The Great Khali did an interview. His translator recapped that Khali beat Cena easily last night, and pinned him with one foot. He said Khali would pin Cena again tonight, and then go back to India for a huge celebration. Khali grabbed the mic and said he would "break" Cena. At least, I think that is what he said.
Kane vs. Mark Henry - Lumberjack Match
JBL and Cole call their first match of the night. The lumberjacks are Chris Benoit, Val Venis, Santino Marella, Balls Mahoney, Stevie Richards (who jumped on Balls and rode him piggyback-style to the ring), The Miz, Kevin Thorn, Chris Masters, Johnny Nitro, Chavo Guerrero, Kenny Dykstra and Carlito. As Henry came out, they showed Benoit a lot, and the announcers noted that Benoit was one of the wrestlers that Mark Henry had injured last year.
Henry tossed Kane to the floor at the bell, but the heels were afraid to touch him, and Kane got back in on his own. Kane hit a shot to the throat, ducked a clothesline and hit some punches and a boot to the face. Henry fell to the floor. The lumberjacks went to grab him, but Henry tossed them off and just got in on his own. They exchanged punches, with Kane getting the better of it. Henry rolled to the floor, and Kane followed. Chavo Guerrero got between them, but was swatted away. Henry rammed Kane into the apron, then lifted Kane and rammed him back first into the ringpost. Henry got into the ring, and the heels threw Kane in. Henry hit Kane with a forearm to the back, then a double sledge. Kane came back with an uppercut, then hit another one. Kane ran into a Mark Henry powerslam for a two count. Henry went for the bearhug, but Kane headbutted him away. Kane ran into a Henry bodyblock and fell to the mat. Henry applied the bearhug, and backed Kane into a corner. The referee forced a break. Kane grabbed Henry by the throat, but he couldn't lift him for the chokeslam, as his back was hurting.
Henry reapplied the bearhug. Kane fought it off, and knocked Henry through the ropes and to the floor. Some of the heels were helping Henry to his feet, and Kane got on the top rope and dove off, knocking down Henry and those that were trying to help him. Henry rolled into the ring, and Kane (with a slight lumberjack assist) got in as well. Kane hit some punches and a clothesline in the corner. Kane hit another clothesline in the corner, but was holding his back. Kane went to the top rope and hit a clothesline. Kane went for the chokeslam again, this time hitting it. Dykstra and Chavo ran in and attacked Kane, but Kane knocked Chavo away and chokeslammed Dykstra (no disqualifications tonight). This allowed Henry to grab Kane in a bearhug again. Kane passed out in the bearhug and Henry was declared the winner at the nine minute mark.
Winner: Mark Henry.
Backstage, Haas and Benjamin and the Hardys were all backstage being iced down by the trainers. Benjamin began yelling at the Hardys, saying this wasn't a wrestling match tonight, and blaming them for the injuries they all suffered. Jeff ended up slugging Benjamin as he was approaching Matt, and a brawl broke out, with officials trying to separate them.
A video package on the events leading to McMahon vs. Lashley were shown.
ECW World Champion Vince McMahon vs. Bobby Lashley - Street Fight
Styles & Tazz calling this one. Vince was accompanied by Shane and Umaga. At the bell, Lashley dove out of the ring to hit Umaga, but missed badly, with only his foot catching Umaga. Umaga sold it anyway. Shane attacked Lashley on the floor, rolled him into the ring and hit some punches. Lashley picked up Shane and press slammed him over the top rope and onto Umaga. Lashley pounded and stomped Vince down in the corner. Shane ran in, and Lashley threw him out. Umaga and Lashley went at it, but Umaga missed a splash in the corner, hitting his head on the ringpost. Shane ran in with a chair, but Lashley kicked him down. Lashley lifted Vince for a slam, but Umaga hit him with a shot to the throat. Shane DDT'd Lashley on the chair, and Umaga stomped him. Umaga whipped Lashley into a Vince clothesline. Umaga and Shane lifted him up and threw him into another clothesline. Umaga, Shane and Vince kicked Lashley and choked him on the mat. Umaga and Shane whipped Lashley into a Vince kick, then Shane threw him to the floor.
Vince choked Lashley on the floor with the bell hammer, and Umaga pounded him. Vince then choked Lashley with a camera cable. Lashley was brought back into the ring, and Umaga gave him a Samoan Drop. Vince covered, but Lashley kicked out at two. They held up Lashley, and Vince gave him a spear for another two. Vince choked Lashley, then Shane and Umaga pounded him. The McMahons stretched out Lashley and Umaga went for a splash, but Lashley sat up and pulled Vince into the path of the splash. Lashley went to town on Shane and Umaga, tossing both of them from the ring. Lashley hit Vince with a chair shot to the head, then hit a series of chairshots to the back. Lashley hit a running powerslam, but Umaga pulled him from the ring. Lashley rammed Umaga into the steps, then went for a chair. Before Lashley could use it, Umaga kicked him in the throat. Umaga then splashed Lashley on the floor from the apron. Umaga put Lashley on the ECW announce table, and Shane hit a top rope elbowsmash, putting Lashley through the table. Umaga rolled Lashley back into the ring, and Vince covered him, but Lashley kicked out at two.
Umaga got in and hit a chop to the throat. Umaga beat him down in the corner, then charged and hit the posterior thrust in the corner. Shane McMahon got back into the ring with a trash can, and he and Umaga set up for the Coast To Coast kick. Shane went for the kick, but Lashley moved and the trash can ended up hitting Umaga, how had been holding it at ringside. Lashley speared Shane McMahon, then speared Vince McMahon for the pin at the 12-minute mark.
Winner and new ECW World Champion: Bobby Lashley.
Lashley hit another spear on Vince after the match, which they almost missed since they were setting up for replays.
Santino Marella was hitting on Maria backstage in Italian. Todd Grisham interrupted, and wanted Maria's expert opinion on Candice vs. Melina in the pudding match. Maria did the "now I'm smart" thing, and gave a scientific explanation of pudding. Candice came over and asked Santino for a kiss good luck. Maria pushed Santino away and kissed Candice on the lips. Candice said "that's good luck" and left. Santino said "I love America" and left. Ron Simmons walked in and said "Damn!"
Melina vs Candice Michelle - Pudding Match
Candice was dressed like she was going to a pajama party. Melina was dressed like she was going to the beach. Candice threw Melina into the pudding filled kiddie pool (complete with whipped cream). Melina was actually fighting with sunglasses on. They rolled out of the pool, and flung pudding at each other. Candice speared Melina into the pool. They rolled out again and Candice cradled Melina for a two count on the floor. I think Melina used an Oriental Spike at one point. Someone did a DDT. Someone did some elbows. Candice was smothering her in the pudding, so Melina tapped (tapped on the pudding) for the win.
Winner: Candice Michelle.
Maria tried to interview Candice, but Melina threw pudding at her, so Maria jumped into the pool and tackled Melina. Then the referee got pulled into the pool. Melina was slipping and falling as she was leaving. Maria and Candice hugged in celebration, and Candice's top almost fell off.
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