he’s not asking it, he’s demanding it. Morgan calls Angle “little man,” and tells him that no one demands anything of “The Blueprint.” He isn’t passing up this opportunity, and he will be walking out of the match as the new World Heavyweight Champion. Angle is furious, and has to be restrained by the MEM as Morgan exits up the ramp. Morgan’s face turn is here.
“Hard Justice” Predictions:
Bounty Match: Abyss vs. Jethro Holiday
Abyss needs the win here.
Winner gets World Heavyweight title shot from the “Feast or Fired” briefcase: Hernandez vs. Big Rob Terry
Hernandez has got to get the win here.
New Japan IWGP Tag Team Championship match: The British Invasion (champs) vs. Beer Money
The British Invasion retains, if only because New Japan already issued one statement (later retracted) that they didn’t recognize the title change, and it can’t possibly happen again.
“Steel Asylum” match (winner is #1 Contender for the X-Division title): Alex Shelley vs. Chris Sabin vs. Jay Lethal vs. Consequences Creed vs. Daniels vs. Suicide vs. Amazing Red
If there were a god, Chris Sabin would win. That being said, Jay Lethal won the last one. I’m picking Daniels to win. This is all null and void if Don West was right, and Elijah Burke debuts as “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero in this match. If he does, you can just hand him the win, as that’s the track record here.
Knockouts Championship title match: Angelina Love (w/ Madison Rayne and Velvet Sky) vs. ODB (w/ Cody Deaner)
Angelina retains. Please.
X-Division title match: Homicide vs. Samoa Joe (w/ Taz)
Homicide retains. He hasn’t had the title long, and there’s been no focus on it since he won it. He shouldn’t lose it yet.
Tag Team Championship match: Booker T and Scott Steiner (champs) vs. Team 3D
Team 3D should win here. I doubt that they will, but they should.
Legends Championship match: Mick Foley (champ) vs. Kevin Nash
Foley retains. Why let him win it if he’s going to lose it right away?
World Heavyweight title match: Kurt Angle (champ) vs. Matt Morgan vs. Sting
Angle retains. It’s Angle, duh.
That’s it for the real-time. Check back Sunday for a review of “Hard Justice!”
– Tonight’s WWE RAW kicks off with the always sexy Kelly Kelly making her way to the ring…
Kelly Kelly and Candice Michelle vs. Jillian Hall and Katie Lea
Kelly’s partner Candice Michelle is out next. The horrible music of Jillian Hall hits next as she comes out with Katie Lea for tonight’s opening match. Jerry Lawler announces that Candice Michelle will be dressed as Marilyn Monroe at Cyber Sunday. Before the match, Jillian Hall gets on the mic and sounds like crap singing as usual.
As Jillian is singing, Kelly dropkicks her and unleashes an assault. 2 count by Kelly Kelly. Candice comes in and they double team Jillian. Candice goes to work on Jillian now. Lawler announces Kelly will be dressed as a sailor at Cyber Sunday. Candice uses the ropes on a move on Jillian until Katie kicks her in the stomach. Katie gets tagged in now and goes to work on Candice for a 2 count.
Lawler announces Katie Lea will be a Vampire at Cyber Sunday at Katie works on Candice for another 2 count. Jillian comes back in and drops Candice for another 2 count. Candice throws Katie into the turnbuckle, drops Jillian and tags back in Kelly. Kelly drops Jillian with clotheslines and takes her down with a head scissors move. Kelly nails a cross body off the top for a 2 count as Katie breaks it up. Candice kicks Katie in the ring as Jillian gets a 2 count on Kelly. Kelly hits a big leg drop on Jillian for the pinfall and the win.
Winners: Kelly Kelly and Candice Michelle
– Back from commercial and Chris Jericho comes to the ring. He gets a ton of heat from the fans. Jericho gets out of the ring, goes to the floor and makes Lilian announce him as the World Heavyweight Champion. Jericho goes back in the ring and says that’s what he’s talking about and calls out Lilian. The crowd tells Jericho he sucks. Jericho says everyone is disrespecting him, not just Lilian. The fans, the Superstars, everyone.
Jericho says the fans shouldn’t be able to pick his special referee at Cyber Sunday and talks about Michaels, Austin and Orton again. The crowd pops big for Austin’s name. Jericho talks about who he has beaten lately. Jericho says when he wins at Cyber Sunday, everyone will have to admit he is the best. Out comes Batista.
Batista makes his way to the ring to a nice pop from the fans. Jericho looks pissed. Batista asks Jericho if he’s seriously out here demanding respect and says that’s ridiculous, as is his hair. Batista says you earn respect, not demand it. Batista says if Jericho beats him at Cyber Sunday he will earn a lot of people’s respect but until then, will he please stop crying and shut his mouth? The crowd pops. Batista says he will shut it for him. The RAW music hits and out comes Mike Adamle.
Adamle tells them to save it for Cyber Sunday. Adamle says for the first time ever tonight, they will face the same three opponents in a Gauntlet Match. He says Gauntlet Match again. Wow, that’s Mike Adamle for ya. He forgot his lines or something. Adamle says tonight is another Adamle Original. Batista and Jericho come face to face in the ring and Jericho slaps The Animal. Jericho rolls out of the ring with his belt and taunts Batista as he heads to the back.
– Still to come tonight, CM Punk and Kofi Kingston vs. John Morrison and The Miz. We go back to commercial.
JBL vs. Stone Cold Steve Haastin
Back from commercial and JBL’s white limousine pulls into the arena. JBL steps out and heads for the ring. JBL gets on the mic before the match and says it’s ridiculous to have him compete against a has-been impersonator. JBL goes on to insult the people and talk about how he is rich and they are poor. The glass breaks and out comes Stone Cold… it’s Charlie Haas! Haas, acting and looking like Austin, enters the ring and does the Stone Cold mannerisms. Lilian announces him as Stone Cold Steve Haastin. Haas gets on the mic as the crowd chants Austin. He just says the clock is ticking. JBL says you have to be kidding me and Haas says “What?” Everytime JBL says something, that’s what he gets.
Haas acts more like Austin and the bell rings. Haas attacks JBL, Stone Cold style and mounts a nice offense. JBL fights back. Haas goes for a Stunner but JBL drops him with a big boot. JBL nails the Clothesline from Hell and lays Haas out for the pinfall and the win.
Rey Mysterio vs. Snitsky
Back from commercial and Rey makes his way out. Snitsky is out next. A video plays on the side of Snitsky talking about pain. The bell rings and Snitsky goes to work on Rey, beating him down.
Snitsky misses a big running boot in the corner and gets tangled up. Rey bounces off the top and nails Snitsky then hits him with a low dropkick. Snitsky is down. Rey climbs to the top and stomps down on Snitsky’s stomach. Rey drops Snitsky on the ropes and nails the 619. Rey comes off the top with another splash and gets the pinfall for the win in a quick match.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
John Morrison and The Miz vs. CM Punk and Kofi Kingston
Out for the next match first is John Morrison and The Miz, representing ECW. Morrison gets on the mic and shushes the crowd. Miz encourages the fans to text their vote to pick them to wrestle at Cyber Sunday. They compare themselves to other tag teams and rip DX. They call them Geriatric X and say “Are you 50?” Wow, Triple H is crapping himself right now. Out next is CM Punk followed by his tag partner Kofi Kingston.
Punk and Morrison lock up first, going right to the mat. Kofi comes in after a minute as does Miz. Kofi and Punk double team Miz for a 2 count. Kofi takes Miz to the mat. Back on their feet and Kofi lands a huge dropkick, sending Miz to the outside.Punk back in now for a 2 count on Miz after some kicks.
Miz ends up on the floor and Morrison comes in. Punk and Kofi pick up Morrison and throw him over the top rope onto Miz and the floor. Kofi covers Miz in the ring for a 2 count. Kofi tags back in Punk and they do some more double teaming. Flying shot by Punk for another 2 count. Miz fights back now with right hands n Punk. Punk tags back in Kofi who works over Miz in the corner. Kofi with another 2 count. Miz tries a big hip toss on Kofi but gets it countered. Miz distracts the ref and Morrison kicks Kofi off the turnbuckle. Morrison gets tagged in and works over Kofi now.
Morrison nails a bridge suplex for a 2 count. Morrison takes Kofi back to the mat with a headlock as we go back to another commercial break.
Back from commercial and Morrison still has Kofi on the mat. During the commercial we saw Miz come in and knock Punk off the apron, but get dropped by Kofi before tagging in Morrison. Miz comes back in now and kicks at Kofi’s back. Another headlock by Miz on Kofi. Miz takes advantage of the ref’s back being turned again and pulls Kofi down by his hair. Morrison comes in and they do some double teaming. 2 count by Morrison as Punk breaks the pin.
Kofi rocks Morrison and knocks Miz off the apron. In comes Punk. Punk unloads with kicks and forearms on Morrison, taking him down. Running knee in the corner by Punk and then the bulldog. Punk looks to slip off the top as Morrison rolls out of the way. Miz dumps Kofi to the floor. Punk decks Miz. Punk nails the GTS on Morrison without seeing Miz was the legal man. Miz rolls up Punk from behind to get the win.
Winners: John Morrison and The Miz
Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Santino Marella
Back from commercial and Santino Marella comes out with Beth Phoenix. Santino is dressed as Roddy Piper, Goldust and Honky Tonk Man all in one. What a sight. Santino says all of his potential opponents for Cyber Sunday are washed up. Santino rips Rodney the Piper and then Goldendust, as he calls them. Santino then rips the Honky Donk Man. Beth and Santino go on until Hacksaw Duggan comes out.
Hacksaw gets in the ring and yells Santino’s name. Santino rips him as well and calls him washed up. Duggan calls Santino confused and a flash in the pan. Duggan says he doesn’t appreciate him disrespecting his generation. Santino brings the Honk-A-Meter out again. Santino keeps joking on Hacksaw. Duggan calls Beth Santino’s boyfriend. She gets in his face and he calls her a tough guy. Santino calls them fighting words and takes off his Piper outfit. Beth throws the clothes in Duggan’s face and Santino smashes the guitar over his face and lays him out. Santino says whoever faces him at Cyber Sunday will never forget the name… Santino’s mouth is busted open and he’s bleeding pretty badly. It looked like he got hit by a piece of the guitar. Back to commercial.
Cryme Tyme vs. Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase
Back from commercial and Cryme Tyme make their way to the ring. Their opponents, the World Tag Team Champions are out next with Manu.
The bell doesn’t even ring when Manu, Rhodes and DiBiase attack Cryme Tyme in the ring. The referee tries to stop things but can’t as Cryme Tyme get beat down. Ted DiBiase grabs the title belts from ringside and hold them high in the air, saying that’s what Champions do. The match never started. We go to commercial.
Gauntlet Match with Chris Jericho and Batista
The World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho comes out to the ring first. Jericho awaits what’s next as we go back to another commercial break. Back from commercial and Batista comes out. Adamle is in the ring and announces the first opponent, William Regal, who comes out with Layla.
Batista and Regal start off with rights fro Regal. Batista nails a Spine buster and goes for the Batista Bomb. Batista nails it and pins Regal for the pinfall.Jericho and Batista have words. In comes Jericho now. Adamle says Jericho will start …. his mic fades off. Wow this is insane. Regal takes his time getting to his feet as Jericho yells. Jericho nails the Codebreaker on Regal for the easy pinfall.
Adamle tells Chris Jericho he starts the next match. Out comes Mark Henry with Tony Atlas right behind him. Jericho hits Henry with a right but gets tossed back into the corner. Jericho trips Henry and tries to turn him over for the Walls of Jericho but can’t. Henry kicks him out to the floor. Jericho runs in the ring and gets decked by Henry. Henry with kicks to the stomach and more in the corner. Henry with a big splash on Jericho in the corner. Henry misses a big splash on the mat. Jericho nails the Lionsault but only gets a 2 count. Jericho takes the padding off the turnbuckle. The ref puts the pad back on. Jericho runs outside and grabs his World Title belt, runs in and decks Henry with it but the referee sees him and DQ’s him.
Henry wins by DQ.
Batista comes in now. Henry gets to his feet and Batista nails him with right hands as the bell rings. Henry shoves him to the mat. Batista nails a big spine buster on Henry for the pinfall and the win. Batista wins that one.
Adamle introduces their third opponent, Kane, and tells Jericho he will start this one out again. We go back to another commercial break.
Back from commercial and Kane drops an elbow on Jericho for a 2 count. Kane with right hands on Jericho in the corner and stomps. Kane continues to pound Jericho in the corner. Jericho comes out of the corner and starts working on Kane’s knees. Jericho uses the ring post on Kane’s leg. Kane misses the big elbow as Jericho rolls out of the way. Jericho misses the Codebreaker and Kane climbs to the top. Jericho knocks him off the top turnbuckle. Jericho climbs up to Kane and they fight on top. Jericho goes for the superplex but Kane knocks him to the mat. Kane flies off the top with a clothesline for a real close 2 count. Kane calls for the chokeslam but Jericho fights out of his hold. Kane drops Jericho on the ropes, sending him to the floor. Batista corners Jericho on the floor as Kane pullshim back in. Kane drops Jericho with a big boot for the pinfall and the win on that one.
Kane decks Jericho on the apron, sending him to the floor. The bell rings for Batista’s match with Kane. Kane turns around and gets speared by Batista. The Animal covers Kane for the pinfall and the win on their match.
Jericho is on the floor trying to recover from the beating Kane gave him. Batista climbs the top rope and taunts Jericho. Jericho holds his World Title belt high as RAW goes off the air.