Backstage, Queen Sharmell gave King Booker a peptalk. Booker said Batista was "clinging to a dream that will never come to pass". Booker said there would be no "fairytale ending" for Batista tonight.
Team Cena (John Cena, Rob Van Dam, Sabu, Kane & Bobby Lashley vs. Team Big Show (Big Show, MVP, Finlay, Umaga & Test, with Armando)
MVP (looking nervous), Test, Umaga, Finlay (who had his shillelagh taken away by a referee as he came out) and Big Show each made separate entrances, then Rob Van Dam, Sabu, Bobby Lashley, Kane and John Cena made their entrances.
Ross and Lawler called this Survivor match as well. Cena started out with Umaga. Cena ducked a charge and Umaga went into Cena's corner, but he decked Sabu and RVD. Cena threw Umaga from the ring, and pulled Finlay in. RVD was tagged in and he gave Finlay a corkscrew legdrop. Umaga grabbed a television monitor and he hit Cena, RVD and Sabu with it. Umaga laid out Cena on the floor. Kane and Lashley started brawling with Test and MVP, while the referee ordered Umaga out.
Umaga is eliminated via DQ at the one minute mark.
The match settled down, with Finlay going at it with RVD, hitting a sitdown splash before tagging Test. RVD mounted a comeback on Test, but Test caught a bodypress attempt and gave him a backbreaker. Finlay tagged back in and hit an elbowdrop on Van Dam. MVP tagged in and stomped Van Dam, then put him in a chinlock. RVD was bleeding from the mouth. RVD elbowed out, kicked away a backdrop attempt, and cradled MVP for a two count. RVD hit MVP with a spinkick. Van Dam hit a back kick, then gave Test a thrust kick as he came in. Finlay ran in, and RVD kicked him as well. Van Dam then kicked Big Show's legs out on the apron before he could come in. Van Dam was tripped and pulled to the floor by Test. In the ring, Kane grabbed MVP and chokeslammed him. Van Dam got back in, gave MVP a five star frog splash and pinned him. Test then gave RVD a big boot and pinned him.
MVP, then RVD, are eliminated at the six minute mark.
Sabu cradled Test for a two count. Test sent Sabu to the floor, then went out after him, but Lashley gave him a spear on the outside. Test was thrown back into the ring, and Sabu hit a slingshot legdrop, then a tornado DDT on Test for the pin.
Test is eliminated at the seven minute mark.
Big Show came in and chokeslammed Sabu, then pinned him.
Sabu is eliminated at the seven minute mark.
Big Show and Kane faced off, and grabbed each other by the throat. The Little Bastard came in, stood between them, then left. This distracted the referee, and Finlay came in with a new shillelagh and hit Kane with it. Show chokeslammed Kane and pinned him.
Kane is eliminated at the eight minute mark.
Show powerslammed John Cena, then tagged in Finlay, who worked over Cena before tagging Show back in. Show hit some chops in the corner, then Finlay tagged in and gave Cena a shoulderblock in the corner. Finlay came off the middle rope, but Cena got a boot up, then made the hot tag to Lashley. Lashley hit some clotheslines and elbows on Finlay, then set up for the powerslam. Finlay floated out of it, but Lashley caught him with an exploder suplex. Lashley covered, but Show broke it up. Cena came in and he and Lashley went to double team Show, but Show clotheslined them down. Finlay grabbed the Little Bastard and was going to throw him at Lashley, but Lashley speared Finlay, and the Little Bastard went into Cena's arms. Lashley pinned Finlay.
Finlay is eliminated at the eleven minute mark.
Cena went to FU the Little Bastard, but Show kicked him and Bastard got away. Lashley gave Show a shoulderblock, then he and Cena gave Show a double suplex (Cena couldn't do it alone). Cena did the Five Knuckle Shuffle fistdrop. Fans are booing Cena. Show got up and grabbed Cena by the throat. Lashley came in and shoulderblocked Show to break his grip, and Cena lifted Big Show (which is very impressive) and gave Show the FU, to a pop, for the pin at the thirteen minute mark.
Show is eliminated at the thirteen minute mark. John Cena and Bobby Lashley are the survivors.
They showed a package hyping next week's ECW PPV (still no undercard matches).
They showed the events leading to Batista vs. King Booker.
Smackdown General Manager Theodore R. Long came out, and talked about the stipulation that this is Batista's last title shot. Long then announced that if Booker got himself counted out or disqualified during the match, then Batista would win the title.
World Champion King Booker T, with Queen Sharmell, vs. Batista.
Batista charged Booker in the aisle as the King was making his entrance. They brawled in the aisle, with Batista ramming Booker into the guardrails and ring apron. Batista decked Booker at ringside and pounded him on the floor. Batista rolled Booker into the ring and the bell rang. Batista hit a clothesline and got a two count. Booker hit a back kick and threw punches and forearms at Batista. Batista fired back with punches and chops of his own. Batista rammed Booker head first into the corner, then gave Booker a suplex. Batista went for a powerbomb, but Booker broke free and rolled to the floor. Booker started to walk out, but Sharmell reminded him that he couldn't get counted out. Booker got on the apron at nine, then grabbed Batista and tried to pull him throat first across the top rope, but Batista blocked it and yanked Booker across the rope instead.
Batista gave Booker a backbreaker and a clothesline for a two count, then hit some more clotheslines for another two count. Batista choked Booker against the middle rope, but Booker came back with a Hot Shot. Booker drove Batista throat first across the rope again, then hit a thrust kick for a two count. Booker hit some chops and punches, knocking Batista down in a corner. Batista came back with punches, but Booker poked him in the eyes. Booker hit a clothesline in the corner, then chopped Batista. Batista reversed a whip into the corner, then hit a side slam for a two count. Batista gave Booker a jackhammer for a two count. Booker hit some knees to the head, but ran into a sidewalk slam by Batista for two.
Booker went to leave the ring, but Batista stopped him, and they slugged it out on the apron. Booker poked Batista in the eyes. Batista blindly knocked Booker back into the ring. Batista went to reenter as well, but Sharmell grabbed his foot. He shook her off, but this allowed Booker to superkick Batista off the apron and into the security wall. Booker rammed Batista into the ring steps, then rolled him back into the ring for a two count (using the ropes for leverage). Batista threw some punches, but Booker nailed him with a side kick for a two count (hooking the trunks for leverage). Booker applied a cobra clutch, but Batista fired up and broke free.
Batista hit some punches, but ran into a back elbow by Booker. Booker ran into a belly to belly suplex by Batista, and as the two got up, they exchanged punches. Batista hit a clothesline, then another. Batista hit a clothesline in the corner, then a boot to the face and Booker fell to the floor. Batista threw Booker into the ringsteps, then back into the ring. Batista went to the top rope and hit a flying shoulderblock for a two count. Batista gave Booker a spinebuster for another two count. Batista went for a clothesline, but Booker ducked it and hit the Bookend for a two count. Booker went for an ax kick, but Batista kicked him in the gut and hit the Batista Bomb. Batista covered, but Booker reached out and grabbed the ropes at the two count. Batista complained about the count, as Sharmell slid the belt to Booker. Sharmell got in the ring, and Batista grabbed her. Batista set her up for a powerbomb. The referee threatened to disqualify him, so Batista let her go. While the referee got Sharmell out of the ring, Booker went to hit Batista with the belt. Batista ducked it, kicked Booker, grabbed the belt, and hit Booker with it. Batista tossed the belt out of the ring and covered Booker for the pin at the fifteen minute mark.
Winner and new World Champion: Batista.
Batista celebrated with the belt as fireworks went off to end the show.
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