Tenay: This has been a great episode of Nitro so far. We've seen 2 amazing tag team contests, 1 good match between 2 of the most under-rated in ring performers in recent history, and 1 great divas contest, and now, we have another.
Bischoff: Paige was only a few points of going to Summerslam in the Womens Title match, where she belongs. Maria on the other hand, was average. A mid-table finish, but as we saw with Tamina earlier tonight, being higher on the Road to Triumph table doesn't mean you're guaranteed to win
Bischoff: The British Beauty, and the next Mrs. Bischoff.
Tenay: I thought you were Mrs. Hogan though. You were Hulk Hogan's bitch in the N.W.O., and in TNA.
Bischoff: That's nothing to do with this match. Paige has talent in speaking, way more than you, and now, we get to hear from here
Paige heads to the ring in her usual ring attire. She's being cheered for the skill and determination shown in her match at SummerSlam but the boos soon reign from fans who still consider her to be stuck up. She enters the ring and is handed a mic and wastes no time beginning to speak.
Paige: I'm genuinely appalled by the WWE and how the Womens Championship will be decided without a real woman in the match at SummerSlam to give the championship the prestige it deserves with a true competitor with the desire to give it a fresh perspective and actually have matches worthy os being in the main event of any show, I'm in.
Crowd boos while some actually cheer
Paige: But I shall not let this keep me down and my own to Road to Triumph towards becoming the WWE Womens Champion begins tonight, after I kick the bloody piss out of Maria.
Now get out here, I'll be sure to put you out of your misery and make you're on the receiving end of some RamPaige.
Tenay: Strong words by Paige there, and no doubt she is one of the top divas here, but is she good enough to be the best of the best?
Bischoff: Of course she is! Paige was dominant and very, very impressive in the Road to Triumph match. She may have narrowly missed out on Summerslam, but she is more than capable of becoming the face of the Womens Division.
Bischoff: It's painful watching Maria think. I'm trying my best not to be mean, but I'm sure Eugene has more brain cells!
Tenay: That's no way to talk about your nephew. Anyway, while Maria may not be the best intellectually, she knows how to wrestle, and how to wrestle well.
Bischoff: I doubt she knows how to spell wrestle!
Match 5: Paige vs. Maria (Banks)
*Paige whips Maria into the ropes, and lands a shoulder block. Maria drops to the mat, as Paige stomps on the midsection of Maria. Maria gets pulled up by the hair, as Paige lands a strong Irish Whip, sending Maria stomach first into the corner. Maria becomes groggy, and gets dropped by a neckbraker from Paige. Paige covers:
Paige picks up Maria, and grabs her arm. She twists her arm over her head, before kicking Maria's leg, causing her to fall to her knees. Paige goes for a kick to the head, but Maria grabs the leg with her left hand, and with her right, she sweeps Paige's standing leg.
Maria stands, and keeps hold of the left leg. She turns over, and locks in a Single Leg Boston Crab. Paige manages to drag herself and Maria towards the bottom rope, but Maria sits back. Paige claws at the floor, but manages to push herself up. She manages to roll back between Maria's legs, and kicks her off with her free leg.
Paige gets to her feet, and takes down Maria with a hip toss. Paige then climbs to the second rope, and lands a leg drop on Maria. Paige covers:
Paige stands, and waits for Maria to get up. When she does, Paige goes for a clotheline, but Maria ducks. Paige turns back to Maria, but Maria goes for a back body drop, but Paige lands on her feet. Paige waits for Maria to turn around, before landing a cradle DDT! Paige hooks the near leg:
Tenay: Paige proves that while she may not be the inaugrual Womens Champion, but she is still one of the best divas in the business today.
Bischoff: That was a great display by Paige! The Anti-Diva, the Enchanting Raven-Haired Lady was awesome tonight! How anyone could deny her beauty or her wrestling skill. She certainly backed up her words with that win.
Tenay: Welcome back to Nitro ladies and gentlemen where we have an interesting bout up next between The Rock and Samoa Joe.
Bischoff: I can't wait for the Samoan Submission Machine to kick that Punk Rocky's ass here Mike!
Samoa Joe enters the arena to boos from the capacity crowd. He ignores them, towel draped around his neck as he strolls to the ring, focused on the task ahead.
Tenay: And here comes The Man they call The Samoan Submission Machine. Make no mistake about it, Eric, this guy is a dangerous opponent for anyone! He is a former TNA World Heavyweight Champion, and he stated on his twitter account this week that he will show The Rock what a real Samoan wrestles like. Strong words from Joe.
Bischoff: And ya know what Tenay, Joe is 100% right. This guy is a wrecking ball in this industry, and I would not fancy being The Rock standing on the other side of the ring from him tonight, lemme tell you that!
The Rock arrives out into the arena, as the crowd erupts for The Great One! He arrives out in his signature Wrestling gear and climbs the turnbuckle, doing his signature pose there as the camera flash all around the arena. He climbs down the rope and stares down Samoa Joe.
Tenay: And here he is, The Brahma Bull, The Great One and the man who finally got his hands on the demented Dean Ambrose at the great American Bash this past Sunday! After weeks of talk back and forth, those two finally got it on in the middle of the ring, and The rock got him some!
Bischoff: The Rock just caught Dean off guard. I assure you right now, if we got those two in a ring right now, fair fight, Ambrose would pummell The Rock into the ground, if ya smell what the Bisch is cooking! Haha!
Tenay: You're an idiot, you realise that?
Bischoff: Yet I still draw more than half the roster, don't I Mikey?!
Match 6: The Rock vs. Samoa Joe (Faarooq)
The Rock and Joe face off, and the bell sounds, the two men locking up. Joe is the stronger of the two, and throws Rock to the ground. Rock looks surprised as he gets up, going for the big right hand. Joe blocks it and takes The Great One down with another right. He picks him up and begins to punch him repeatedly.
The Rock rolls Joe up, but he powers out at two. the Brahma Bull picks up Joe, and begins hitting him with chops in the corner, to loud WOO!'s from the crowd. Joe pushes him away and Rock stumbles backwards, as Joe explodes out of the corner with a huge clothesline! He taunts the crowd as he stands on Rocky, taking the air out of his lungs. The ref counts to 4 and Samoa Joe lets go and falls into the cover, which Rocky barely kicks out of.
Tenay: Things not looking good here for The Bramha Bull, as Joe has been pretty much on top in this match!
Bischoff: I told ya, buddy! My main man is gonna topple The Great One!
Joe pulls Rocky up and leans him against the rope, punches raining down on the People' Champ's chest. Joe follows it up by clotheslining him out of the ring. Rocky stumbles to his feet, as Joe, showing surprising agility, flies thorugh the ropes with a Suicide Dive. Both men are down as the crowd are willing on the Rock to get up. However it's Joe up first as he drags Rocky back into the ring at the count of seven. He pulls one of the Rocks elbow pads off and throws it to the crowd. He then does the theatrics and hits his 'Samoan Elbow!'
Bischoff: HAHA! I love it, beating Rocky with his own move, you can count to 100, Rocky is OUT!
Tenay: Don't count him out yet Eric, here's the cover....1!
3! No, did he get him?! NO! Rock kicked out!
Bischoff: Dammit! Oh well, Joe will end it now, watch this move, will end Rocky right here!
Joe indeed signals for the end, as he picks up Rock onto his shoulders for the muscle buster. Somehow, Rock gets out and starts laying into Joe with rights and lefts. Samoa Joe retreats into the corner, where Rocky follows him and layeths the SmackDown! Joe is on the ground. Rock picks him up and goes to throw him off the ropes. Joe reverses and goes for a big boot on the follow up. However, The Great One ducks and hits a huge ROCK BOTTOM!
Tenay: Rock hit it, he got the Rock Bottom. And now he is gonna show Joe how to do it. *Rock pulls off the elbow pad*. It is The Most Electrifying Move In Sports Entertainment Today ...The People's Elbow!
Bischoff: Why don't you leave that to Jerry Lawler, Mike, and you stick to calling the damn match down the middle!
Tenay: That's rich coming from you, Eric! Here's the cover from the Rock, can he score a big win here tonight!?
Tenay: What a win for the Rock, picking up the victory courtesy of an emphatic People's Elbow.
We are shown highlights of the match as the commentators talk over the key points.
Bischoff: The better man lost here today, rest assured of that, my friends. Samoa Joe dominated here tonight, and Rock was lucky to come away with the victory.
Tenay: Nevertheless, he did enough, and that's why he is a multiple World Champion, he ususally pulls the goods outta the bag when it matters. But, I gotta give Joe his due, he performed brilliantly out there and came up JUST short here on Nitro.
The camera pans back to The Great One, where he celebrates in the ring, as the fans cheer loudly for him, as Joe retreats back up the ramp, holding his head
*With the Rock still catching his breath after his match with Samoa Joe, the ref attempts to raise his arm and declare him as the winner only for the Rock to push away the official and ask for a mic from a stagehand at ringside.*
Rock: The Great American Bash! *crowd cheer* The Great American Bash, the scene was set.. The WWE Universe in full flow enjoying the show, even Kurt Angle was back.. but the shining moment, the moment nobody expected. Dean Ambrose became a man!
*Crowd boo the name of Dean Ambrose*
Rock: Oh yeah, it's true! Dean Ambrose finally became a man. Dean Ambrose did, what the Rock never thought he would do, Ambrose finally showed that behind that Edward Scissor hands haircut there lies a man. A man that called the Rock out and finally the world was going to see.. The great one vs the ugly one, the time for talking had stopped. Ambrose had again made his way past security, entered the ring.. talked some more and dropped the ratings when bang!
He called out the Rock.. Music hits, Brahma Bull see's the red flag on Dean Ambrose's rudy poo candy ass and was laying the smackdown, ratings are back up.. the millions! *Crowd join in* and MILLIONS! are witnessing the Rock slap the taste out of this punks mouth! when this happened..
Roll the footage Jabroni's!
*Rocky points to the Titantron and it shows Ambrose and Rock fighting it out before then showing Shane Mcmahon ordering security down and braking it up as the live crowd boo heavily*
Rock: Shane O'Mac! The Rock told you before, Rock said the next time you stopped him sticking his size 15 boot up Dean Ambrose's candy ass that we were going to have a problem. Well... Houston, we have a problem.
So here's what the Rock suggest's.. You come out here, let your music play. Here comes the money that my dad gave me, you can then do your dance, You can even do the tango, the salsa, you can even brake dance for all I care.. but when you are done, you book the match.. I don't care when, I don't care about the stipulation! You book Dean Ambrose! One on one, with the great one!
*Crowd Cheer before chants of "Rocky" break out*
Rock: And if you don't.. *Rock begins to smile* Then the Rock is going to take that silver spoon from your mouth and then do you know what he's going to do next? *Crowd cheer* Oh they know, the people know. The Rock is going to shine it up real good.. oh real good. Then the Rock is going to turn that son bitch side ways and stick it straight up your candy ass!
*Crowd pop before carrying on with the "Rocky" chants"
Rock: Come on Shane! The people are waiting. Team Bring it are waiting for the green light so Dean Ambrose can be checked into the Smackdown hotel.
*Rock waits a few minutes but there's no sign of Shane Mcmahon.*
Rock: Dean Ambrose! Rock knows you are here somewhere, you could be in the car park, you could be in the boiler room.. You could even be trying to blend in with the Rock's people right now. *Rock looks around the arena* For all the Rock knows, you could be hiding in the Divas locker room trying to get close to a women for the first time in your life. Two things right there.. Sable! She may look good from a distance, but you know why she's not out here anymore right? You see with this HD, not even make up could hide what she has become! The Rock would suggest you go back to the 90's where Sable actually looked pretty good.
Secondly, with those looks and that haircut that makes Donald Trump look good, the Rock would imagine you couldn't buy yourself pie and hiding in the divas locker room is not going to change a damn thing about that.
Here's what the Rock suggest's though.. stop scaring the divas and bring your monkey ass down here, The Rock beat Samoa Joe but the Rock got plenty left in the tank. And it just so happens the Great one has an ass whipping with your name on it!
If you smeeeell *Crowd join in* What the Rock... is...Cooking!
*As the Rock finishes off, the crowd pop, however Dean Ambrose jumps over the ringside barrier. The Rock notices him, and immediately leaves the ring. Rock knees Ambrose in the gut, before throwing him into the ring. Rock slides in the ring, and kicks Ambrose in the head. Rock pulls Ambrose up, and whips him into the ropes. On the return, Rock goes for a Samoan Drop, but Ambrose pokes Rock in the eye, and manages to escape.
Ambrose then lifts Rock up for the Midnight Special, but Rock this time, pokes Ambrose in the eye, and slips out. Rock then goes to hit Ambrose with a DDT, but Ambrose pushes Rock off into the ropes, before landing a clothesline. Rock is quick to his feet, and this time he lands his own clothesline. Ambrose stans, and they begin to trade punches
Bischoff: No! Let this go Shane!
Tenay: This is entertaining! Come on Shane! Let them fight!
*Just like that, around 10 security guards enter the ring, and holds back Ambrose and Rock. Shane McMahon sprints down the ramp, and orders the security guards to take Ambrose away. Ambrose elbows one security guard in the face, and manages to escape, but before he can go for Rock, Shane himself pushes Ambrose into the corner. He places his shoulder into Ambrose's midsection, which allows the security guards to once again grab Ambrose. Ambrose is shoved through the ropes to the floor, and is taken up the ramp, as the Rock watches on.*
Tenay: Before the commercial break, we saw two enemies squaring off, in a mass brawl, however it was interrupted by Shane and his security guards!
Bischoff: It's disgraceful! Rock is one big son of a bitch! I know that! Shane knows that! Why isn't he letting, an unknown quantity. A man who's yet to have a match since the re-branding of the WWE!
Tenay: And that leads us on nicely to our next match, our main event! A debuting superstar will be featured, teaming up with the Intercontinental Champion, Tyler Reks, and the Phenom, the Undertaker, against former World Heavyweight Champion, Brock Lesnar, Wrestling's Worse Nightmare, Kevin Steen, and the Legend Killer, Randy Orton.
Tenay: Orton's had his differences with Undertaker recently, and now, he can officially get his hands on him.
Bischoff: And won't Undertaker be sorry.
Bischoff: Steen was screwed at Great American Bash! He deserves to be the Intercontinental Champion, and he deserves to be in this World Championship Tournament.
Tenay: Although the referee made a mistake, Steen was no-way in control of the match when the pinfall happened. There's no guarantee he would win.
Tenay: We know your views on Brock, so why don't you just skip to the chase Eric.
Bischoff: Brock will win. Tonight, next week, at Summerslam, and at Money in the Bank. He's won all one-on-one title matches, with the exception of when Kidd cashed in his contract. So when he goes to challenge for the World Title, he will walk out with the gold.
Tenay: Undertaker failed to capture the gold, in his one title match since returning to the WWE. He gained several pinfalls, but couldn't win the title.
Bischoff: Brock Lesnar beat him on that night, and Brock Lesnar will walk all over the Deadman again.
Tenay: Tyler Reks has been Intercontinental Champion for the best part of 3 months now. Is it time he moves up the card?
Bischoff: I'm under the firm belief that Steen is better. When Steen wins fair and square, then you say whether Tyler deserves the World Heavyweight Championship.
Tenay: Nevertheless, who will his partner be tonight?
*Lesnar, Steen and Orton stands at ringside, on the side closest to the announcers, while Reks and 'Taker stands on the opposite side of ringside. They're all facing the ramp when:*
Bischoff: The whole freakin' show!
The crowd goes insane when One of a Kind blares through the arena's loud speakers, and the cheers get even louder when Rob Van Dam runs out onto the ramp and stands on the stage looking around the arena. He does his signiture "Rob! Van! Dam!" pose, and then makes his way down the ramp, high fiving some fans along the way. Van Dam then rolls into the ring and is handed a microphone.
RVD: Daddys home!!
The crowd pops loudly
RVD: Alright folks, here is the deal. I am going to be teaming with Tyler Reks and the legendary Undertaker to take on the team of Randy Orton, Kevin Steen, and Brock Lesnar. This will be a five star match for sure, and we all know who will come out on top ... Tyler Reks, The Deadman, and The whole fuckin' show! Steen, Orton, and Lesnar do not stand a chance against us, and tonight, one of them may be lucky enough to hear the Rolling Thunder, or get a taste of the Five Star Frog Splash, bitches!
The crowd pops and begins to chant "Rob Van Dam!"
RVD: After tonight though, I have my eyes set on another prize ... I have my eyes set on something I have yet to capture in the WWE ... As you all know, I am a former WWE champion and Intercontinental champion ... But I have never captured the World Heavyweight championship, and that is exactly what I plan to do. But here is the thing, Tyler Reks, The Undertaker, Randy Orton, Kevin Steen, Brock Lesnar, and Mr. Anderson are all involved in a World Heavyweight Championship tournament to determine the new number one contender for the championship, so I have to wait a bit before I can officially begin my journey to capture the gold.
The crowd has a mixed reaction
RVD: Hey now, don't be disappointed ... I'm still here, and I plan on staying here, and do you know why? Because I am the!
The crowd yells "Whole Fucking Show!"
RVD: Damn right!
Rob Van Dam drops the microphone and leads the fans in a "Rob Van Dam" chant as we go to commercial.
Main Event: Rob Van Dam, Undertaker (Tazz) and Tyler Reks (Spike) vs. Brock Lesnar (Bubba), Kevin Steen (D-Von) and Randy Orton (Booker)
*RVD bounces off the ropes, and lands a spinning wheel kick, knocking down Brock. RVD bounces off the ropes, and goes for Rolling Thunder, but Brock gets his knees up! Brock stands, as RVD nurses his back by the ropes. RVD gets to his feet, but gets caught by a German Suplex!
Brock tags out to Orton, who rebounds off the ropes, and lands a knee drop. Orton lands a cheap shot, knocking 'Taker off the apron with a dropkick. Reks tries to enter the ring, but the referee stops him, and orders Reks to stay on the apron. Steen uses this distraction to pull RVD out of the ring, and throws him into steel post.
Steen throws RVD back into the ring, as Tyler Reks runs around the ring to Steen, and lands a right hand. Steen stumbles into the ringside barrier, as Reks clotheslines him over it. Reks jumps over the barrier, as he and Reks begins brawling into the crowd.
Meanwhile, in the ring, Orton drags RVD over to his corner, and tags in Brock. Brock lifts up RVD, and goes for a Fallaway Slam, however RVD slips out. RVD kicks the knee of Brock, before landing a minature DDT.*
Tenay: That's the same move Brock had hit on him, for him to lose at the Great American Bash!
*RVD manages to tag out to 'Taker, who immediately runs into the ring, and picks up Brock. He throws Brock into the corner, before landing a clothesline. 'Taker picks up Brock, and lands Snakes Eyes! He runs against the ropes, and lands a big boot, knocking Brock to the mat. 'Taker then lands a leg drop, as all Orton does is watch on.
'Taker motions for the chokeslam, as the crowd pop. 'Taker wraps his hand around Brock's throat, but Brock manages to headbutt 'Taker, releasing the hold. Brock tags out to Orton, before promptly retreating up the ramp.*
Bischoff: Smart tactics by Brock here! The tournament is every man for themselves, and Brock is showing Orton that he values himself more than the team!
*Orton is shocked, and stares at Brock, however, he's cut off by Undertaker throwing Orton over the top rope. 'Taker this time, holds Orton's throat, before landing the chokeslam! 'Taker this time motions for the Tombstone Piledriver, to the fans pop. Orton stands, but 'Taker turns him upside down, and drops him on his head! 'Taker pins:
Tenay: Undertaker, has pinned his foe, Randy Orton!
Bischoff: And this has sent a huge message for the tournament. Undertaker is the man to beat!
Tenay: And we're still not over, as now, we have the Cutting Edge!
*The camera immediately shows the inside of the ring, where the Cutting Edge set is set up. Edge is already in the ring, and sitting on one of the stools*
Edge: And my guest, for Cutting Edge is..Tyson Kidd.
Crowd go mental with pop as Edge sighs, Kidd makes his way out to the arena raising his title up. Kidd however, grabs a mic on the ramp- and begins to speak.
Tyson Kidd: Woah, wait a second Edge. You forgot to address something. I am STILL something, that you and Brock Lesnar are not. After standing tall in the ring, after our main event at the Great American Bash...I am STILL your World Heavyweight Champion.
Kidd: It's an excellent feeling, to know that I represent Nitro as the world champion- and I'm proud to be the top dog. But I have an issue, as well as being totally confused. The issue is, why exactly am I out here tonight? I know I am a fighting champion. I fight for you people. I fight for my friends, and family. But Edge, I have nothing left to prove against you.
I've pinned you, I've made you tap out. And I have no qualms in doing all those things again, and proving I am better than you. But as the world champion, I expect more, fresher talent. Not the same old people over, and over again.
I want my title reign, my first especially- to have a massive meaning to it. I wanna make an impact on this roster, and prove to Nitro that I am not a fake champion. And by defeating better, fresh superstars each week, I'll stay motivated to defend this belt. And there is no way in hell, that I want my title reign to become stale. And me facing you time, after time- will only end up in Nitro getting stale in the process. Something which I can't let happen, as my love- and passion for Nitro is unlimited.
So I have got two words for you Edge. Not just any two words. Two words, that will piss you off like crazy. Me and you, our beef has been resolved. I've beaten you enough times, and I'm sick of facing you every single time just because you can't accept the fact that I am a world champion. Those two words are...
Mixed reactions from the crowd.
Edge: Since this is my show, you can do two things. Number one, you can show some damn respect and number two, you can shut the hell up.
The fans boo loudly as a Tyson Kidd chant begins.
Edge: You’re mistaken Kidd. You see, you’ve pinned me, you’ve made me tap out- we know that’s both true. But I’ve also beaten you twice. You see, last Sunday Tyson Kidd retained his World Heavyweight Championship- but did you beat me to do it? No, you beat Brock Lesnar to win the match. So that means one thing.
You’re wrong. This isn’t over by a long shot. And since Shane McMahon mentioned earlier that he has already picked a number one contender, it’s only fitting that I announce that that number one contender is me. That’s why I’ve called you onto this show Kidd. That’s why I want you out here, because that’s not the end of it.
One thing I do agree with is that we need an end. We need a final match, and at SummerSlam, our final match- our final brawl will happen. And I get to pick the stipulation.
The fans boo loudly.
Edge: I’ve gotta be honest Kidd, I expected more from you. You’ve walked out here with your title acting like you give a damn about these people but you know as well as I know that you’re going to turn your back on them. Why? Because I did.
You think I’ve forgotten that you’re trying to be me, you’re attempting to copy me. You want to be the Pride of Canada.
Kidd goes to talk but Edge cuts him off.
Edge: Shut the hell up! This is my show and this is my time to talk!
The fans boo loudly.
Edge: Bret Hart. Chris Jericho. Christian. Three men who can claim to be the greatest Canadian wrestlers of all time. They’re all wrong. They’re all beneath me and at SummerSlam, by winning that World Heavyweight Championship, I’m going to prove it.
And as for the stipulation, like I said, Shane has given me the opportunity to pick it. And there’s only one match that comes to mind-
Tyson Kidd: Okay, we've heard enough.
Crowd cheer Kidd, as Edge get's pissed.
Kidd: First of all, your excuse about wanting another world title shot- is perfectly valid. I proved last week, at Great American Bash, how weak Brock Lesnar was. He went through absolute hell inside the Scramble match at King of the Ring- against 4 different superstars. And last week at Great American Bash- it only took 1 DDT to a chair, to lay Brock out, and pin him for the victory.
And secondly, your claim about me turning my back on the future, is absolutely pathetic. I love these people, and the whole reason I wrestle- is to give these people a show that they can enjoy, so they can go home, and sleep in peace. Instead of listening to cold people like you, run them down.
They don't deserve to be treated like this, they deserve better. And you know what Edge, you deserve better. I've had a change of mind. I don't want you to be facing a beast like Brock Lesnar at Summerslam; A fan favorite like The Rock; A Human Wrecking Ball like Tyler Reks. Why? Because I want you to face one person.
And that is, me. Summerslam, is one of the main 4 PPV's in the WWE history. And yourself, and I are going to take the initiative by facing each other in a match in one of the biggest PPV's of all time. But like you said Edge, there WILL indeed be a stipulation in that match. But the only problem is Edge, I'M going to choose it.
Crowd cheer Kidd, as Edge sighs.
Kidd: And there is only one match I have in mind. This match, will be the final match where Edge- and Tyson Kidd go face to face. This is the rubber match between the "Pride of Canada" and the World Heavyweight Champion as we will tear the roof down. One match, 4 words.
3 Stages of Hell.
Crowd go mental with cheers, as Edge shakes his head with a no.
Kidd: Woah, wait a second Edge. You wanted a World Championship match at Summerslam? You've got the match. And a 3 Stages of Hell match, is the only way we can end this beef. You're trying to tell me, that you DON'T want to go through 3 Stages of Hell, so we can end this once and for all? Well this only says one thing about you Edge.
Crowd cheer Kidd, as Edge interrupts.
Edge: You don’t seem to understand me Kidd. First of all, it’s not just a claim that I should be the number one contender. It’s a damn fact. Shane McMahon made me the number one contender, and at SummerSlam, you WILL face me with that World Heavyweight Championship on the line.
And you’re right, you shouldn’t want me to face anybody else but you. You should understand that you and I, we’re even. You might have that World Heavyweight Championship but I beat you at Backlash, you beat me at In Your House, I beat you at King of the Ring and you beat me days later on Nitro. We’re completely even. Two a piece.
That means we need the rubber match, we NEED to face off against each other one more time at SummerSlam- and more importantly perhaps, you need it Tyson.
The fans boo loudly and a Tyson Kidd chant begins.
Edge: No, no hear me out. You’ve gotta understand something. If you and I never face off again, your entire World Heavyweight Championship reign- however long you can keep a hold of that title- will be built on a doubt. Yeah you won it, yeah you defended it but one thing you would never have done was finally brush me off- finally end any sort of speculation that I am better than you.
And I AM better than you.
Another loud chorus of boos is heard throughout the arena.
Edge: Without facing and defeating me one more time, you’ll be accused of ducking me- of refusing to settle the score. You and I are the top two stars on this show. Forget Brock Lesnar, forget The Rock, forget Dean Ambrose, forget The Undertaker, forget Randy Orton. I’m sure at some point all of those men will rise and become huge members of Nitro but right now, in this very scenario, there are no two bigger names on this roster than The Pride of Canada Edge and The World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Kidd.
The fans cheer, acknowledging what Edge is saying as the truth.
Edge: And the fact remains that day in, day out, we both come to this show and know that nobody else on this roster will give us a match as big, a match as hard as we would give each other. And the reason I invited you here tonight is to simply point out the fact that after SummerSlam, I am done.
Whether or not I’m the World Heavyweight Champion, you and I, our rivalry will be finished. I’m happy to move on but until we have had one more match, neither of us can do that. And unfortunately for you, Shane McMahon has given me the honour of naming the stipulation. And I’m sorry to rain on your parade but it won’t be in three stages of hell.
The fans boo loudly and a Three Stages of Hell chant is heard throughout the arena. Edge shakes his head.
Edge: No, you all listen to me you ungrateful idiots! This is MY choice, not anybody else’s in the back, not Tyson Kidd’s and certainly not any of yours.
The fans boo loudly again as Edge runs a hand through his hair. He goes to speak but he’s drowned out by boos and a loud ‘Pussy’ chant. Tyson begins to laugh as Edge looks pissed. He looks at Tyson, before out at the crowd.
Edge: You want it that bad?
Edge: You want to see Tyson Kidd lying in a pool of blood after he goes through hell with me? You want to see me dismantle and destroy Tyson Kidd where he stands? You want to see Tyson Kidd and I go one-on-one in Three Stages of Hell?
The fans cheer loudly as Edge is on the verge of exploding. He takes a few deep breaths and then smiles, as if he knows something the rest of the crowd don’t. He turns to Tyson.
Edge: You’re on.
The fans explode with cheers as Tyson smiles.
Edge: Why are you smiling Tyson? Do you not understand what you’ve just done? What all of these people have done? They’ve signed the death certificate on your title reign. You see, I get to pick the stipulations, so therefore I get to pick the three stages. Three stages where I can destroy you. So let’s start with stage number one.
Edge looks up at the ceiling.
Edge: You’ve never been in Hell in a Cell before have you?
The fans explode with cheers again.
Edge: Hell in a Cell, it changes people when you step into it for the first time. You go from a boy to a man. You realise that there are no worse things that when you are standing inside that cell, nowhere to run, nowhere to hide- with the man you both want to destroy and who wants to destroy you.
So for our first stage Tyson, you’ll be stepping into the unknown. For our first stage Tyson, it’s going to be Hell in a Cell.
The fans go nuts as they wonder what Edge could be moving onto. Tyson looks slightly taken aback as if he’s beginning to wonder what he’s got himself into.
Edge: And for our second stage, well having already gone through something like Hell in a Cell, nobody wants to have that cell lift and be told they have to continue fighting, apart from me. You don’t understand what you’ve done Tyson. In our second stage, as in our first, I will be the Last Man Standing.
The fans explode once again as Tyson looks worried at the state Edge is getting into. The look in Edge’s eyes is enough to scare the children in the audience.
Edge: Last Man Standing, a fight where you simply have to absolutely beat your opponent into a bloody pulp and keep him down for the count of ten. Something I will be doing to you at SummerSlam. And if you somehow survive all of that, well I have something special planned for our third stage.
The fans quiet down to hear the third stage.
Edge: In the history of the WWE, there have only ever been a total of thirteen of these matches. They are even rarer than the Royal Rumble, than the Hell in a Cell. And out of those thirteen matches, I’ve been in eight of them, and I’ve won six. I was an important part in creating this match and I was an important part in making this match what is known as today, perhaps the most dangerous match in the history of the WWE.
Our third stage, should we require it Tyson, will be TABLES, LADDERS AND CHAIRS!
Tenay: Oh my!
The fans go insane as Tyson can’t believe it.
Edge: That’s right Tyson. The very match I returned to take part in. I came back and defeated CM Punk in a TLC match way back at Royal Rumble. The very match that I am associated with. You see, should we need it, that World Heavyweight Championship will be hung above the ring and we will use tables, ladders and chairs to keep each other down.
Then whoever climbs that ladder and retrieves the title- well that man will stand tall at the end of the show as the World Heavyweight Champion. And let me be the first to tell you Tyson, that man will be me.
Edge throws the microphone aside and steps forward into Tyson’s face. Tyson holds the World Heavyweight Championship in the air. The fans are in a frenzy as the Nitro logo flashes up in the corner and the show goes off the air with that blockbuster announcement.