JR: I have to give it to Sandow King. I really expected Hogan to take control of this match but Sandow has done really well to keep Hulk grounded and stay in control.
King: I didn't expect any different Ross. I know Hogan's been training, but you can't train for the hunger to win, Damian Sandow would love nothing more than to tell the world he was the person that killed Hulkamania for good.. and at the Great American Bash? Now that would be something special.
JR: Well Sandow remains in control folks, he's beating down on Hogan with everything he has.
*Sandow has Hogan grounded and begins kicking him back down every time Hogan try's to stand. The crowd begin trying to urge Hulk on with chants of "Hogan!" but Sandow reacts to the chants by hitting Hogan with more force while laughing out at the fans.. Sandow then takes a few steps back and allows Hulk to get back up, as Hogan stands.. Damian then runs at Hogan before hitting him with a big boot and knocking him back down before mocking him as the fans boo.*
King: Come on Hulk! *king laughs* Hulk up! Do it for your Hulkamaniacs!
JR: Sandow has Hogan exactly where he wants him right now folks, Damian Sandow is almost toying with him to entertain himself and mock these's fans.
King: Yeah.. and best off all! there's nothing Hogan can do about it! He's being totally outclassed by Damian Sandow! I think Hulk must have forgot his vitamins and Milk this morning *King laughs*
*Sandow then picks up Hogan in a full Nelson position and drags him over to the turnbuckle and begins smashing his head on them, He eventually let’s go and Hogan just falls back first into the corner. Sandow waste's no time though and immediately is back on the offensive and hits Hogan over and over again with shoulder thrust's to the stomach.*
JR: My god how much more can Hogan take? Sandow has dominated and one could only assume that Sandow could end this match whenever he wanted too at this point.
King: He's proving a point though Ross.. he wants to make sure the job is done and Hogan never returns here again!
*Hogan starts dropping in the corner but Sandow does not allow him to reach the floor and drags him up before slapping him in the face repeatedly as the crowd are now furious with Sandow and are booing while some are now trying to throw litter in the ring.. Sandow notices this and again mocks Hogan before smirking to the crowd.. He then walks over to Hogan again and slaps him in the face one more time before turning towards the crowd and shouting You're welcome! He then turns his back and poses in the middle of the ring.
What he does not see is Hogan's reaction to the slap, Hogan's face has now turned bright red with anger and the crowd sense Hogan is about to "Hulk up".*
King: Wait! what's going on?.
JR: I think Hogan has finally had enough King!
King: Sandow! Turn around!
*When Sandow finally turns around he almost freezes with fear as he's confronted by Hogan "Hulking up" Sandow then attempts to strike Hulk only for Hogan to block the attempt and throw up his arm and wiggle his finger in front of him while the crowd join in.. Sandow then again try's to strike with a right hand only for Hogan to block once more then fight back with some big rights of his own, each shot being cheered on by the crowd. Hogan takes a step back before delivering a thunderous right hand which knocks Sandow down instantly.*
JR: Hogan is feeding of this crowd King! He's flipped this match right round on its head.
King: Come on Sandow! fight back!
*Damien is able to get back to his feet but again is greeted by another big shot which knocks him down, this happens again and again until Hogan lifts him up and gives him a huge scoop slam to the mat and then poses for the crowd who are once again on their feet.. Hogan then looks over at the ropes and the crowd no what’s coming next. Hogan springs of the ropes and looks for the big leg drop however Sandow is able to smartly move and get out of the ring.. the crowd boo the actions of Sandow but he shrugs it off and appears to be heading back up the ramp.*
JR: Where is Sandow going? Is he running away?.
King: Running away Ross? Sandow is so smart! this is called losing the battle so you can win the war in the long run.
JR: It's looks like he wants no more of the Hulkster and is running away to me King.
*Sandow slowly makes his way up the ramp but Hogan is having none of it and begins to pursue him, Hogan catches up and starts beating on the back of Ambrose knocking him down, Hogan then points to the crowd and shouts "This is for you!" he then picks Ambrose up and again scoop slams him but this time it's on the ramp way and you can the pain from the scream of Damien's voice..
Hogan then begins dragging Sandow by his hair to the ring and rolls him in the ring.. Hogan then enters himself to find Sandow pleading with him.. Hogan seems shocked and even allows Sandow back to his feet.. Only for Hogan to then deliver a big boot which knocks Sandow down again. With Hulk in total control he again looks over at the ropes and this time springs of them and connects with a huge leg drop as the crowd erupt once more with huge cheers as Hogan goes for the pin!*
JR: Hogan with the legdrop! He connects!
King: Hogan with the pin attempt! come on Sandow, kick out!
JR: Hulk Hogan wins! Hulk Hogan wins! Hulkamania lives on!
*Huge crowd pop as Hogan is almost in tears over joyed with his win and the reaction from the fans*
King: Damn you Hogan! Why couldn't you just stay away.
*With Hogan now stood in the ring taking in the reaction from the crowd and clearly emotional his theme "Real American" plays out again as the fans continue chanting his name over and over. Hogan looks out towards them and appears to be thanking them for everything!
The camera then zooms in on the stage and from behind the curtain steps out numerous legends like Sgt. Slaughter, Rickie Steamboat, Dusty Rhodes and Hacksaw Jim Duggan who are all clapping and cheering on their friend.
Hogan trying to hold back the tears turns towards them and nods in appreciation before exiting the ring and making his way back behind the curtain to a Hero's reception. Eric Bischoff can now also be seen making his way back to the commentary position as the show moves on."
The cameras cut backstage where Josh Matthews is shown smiling at the camera.
Josh Matthews: Ladies & gentlemen, please welcome my guest at this time, the WWE United States Champion, Cody Rhodes!
The fans explode with cheers as Rhodes steps into view, the United States Championship on his shoulder. He smiles as he hears the fans reaction.
Josh Matthews: Now Cody, tonight you get your hands on a man who has been a thorn in your side for months now, Sheamus. What are your thoughts heading into that match?
Cody Rhodes: It’s very simple Josh, over the past few months, Sheamus and I have been in a rivalry over this beautiful belt on my shoulder and at first, the respect was clear to see. When Sheamus won the number one contendership on the pre-show of Backlash, I was happy to face him. New blood is always good to face when you’re a champion, it keeps you on your toes.
And of course, at In Your House in a two out of three falls match, Sheamus and I tore the house down where I managed to hold onto this championship after a grueling match. But it all went downhill from there. Drew McIntyre and William Regal had already gotten involved in our friendly rivalry and had turned it sour, trying to turn Sheamus against me.
Last month, at King of the Ring, they managed to do just that.
The fans boo loudly in the arena.
Cody Rhodes: Sheamus attacked me and joined the United Kingdom during a tag match in which Sheamus was supposed to be my partner. He proved what a despicable human being he was last month and ever since then, he’s been doing it week in, week out. And tonight, Sheamus gets what’s coming to him.
I said that I was happy to face him at first. It wasn’t an inconvenience and Sheamus is a former WWE Champion, it was great to test myself against such a good wrestler. After King of the Ring, I’m not just happy to face him, I’m itching to face him.
Tonight, I finally get my one-on-one match with Sheamus. Nobody else will get involved and all of the pain Sheamus has caused me over the past month, hell- all of the pain Drew McIntyre and William Regal have caused me over the past few months, all of that pain comes to a head tonight when I face Sheamus and I make certain Sheamus regrets ever trying to mess with The Golden Boy.
The fans explode with cheers and a Cody Rhodes chant echoes around the arena, causing another smile to flicker across the face of the United States Champion.
Josh Matthews: You mention Drew McIntyre and William Regal, they’re in a handicap match against Tyler Black tonight. What do you rate Tyler’s chances of firstly, getting a partner and secondly, winning the match.
Cody Rhodes: I think the chances of Tyler getting a partner is pretty big, the guy is one of the future stars of this industry, a man who will be on everybody’s lips in the future when they name the greatest wrestlers of all time. Drew McIntyre and William Regal are both past it, just like Sheamus- and a chance to take the venom out of a group such as the United Kingdom doesn’t come around very often. Somebody may step up.
Of course, there’s every chance that tonight, Tyler Black will go out there alone and face McIntyre & Regal with only the fans’ support on his side. The result is a foregone conclusion. McIntyre & Regal may as well be the ones trying to get help because they stand absolutely no chance of being victorious tonight.
Another massive cheer in the arena and the Cody Rhodes chant has now been replaced by a Tyler Black chant.
Josh Matthews: Speaking of McIntyre & Regal, both men are banned from ringside tonight for your match with Sheamus, how much difference is that going to make?
Cody Rhodes: It’s going to make a world of difference Josh. Sheamus is going to be alone out there and he’s proven before that he just can’t get the job done on his own. I’m going to go out there and I’m going to put on the best match of my career- because tonight I’m defending this nation.
This night is all about American appreciation, and since both the World Heavyweight Champion and the WWE Champion are Canadian, it comes down to me to be the one to stand up and fight for the United States of America. And as the United States Champion, I wouldn’t expect anything less.
Sheamus looks like he covers himself in toothpaste every morning to get that fresh white look, and he’s fighting against our country, for the British Isles. The last time the Brits attempted this, it backfired in their face as the revolution began and America stood on its own feet and fought for their livelihood and their freedom.
Tonight, I’m fighting for this company’s freedom against the tyranny that is the United Kingdom. Sheamus, Regal, McIntyre- all three of them believe they are better than this company, better than this nation- and why? Because they’re British and we all know how much the Brits love themselves.
But if you think that you’re taking this title Sheamus, you’ve got another thing coming. You can bring everything you have, you may as well bring the Queen, you can bring The Beatles, you can bring David Beckham, you can bring every single British export that you have brought across the pond to taint our beautiful country- hell, bring One Direction!
I don’t care what you bring, because it won’t be good enough. Tonight, not only will I prove that I am a better man that Sheamus, I will prove that this country is better than every other country in the entire world.
The fans go nuts as Rhodes walks off screen and the biggest chant of the night so far is heard as ‘U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!’ bellows throughout the arena.
JR: Well here we go folks, up next we have the United states title match! Cody Rhodes vs. Sheamus!
Bischoff: Nobody can doubt what a great champion Cody has been Ross, I do get the feeling his reign will come to an end tonight though! Now I know that UK are banned from ringside, but the fact they lost earlier on.. well, I think that will inspire Sheamus to make sure these fans don't get it all their way.
JR: You could be right partner, I personally think that Cody will retain tonight and will do so simply because he's been wanting a piece of Sheamus for a while now. United Kingdom have often been the deciding factor too, with them not out here.. I think that will only benefit Cody Rhodes.
Bischoff: We will soon find out Ross!
JR: We sure will Eric. Folks, one thing is for sure.. Cody has been a great US Champion and has reigned supreme since capturing it.. let's take a look at the man behind the title!.
*A video highlight plays on the Titantron, it shows Cody talking in a sit down interview about his career so far. He talks about growing up as a fan and his father, he then talks about how he broke into the WWE and the work he had to put in to get here, it then shows his early matches and highlights before he talks about the US title and how proud he is to be American. it finishes by showing his title reign highlights as the crowd cheer and chant his name.*
*The crowd continue chanting "Cody!" as the United States champion stands at the top of the stage, Rhodes takes in a deep breath before he starts walking to the ring with a smile on his face.. Rhodes slaps hands with the fans as he comes down the ramp. He then enters the ring and holds up the US title as the crowd start chanting "Let's go Cody!" over and over.*
*The Celtic Warrior steps out on to the stage with a very hostile crowd booing and jeering his every move, chants of "USA!" quickly break out but he shrugs them off. He instead laughs and begins to smile while starting out towards the crowd. After a few seconds.. Sheamus stands there and points towards the Titantron as live video footage comes on the big screen..
It shows Regal and Drew stood over a body which can be seen to be in distress and hurting, Regal then goes out of the camera view and comes back with a British flag. Drew then flips over the helpless body and it can be seen to now be Dusty Rhodes. *Crowd boo* Drew slaps the motionless Dusty as Regal kicks him in the gut before they throw the British flag over Dusty and leave the view of the camera*
JR: My god! United Kingdom have just made this even more personal!
Bischoff: I didn't even think that was possible! UK have just show exactly what they can and will do to make sure Rhodes does not leave the American Bash with that United states title.
JR: If you were not following folks.. they beat up "The American Dream" and placed a British flag over the top of him! Again.. another remainder that they plan to wreck the Great American Bash by leaving with the US title and proving how dominant they are!
*When the footage stops, Sheamus starts laughing.. Cody though looks furious and exits the ring before sprinting over to Sheamus. Sheamus tries to get the first shot in by attempting a Brogue Kick but Cody ducks out of the way and starts hitting the Irish born superstar with huge right hands. One after the other, Rhodes begins knocking Sheamus back a little more every time, At one point.. Sheamus is stumbling and looks to set to fall down.
Cody winds up one big right hand before attempting to knock Sheamus's lights out only for Sheamus to block the attempt and thrust forward a huge clothesline which knocks Rhodes down as he smashes the back of his head on to the steel ramp way.
Sheamus then picks Rhodes up off the ramp and drags him back up towards the stage, Sheamus stares at the edge of the stage and begins to smile..*
JR: No! Don't do it Sheamus! You could end his damn career.
Bischoff: I think that's exactly what he plans to do Ross!
JR: This match has not even officially started folks and it could be about to come to a nightmare conclusion! Come on Sheamus.. have a heart please!
*Sheamus Irish whips Cody hoping to launch him completely off the stage but Rhodes reverses and kicks him in the gut. Cody then hits him with more right hands before swinging him into the Stage, Sheamus's head comes bouncing right back off into a picture perfect standing dropkick from Cody Rhodes which gets a cheer from the crowd.
The referee has made his way up the ramp and is now pleading with both wrestlers to take it to the ring, Cody shrugs off the ref's pleas and instead heads backstage.*
Bischoff: Where's he going? Is he running away?.
JR: *Cody appears back from the curtain with a steel chair* OH MY! Business is about to pick up!
Bischoff: He can't use that!
JR: The match has not officially started partner, they can pretty much do whatever they want. It's a scary prospect folks, with all the bad blood.. these guys could be about to do anything to each other.
*The crowd pop as they see Cody with the steel chair, Sheamus however is now pleading with Rhodes. Cody does not even think twice and smashes the chair over the head of Sheamus knocking him down the ramp a little. Cody continues swinging and connecting with the chair, each time knocking him down the ramp a little more. Eventually the reach the bottom of the ramp.. with welts already appearing on the body of Sheamus, the Great White pleads with Rhodes to put the chair down, Cody again ignores the cry and swings the chair again.. this time Sheamus blocks and thrust's his shoulder quickly into the gut of Rhodes, he then whips him with so much force that Rhodes smashes into the Steel steps and sends them flying into the crowd barrier.*
JR: Bah Gawd that was brutal! Cody, could be broken in half!
Bischoff: You didn't say nothing about that chair though did you Ross? Cody, deserved that!
*The ref proceeds to check on Rhodes, who has not moved since being slammed into the steps. Sheamus though has no remorse and walks over to the motionless Cody and begins stomping away on him.. he then picks him up and slides him into the ring as the match is officially started.*
Start at 5:13 stop at 11:38
JR: Sheamus has built up a huge head of steam! He's in total control right now and this is bad for Cody Rhodes and his US title defense!
Bischoff: It's about to get worse Ross! The Great white is on the top rope and about to take flight!
*Cody see's Sheamus on the top rope and with a burst of adrenaline leaps to his feet and charges at the Celtic Warrior, Cody jumps on the second rope and starts hitting Sheamus with everything he has left.. he then sets himself in position before grabbing hold of Sheamus and bringing him crashing down with a huge superplex before scrambling for the cover.*
JR: Only a two count for Cody Rhodes! How much does Rhodes have left in the tank though? did he use everything right there?.
Bischoff: it certainly looked that way Ross.. Rhodes is hurting from those steps earlier on and if he's running on empty, you would have to say it's a matter of time before we have a new United States Champion!
*With the crowd sensing that Cody is low on energy and hurting they begin to chant his name trying to inspire him.. Rhode's reaches his feet and drags up Sheamus, he positions him for the Cross Rhodes but Sheamus over powers him and reverses the finisher before turning it into a big time scoop slam and going for the cover.*
JR: Only a two count for Sheamus too! this match is rolling on!
*Sheamus then heads over to the ring corner and begins pounding his chest, the crowd react with boo's while they continue to chant for Cody, Rhodes gingerly gets up and Sheamus's charges at him looking for the brogue kick. Cody is able to move out of the way and even wraps an arm across his standing let and hits him with a roll up to the crowd surprise.*
*Sheamus kicks out with real force and jumps up again looking instantly for another Brogue kick.. Rhodes again moves out of the way for a second time but Sheamus catches him on his way back round with a boot to the stomach. Sheamus then picks up Rhodes and has him caught up in the High cross position..
He struggles to break free but Sheamus has him locked in.. he takes a few steps back before throwing him forward and launching him across the room as Rhodes lands hard on to the mat floor and Sheamus goes for another pin.*
Bischoff: Damn, that High Cross from Sheamus was straight up nasty!
JR: It could be over right here folks!
JR: That was close! that was so close for Rhodes, I thought it was over right there.
Bischoff: I did too Ross! Sheamus must be wondering what he needs to do to put Rhodes away.
JR: I think he’s looking for that Brogue Kick partner, And he's about to try it again!
*Sheamus stands up again, this time frustrated that he's not been able to the job done. He against begins beating on his chest as Cody struggles to his feet.. When Rhodes finally gets up again Sheamus comes charging at him but once more Cody is able to move out of the way, Sheamus then tries to react quickest and spins back around looking for huge clothesline which Rhodes ducks as Sheamus hits the referee down knocking him out cold.. As Sheamus then turns back around he's confronted with a kick to the stomach and then Rhodes comes leaping of the second rope as he catches Sheamus with the disaster kick knocking him down.*
JR: Disaster Kick out of nowhere! Sheamus is out!
Bischoff: The referee is down though Ross, there's no advantage to Cody Rhodes!
*Cody Rhodes crawls over to Sheamus without knowing the ref has been knocked down, he then drapes his arm over Sheamus as the crowd count the pin attempt.*
*Sheamus kicks out after the crowd count to three, Cody then looks up and notices the referee is down. He picks himself of the mat clearly still in pain, Rhodes then drags up Sheamus and nails his trademark finisher*
JR: Cross Rhodes! Cross Rhodes from Cody!
Bischoff: Again though Ross! the referee is down.
*Cody then goes over to the referee and try's to wake him by shaking him, with no sign of the referee Cody then calls for another referee to come down. With no sign of the Ref.. Cody instead drags up Sheamus again and attempts another Cross Rhodes when..
From out of nowhere a masked man jumps the barricade with a steel pipe in hand, he slides underneath the ring ropes and nails Rhodes in the back of the head with the pipe as the crowd heavily boo. The masked man then stands in the ring with his arms raised pretty happy with what he's done as the crowd again keep booing.*
JR: WHAT THE HELL? That's the masked man! The masked man has attacked Cody Rhodes.
Bischoff: What is going on? Who is behind the mask Ross? Do you think he is aligned with Sheamus and The United Kingdom?.
JR: I have no idea partner, All I know is Cody Rhodes has been knocked out cold and this is the same man that's been targeting CM Punk for the last couple of weeks. But why is the question, why Rhodes? why CM Punk?.
*The Masked man then clenches his hand tight around the steel pipe as Sheamus reaches his feet.. Just when it looks like he's going to hit Sheamus, he passes him the pipe as the crowd boo heavily. The masked man then drag's up Rhodes and holds him in place, Sheamus then charges at Cody and smashes him in the stomach with the pipe. Sheamus then throws the pipe out of the ring and takes a few steps back.. with the Masked man still holding Rhodes, Sheamus then charges at him again and hits him with a monster of a brogue kick which almost turns Rhodes inside out*
JR: Who is this masked man? He's destroyed this match and is about to help Sheamus steal the title away from Rhodes!
Bischoff: He's going to do exactly that Ross! Sheamus is trying to wake up the referee.
*With the referee starting to come around, The masked man then picks up Rhodes and holds him in a fireman's lift, he then throws him forward over his head as the crowd boo again and Rhodes smashes the mat once more*
JR: Wait a minute!
Bischoff: What Ross?
JR: That move.. I have seen that move before! No.. it can’t be!
*The Masked man then leaves the ring as Sheamus has awoken the Ref.. the crowd are booing like they can stop what's about to happen but Sheamus with a smile across his face knows it's over. The ref crawls over for the pin attempt and begins counting.*
JR: He's done it. That damn son of bitch has done it! Him and that Masked man has just wrecked Cody reign and stole that damn title!
Bischoff: I'm shocked Ross! The Masked man has helped Sheamus win the United States title!
JR: He damn well has.. I hope you are happy Sheamus, you have won the title thanks too help from a Masked Man and a steel pipe!
*Sheamus celebrates in the ring, he's holding up his title and smiling like he's earned it. The Masked man then enters the ring and shakes hands with Sheamus.. the crowd are in uproar and begin booing and throwing litter into the ring. Sheamus and the Masked man then leave the ring and begin making their way to the top of the stage.. When they get there, a very happy William Regal and Drew McIntyre appear and both rush to congratulate Sheamus.
All four men then embrace when suddenly the Masked man steps forward and places one hand on his mask*
Bischoff: Is he going to reveal himself? I think he is!
JR: Well I sure do hope so! Cody Rhodes will know who to target then and will be able to get payback on the man that cost him his United States title!
*The Masked man then places his other hand on the mask and whips it off to reveal his face as the crowd turn up the boo volume and continue throwing litter after finding out who's the man behind the attacks on CM Punk and now Cody Rhodes..*
JR: MY God, it's Wade Barrett! Wade Barrett is back and he's joined the United Kingdom!
Bischoff: Wade Barrett! I can't believe it Ross.. look at the talent and numbers that group has, they may be impossible to stop!
JR: Regal, Drew, Sheamus and now Barrett? That's scary folks! Wade Barrett is back! He's attacked CM Punk and now he's cost Cody Rhodes the United States title!
*The crowd are still booing and throwing litter but it's about to get worse for them, United Kingdom share a hug together before each stand apart, they place their hands on their hearts and out from the speakers "God save the Queen" blares out towards the hostile crowd. The crowd continue booing but it has no effect on the dominant group.
They all embrace once more when the anthem finishes before leaving the stage and exiting behind the curtain and as motionless Cody is aided by help from the back.*
JR: The Women’s Championship became vacant a few years back, but tonight, we move one step closer, to finding out who will be the first diva to hold the championship.
Bischoff: Lita. As I've been telling that idiot Tenay for the last 2 months.
JR: Here is the first participant in the match Paige! Is it an advantage entering first or last in this type of match Eric?
Bischoff: Well normally, in the last interim champion wins match, entering last has the advantage. But in this situation, where you need time to win as many falls as you can gain, whilst being fresh enough so you don't become an easy target, I'd say entering 3rd or 4th would be best
JR: So bad news for Paige according to you then Eric, and also for our second entrant!
Bischoff: Oh shoot!
JR: Well, Lita's job got a whole lot harder.
Bischoff: Remember last pay-per-view, Brock Lesnar entered first and won the match, so it's not impossible to survive this situation being one of the first entrants
JR: But this situation is much different. You don't need the be the last winner. You need to pin a lot of people, or make them submit!
Road to Triumph, Scramble Match, where each pinfall is worth 3 points in the tournament!: Lita (65) vs. Paige (65) vs. Beth Phoenix (60) vs. Kelly Kelly (60) vs. Trish Stratus (60)
*Lita and Paige lock up, before Lita gains the early advantage by pushing Paige into the ropes, however, Paige manages to twist into a rear waist lock. Lita manages to grab the arm of Paige, and twists it over her head, before landing a knee to the midsection. Lita whips Paige into the ropes, and goes for a shoulder block, but Paige instead lands one of her own.
Lita rolls to the apron, where Paige pulls her up. Paige places the arm of Lita on her head, before suplexing her into the ring. Lita doesn't stay down for long, and gets to her feet, but Paige lands a scoop slam. Paige bounces off the ropes, and lands a kick to the head.
Lita stands, and ducks a clothesline, before landing a backhand chop. She lands another one, before attempting to whip Paige into the corner, but Paige counters, and sends Lita in the corner herself. Paige charges at Lita, who lands an elbow to the head. Paige stumbles into the middle of the ring, as Paige lands a chop block. Lita goes to the front of Paige, before grabbing the arm, and landing a hammerlock suplex. Lita covers
Lita grabs the knee of Paige, before dropping an elbow on it. She steps over the leg of Paige, before falling onto the leg. Lita stands back, and waits for Paige to get to her feet. When she does, Lita delivers a swift kick to the leg, before running against the ropes. On the return, Lita lands a running tackle to Paige's right knee.
Paige goes down, nursing her leg, before Lita drops to her knees. She holds down Paige's leg, before lifting her knee high, and bringing it down on Paige. Lita kicks Paige under the bottom rope to the floor, before following. Lita lifts Paige up from behind, before dropping her on her right leg.
Lita climbs onto the apron, before leaping off, and landing on the knee of Paige. Lita picks up Paige and throws her into the ring, before climbing onto the apron. She enters the ring, before picking up Paige. She goes for another suplex, but Paige fights it off with a forearm to the stomach, before sweeping the legs, and landing a Jackknife Roll-Up!
Paige (68), Lita (65), Beth Phoenix (60), Kelly Kelly (60), Trish Stratus (60)
JR: Paige gets a pinfall! She goes into the lead
Bischoff: How did she do that? Will this affect Lita's match tactics?
*Lita's shocked, and throws Paige into the corner. He lands a clothesline, before throwing Paige into the middle of the ring. Lita climbs to the second rope, and waits for Paige to turn around. As she does, Paige leaps off, and lands a diving crossbody! Both divas are straight to their feet, as Lita lands a hurricarana, which sends Paige into a seated position resting on the turnbuckle. Lita runs at her, and lands a low dropkick, before covering
1.......2.......Paige gets her foot on the bottom rope.
Lita shakes her head, before dragging Paige into the middle of the ring. Lita turns Paige around, and picks up her leg, before slamming it down on the ramp. Lita rebounds off the ropes, before landing a running senton on the back of Paige. Lita turns Paige over, and covers:
Lita goes over to the corner, and runs her hands through her hair. In a tribute to her boyfriend, she goes for a spear, but Paige falls to the mat, and Lita runs into the steel pole.*
JR: Did Paige's knee give out? Or did she meaningfully fall to the mat?
Bischoff: I'm unsure, but for her, it's good that she did.
*Paige manages to get to her knees, and lands a roll-up!
Paige (71), Lita (65), Beth Phoenix (60), Kelly Kelly (60), Trish Stratus (60)
*Lita gets to her feet, and gets whipped into the ropes. Paige goes for a clothesline, but Lita lands a spear! Paige falls to the mat, as Lita covers:
Paige (71), Lita (68), Beth Phoenix (60), Kelly Kelly (60), Trish Stratus (60)
JR: This is a slobberknocker!
Bischoff: Two falls in quick succession! And now to go onto the Great American Bash, Beth, Kelly or Trish needs a minimum of three falls!
*The clock starts counting down, as Lita goes to the legs of Paige
Lita picks up the legs of Paige, and locks in a half Boston crab!
Paige refuses to tap out, but Lita just sits back, applying pressure to the injured knee. Lita screams for Paige to tap, but Paige claws at the rope.
Bischoff: Who's next?
JR: Jezebel! Business is about to pick up!
Bischoff: Here comes the girl so good, she has two first names!
*Kelly sprints down to the ring, and drops an elbow on the back of Paige. Paige lifts the arm up, as if preparing to tap out, so Kelly in desperation, locks in a crossface, whilst Lita keeps the half Boston crab locked in. Paige has no choice but to tap out, as the referee signals for the fall*
JR: Who won the fall? Both divas had a hold locked in!
Bischoff: This is peculiar! What happens now?
JR: Well, I'm being told through my earpiece, that both divas will receive the standard three points!
Lita (71), Paige (71), Kelly Kelly (63), Beth Phoenix (60), Trish Stratus (60)
*Kelly gets to her feet, and knocks down Lita with a clothesline. Kelly picks up Lita, and kicks her in the gut. She lifts her high overhead, and lands a suplex. Kelly stamps on the hurt leg of Paige, and kicks her under the bottom rope, before going back to Lita. Lita sits up, as Kelly grabs her head, and slams it on the mat.
Kelly motions for the K2, but Lita twists out and goes for the Reverse of Fate, but Kelly lands throws Lita over her shoulder before landing an elbow drop. She goes a cover, but Paige pulls her out of the ring. Paige slams Kelly's head against the announce table, before hobbling to where the timekeeper is, and grabs a steel chair.
She goes over to where Kelly is, and attempts to slam it over the back of her head, but Kelly ducks, and kicks at the back of Paige's knee. She lands a drop toe hold, which sends Paige's head against the ring apron, before sliding back into the ring, but gets taken down with a dropkick.
Kelly gets to her feet, but gets hit by a dropkick to the knee by Lita. Lita grabs Kelly's head, before hitting the Lita-DDT! Lita climbs to the top rope, and lands the moonsault! She lies on Kelly for a cover:
Kelly reverses into a crucifix roll-up
1.........2.....Lita kicks out!
Both divas get back to their feet, but Lita immediately lands a roll-up
1..........2........Kelly kicks out, and jumps to her feet. Kelly goes for a frankensteiner, but Lita positions Kelly in an electric chair position, however, Kelly lands a victory roll!
Kelly gets to her feet, and quickly lands a facebuster! She pulls Lita up, and goes for a swinging neckbraker, but Lita reverses in backslide pin!
Both divas get to their feet, but Lita kicks Kelly into the corner. Lita charges, and lands a running shoulder to Kelly's stomach, before lifting her onto the top rope. Lita climbs, and goes for a superplex, but Kelly fights her off with elbows to the face. Lita falls to the mat, as Kelly balances on the top rope. Lita slowly gets to her feet, but gets hit by a Molly-Go-Round!. Kelly stays on Lita, and holds the legs
Lita (71), Paige (71), Kelly Kelly (66), Beth Phoenix (60), Trish Stratus (60)
JR: Kelly with the pinfall, and here comes the countdown!
*All divas take a breather, as the countdown starts
Bischoff: Oh damn. The boring diva is coming!
JR: She's the biggest diva in WWE History. Trish is here!
*Paige slides into the ring, as Kelly sprints down to ringside. The three heels are on their feet, as Trish enters the ring. The three divas immediately go for Trish, but as Kelly charges, Trish holds down the top rope, as Kelly goes over. She drops Lita with a clothesline, before doing the same to Paige. Lita is to her feet, but Trish manages to land a back-to-belly suplex!
Paige lands a double axe handle to the back of Trish, which drops her to her knees. Paige holds the injured knee, before lifting up Trish for a bodyslam, but Trish escapes from behind. She pulls the leg out from under Paige, which causes Paige to land on her knees. Trish pulls Paige's hair, before placing her head under her shoulder. She springboards off the ropes, and lands the Stratusfaction on Paige, whilst simultaneously landing a leg drop on Lita! Trish covers Paige:
Lita (71), Paige (71), Kelly Kelly (66), Trish Stratus (63), Beth Phoenix (60)
*Kelly jumps on the apron, but Trish knocks her off with a right hand. She turns around, as Lita is getting to her feet, and lands a Chick Kick! Trish falls onto the cover:
Lita (71), Paige (71), Kelly Kelly (66), Trish Stratus (66), Beth Phoenix (60)
JR: And as quick as that, Trish earns a quick six points!
*Trish gets up, and leaves the ring. She picks up Kelly, and slaps her in the face. Kelly is infuriated, and goes for slap of her own, but Trish ducks, before landing a backhand slap. She lands a forehand slap to the chest, before pushing Kelly into the steel barrier. Trish points to the crowd, before leaping into a flying clothesline, sending both Kelly and herself on the opposite side of the barrier!
Trish throws Kelly up some steps into the crowd, before the camera cuts back to ringside. Lita slowly gets to her feet, as does Paige, who uses the ring ropes for support. When they both get to her feet, they begin trading blows, as does Trish and Kelly in the crowd.
Lita takes down Paige with a clothesline, before the camera cuts back to the crowd with Trish and Kelly. Kelly is on her knees, before Trish pulls Kelly up to where a railing is. Trish lifts Kelly up for a suplex onto the steps, but Kelly holds onto the railing to keep herself grounded. Kelly pulls Trish's hair, before lifting Kelly up vertically. She turns around, before dropping Trish into a gourdbuster onto the railing!*
JR: Oh dear god! She's broken in 2!
Bischoff: Remember though, Trish is one tough cookie. But her ribs must be broken! It's fantastic!
*Kelly begins making her way down the stairs back to ringside, as Lita has a rear naked choke locked in. Paige manages to fight to her feet, before dropping down, landing a jawbreaker. Paige gets to her feet, and goes for the RamPaige, but Lita pushes her off, and lands a chop block on the Anti-Diva. Kelly jumps over the barrier, however, Lita pulls up Paige by the hair, and throws her through the second rope to the floor. Lita looks up to the titantron, and shows that the countdown is about to start again
Lita leaves the ring, and heads up the ramp, wanting to meet Beth head on.
JR: And we all know who this is going to be!
*Beth comes out to the stage, and immediately lands a right hand to Lita, before throwing her into the Mini-Tron! Beth struts down to ringside, before throwing Paige into the ring. She goes under the ring, and grabs a chair, before throwing it into the ring. She goes over to Kelly Kelly, however she dropkicks the steel steps, causing them to go into Beth's knees.
Kelly slides into the ring, and picks up the steel chair, and places it in the corner, set up between the second and third ropes. Kelly picks up Paige, and positions her in front of corner. She goes for a drop toe hold into the chair, but Paige counters with a flapjack onto the top rope. Paige motions for the Paige Turner, but Beth Phoenix comes in from behind. She hooks the legs:*
JR: GlamSlam! GlamSlam!
*It connects, as Beth turns Paige over, however Kelly comes in and throws Beth shoulder first into the steel chair! She covers Paige:
Lita (71), Paige (71), Kelly Kelly (69), Trish Stratus (66), Beth Phoenix (60)
*Kelly gets up to her feet, and notices Beth. She then spots the opportunity, and goes for a schoolgirl roll-up:
Kelly Kelly (72), Lita (71), Paige (71), Trish Stratus (66), Beth Phoenix (60)
JR: Kelly has gone into the lead!
Bischoff: Genius work there by Kelly! She's on course for the match at Summerslam!
JR: And currently, we're on for a triple threat match!
*Kelly goes to pick up Beth, but is distracted by the sight of Trish Stratus hobbling down the steps. She holds her ribs, as the crowd pops for her. Kelly leaves the ring, as Trish hops over the barrier. Kelly goes straight onto the attack. She lands a few chops, before attempting to slam Trish's head against the steel steps. However, Trish places her foot on the steel steps, to avoid the attack, before smashing Kelly's own head on the ring apron. She grabs the head, before landing the Stratusfaction, using the steel steps, onto the floor!*
JR: Stratusfaction! Unbelievable!
*Trish slides into the ring, as the timer says 90 seconds remain. Lita is on her knees on the stage, as Trish slides into the ring. Beth is on her feet, but Trish picks up the steel chair. Beth goes for a clothesline, but gets hit by a chair shot in the midsection. She bends forward, before Trish brings the chair down over her back.. Beth falls to her knees, as Trish lands a modified Chick Kick! Trish covers:
Kelly Kelly (72), Lita (71), Paige (71), Trish Stratus (69), Beth Phoenix (60)
*45 seconds left, as Lita is shown on her feet, using the Mini-Tron to balance. Trish picks up Paige and she goes for another chick kick, but Paige ducks, and lands the RamPaige! Paige takes a few seconds to catch her breath, as she goes to cover, but Trish lands a small package!
Kelly Kelly (72), Trish Stratus (72), Lita (71), Paige (71), Beth Phoenix (60)
JR: Trish with a shock gets a pinfall! She moves ahead in the standings, and Lita and Paige are moved out of the standings!
Bischoff: What's going to happen now?
Lita speed walks down the ramp, trying her best to move forward to the ring.
The crowd is jeering her every move, as Paige and Trish slowly reach her feet
Lita reaches ringside, and grabs the bad knee of Paige. She trips her up, before sliding into the ring
Lita slides into the ring, as Trish kicks Paige under the bottom rope.
Trish goes for a clothesline, but Lita kicks Paige in the gut. She raises her arm, before landing the Twist of Fate onto the steel chair!
Lita manages to drape an arm on Trish!
Moving onto Summerslam: Lita (74), Kelly Kelly (72), Trish Stratus (72)
Out of the Road to Triumph tournament: Paige (71), Beth Phoenix (70)
JR: She did it! Lita managed to move onto Summerslam!
Bischoff: She made it a triple threat! Trish, despite eating that last minute Twist of Fate, is in the title match!
JR: The Women’s Championship will be on the line in one month, and it should be fantastic!
*With all the divas having now made their way back to the back, Trish is left in the ring feeling the effects off that last twist of fate by Lita. With the crowd cheering and chanting her name for the performance and heart show she begins to get to her feet, pushing away the referee trying to help, she stands in the ring and hits a pose for the fans while again they clap and cheer for the diva of the decade.*
JR: Great show of respect from these fans. Trish has earned the respect of many over the years in this business and again it was a spirited performance from Canada's greatest export!
Bischoff: Yeah it was a good performance, but nobody remembers that. it's all about winning and the winner was Lita!
JR: Well there will be three women competing for the title partner, one could argue they all won by qualifying for what should be a great title match.
Bischoff: Who finished with the highest score Ross? Exactly! Lita won.. and she will be crowned the new women's champion at SummerSlam mark my words.
*Trish takes one more pose before waving to the crowd and thanking them for their support, she then attempts to leave the ring when...*
*The crowd all turn in shock towards the stage, with Trish now stepping back in the ring also looking puzzled, Raven steps out from behind the curtain and stands at the top of the stage staring right at Trish*
JR: Raven? What's he doing here?.
Bischoff: No idea Ross! He was not planned to appear tonight that's for sure.
*Raven continues staring at Trish before flashing a sadistic smile and starts walking down the ramp heading to the ring. Trish continues to stand her ground and begins asking the referee why Raven is out here, the Ref also appears clueless as Raven now begins to climb the steps to head into the ring.*
Bischoff: Maybe Raven has a thing for Trish? Do you think Raven is Trish's type?.
JR: You mean crazy and uncontrollable? Yeah sure partner, which women wouldn't want that right?
Bischoff: Do you have any better idea's Ross?
JR: I have a bad feeling Eric, after seeing what Raven done to Warrior and his obsession with finding Sting? nothing good can come from this in my opinion.
*Raven enters the ring and continues staring at Trish. Trish says " What do you want?" in a very nervous tone of voice. Raven does not answer but instead begins to laugh.. he then continues to walk up to Trish until she is backed into a corner, with the crowd booing and the Ref sensing danger, he steps in and attempts to speak to Raven..
Raven though has no interest in speaking and does not change his focus away from Trish, Trish now looks very nervous and scared and asks the Ref to get Raven away.. The Ref pulls on the arm of Raven only for Raven to knock the referee down with a huge right hand before picking him back up and hitting his patterned DDT on the official.
With the crowd heavily booing Raven at this point, Trish senses the chance to get away and makes a break for it.. Raven sees her though and just before she can get out of the ring he grabs a handful of hair and pulls her back causing her to fall over in the ring as the crowd now rain heavy with Jeers.*
JR: My god! What the hell are you doing Raven?
Bischoff: He's completely lost it now Ross!
JR: Why Trish though? come on now Raven, enough is enough!
*Raven then leaves the ring and grabs a microphone, as he enters back into the ring.. Trish can be seen holding the back of her head after being pulled to the mat, she then tries to wriggle out of the ring but again Raven grabs her hair and pulls her up by her shirt. He then pushes her back into the corner before he begins to speak..*
Raven: Stinger! Oh Stinger! Where are you? *Starts to laugh* I tortured your friend and you did not reply. Now.. *Stares at Trish* Well now I have to prove another point and hurt another victim!
*Trish begins screaming at Raven before pleading with him to stop*
Raven: Shhh.. *Strokes Trish's face* Shhh, it's not my fault.. blame him! blame the Stinger! *Starts laughing* he said he was going to bring justice! well where is this hero? where is the false profit? That's right.. he's scared! The Stinger fears the Raven!
*Trish continues pleading with Raven as she's backed into the corner, the crowd are no longer booing Raven and begin to chant "Sting!" over and over.*
Raven: Come on Sting! the people are calling your name.. where are you? *Raven looks up at the rafters as the camera zooms in too hoping to get a shot at Sting.* looks like your calls have fallen on death ears. The Stinger is not here tonight.. maybe he left his bat and face paint at home so he could not travel. *Raven laughs to himself as the crowd boo.*
I'm sorry Trish.. It's nothing personal between us, but the Stinger. he must learn to not give false hope when such evil surrounds our world. *Trish again pleads with Raven* I'm sorry Trish.. Sting is who I want.. You were just at the wrong place, at the wrong time!.
*Raven then drags Trish out the corner and places her in the DDT position as the crowd are booing and Trish struggles to break free.*
JR: Don't do it! Raven! there's no need for this..
Raven: You have three seconds Sting.. Three seconds for the hero to stop the villain and save the damsel in distress. Well? What's it too be Stinger!? The clock is ticking..
*Raven then throws the mic out of the ring and Trish lets out a huge scream, Raven is seconds away from delivering the DDT when the lights flicker. Raven then smiles and throws Trish to the side.. With Raven now standing in the middle of the ring in a fighting stance the lights again flicker until the arena goes completely dark and only the commentary team can be heard.*
JR: Could it be? Could this be Sting?.
Bischoff: It must be him Ross! it must be.
JR: I just hope Trish has got out of the ring and away from the nut job Raven!
*After a few seconds the lights come back on with no sign of Sting. Raven looks around the ring though and does not see Trish Stratus as the crowd cheer at his annoyance. Raven then looks up at the rafters and a spotlight beams down from there too the ring.. After shielding his eyes, he looks up again and a very nervous and still shaking Trish can be seen as the crowd give a huge cheer, again this annoys Raven who starts stomping around the ring.*
JR: Thank god Trish is safe!
Bischoff: She's up in the rafters Ross.. that can only mean one thing?
*Before anymore can be said the lights again go out.. When they come back on a huge pop can be heard from the crowd, when Raven looks across the ring. the reason for the pop can be seen...*
JR: It's Sting! Sting is here at the Great American Bash!
Bischoff: It seems Justice has arrived Ross!
*The crowd go into a frenzy chanting for Sting as both him and Raven stare at each other, Raven looks on like he has seen a ghost but neither man flinches. After a few seconds Raven runs at Sting who is first to react and swings his bat right into the stomach of Raven he falls down to his knees.. *huge crowd pop* Sting then stands over Raven and just stares into his eyes.. Raven seems frozen on the spot, Sting then lifts up his bat one more time before swinging it and nailing Raven right between the eyes with the Baseball bat as the crowd again cheer.
Raven rolls out of the ring in agony as he holds his head which can now be made out to be bleeding. Raven begins back tracking up the ramp as both men continue staring at each other. Raven then wipes the blood from his head and begins smiling at Sting before going back behind the curtain.
With the crowd still cheering and chanting his name.. Sting look's around at the fans before the lights go off and when they come back on, Sting is no longer there.*
JR: And this match, should be a slobberknocker!
Bischoff: The most anticipated match on the Nitro side of things, Tyson Kidd defends against Brock Lesnar and Edge!
JR: One pay-per-view ago, Tyson Kidd lost to Edge, but still escaped with the World Heavyweight Championship
Bischoff: But now, he will lose it!
JR: But is it fair that in his only 2nd title defense, he defends against 2 other men?
Bischoff: You weren't moaning when Brock defended in the Scramble match
JR: Brock could've made this a one-on-one match for the title, had he let the title match on Nitro between Tyson and Edge produce a clear winner
Bischoff: It doesn't matter. Brock has beaten numerous men as World Heavyweight Championship, and he can beat Tyson Kidd easily! Edge is his real obstacle!
JR: Kidd won the championship, thanks to beating 7 other men at Wrestlemania. He deserves to be champion, and has been solid so far, but should Brock win, both shows would once again be without a credible world champion.
Bischoff: And here is my firm pick for this match!
JR: He's got a hard challenge ahead of him though!
Bischoff: And we can reveal, that Shane before this match, has banned Sable, Nattie Neidhart, and Lita from ringside, so no excuses can be necessary today, so Kidd better take his loss like a man!
World Heavyweight Championship: Edge vs. Brock Lesnar (Cena) vs. Tyson Kidd (c) (Dam)
*Kidd goes to the apron, and waits for Brock to get to his feet. Brock manages to stand, as Kidd springboards into the ring. He goes for a crossbody, but Brock catches him. Brock lifts Kidd into the gorilla press position, before throwing Kidd over the outside, landing on Edge!
Brock leaves the ring, and takes off the protection cover on the announce table. He removes the monitors from the table, before turning to Kidd. He smashes Kidd's head against the announce table, before landing a German suplex, causing Kidd to land on the floor. He turns his attention to Edge, and picks him up on his shoulders. He goes for an F5, but Edge escapes, and lands the Edge-O-Matic!
Edge goes under the ring, and finds a steel chair. He brings the chair high, before smashing it on the head of Kidd, which busts him open. He turns to Brock, and places the chair on the floor. He grabs Brock's head, and goes for a DDT, but Brock lands a back body drop, causing Edge to crash through the Spanish Announce Table!
The crowd pop, as Brock looks on at Edge. Kidd manages to reach his knees, as Brock pulls him to his feet. Brock kicks Kidd in the gut, before lifting him high, and dropping him in a powerbomb onto the chair!
Kidd rolls under the ring, as Brock taunts, causing the crowd to jeer. He picks up Edge, before lifting him, and dropping him head first on the ringside barrier. Edge falls, only being held off the floor by his arms being draped over the barrier, as Kidd picks him up, and lands snake eyes again!
Brock throws Edge into the ring, before picking up the steel chair. He throws it into the ring, before going over to the timekeeper, and retrieving a second. He slides into the ring with it, and smashes it onto the floor. Edge gets to his feet, as Brock goes for a chair shot. However, Edge ducks, and runs against the ropes, before landing a spear! Edge hooks the far leg
Edge is in shock, as he climbs to the top rope, chair in hand. He points up to the sky, before landing a chair/elbow drop! He decides against covering places the steel chair under Brock's head. He grabs the other chair, and goes for the con-chair-to, however, Edge turns around right into a title shot from Kidd!
Edge drops to his knees, before Kidd pulls him up, and lands the Canadian Destroyer onto the belt! Edge rolls out of the ring, as Kidd picks up the steel chair. Brock gets to his feet, and gets hit by a steel chair to the head! He's busted open, and barely manages to stand, so he gets hit by another chairshot to the head, which drops him to his knees. Kidd drops the chair to the mat, before DDTing Brock on it! He covers
Bischoff: Dammit! He escaped with it again!
JR: Tyson Kidd is STILL World Heavyweight Championship
Bischoff: How did he win? Edge had this match won!
JR: But Tyson Kidd is the one getting his hand raised!
Josh Matthews: Please join me in welcoming my guest at this time, WWE Champion, Chris Jericho.
*The camera pans to show Jericho in his wrestling gear looking on with a smile on his face. The WWE Championship is around his waist and the crowd can be heard booing loudly.*
Matthews: Chris, I have to ask you.....
Jericho: Wait, Josh, what makes you think that we're on first name terms? The fact that you're the only person that I'll allow to ask me derogatory questions on behalf of the hypocrites and parasites in the audience? No. Not you, not NOBODY addresses me by my first name.
Matthews: Well, Jericho, I have to ask...
Jericho: MR, Jericho.
Matthews: I'm sorry, Mr. Jericho, I have to ask you, is Austin Aries the biggest threat to your Championship reign to date?
Jericho: Well that's exactly the type of question that I expected from you, from the so called 'fans'. A question in which both you and they doubt the continuation of my Championship reign.
But to give you an answer, while there's no doubting Austin Aries' skill, what exactly has he done here in the WWE? What did he do to earn a shot at this Championship? I'll tell you what he did, he beat a bunch of has beens and never has or will be's. If that's what equates to being worthy of King of the Ring, then sign me up for next tournament.
And if you can't gather from that what my answer to your question was, then let me put it to you in simpler terms; no.
Matthews: Ok, well how about tonight's match, how do you see it going?
Jericho: Make no mistake about it, me and Aries have a chance tonight to produce a real classic, and that's exactly what'll happen. Why? Because I am involved. I am the best in the world at what I do, and tonight I am going to school Austin Aries in how to wrestle. He thinks he knows everything there is to know about wrestling, but he doesn't. He doesn't know what I know, but he will after tonight. He doesn't know every square inch of that wrestling ring as well as he thinks, but he will after tonight. And he doesn't know how to lose, but he will definitely know that after tonight. Austin Aries has underestimated me. He thinks he knows everything, he thinks he can waltz into this main event ppv match against me and win? Does he really think it's going to be that easy? I don't think so, and if you or any of the sheep that call themselves fans agree with him, then you are even more delusional than I thought.
Matthews: Ok finally, what about your relationship with Teddy Long's assistant, Eve Torres. Do you have anything to say about that?
Jericho: Is that even a serious question? What kind of journalist are you Josh? Glad you asked; you're a joke if you're going to be asking that sort of question. That question epitomizes the kind of dirtsheet gossip that I despise.
The relationship between myself and Ms. Torres is simply and strictly professional. She is an aspiring successful business woman, and I'm the top talent in this company. It’s that simple. It's only natural that she be concerned about my welfare on Raw.
Now if you excuse me, I have a title match to win
JR: And it’s time for the WWE Championship match! Chris Jericho takes on King Austin Aries in what is sure to be a hard fought battle. Austin Aries became number one contender last month after winning the King of the Ring tournament, and if history shows us anything, we could have a new champion here tonight.
Bischoff: There is no doubt that former King of the Ring winners have gone on to have great success, but no former King of the Ring winner has ever faced the Best in the World, and that is who King Aries has to face tonight.
JR: No doubt Chris Jericho is one of the best in the world, and his reign is impressive, but King Aries is on a roll, and past history shows King of the Ring winners going on to become champion
Bischoff: But nobody has been able to beat Jericho when the WWE Championship is on the line, and I don’t see that ending tonight. Jericho is too crafty, he knows when and where to pull out all the stops to retain. Aries has never been in the ring with someone like Chris Jericho.
JR: And the same can be said for Jericho. While King Aries doesn’t have as much experience as Jericho, he also hasn’t wrestled much here in the WWE, and that could hurt Chris Jericho.
Bischoff: But it could also help him. As you said King Aries doesn’t have much experience in the WWE, and this is the biggest match of his life
JR: Well by looking at him you wouldn’t be able to tell, he looks ready and focused for this match
Bischoff: As he should be, this could put King Aries at the top of the food chain in the WWE. This is his moment, but he is going to have to beat the Best in the World, and I don’t know if that can happen, nobody has been able to yet
JR: Well anything can happen here in the WWE
JR: And I think Jericho realizes that. He doesn’t have his usual swagger here tonight, but is still as focused as ever. He won this WWE Championship back at Wrestlemania, and he isn’t about to give that title up tonight if he can help it.
Bischoff: Aries better not rely on history to win him this WWE Championship. Jericho is not going to let this impressive reign be ruined and ended here tonight
JR: Well it looks as though we are ready. One man is the King of the Ring, one is the WWE Champion. Can the King become the champ? Or will the champ overthrow the King? We are going to find out right now.
Austin Aries vs. Chris Jericho
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