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FULL WWE CYBER SUNDAY COVERAGE

By Buck Woodward on 2008-10-26 22:40:21

Welcome to our coverage of WWE Cyber Sunday.  We will be updating this page throughout the evening with results from the show.

United States Champion Shelton Benjamin vs. the fan's choice of MVP, R-Truth or Festus.

This was a preview match shown on WWE.com.  R-Truth received 59% of the vote to win, with Festus getting 26% and MVP getting 15%.

They locked up at the bell, and Benjamin backed Truth into a corner for the break.  Benjamin hit a knee to the gut, then they traded punches, with Truth getting the better of it.  Truth leapfrogged a charge, split on the mat to duck a clothesline, and hit a spin kick for a two count.  Truth kicked away a backdrop, but Benjamin caught him with a Hot Shot, then delivered a running kick for a two count.  Benjamin pounded Truth on the mat, then applied a chinlock.  Truth elbowed out of it, and the two traded punches again.  Benjamin reversed a whip, but Truth dodged a Stinger Splash and hit a pair of clotheslines and a dropkick.  Truth hit the spinning forearm, then went to the top rope.  Benjamin leaped to the top rope, but Truth shoved him off and hit a missile dropkick for a two count. Truth then ran into a faceplant by Benjamin out of nowhere for the three count at the four minute mark.

Winner: Shelton Benjamin.

The PPV opened with a montage of WWE superstars acting like voting tonight wasn't important, then changing their minds when they "realize" it controls their future.

Rey Mysterio vs. Kane in the fan's choice of a Falls Count Anywhere match, a No Holds Barred match or a 2 Out Of 3 Falls match.

No Holds Barred won with 39% of the vote.  Falls Count Anywhere got 35% and 2 Out Of 3 Falls got 26%. Todd Grisham is manning the "Cyber Sunday Control Center".

Mysterio was backed against the ropes at the start, but he dodged a charging Kane, sending him to the floor.  Rey dove onto him with a somersault senton on the floor, then pulled out a kendo stick and hit Kane with it.  They got back in the ring, and Rey tried to use a stop sign, but Kane booted him then whipped him ribs first into the ringpost.  Kane hit a baseball slide kick, further pushing Rey into the post.  Kane tied Rey's feet with a camera cable, hooked Rey's chin, and pulled him across the ring post.  Kane then pulled Rey to the floor and rammed him back first into the ringpost, then tossed him back into the ring.  Kane covered Rey for a two count.

Kane whipped Rey into the corner, then slammed him and dropped a legdrop.  Kane bent Rey over his knee with a backbreaker, but Rey battled back until Kane dropped him with a boot to the face again.  Kane hit another backbreaker, but Rey raked his eyes and hit a kick to the head, then hit an enzugiri.  Rey set up for a 619, but Kane came back with another kick.  Kane went for a chair, but Rey charged him and Kane lifted him.  Rey flipped over him into a reverse DDT.  Rey used the chair for a two count, but Kane kicked out again.  Kane went for a section of ring steps and set it up in the corner, but Rey slid out of a slam attempt and gave Kane a drop toe hold into the steps.  Rey hit Kane in the gut, then the leg, then the head, then the back with a chair.  Kane fell in 619 position, but as Rey went for the move, Kane grabbed him by the throat.  Kane lifted Rey, who turned it into a rana.  Kane fell in 619 position, then Rey hit the move.  Rey followed with a springboard splash for the pin at the ten minute mark.

Winner: Rey Mysterio.

The Divas were shown in vignettes promoting their costumes for the contest.  You can vote on WWE.com for the winner.

Backstage, Chris Jericho tried to convince Ted DiBiase Jr., Manu and Cody Rhodes to take out Batista, showing they could go to the "next level".  They refused, noting they may have to defend their belts tonight.

Theodore R. Long and Tiffany entered the control center to announce the results of the ECW match poll.

ECW Champion Matt Hardy vs. the fan's choice of Evan Bourne, Finlay or Mark Henry.

Evan Bourne got 69% of the vote, Finlay 25% and Henry 6%.

They locked up and Hardy applied a side headlock.  Bourne went for a shoulderblock, but Hardy knocked him down.  Hardy hit a shoulderblock, but Bourne hit a dropkick.  There was a chant for Matt.  Bourne snapmared Hardy, but Hardy took him down with a wristlock. Bourne used a bodyscissors into a victory roll for a two count, then a sunset flip for another two.  Hardy tried to grab a Side Effect, but Bourne turned it into a cradle for a two count.  Bourne hit a jumping knee, a spin kick and a rana.  Hardy sent Bourne to the apron, and Bourne went for a springboard, but Hardy forearmed him to the floor.  Back in the ring, Hardy rammed Bourne into the corner, then hit a clothesline for a two count.  Hardy hit a clothesline in a corner, then went for a bulldog, but Bourne rammed Hardy in a corner and went for a jujigatame.  Hardy escaped, but Bourne armdragged him down and applied an armbar.

Hardy punched out, but Bourne tripped Hardy and hit a standing moonsault for a two count.  Bourne applied a hammerlock, but Hardy hit some forearms.  Bourne retaliated with a side kick to the head.  Bourne went to the top rope, but Hardy rolled out of the ring.  Bourne teased a slingshot, Hardy moved, Bourne put on the breaks and went for an Asai moonsault, but Hardy tripped him and he hit the ropes hard.  Hardy pulled Bourne to the floor hard on his back, then tossed him back into the ring.  Hardy hit a pair of slams, then delivered a second rope elbow to the back for a two count.  Hardy put Evan Bourne in an abdominal stretch, then pulled up on Bourne's leg as well.  Bourne punched out of it, only to get decked with a clothesline.  Hardy kicked Bourne in the gut, then set up for a Splash Mountain powerbomb, but Bourne turned it into a rana.

Bourne hit some forearms and kicks, but Hardy absorbed them and grabbed a Side Effect for a two count.  Hardy hit a second Side Effect, but Bourne kicked out again. Hardy went to the second rope, but as he jumped off, Bourne caught him with a spinkick.  Both men were slow to get up.  Bourne hit some kicks, then Hardy tried a whip, but Bourne hit a walking the ropes moonsault for a two count. Bourne hit a back elbow and a back kick for a two count.  Bourne went to the top rope and hit the double flying knee for a two count.  Bourne set up for a spinkick, but Hardy ducked it and cradled Bourne, with a handful of tights, for a two count.  Hardy went for a backbreaker, but Bourne spun out of it into a armbar takedown.  Bourne went to the top rope, but Hardy met him there.  Bourne knocked Hardy to the mat, and went for the Shooting Star Press.  Hardy moved and Bourne hit the mat.  Hardy went for the Twist Of Fate, but Bourne reversed it into a backslide for a two count.  As they got up, Hardy hit the Twist Of Fate out of nowhere for the pin at the twelve minute mark.

Winner: Matt Hardy.

Post-match, Hardy shook hands with Bourne and helped him to his feet.

Coverage continued on next page.


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