They showed a video package on Trish Stratus' career.
WWE Women's Champion Lita vs. Trish Stratus.
Lita came out first, and the fans were chanting "Thank You Trish" already. Big pop for Trish's entrance. Jim Ross claimed that Trish and the Fabulous Moolah are tied with six title reigns each, and Trish could make it seven with a win tonight. They locked up, with Trish backing Lita into the ropes and breaking clean. Lita shoved Trish a few times, but ran into a Trish clothesline for a two count. Trish did a handstand into a spinning headscissors. Lita went to the floor, and Trish hit a Thesz Press off the ring apron. They fought on the floor, and Trish gave Lita a handstand into a rana on the outside.
Back in the ring, Trish pounded Lita near the bottom rope. Lita kicked Trish, then rammed her face first to the mat repeatedly. Lita choked her on the bottom rope, then snapmared her and applied a sleeper. Trish fought up, hitting elbows, but Lita yanked her to the mat by the hair. Lita rammed Trish head first into the turnbuckles, then kicked her repeatedly in the gut. Trish reversed positions and choked her with her boot. Trish chopped Lita against the ropes, licking her hands before the last one. Trish hit a Stinger Splash, but ran into an elbow. Lita got on the ropes, and Trish went for the handstand rana, but Lita grabbed her and pulled her onto the ropes with her. They slugged it out on the top rope, and both of them tumbled to the floor.
Lita went to the ropes and again, but Trish met her there and they slugged it out again. Lita ended up pulled Trish off the top rope and throwing her into the ring while standing on the ring apron. Lita went for a moonsault, but Trish moved and Lita crashed to the mat. Trish scored a two count. Trish went for Stratusfaction, but Lita dumped her over the top rope and to the floor. Lita tossed Trish back into the ring and scored a two count. Lita, frustrated, hit Trish with a series of shots on the mat, then started kicking her. Lita hit a knee to the gut and knocked Trish to the mat.
Lita suplexed Trish to the mat for a two count, then kicked her in the gut. Lita drove some knees into Trish's back, then trash talked her while slapping her in the face. Trish fired back with shots to the face, but Lita hit a side Russian legsweep and delivered a series of rights. Lita rammed Trish to the mat, then applied a sleeper again. Trish fought up and hit a neckbreaker. Both were slow to get up, and then they began exchanging punches. Trish ran into a Lita elbow, but caught her with the handstand rana out of the corner. Trish measured Lita and hit the Chick Kick, but Lita kicked out at two.
Lita raked Trish's eyes and went for the Twist Of Fate, but Trish reversed it and went for the Stratusfaction. Trish shifted mid-move and turned it into a sunset flip. Lita dropped down on it and went for the ropes, but Trish used her legs to hook Lita down. Trish rolled completely through the move instead of pinning Lita, and ended up on her feet holding Lita's legs. Trish applied the Sharpshooter, to the loudest pop of the night so far. Lita struggled, but tapped out at the twelve minute mark.
Winner and new Women's Champion: Trish Stratus.
Trish stood in all four corners, then bowed in the center of the ring. She pointed at Lilian Garcia, who pointed back at her, tears in her eyes. Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler stood up and applauded her. Trish was still celebrating as they went to a commercial for Smackdown.
Todd Grisham interviewed Randy Orton backstage. Orton said no one cares about Trish's retirement, unless you're Canadian, which means you have no life. Orton said Trish was the past, he was the future. Orton noted that two years ago he won the World Title here in Toronto. Orton said that Trish is "a bitch", and tonight he would "make Carlito his".
Randy Orton vs. Carlito.
There were a group of fans at ringside with wigs and shirts, dressed like Carlito. Carlito looked angry with Orton as he came to the ring. Orton smirked at him as he entered.
They locked up, with Orton backing Carlito into the ropes twice and breaking clean. Orton yelled at Carlito to "come on" and Carlito spat in his face. Carlito grabbed a double leg takedown and hit some punches. Orton went to the floor to regroup. Carlito backflipped over Orton when he got back in and hit a dropkick. Carlito mocked Orton's pose. Orton poked Carlito in the eyes, then hit some punches on the mat and in a corner. Orton went for a slam, but Carlito floated over and slammed Orton, then hit a senton off the middle rope and rolled right into a Quebrada moonsault for a two count. Orton was bleeding from the mouth, as Carlito apparently landed on his face on the moonsault. Orton backdropped Carlito to the ring apron, then dropkicked him off the apron and to the floor, right into the security wall. Orton rolled Carlito into the ring for a pair of two counts.
Orton stomped Carlito's legs and body. Orton delivered a kneedrop for two, then applied a rear chinlock. They showed a replay that Carlito caught Orton in the mouth with an elbow as he had hit the moonsault earlier. Carlito fought up and hit a kneedrop, but Orton came back with a bodyslam for a two count. Orton applied a rear chinlock again, but Carlito fought up and they traded punches. Carlito flipped over a suplex attempt and hit a slingshot back elbow off the ropes. Carlito hit a kneelift and a pair of lariats for a two count. Carlito chopped Orton in a corner, but Orton caught him with a boot to the face. Carlito grabbed Orton with a modified Exploder suplex, but Orton came back with his side backbreaker.
Orton measured Carlito for the RKO, but Carlito blocked it and hit a backcracker. Orton slumped against the ropes. Carlito went for a neckbreaker, but Orton blocked it. Carlito kicked Orton from the corner, then went for a springboard, but ended up launching himself right into an RKO for the clean pin at the nine minute mark.
Winner: Randy Orton.
The events leading to Edge vs. John Cena were recapped.
Tables, Ladders & Chairs: WWE Champion Edge vs. John Cena.
No Lita with Edge, who got a monster pop coming out to the ring. There was a "Cena Sucks" chant before his music could even hit. Definite negative reaction to Cena for his entrance, although there were some pro-Cena signs in the crowd. They did the ring introductions after both men were in the ring. Edge played it humble to his hometown crowd.
The belt was hung above the ring, and the bell rang. They locked up, and Cena applied a side headlock. Cena hit a shoulderblock and went back to the headlock. Cena hit another shoulderblock, and the fans are booing his every offensive move. Another shoulderblock, then Edge leapfrogged Cena and slapped him, to a pop. Cena charged Edge and hit some right hands, then went for a backdrop, but Edge stopped short and gave him a neckbreaker. Edge went to the floor and got a chair. Cena came out, and Edge hit him in the gut. Edge missed a swing with the chair and hit the ringpost. Back in the ring, Cena hit a Fisherman's suplex, but missed a charge and Edge hit an Implant DDT.
Cena went to the floor and slid a chair into the ring, then tossed in a second. Edge set up the chairs, facing each other, and went to suplex Edge into them. Cena blocked it and went for a suplex, but Edge floated over and dropped Cena with a reverse DDT, driving his back across the two set up chairs. Edge went for a ladder, then set it up in the center of the ring. Edge started to climb, but Cena knocked it over. Edge landed on his feet and clotheslined Cena. Edge choked Cena on the middle rope, then hit him with a ladder from the floor. Edge leaned the ladder against the ring, in front of where Cena was slumped on the ropes. Edge jumped off the security wall, dropkicking the ladder into Cena's head.
Back in the ring, Edge charged Cena with a ladder, but missed. Cena hit some right hands, whipped Edge into a corner, then hiptossed him into the ladder, which was leaning against the middle rope. Cena started looking at two tables that were set up on the floor. Cena lifted Edge for an FU, trying to dump him over the top rope. Edge blocked it and landed on the apron. Cena punched Edge, and charged, wanting to knock him off the apron, but Edge punched him in the head to block it.
Edge went to the top rope, but Cena crotched him. Cena went outside for a table. Some woman in the front row was cursing Cena out, and it looked like a referee told her to stop. Cena set up the table in the ring, and went for a superplex, but Edge blocked it. Edge went for a sunset flip powerbomb off the ropes, but they fell right down from the corner, rather than hitting the table. Cena fired off some punches, but then ran into an Edge powerslam, putting him through the table. Cena rolled to the floor. Edge ran up the ladder that was against the ropes in the corner, and dove out of the ring onto Cena. There was a "Holy S***" chant for the move.
Edge rolled Cena back into the ring and tossed in some chairs. Edge took a long time measuring Cena, but then blasted him with a chairshot to the back. Edge set up for a one-man Conchairto, but Cena rolled away and legsweeped Edge. There was a slight "Cena" chant amongst the boos. Cena hit a rolling necksnap, driving Edge into the chair. Cena set up a ladder, opened it, and put Edge's body in it. Cena slammed the ladder down on Edge, then put him in an FU, with Edge still in the ladder. Edge tapped out, which doesn't matter in a TLC match. Cena released the hold, then hit Edge with the ladder.
Cena then gave an FU to the ladder, driving it on top of Edge. Cena set up the ladder in a corner, then gave Edge a backsuplex into a powerbomb. Cena did the "You Can't See Me", getting a lot of boos. Instead of running the ropes, Cena climbed the ladder and did the Five Knuckle Shuffle fistdrop off the ladder. Cena then went under the ring for another table. While Cena set up the table, Edge got a chair, and when Cena turned, Edge blasted him in the head with a chairshot. Edge put Cena on the table in the ring, then went under the ring for another table, which he set up on top of the one Cena was on, so Cena was between tables. Edge went to the top rope, but Cena rolled off the table and knocked Edge off, sending him into the security wall.
Cena went to the floor and pulled out a larger ladder than the one already in the ring. Cena set it up and started to climb. Edge climbed the top rope and then the ladder in the corner, and jumped off, spearing Cena off of his ladder and to the mat. Edge climbed up the big ladder, but when he saw Cena getting up, he dove off at him. Cena caught Edge and set him up for an FU. Edge grabbed the ladder to try and escape, but Cena pulled him off in powerbomb position and threw him into the smaller ladder in the ring. Edge rolled to the floor. Cena went outside after him, grabbing a chair. Cena gave Edge a relatively weak chairshot to the head. Cena got back in the ring and started climbing the ladder. Cena had a hand on the belt, when Lita ran in and toppled the ladder. Cena fell over the top rope and through a table at ringside.
Edge crawled back into the ring, set up the ladder, and began climbing. Cena crawled back into the ring. Lita hit Cena from behind with a chairshot. Cena fell forward, into the ladder, and then tipped the ladder, sending Edge over the top rope and through another table at ringside. Cena gave Lita an FU. The table that was stacked on top of another in the ring toppled down. Cena set it back up, for some reason, then stared at the belt and Edge for a while. Cena finally went to position the ladder, and began to climb up. Cena crawled back in and climbed up the other side of the ladder. Both men were on the ladder, and slugged it out. They both reached for the belt. Cena grabbed Edge and gave him an FU, dropping him off the top of the ladder and through the double stacked tables.
Cena, looking upset, grabbed the title belt to win the match at the 26 minute mark.
Winner and new WWE Champion: John Cena.
There was a pop for Cena for the final spot and the win. Cena went to ringside and hugged his father. Cena did not look happy at all, as he slung the title over his shoulder and walked away. There were still boos for Cena, but some cheers as well. Cena stood at the entranceway and held the belt over his head. They showed replays of some of the big table bumps. Back live, Cena held up the title belt and saluted. Edge was being checked in the ring. The announcers played up that Cena "did what he had to do" as the show ended.
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