They announced that next year's Wrestlemania would be in Atlanta, Georgia.
They announced tonight's crowd as 72,219 and set off fireworks on the roof of the stadium.
A video package on the events leading to the World Title match were shown.
World Champion Chris Jericho vs. Edge.
Jericho entered first, then Edge, then they did the "big match" style introductions.
They locked up at the bell and traded reversals, with Jericho grabbing a side headlock. Jericho hit a shoulderblock and raised his arm in victory. Jericho dodged some clotheslines, but Edge hit a shoulderblock and worked over Jericho in a corner. Jericho came back with shots of his own and slapped Edge across the back of the head before hitting forearms in the corner. Edge reversed a whip into the corner and hit a flapjack. Edge measured Jericho for a spear, but Jericho rolled to the floor. Edge went out after him and slammed Jericho into the announcers table, then tossed him back into the ring. As Edge went to get in, Jericho kicked him, then used a baseball slide kick to send Edge to the floor. Jericho posed victoriously in the ring.
Jericho attacked Edge as he crawled in and gave him a catapult into the bottom rope. Jericho hit Edge with a back suplex and then applied a chinlock. Edge fought to his feet, but Jericho threw him down to the mat by his hair. Jericho stomped Edge, then slapped him across the head twice. Jericho hit Edge with some shoulderblocks in a corner, then slapped him. Jericho went for a charge, but Edge moved and Jericho went shoulder first into the ringpost. Edge hit some right hands, then hit a spinkick. Edge went for a backdrop, but Jericho blocked it and threw Edge gut first across the top rope. Jericho went for a springboard dropkick on Edge on the apron, but Edge moved. Jericho landed on the apron, and Edge shoved him off to the floor. Edge then dove off the apron onto Jericho with a clothesline on the floor.
Edge tossed Jericho back in the ring and went to the top rope. Jericho met him there, and they battled on the ropes. Edge ended up pulling Jericho to the mat with a sitdown gourdbuster off the middle rope for a two count. Jericho tripped Edge, but Edge kicked him away. Edge slid out of the ring and tripped Jericho to the mat. Edge went to the top rope for a flying bodypress, but Jericho rolled through it for a two count. Jericho went for the Walls Of Jericho, but Edge twisted his legs and sent Jericho to the mat. Edge hit a sunset flip off the ropes, and they traded reversals off it until Jericho rolled through and kicked Edge in the head. Jericho measured Edge for a Codebreaker, but Edge caught it and tossed Jericho into the corner.
Edge set up for the spear, but Jericho dove over it and hooked Edge's legs, rolling right into the Walls Of Jericho. Edge managed to pull himself under Jericho and grab a small package for a two count. Jericho hit a back elbow and went for a Lionsault. Edge rolled out of the way, Jericho landed on his feet, and Edge pulled Jericho to the mat with a reverse facebuster for two. Jericho hit an enzugiri for a two count. Jericho set up for his bulldog, but Edge kicked Jericho in the gut and hit the Impaler DDT for a two count. Jericho kicked a charging Edge, then hit a flying forearm to the back of Edge's head. Jericho paused for a moment, then smiled. Jericho measured Edge for a spear, and as he charged, Edge kicked him in the face. Edge then measured Jericho for a spear, as the crowd chanted for it. Edge went for the spear, but Jericho caught him with a Codebreaker.
Jericho crawled onto Edge for a cover, but Edge kicked out at two. Jericho went for another cover, but Edge kicked out again. Jericho kicked Edge's bad ankle, then yelled at him to stay down. Jericho stomped the ankle, then did it again. Jericho missed a third stomp, and Edge tried to throw some punches, but Jericho tripped him and applied the Walls Of Jericho. Edge struggled in the hold, and as he almost had the ropes, Jericho pulled him back into the middle of the ring. Jericho switched to a single leg crab, focusing on the bad leg. Edge struggled, and finally made the ropes for a break. Jericho pulled Edge back toward him by the leg, and Edge managed a victory roll for a two count. Edge then charged Jericho with a clothesline, and they tumbled over the top rope and to the floor.
Jericho grabbed the title belt, but Edge hit him, and they made their way back to the apron. Edge got in the ring, and Jericho hit him from the apron, sending Edge into the referee. The ref was only down for a moment, but it allowed Jericho to scoop up the championship and hit Edge with the title belt. Jericho covered Edge, and the referee counted, but Edge barely kicked out at two. Jericho measured Edge, then hit the Codebreaker for the pin at the sixteen minute mark.
Winner: Chris Jericho.
Post-match, Jericho went after Edge's leg, planning to ram it into the post, but Edge kicked him away. Edge rammed Jericho into the announcers table. Edge ripped the top off the announcers tables and put Jericho on one of them. Edge ran across one table, leaped, and speared Jericho off the other table and through the ringside barricade. Edge actually seemed to get a mixed reaction as he got back in the ring.
The announcers discussed the battle royal that was held before the PPV went on the air. They showed clips of Great Khali being eliminated by a group of men, Shad being tossed by William Regal, and then Regal being eliminated by Finlay. They showed Zack Ryder eliminating Mike Knox and Finlay. It came down to Yoshi Tatsu and Zack Ryder, with Tatsu getting the win.
Eve Torres, Beth Phoenix, Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim & Mickie James vs. Alicia Fox, Vickie Guerrero, Maryse, Layla & Michelle McCool.
Both teams entered as a unit, no individual entrances. Vickie has "Excuse Me" themed wrestling gear now. All the face divas charged the ring, and all the heels ran off, except Vickie, who was protected behind the referee. Vickie bumped into Gail Kim and backed her up to start the match. Vickie posed, while Beth Phoenix tagged in. Vickie turned, saw Beth, and screamed. The face divas then tagged in and out, taking turns pounding Vickie Guerrero in a corner. Vickie screamed "Do you know who I am?" at Kelly Kelly, who responded with a kick and her legdrop finisher. Michelle McCool ran in and gave Kelly the Faith Breaker. This led to a sequences of each Diva coming in, one by one, and hitting their finisher, ending with Beth Phoenix giving Alicia Fox a Glam Slam. Phoenix turned her attention to Vickie, who was cowering in the corner. McCool saved Vickie by kicked Phoenix in the head. McCool and Layla then convinced Vickie Guerrero to go to the top rope. They helped her up there, and Vickie pointed to the heavens, then gave Kelly (who was still out from the Faith Breaker) a pretty bad frog splash. Cole called it a "hog splash". Vickie covered Kelly, but Kelly's shoulder rolled up off the mat. Vickie dropped her weight on Kelly over and over with splashes, then got the pin at the four minute mark. Yes, Vickie scored the pin. She celebrated by doing the old Eddie Guerrero shimmy.
Winners: Alicia Fox, Vickie Guerrero, Maryse, Layla & Michelle McCool.
A video package on the events leading to the WWE Title match was shown.
WWE Champion Batista vs. John Cena.
Batista came out first, and there were fans in the front row with "We Hate Cena" shirts. WWE should start making those, then they'd be able to sell shirts to the people that love AND hate Cena at the same time! The Air Force Armored Guard Drill Team was on the stage, and did a display, flipping rifles with bayonets on them. This was followed by Cena making his entrance and he ran to the ring. We then had the "big match" style introductions. Mixed reaction for Cena, mostly boos for Batista.
Batista and Cena circled at the bell, and when they locked up, Batista grabbed a headlock. Batista hit a shoulderblock, then Cena jumped up and grabbed an armbar, then switched to a side headlock. Cena hit a barrage of punches in a corner, but Batista responded by reversing a whip into the corner and hitting Cena with a clothesline to the back of the head. Batista put Cena in a corner and pounded him down, then hit a kick to the head. Batista got on the floor and pulled Cena's neck over the apron. Batista hit an elbow, then kicked Cena in the head.
Back in the ring, Batista went for a vertical suplex, but Cena reversed it and hit his own. Cena hit a bulldog for a two count. Cena went for an Attitude Adjustment, but Batista countered into a DDT for a two count. Batista hit a running kick to a downed Cena for another two count, then applied a sleeper with a body scissors. Cena got to his feet, carrying Batista on his back. Cena pulled out of the hold, but Batista kneed him in the back. Cena and Batista traded punches, then Batista kicked Cena in the gut and hit a neckbreaker for a two count. Batista put Cena in a front facelock, but Cena broke out and kicked a charging Batista. Batista missed another charge, and Cena hit a pair of shoulderblocks and a back suplex into a powerbomb. Cena did the "You Can't See Me" and went for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but Batista jumped up and hit a spinebuster.
Batista called for the Batista Bomb, but Cena tripped him and put him in an STF. Batista made the ropes to force the break. Batista got to his feet, and immediately charged Cena with a spear for a two count. Batista hit some shoulderblocks in the corner, then put Cena on the top rope. They ended up in a test of strength on the ropes, and Cena hit some headbutts. Cena knocked Batista to the mat, and Cena did the "You Can't See Me" and then delivered a top rope fistdrop. Cena went for the Attitude Adjustment, but Batista grabbed the ropes. Cena pulled Batista back, but lost the handle on his move. Batista landed on his feet and hit Cena with a Batista Bomb. Cena got a shoulder up at two. Batista couldn't believe it, and said "Are you kidding me?" to the referee.
Batista went for a Batista Bomb, but Cena floated out and went for an Attitude Adjustment. Batista countered into a slam, then Cena countered back again and hit an Attitude Adjustment, pretty much flinging Batista through the air with it. Batista kicked out at two. Cena went to the top rope and went for the top rope Rocker Dropper, but Batista caught it and gave Cena a spinebuster. It actually looked like Batista's leg got caught under Cena in an ugly way, but he got right back up. Batista went for a Batista Bomb, but Cena floated over into a sunset flip and hooked an STF. Batista reached for the ropes, but quickly faded and limply tapped out at the fourteen minute mark.
Winner and new WWE Champion: John Cena.
Coverage continued on the next page.
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