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7/17 THIS DAY IN HISTORY: CM PUNK SETS CHICAGO AND THE WRESTLING WORLD ON FIRE WALKING OUT OF MONEY IN THE BANK WITH WWE TITLE

By Mike Johnson on 2012-07-17 08:00:00

July 17th

On this day in history in ....

1926 - Future multi-time World Heavyweight Champion Édouard Carpentier is born in Roanne, France.

1950 - Johnny Valentine defeats Danny Dusek for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Tampa, Florida.

1957 - Killer Kowalski defeats Gene Kiniski to win the Montreal Athletic Commission World Heavyweight Title in Montreal, Quebec, to begin his ninth reign.

1957 - Mishima Ota defeats Juan Diaz for the Mexican National Lightweight Title. Ota, Japanese, immediately had to vacate the title because the rules state that Mexican national titles can only be held by native Mexicans.

1959 - Randy Anderson is born in Rome, Georgia.

1964 - Mr. Moto and Nikita Mulkovich defeat Robert Duranton and Shag Thomas for the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Title in Honolulu, Hawaii.

1965 - The Assassins (Guy Mitchell and Joe Tomasso) defeat Boris and Nicoli Volkoff to win the WWA World Tag Team Title in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1967 - Tim and Rip Tyler defeat Bobby Fields and Ken Lucas for the NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Title in Panama City, Florida.

1968 - Johnny Barend and Magnificent Maurice defeat Peter Maivia and Billy White Wolf to win the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Title in Honolulu, Hawaii.

1970 - The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Don Kent) defeat Dick the Bruiser and Bill Miller for the WWA World Tag Team Title in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1970 - Paul DeMarco defeats Nick Bockwinkel in Atlanta, Georgia to win his third NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title.

1973 - Bob Armstrong and Bill Dromo defeat The Super Infernos for the NWA Macon Tag Team Title in Macon, Georgia, beginning their third reign.

1973 - Masked Lee and Sandy Parker defeat Mariko Akagi and Jumbo Miyamoto for the WWWA World Tag Team Title in Yokohama, Japan. This began Lee and Parker's second reign and ended Akagi and Miyamoto's fifth.

1974 - Beau James is born in Kingsport, Tennessee.

1975 - Daffney is born in Wiesbaden, Germany.

1976 - NWA Tri-State held its first "Superdome Extravaganza" at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The results were:
- Pat Barrett defeated Tom Jones.
- Jay Clayton and Ted DiBiase defeated Bobby Jaggers and Randy Tyler.
- Nelson Royal defeated Ron Starr.
- Grizzly Smith defeated Siegfried Stanke.
- Farmer Pete and Bobo Johnson defeated Billy the Red and Little Tokyo.
- Abdullah the Butcher and Dick the Bruiser fought to a double-disqualification.
- André the Giant and Buck Robley defeated Ken Patera and NWA Tri-State United States Tag Team Champion Bob Sweetan.
- Dick Murdoch defeated NWA Tri-State United States Tag Team Champion Killer Karl Kox in a "Jim Bowie" Death match. Both men were blindfolded.
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Terry Funk defeated NWA Tri-State North American Heavyweight Champion Bill Watts by TKO to retain the title.

1976 - Pampero Firpo wins his third Detroit NWA United States Heavyweight Title from The Sheik in Detroit, Michigan, ending Sheik's ninth reign.

1976 - The Beauty Pair (Jackie Sato and Maki Ueda) defeat Cheryl Day and Jackie West for the vacant WWWA World Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan, beginning their second reign.

1978 - Mike Knox is born in San Bernardino, California.

1978 - Akira Raijin is born in Takarazuka, Japan.

1982 - The WWF held an event at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The results:
- Charlie Fulton defeated Pete Doherty.
- Laurent Soucie defeated Jose Estrada.
- Steve Travis defeated Johnny Rodz.
- Jesse Ventura defaeted Special Delivery Jones.
- WWF Tag Team Champions Tony Garea and Rick Martel defeated Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito by reverse decision to retain the title.
- Tony Atlas defeated The Masked Executioner.
- WWF Intercontinental Champion Pedro Morales defeated Killer Khan to retain the title.
- Adrian Adonis defeated Dominic DeNucci (subbing for Pat Patterson).
- WWF Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund defeated Greg Valentine to retain the title.

1983 - Ron Garvin defeats The Iron Sheik in Atlanta, Georgia to win the NWA National Television Title.

1987 - El Dandy defeats Kung Fu for the NWA World Middleweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico.

1987 - Mile Zrno defeats Steve Wright to win the Catch Wrestling Association World Middleweight Title in Vienna, Austria.

1987 - Rufus R. Jones defeats Porkchop Cash in Kansas City, Kansas to win his third NWA Central States Heavyweight Title.

1988 - Frank "Bruiser Brody" Goodish, died at Centro Médico de San Juan in Puerto Rico, hours after a stabbing attack from José "Invader I" González, in a shower at a WWC event in Bayamón.

1988 - Villano III wins his third WWF Light Heavyweight Title, defeating Rambo in Naucalpan, Mexico.

1988 - Emilio Charles, Jr. defeats Atlantis to win the NWA World Middleweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico.

1990 - Terry Gordy defeats Stan Hansen for the AJPW Triple Crown Title in Ishikawa, Japan, beginning his second reign. He had to vacate the title 10 days later after being hospitalized after an overdose on painkillers.

1992 - Felino defeats America to win the CMLL World Welterweight Title in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

1992 - La Sirenita defeats Neftali to win the Mexican National Women's Title in Cuautla, Mexico.

1993 - The WWF held an event at USAir Arena in Landover, Maryland, the first show since the former Capital Centre was renamed. The results were:
- Jim Powers pinned Papa Shango with an inside cradle.
- Tatanka fought Bam Bam Bigelow to a double countout.
- Bret Hart defeated WWF Champion Yokozuna by disqualification when Mr. Fuji hit Hart with the Japanese flag as he had Yokozuna in the Sharpshooter. Lex Luger made the save. Yokozuna retained the title.
- The Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart) defeated Afa and Samu.
- The Bastion Booger pinned Bob Backlund with a sitdown splash.
- WWF Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels pinned Mr. Perfect after Sweet Chin Music to retain the title.

1993 - Brian Lee defeats Tracy Smothers for the SMW Heavyweight Title in Johnson City, Tennessee, ending Smothers' second reign and beginning Lee's second.

1994 - WCW held their first Bash At The Beach Pay-per-view at the Orlando Arena, in Florida. This show would mark the beginning of a major change in WCW philosophy, as it featured the WCW PPV in-ring debut of Hulk Hogan. This was also the first-ever PPV singles meeting of Hogan and Ric Flair.  Their previous singles matches had only been held on WWF house shows. Here are the results of the show:
- In a dark match, Brian (BG James/Road Dogg) & Brad Armstrong defeated Steve Keirn & Bobby Eaton.
- WCW Television Champion Steven (William) Regal defeated Johnny B. Badd when Regal reversed a sunset flip and held the trunks for the pin.
- Antonio Inoki was presented with an award for his contributions to wrestling.  Regal briefly confronted Inoki, before backing off.
- Vader, with Harley Race, defeated The Guardian Angel (Big Bossman) via disqualification when the referee caught Angel with a nightstick, even though Race had brought it into the ring, and Angel never actually used it.
- Terry Funk & Bunkhouse Buck, with Col. Robert Parker & Meng, defeated Dustin Rhodes & Arn Anderson when Funk pinned Rhodes after Arn turned on him and gave him a DDT.
- WCW United States Champion Steve Austin defeated Ricky Steamboat by putting his feet on the ropes for leverage.
- Paul Roma & Paul Orndorff defeated Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan to win the WCW World Tag Team Title when Orndorff pinned Cactus while Roma held Cactus' legs from the outside.
- Hulk Hogan, with Shaquille O'Neil, Jimmy Hart & Mr. T in his corner, defeated Ric Flair, with Sherri Martel, to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title.  Martel was carried off by Mr. T during the match.  The bout ended when Hogan "hulked up" after a brass knuckles shot, and delivered a big boot to the face and a legdrop for the win (I know, shocking).

1994 - WAR held its Second-Anniversary Show at Ry┼Źgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan, featuring an eight-team six-man tag team tournament. The results were:
- Masanobu Kurisu defeated Yuji Yasuraoka.
Tournament quarterfinals:
- Ashura Hara, Jinsei Shinzaki and John Tenta defeated WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Champions Hiromichi Fuyuki, Gedo and Jado.
- Takashi Ishikawa, Koji Ishinriki and Koki Kitihara defeated Akio Kobayashi, Koji Kitao and Masaaki Mochizuki.
- Masashi Aoyagi, Arashi and Kendo Nagasaki defeated Shoichi Funaki, Animal Hamaguchi and Nobukazu Hirai.
- Bam Bam Bigelow, Atsushi Onita and Genichiro Tenryu defeated Vampiro Canadiense (Vampiro), Lionheart (Chris Jericho) and The Warlord.
Tournament semifinals:
- Ashura Hara, Jinsei Shinzaki and John Tenta defeated Takashi Ishikawa, Koji Ishinriki and Koki Kitihara.
- Bam Bam Bigelow, Atsushi Onita and Genichiro Tenryu defeated Masashi Aoyagi, Arashi and Kendo Nagasaki.
Non-tournament match:
- UWA World Middleweight Champion Ultimo Dragon defeated The Great Sasuke to retain the title.
Tournament finals:
- Bam Bam Bigelow, Atsushi Onita and Genichiro Tenryu defeated Ashura Hara, Jinsei Shinzaki and John Tenta.

1996 - Preston Quinn defeats Rising Sun in Suffolk, Virginia to win the newly-revived NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title.

1997 - Corporal Punishment and Mark Schrader defeat Jimmy Cicero and Steve Corino for the Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation Tag Team Title.

1999 - Steve Bradley defeats Vic Grimes to win the Power Pro Wrestling Young Guns Title in Memphis, Tennessee, ending and beginning both men's second reigns.

1999 - Wayne Woo defeats Magic for the NWA New York Hardcore Title in Staten Island, New York.

2000 - The Monday Night War took a week off, as WWF RAW is WAR aired unopposed. WCW Monday Nitro was pushed to Tuesday night due to TNT's two-part miniseries "Nuremberg". RAW got a 6.2 rating on USA, and the results were:
- The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) fought The Hardy Boyz (Jeff and Matt (with Lita)) to a no-contest.
- WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman fought The Godfather to a no-contest to retain the title.
- Road Dogg and X-Pac defeated Too Cool (Grandmaster Sexay and Scotty 2 Hotty).
- Chris Benoit and WWF Tag Team Champions Edge and Christian (with Shane McMahon) defeated The A.P.A. (Bradshaw and Faarooq) and WWF Champion The Rock.
- WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Dean Malenko defeated Chyna (with WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero) by disqualification to retain the title.
- Rikishi defeated Test (with Trish Stratus).
- Kane and The Undertaker defeated Kurt Angle and Triple H (with WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley).

2002 - TNA held its fifth weekly pay-per-view event at the NWA-TNA Asylum in Nashville, Tennessee. The results:
Dark matches:
- The Lost Boys (Azrael and Gabriel) defeated The Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark).
- The Dupps (Bo and Stan) defeated Big Bully Douglas and Mike Rapada.
Pay-per-view matches:
- Sabu defeated Malice (with James Mitchell, Slash and Tempest) in a Ladder match to become #1 contender to the NWA World Heavyweight Title.
- K-Krush defeate Norman Smiley.
- The Flying Elvises (Jorge Estrada and Sonny Siaki) defeated Christopher Daniels and Elix Skipper.
- Puppet defeated Meatball in a Hardcore match.
- Francine and Jasmin St. Claire fought to a no-contest.
- NWA World Tag Team and TNA X Division Champion A.J. Styles defeated Low Ki to retain the X Division title.
- Scott Hall defeated Brian Lawler.

2002 - KroniK (Brian Adams and Bryan Clarke) defeat Taiyo Kea and Keiji Muto for the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Title in Osaka, Japan.

2002 - The Dogg Pound (Shelton Benjamin and Redd Dogg (Rodney Mack) defeat Flash Flanagan and Trailer Park Trash to win the OVW Southern Tag Team Title in Jeffersonville, Indiana, ending Flash and Trash's third reign.

2002 - Maryland Championship Wrestling held the "Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup" at Michaels 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie, Maryland. The results were:
Shane Shamrock Cup tournament first round:
- Xavier defeated Qenaan Creed.
- Adam Flash defeated Johnny Kashmere.
- Reckless Youth defeated Danimal.
- Trent Acid defeated Nick Berk.
- MCW Cruiserweight Champion The Amazing Red defeated Quiet Storm.
Non-tournament matches:
- MCW Tag Team Champions The Slackers (Chad Bowman and Dino Divine) defeated The S.A.T. (Joél and José Maximo) to retain the title.
- NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion Danny Doring defeated Christian York to retain the title.
- MCW Television Champion Romeo Valentino and Candie defeated Ronnie Zukko and Tara in a Mixed Tag Team match.
- MCW Heavyweight Champion The Bruiser defeated Chris Chetti to retain the title.
- Reckless Youth defeated Trent Acid, MCW Cruiserweight Champion The Amazing Red, Adam Flash, Joey Matthews and Xavier in an Elimination match to win the Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup.

2002 - Beau James and Brian Overbay defeat Roger Anderson (subbing for Steve Flynn) and K.C. Thunder in Kingsport, Tennessee to win the Southern States Wrestling Tag Team Title.

2002 - Mike Knox defeats Frankie Kazarian in Tempe, Arizona to become the first Impact Zone Wrestling Heavyweight Champion.

2004 - ROH held "Reborn: Completion" at the Rex Plex in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The results:
- Generation Next (Jack Evans and Roderick Strong (with Austin Aries and Alex Shelley)) defeated Special K (Dixie and Izzy).
- Doug Williams defeated Jay Lethal, Nigel McGuinness and John Walters in a Four Corner Survival match to advance to an ROH Pure Title match later in the show.
- The Carnage Crew (DeVito and Loc) defeated The New and Improved Carnage Crew (Danny Daniels and Masada) in a Weapons match. As a results, Daniels and Masada had to break up.
- Alex Shelley defeated Austin Aries, ROH Tag Team Champion CM Punk and Matt Stryker in a Four Corner Survival match to advance to an ROH Pure Title match later in the show.
- Dan Maff and B.J. Whitmer defeated The Second City Saints (ROH Tag Team Champion Colt Cabana and Ace Steel) in a Falls Count Anywhere match.
- Jimmy Rave (with The Embassy) defeated Trent Acid.
- Doug Williams defeated Alex Shelley to win the vacant ROH Pure Title.
- The Briscoes (Jay and Mark) and ROH World Champion Samoa Joe defeated The Rottweilers (Ricky Reyes, Homicide and Rocky Romero (with Julius Smokes)) by disqualification.

2004 - Maniac defeats Brent Dail for the WWC World Junior Heavyweight Title in Caguas, Puerto Rico, ending Dail's second reign and beginning Maniac's second reign.

2004 - Michael Kovac and Eric Schwarz defeat Swi$$ Money Holding (Double C (Claudio Castagnoli) and G-Ses (Marc Roudin)) to win the German Stampede Wrestling Tag Team Title in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany.

2004 - Jeremy V defeats Todd Sexton for the vacant NWA Wildside Television Title in Cornelia, Georgia.

2004 - Buzz Dupp defeats Mike Woods for the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title in Columbia, Tennessee, ending Woods' third reign.

2004 - Calvin Rose defeats Tan the Man to win the NWA Southern Television Title in Jackson, Mississippi.

2004 - Conscience defeated Eric Canyon, Hatred and Adam Shame in a four-way match at a Scottish Wrestling Alliance show in Bellshill, Scotland, to become the first NWA Scottish Heavyweight Champion.

2005 - TNA held the first-annual "No Surrender" pay-per-view at the iMPACT! Zone in Orlando, Florida. The results were:
- In a pre-show match, Shocker pinned Jerrelle Clark with a roll-up.
- America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James Storm) defeated Michael Shane and Alex Shelley (with Traci), when Storm pinned Shelley after a Superkick.
- Sonjay Dutt defeated Mikey Batts, Shark Boy and Elix Skipper in a Fatal Four-Way match, by pinning Batts after a Hindu Press, to qualify for the upcoming Super X Cup Tournament.
- Apolo and Sonny Siaki defeated The Diamonds in the Rough (Simon Diamond and David Young), when Apolo pinned Young after a TKO.
- Samoa Joe defeated Chris Sabin by submission with the Coquina Clutch.
- Team Canada (A-1, Bobby Roode and Eric Young) defeated Lance Hoyt and NWA World Tag Team Champions The Naturals (Chase Stevens and Andy Douglas) (with Jimmy Hart), when Young pinned Douglas after Roode hit him with Hart's megaphone.
- Monty Brown and Kip James defeated The 3Live Kru (Ron Killings and Konnan) in a Street Fight, when Brown pinned Killings after hitting the Pounce through a table.
- A.J. Styles pinned Sean Waltman after a Styles Clash. Jerry Lynn was the guest referee.
- TNA X Division Champion Christopher Daniels pinned Petey Williams (with A-1) after the Best Moonsault Ever to retain the title.
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Raven pinned Abyss (with James Mitchell) in a Dog Collar match, after an Evenflow DDT on thumbtacks, to retain the title. After the match, Jeff Jarrett came out and said that he was going to get his title back one way or another. Rhino then made his debut and Gored Raven.

2005 - International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom held the evening show of the second and final day of its "Weekend of Champions" at the Orpington Halls in Orpington, England. The results:
- Dragon Phoenix, Tony Sefton and Spud defeated Dave Moralez, Ashley Reed and Jack Storm.
- In an IPW:UK Tag Team Title tournament semifinal match, AK47 (Kris Linnell and Ashe) defeated The High Class Catch Club (Adam Polak and Baron von Hagen).
- James Tighe defeated Chasyn Rance.
- In the other IPW:UK Tag Team Title tournament semifinal, The Chav Army (Battalion and Flaming Red) defeated Andy Boy Simmonz and Harry Smith.
- Jonny Storm defeated westside Xtreme wrestling Cruiserweight Champion Steve Douglas to win the title.
- AK47 (Kris Linnell and Ashe) defeated The Chav Army (Battalion and Flaming Red) to become the first IPW:UK Tag Team Champions.
- Martin Stone defeated IPW:UK Champion Aviv Maayan to win the title.

2005 - PRIDE Fighting Championships held "PRIDE Bushido 8" at Rainbow Hall in Nagoya, Japan. Under Bushido rules, matches are two rounds only, instead of three. The results were:
- Josh Thomson defeated Daisuke Sugie by submission (kneebar) at 4:35 of round one.
- Denis Kang defeated Andrei Semenov by unanimous decision.
- Marcus Aurelio defeated Jutaro Nakao by unanimous decision.
- Kazuki Okubo defeated Ryuichi Murata by submission (armbar) at 9:30 of round one.
- James Thompson defeated Henry Miller by knockout (punch) at 1:21 of round one.
- Joachim Hansen defeated Masakazu Imanari by knockout (knee) at 2:34 of round one.
- Daniel Acacio defeated Kazuo Misaki by unanimous decision.
- Tatsuya Kawajiri defeated Luiz Firmino by unanimous decision.
- Ikuhisa Minowa defeated Kimo Leopoldo by submission (Achilles lock) at 3:11 of round one.
- Phil Baroni defeated Ryo Chonan by knockout (punch) at 1:40 of round one.
- Takanori Gomi defeated Jean Silva by unanimous decision.

2005 - Anthony Wayne defeats Blaze for the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title in Humboldt, Tennessee.

2006 - WWE held a live RAW at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, which got a 4.0 rating on USA. The results:
- Carlito pinned Shelton Benjamin with a roll-over and holding the ropes to become #1 contender to the WWE Intercontinental Title.
- Trish Stratus and Torrie Wilson defeated WWE Women's Champion Mickie James and Victoria, when Trish pinned Victoria after the Stratusfaction.
- The Highlanders (Robbie and Rory McAllister) defeated Russell Simpson and Jared Steel, when Rory got the pin after the Scot Drop.
- Umaga (with Armando Alejandro Estrada) pinned John Cena after the Samoan Spike.
- Randy Orton pinned Eugene after the RKO.
- Shawn Michaels (with Triple H) defeated Shane McMahon (with Vince McMahon) by disqualification after the Spirit Squad interfered.
- In a dark match after the show, John Cena pinned WWE Champion Edge after the FU.
- Also during RAW, Amy Zidian became the first contestant eliminated from the 2006 Diva Search.

2006 - New Japan held the 12th event of its "Circuit 2006 Turbulence" tour at the Tsukisamu Green Dome in Sapporo, Japan. The show featured a six-man tournament for the IWGP Heavyweight Title, which had been stripped from Brock Lesnar three days earlier. The results were:
- Mitsuhide Hirasawa, Taichi Ishikari and Takashi Uwano defeated Takashi Iizuka, Tetsuya Naito and Yujiro.
- Akebono defeated IWGP Tag Team Champion Hiroyoshi Tenzan to advance to the IWGP Heavyweight Title tournament semifinals.
- Yuji Nagata defeated Travis Tomko to advance to the IWGP Heavyweight Title tournament semifinals.
- Prince Devitt, Koji Kanemoto, Negro Casas and Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Gedo, Jado, Jushin Liger and Minoru.
- Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano defeated Riki Choshu and Naofumi Yamamoto.
- Giant Bernard defeated Akebono to advance to the IWGP Heavyweight Title tournament finals.
- Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Yuji Nagata to advance to the IWGP Heavyweight Title tournament finals.
- NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion Tiger Mask IV defeated Wataru Inoue to retain the title.
- Real Wild Child (Manabu Nakanishi and Takao Omori) defeat Shiro Koshinaka and Togi Makabe to become the interim IWGP Tag Team Champions. Koshinaka and Makabe had defeated Giant Bernard and Travis Tomko in a tournament final on July 2 to become interim champions after Masahiro Chono, who was champions with Hiroyoshi Tenzan, was injured. Chono and Tenzan split on September 20, and Real Wild Child were declared official champions eight days later.
- Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Giant Bernard to win the vacant IWGP Heavyweight Title.

2006 - Robbie Brookside defeats champion Hade Vansen and Jonny Storm in a three-way elmination match for the FWA British Heavyweight Title in Morecambe, England.

2006 - Flash Moon and Tigers Mask defeated Kei and Shu Sato in Osaka, Japan at an Osaka Pro Wrestling event, to win the Michinoku Pro Tohoku Tag Team Title.

2006 - Psycho defeats The Faroh of Phunk for the NWA Southern Television Title in Magee, Mississippi.

2006 - Amazing Kong and Kyoko Kimura defeat Kyoko Inoue and Etsuko Mita for the NEO Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan.

2007 - WWE taped Friday Night SmackDown! and held ECW live at the Entertainment Center in Laredo, Texas. ECW got a 1.3 rating on Sci Fi and SmackDown! got 2.6 on The CW. The event was originally scheduled to take place at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, but was cancelled due to the Benoit family tragedy. The results were:
- In a dark match, Sylvan defeated ???.
SmackDown!:
- Victoria pinned Torrie Wilson after the Widow's Peak.
- The Great Khali won a 20-man battle royal, last eliminating Batista and Kane, to win the vacant World Heavyweight Title. The title had been vacated by Edge earlier in the night due to a torn left pectoral muscle, suffered the previous week during an attack from Kane. Also in the battle royal were: WWE Tag Team Champion Deuce, WWE Tag Team Champion Domino, Kenny Dykstra, Eugene, Finlay, Funaki, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero, Matt Hardy, Mark Henry, Brett Major, Brian Major, WWE United States Champion MVP, Shannon Moore, Chris Masters, Jamie Noble, Dave Taylor and Jimmy Wang Yang.
- Matt Hardy pinned Kenny Dykstra after the Twist of Fate off the middle turnbuckle.
- Batista and Kane fought to a no-contest when The Great Khali attacked both men. The match was to determine the #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title.
ECW:
- CM Punk pinned Elijah Burke after the GTS.
- Big Daddy V (with Matt Striker) pinned Ted Storm after a spinning sidewalk slam.
- Kevin Thorn pinned Tommy Dreamer after the Original Sin.
- At the end of ECW, ECW World Champion Johnny Nitro came to the ring and announced that he had changed his name to John Morrison.
In a dark match after the taping, World Heavyweight Champion The Great Khali was disqualified in a Triple Threat match with Batista and Kane.

2007 - Tommy Rich defeats The Masked Superstar in a Falls Count Anywhere match in Carrollton, Georgia to win the NWA All-Star Wrestling Southern Heavyweight Title.

2007 - It is announced that Edge would be out for at least four months to repair a torn pectoral muscle.

2007 - The Great Khali won the WWE World title in a Battle Royal to fill the vacancy caused by Edge's injury.

2007 - WWE broadcast ECW on Sci Fi.  Mike Johnson filed the following TV Report:

The new ECW opening is awesome, but I miss the old Slashtones ECW theme song.

Joey Styles and Tazz welcomed everyone to ECW and noted they were expecting a major announcement from ECW champion Johnny Nitro.  They showed reporters camped outside his locker room.  A "press agent" for Nitro came out and said that tonight would be the last time Nitro would appear on ECW.  He said Nitro would have an official announcement during a conference in the ring later tonight.  Tazz and Joey wondered what that meant and said that was "huge."

CM Punk made his way to the ring.  They plugged the ECW title match for the Great American Bash.  Elijah Burke made his way to the ring.

CM Punk vs. Elijah Burke

Burke started jawing at Punk.  They had words center-ring.  They cinched into a collar and elbow lockup, working their way around the ring.  They went for a test of strength in the center of the ring, which Punk won.  He leveraged Burke into the air and slammed him down.  Punk kept up the momentum, taking Burke to the mat.  Punk cinched in a reverse hammerlock, then ran Burke into the turnbuckles.  Punk hit a couple of kicks and a legdrop for a two count.  He went right back to working on the arm as Burke screamed Punk was going to break it.  Burke made his way up to his feet and kicked Punk.  He tossed him into the corner and took over with strikes.  Burke got a two count after an elbowdrop.  Burke went for a suplex, but Punk reversed it for a near fall.  Punk went right back to the arm.  Punk charged him in the corner but was kicked.  Burke and Punk fell over the ropes to the floor as they went to commercial.  So far, OK.  Technically sound but just OK.

Zack Morris will star in Atomic Twister.  I'm hoping for AC Slater in Nuclear Chutes & Ladders.

When ECW returned, Burke had Punk trapped in a one leg Boston Crab.  He began dropping elbows over the small of Punk's back.  Punk kicked up at two.  He cinched in a full Boston Crab as Punk screamed in anguish.  Punk tried to crawl to the ropes.  He teased tapping out but finally reached them.  Burke tried to pull Punk back towards the center but was kicked off.  Punk began nailing Burke with round kicks.  Burke cut him off with a punch, then continued the assault.  Burke applied a sufboard from a kneeling position.  You could hear a small "CM Punk" chant briefly.  

Burke dropped Punk down into a backbreaker over the knee, but only got a two count.  Burke complained about a slow count from referee Scott Armstrong.  Burke continued to work over Punk's lower back.  He slammed Punk.  He went to grab Punk, who kicked him from a prone position.  Punk began nailing kicks and finally a clothesline.  He nailed a flapjack on Burke, then a kick for a two count.  Burke drilled Punk with a back suplex for a near fall.  Punk comes back with a DDT for a near fall.

Burke nailed a German suplex, but Punk kicked up.  Burke began peppering Punk with a series of left hands.  He went for a clothesline, but Punk ducked and caught him with the GTS, scoring the pin.  

Your winner, CM Punk!

The match was OK.  Punk vs. Richards last week was much more fun.  

Punk motioned for the belt with his hands during his exit.

Tazz and Joey Styles discussed the debut of Big Daddy V and said up next was his first ECW match.  Believe it or not, the former Mabel actually appeared for the original ECW at the November to Remember '98 in New Orleans (he was actually a member of the Full Blooded Italians, no kidding!), but that doesn't count in this revisionist version of ECW.

They aired a Raw Rebound segment designed to push John Cena vs. Bobby Lashley at the Great American Bash.  They did a good job of building the bout with all the "legends" giving their comments.  I liked it.

Matt Striker came to the ring wearing a suit and tie.  He said he gave the Boogey Man a lesson in redemption and they showed V's debut last week.  introduced Big Daddy V.

Big Daddy V vs. Tim Storm

V killed Storm with a running splash in the corner.  He hit a Samoan Drop and a Bubbaslam, then scored the pin.  The end.  Squash city. V has replaced Snitsky as the resident lumbering monster.

Your winner, Big Daddy V!

When ECW returned from commercial, The Miz was inside the ring in street clothes.  He called himself a chick magnet and said that no matter where he is, women throw themselves at him.  He said that every woman in the arena wants him.  He said that perhaps it's his personality, or his charisma, or even his good looks, but the fact is "Chicks dig me and men fear me."  He said that he's about to call out three women who have special surprise for him.  How is it a surprise if he knows about it?  Extreme Expose come to the ring. Layla El called for a chair and sat his Mizness down in in.  Two of them danced while Kelly Kelly sucked.  Seriously, Robby the Robot has more rhythm.  They tamely lapdanced Miz.

Tazz and Joey Styles wondered what Johnny Nitro's announcement about tonight being his final ECW appearance meant and whether it was related to the Extreme Rules match from last week with Tommy Dreamer.  They showed a series of clips from the match.

Tommy Dreamer made his way to the ring.  

Tommy Dreamer vs. Kevin Thorn

AGAIN?? Who's wrestled more, these two or CM Punk and Stevie Richards?  Sheesh!

Thorn goes for a punch but Dreamer nails him first.  I guess these two, uh, know each other.  Thorn runs Dreamer backwards into the ring.  Dreamer hiptosses him.  Dreamer dropped an elbow over thorn.  Thorn went outside to the apron, then dropped down, snapping Dreamer's arm over the ropes.  The announcers said Dreamer's shoulder was hurting from last week.  Thorn went right after the shoulder, pulling at it, then kicked Dreamer off.  He applied a top wristlock, then shoulderblocked Dreamer down.  Dreamer finally hit a neckbreaker.  Dreamer kicked Thorn as he charged in the corner, then snapped him backwards with another neckbreaker.  Dreamer went to the top rope, slowly, and was caught.  Thorn went for the Dark Kiss/Original Sin, but Dreamer shoved him off.  Thorn beat him down and went for a suplerplex.  Dreamer shoved him off and hit a splash off the ropes,...seriously.  Dreamer only got a two count.  Dreamer went for a piledriver, but his arm hurt and Thorn snapped him to the mat.  Thorn went for a powerbomb but Dreamer escaped and hit a clothesline.  He went for a DDT, but Thorn evaded and threw Dreamer shoulder-first into the ringpost.  Thorn pulled Dreamer back into the ring and covered him clean for the win.

Your winner, Kevin Thorn!

Thorn went after Dreamer, set him up and drilled him with Original Sin.  Thorn stalked around the ring.  Match was eh. We've been here and done this dance two dozen times.

Backstage, Johnny Nitro's press agent came out of the locker room.  The announcers said the press conference was coming next.

When we returned to the ring, Johnny Nitro's press agent, who announced Nitro had officially changed his name.  The former Nitro came out with a new hairstyle, new theme music and a rock star like suit.  He looked like The Doors' Jim Morrison or Billy Crudup in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous, minus the goatee.  He said that he came out tonight to make a statement and that his name is not Johnny Nitro.

His new name is....John Morrison.  He said that he's been given that name at birth and since then he's been destined to do great things.  He could walk at four months and could run at eight.  He skipped first grade and went right to third grade.  He was elected to High School Presidency and wasn't even running.  He said he was a true champion.  He said he was the new face of ECW and destroyed Tommy Dreamer last week and would do the same to CM Punk at the Great American Bash.

He said that speaking of names, what does CM Punk mean.  He asked what CM stands for and suggested it means, Chasing Men or Common Man or Cookie Monster.  Morrison's delivery is really good.  He said that a Punk is a disrespectful little man with lame tattoos that didn't know his place.

CM Punk's music hit and he came to the ring.  Morrison said that he hoped Punk wasn't here to confront him because this was a press conference not a wrestling match.  He said he wasn't going to lay a finger on Punk until he beats him senseless at the Bash.  He then asked Punk how he came up with his clever little ring name.  Before Punk could answer, Morrison hit him with a ring, then struck him with the microphone, breaking it.  Morrison nailed Punk with a corkscrew neckbreaker, then arrogantly put his sunglasses on and posed over the prone Punk, then walked out.

Morrison headed to the locker room, turning to look back at Punk.  Punk, holding his neck, began to get up as they went off the air.

The last segment was the best thing on the show by far.  Nitro's makeover was handled absolutely perfect.  

2009 - The National Wrestling Alliance announced that they would induct the late Dennis Coralluzo into the NWA Hall of Fame at the 9/26 Coralluzo Memorial Tournament in Wayne, New Jersey.  In a press release, NWA Executive Director, Robert K. Trobich commented, "I am pleased to announce that the late Dennis Coralluzzo is second person we are going to honor this year. Dennis was one-of-a-kind. To describe him as colorful just doesn't do him justice. But he was also an excellent promoter, who put together great matches and had an eye for young talent. Most importantly, however, Dennis was an almost indispensable ally in keeping the NWA alive in the 90s. One of my fondest memories was journeying to Atlanta with Dennis to convince WCW that the failure to admit Dennis to the NWA (which they did not want) would result in decades of legal action and fees. Dennis and I were, of course, bluffing, but it worked. Once in, Dennis was instrumental in bringing in new members and raising the NWA profile. From appearing on WWF television, to accompanying Dan "The Beast" Severn to the ring in an early UFC bout, proudly holding the NWA Worlds Championship aloft, Dennis was NWA to the end and has a rightful place in the NWA Hall of Fame.”

2009 - TNA ran Johnson City, TN.  Brent filed the following live report:

Match 1:  Chris Sabin d. Jay Lethal & Suicide in a 3-way match
 
This was an outstanding match and great way to start the show.  One of the highlights was when Lethal went to the top rope for the elbow drop, Suicide jumped off the top of an adjacent turnbuckle and dropkicked Lethal in the head, sending him to the floor.  Sabin pinned Suicide for the win.
 
A funny moment occurred after the match when Suicide tried to take a drink of water from a bottle on the ringside table, only to shake his head in disgust when he couldn't drink through the mask.
 
Match 2:  Daffney d. Rocka Khan
 
I like Daffney, but I didn't have high hopes for a singles match involving Khan.  She seems to have improved somewhat, though.  It appeared that Khan might have been injured at the end of the match.  It looked like Daffney was attempting a belly to belly or bridge suplex, but Khan didn't flip all the way over and came down hard face first.  Several backstage personnel came out and helped her to the back.
 
Match 3:  Matt Morgan d. Kip James
 
This match was much better than it probably sounds on paper.  I was very surprised at the huge reaction that Kip James received.  He was very over with the crowd.  Morgan won with the Carbon Footprint out of nowhere while James was in control.  Kip seemed very appreciative of the reaction he got from the crowd, and stayed in the ring for several minutes after the match acknowledging the fans.
 
Match 4:  Beer Money Inc. d. Scott Steiner & Booker T
 
I thought it was odd that before the match, Scott Steiner promised that he and Booker would win the Tag Titles at the PPV on Sunday, even though the match they were getting ready to compete in was also a title match.
 
There was a bit of stalling and comedy spots early in the match, but it was a good match once they got going.  One cool spot occurred when Storm hit the Superkick on Booker while Storm was standing on the ring apron.  Beer Money got the win after hitting a double-team move on Steiner.
 
Match 5:  Taylor Wilde d. Madison Rayne
 
This was a solid match, but the crowd was surprisingly quiet considering it was a very hot crowd for all of the other matches.  Wilde won with a roll-up.
 
Match 6:  AJ Styles d. Samoa Joe
 
This was a great, stiff match.  AJ won with the Pele.
 
 
Additional Thoughts:
 
*  I'm terrible at estimating crowd sizes, but I'd guess the attendance was around 1,000-1,500.
 
*  Jeremy Borash does an excellent job of keeping the crowd pumped up throughout the show.  I've seen much larger crowds that weren't nearly as loud.
 
*  The event was very fan-friendly.  They gave out backstage passes to the loudest fans throughout the show, and they also had a contest during intermission where you could send a text message to a specified number to win backstage passes.  Borash took a video of the fans around ringside between matches and said it would be posted on TNA's website.  Several wrestlers came out after the show to sign autographs at ringside.
 
*  Either Don West works for Atlas Security now, or they have a guy that could pass for Don's twin brother.
 
*  Kurt Angle was advertised for the main event for several weeks, but he wasn't on the final card that TNA released the week of the show.
 
* Jeremy Borash said that although this was TNA's first time in Johnson City, it wouldn't be the last.  He teased that TNA's next show in JC would be a PPV, but  I can't imagine them running a PPV in such a small market.  Freedom Hall did host a WCW Nitro several years ago, however.
 
*  I thoroughly enjoyed the show.  I'm looking forward to seeing TNA in person again.

2009 - WWE broadcast Smackdown.  Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:

We are live on tape from Miami, Florida and your announcers are Jim ‘Happy Belated Birthday Buck Woodward’ Ross and Todd ‘Hey, it’s Craig DeGeorge’ Grisham.

Jeff Hardy comes to the ring and he has something to say to the fans of Miami. Jeff soaks in the cheers of the fans and then he talks about the shocking revelation that CM Punk made last week. We see footage of Punk’s promo from last week when Punk compared himself to Hardy.

Hardy says that Punk is bringing up his mistakes as if he is hiding something. Jeff says that everyone makes mistakes. Jeff admits that he was suspended twice. Jeff says that he has not failed a test in over a year and he has never been to rehab. Jeff says that he has healed himself. At Night of Champions, he will beat CM Punk.

Speak of the champion, CMPunk comes out. Punk says that he is a bit taken back. People are cheering because Jeff has not failed a drug test in a year. Punk says that this is not an accomplishment, but maybe it is for Jeff. Punk says that Jeff can start his Hall of Fame speech right now.

Jeff says that he is tired of hearing the same thing week after week. Punk says that he has to remind Jeff because those who forget about history are doomed to repeat it. Punk asks Jeff about his school record and Jeff wonders if Punk is his guidance counselor. Punk says that maybe Jeff would be a different person if Punk was his guidance counselor. He calls Jeff a joke. Jeff comes out and admits to failing two drug tests and then he is proud to say that he never went to rehab.

Jeff tells Punk that he thinks he is the next World Champion when Punk asks Jeff who he thinks he is. Punk tells Hardy that he is straight edge. He does not drink, smoke, or do drugs. Punk says that a year from now, he will still be champion and he wonders what will happen to Jeff. Punk says that Jeff will lose and fall back into his vices. Jeff says that he must not be as perfect as Punk. Punk says that maybe Hardy should be as perfect as him. Punk says that there is a sea of kids wearing Jeff Hardy t-shirts and it scares him because Jeff is their hero. Many people will see their hero become just another statistic. Jeff attacks Punk and Punk goes to the floor. Punk says that he is going to be the bigger man because he has a match next. Punk says that will not stop him from tearing Hardy apart at Night of Champions. Punk takes a seat in the ring announcer and ring bell pit as we go to commercial.

Match Number One: CM Punk versus John Morrison

They lock up and Punk works on the arm but Morrison with a reversal. Punk with a reversal of his own into a hammer lock. Morrison reverses the hammer lock and Punk backs Morrison into the turnbuckles. Punk with a clean break but Morrison pushes Punk. They lock up again and Punk with a side head lock take down. Morrison with a side head lock take down but Punk with a head scissors. Morrison escapes. They lock up again and Punk backs Morrison into the corner. Morrison goes for the legs but Punk with a front face lock. Morrison escapes and applies another hammer lock. Punk with an elbow to the head to get out of the hold. Punk with an Anaconda Vice in the ropes and he releases the hold before five. Punk with a cross body but the momentum puts Morrison on top for a near fall. Morrison with a drop kick for a near fall. Morrison with a European uppercut and a kick. Punk gets Morrison on the shoulders but Morrison counters with a monkey flip and then he clotheslines Punk over the top rope. Morrison gets ready for a baseball slide, but Punk moves and he pulls Morrison to the floor. We go to commercial.

We are back and they have returned to the ring and Punk has Morrison in a body scissors. Morrison with forearms to Punk but Punk with a back body drop. Punk with a near fall and then he follows that with a forearm and a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Punk returns to the body scissors. Morrison blocks a punch and responds with forearms, a clothesline and back elbow. Morrison with a drop kick and Shining Wizard for a near fall.

Morrison has Punk on the turnbuckles and he hits a super rana but Punk rolls through for a near fall. Morrison with a cover but Punk bridges out and Punk hits a butterfly backbreaker for a near fall. Punk and Morrison exchange kicks and Morrison has the advantage. Punk with a sleeper to Morrison. Morrison returns the favor and then we get a double clothesline when Punk escapes the hold. Punk misses the running knee into the corner and Morrison hits the springboard spin kick for a two count. Morrison pulls Punk into the corner for the split legged corkscrew moonsault but Punk gets up and has Morrison set for Go to Sleep. Morrison escapes but Punk drops down on the sunset flip attempt. Punk tries for the La Magistral but Morrison is able to roll through and get the three count.
Winner: John Morrison

After the match, Morrison offers his hand to Punk, but Punk refuses and leaves the ring with his title belt.

We go to commercial.

Layla comes to the ring and she returns to her roots with a Dwayne Wade shirt on. She says that she is so happy to be back where she cheered the Miami Heat. Since she is back, she figured she would do things just like old times. Layla dances in the ring and she is stopped by the presence of Ricky Ortiz.

Ricky asks Layla if she thinks the crowd wants to see her dance. Ricky says that they need motivation and inspiration. He asks the last time the Heat were any good. He tells Layla that her dancing won’t help them, but he will help them. He says that he is in Miami to rally up the fans. Ricky gives Layla a towel and she waves it before dropping it and leaves the ring.

It is time for the time when Jesse is humiliated, that’s right, it is time for Word Up. Eve presents this week’s word and it is Championized. Shad says that he hangs out with a lot of champions and they are joined by Antrelle Rolle from the Cardinals. They mention Wrestlemania 26 in the Phoenix area. Jesse arrives and he says that his favorite team is the Cardinals. They dispose of Jesse as we go to commercial.

We are back and did you know that young people watch Smackdown more than any other show on the networks.

We see footage from last week when Kane confronted Great Khali.

Match Number Two: Kane versus R Truth

Truth with punches and Kane tries to block them. Kane with a shoulder tackle and Truth might be rethinking his strategy. Truth with punches but Kane throws Truth into the corner. Kane with an uppercut and a few more for Truth. Kane with a forearm to the back. Kane with elbows in the corner and yet another uppercut. Kane with an Irish whip and Kane misses a charge into the corner. Truth tries for a cross body but Kane catches him. Kane sends Truth over the top rope to the floor. Kane misses a big boot and Truth with a jumping side kick that sends Kane to the floor. Kane tries to get back into the ring but Truth with a drop kick that sends Kane to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Truth with a side head lock and Kane with a belly-to-back suplex. Kane with an Irish whip but Truth floats over and then he does a split to avoid Kane and he grazes Kane with a jumping side kick. Kane with a side slam for a near fall. Kane kicks Truth in the back and then he hits a hard Irish whip for a near fall. Kane with a waist lock but Truth with punches. Kane sends Truth to the floor. Kane goes into the ring post by Truth. Kane with another uppercut to Truth on the floor and they return to the floor. Kane with an Irish whip and a bear hug. Truth tries for a sunset flip but Kane grabs Truth by the throat. Truth counters with a drop kick to avoid the choke slam. Kane with a charge into the corner but Truth staggers Kane. Truth sends Kane into the turnbuckles and then Truth with a running clothesline into the corner. Truth with a DDT but he can only get a two count. Truth goes up top but he jumps into a big boot from Kane for the three count.
Winner: Kane

After the match, Great Khali comes out with Runjin Singh and he comes to the ring to confront Kane. Kane does not realize that R Truth is still in the ring and Truth hits a missile drop kick. Kane gets out of the ring before Khali can enter and get a hold of him. Kane leaves through the crowd one more time as Jim Ross points out that Kane is looking for the Exit sign.

We go to commercial.

We are back and in case you missed it earlier in the week, ZZ Top will be the hip guest hosts on Raw this coming Monday.

It is time for more from Pretty Ricky this time he is in South Beach.

Match Number Three: The Hart Dynasty versus Cryme Tyme and Eve

We start off with the women and Natalya with a waist lock take down and then she rubs Eve’s face in the mat. Eve with a forearm and then the referee has to hold Eve back. Tyson is tagged in and Shad enters the match. Kidd with punches but Shad does not move on the Irish whip attempt. Shad with a POUNCE to Kidd and then JTG is tagged in and Shad sends JTG into Kidd. Kidd holds on to the ropes and JTG tries for a cross body but Kidd moves and Kidd with kicks before tagging in Smith. Smith with a boot to the lower abdomen and he follows that with a forearm. Kidd is tagged in and Smith drops JTG onto Kidd’s knee. Kidd with a series of near falls and then he has JTG in a side head lock with the arm isolated. JTG with a hip toss but Smith tags in and he knocks Shad off the apron. JTG with a back body drop and Eve is tagged in. Natalya with a slam but she misses an elbow drop. Eve with a series of drop kicks and forearms. Natalya with an Irish whip but she misses the charge into the corner. Eve with a kick and then she hits a hand spring moonsault. Kidd pulls Eve off Natalya while the referee is out of position. The men battle on the floor. Natalya with a hot shot to Eve followed by a roaring clothesline for the three count.
Winners: Hart Dynasty

Dolph is doing pushups and Maria stops by. Dolph mentions his match and Maria stops him before leaving to kiss his bicep. We go to commercial.

We are back and did you know that WWE loves the military.

Todd and Jim are joined by Edge who is live via satellite. Edge is asked about how he is doing. He mentions that he has been in the business for seventeen years. Edge points out his accomplishments and says that he feels that he is a leader in the locker room. Edge mentions that he has had a few set backs but he has always sought to come back. Edge says that this injury could be the end of his career. Edge says that a torn Achilles tendon is the hardest injury to come back from in any physical competition. Edge says that he will do everything in his power to get back in the ring and become champion one more time. Todd wishes Edge luck and then he asks Edge if he has anything to say to his tag team partner. Edge says that there is never a good time to get injured . . .

Chris Jericho interrupts Edge and comes to the ring. He says that he came out because Edge was making him sick. He calls Edge a pathetic excuse for a human being and he says that he will not listen to Edge trying to get sympathy. Jericho says that Edge does not care about the titles, the WWE, or Chris Jericho. Chris says that he will not allow himself to be punished. Chris says that he will find a partner who is better than Edge and he will continue to rule the WWE Universe. Jericho says that Edge brags about his career, but he did it because of politicking and being in the right place at the right time. Chris says that he earned every title that he won. He earned his title as being the best in the world. Jericho says that Edge’s most impressive list of accomplishments is his list of injuries. Jericho tells Edge that he is frail and injury prone. Jericho says that he has never been injured because he is too strong and too tough. Jericho tells Edge that he was never in his league in the first place. To pander to the fans proves his point. He says that Edge was the weak link in the team. Chris says that he is the true face of Smackdown and WWE.

Edge says that he has never been an angel, but he does not appreciate Chris Jericho coming out to attack his accomplishments. Edge says that he is going to use Chris’s comments as motivation for his recovery. Edge tells Chris that if he comes back . . . when he comes back, he will prove Chris Jericho and everyone else wrong.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Four: Chris Jericho and Dolph Ziggler versus Rey Mysterio and Jeff Hardy

Before the match starts, CM Punk comes to the ring to watch his opponent at Night of Champions a bit closer.

Hardy and Jericho start things off and Jericho with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Hardy with a drop kick to Jericho and then he backs Jericho into the corner and he kicks Jericho. Hardy with an Irish whip and the hesitation drop kick for a near fall. Jericho with an Irish whip and Jericho sends Hardy to the apron and Jericho hits the springboard drop kick that sends Hardy to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Ziggler kicks Hardy and gets a near fall. Ziggler with punches to Hardy and he gets a near fall. Ziggler with a side head lock and he adds extra pressure to the hold. Ziggler pulls Hardy down by the hair and then he tags in Jericho who punches Hardy in the head. Jericho slams Hardy’s head into the mat and then he slaps Hardy. Hardy with kicks and punches but Jericho with forearms. Jericho with a clothesline and a punch to the head and Jericho with a near fall.

Hardy avoids a slam and he hits a flying clothesline. Rey tags in and he hits a springboard seated splash and a springboard cross body for a near fall. Rey with a boot to Jericho followed by a rana. Rey knocks Ziggler off the apron and then Jericho with a sunset flip but Rey rolls through and he kicks Jericho and gets a near fall. Rey with another rana and Jericho falls into the ropes. Ziggler makes the tag but Rey still hits the 619. Ziggler pulls Rey off the apron and sends Rey into the ringside barrier. Ziggler slams Rey’s head into the apron and then they return to the ring. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock to Rey and he adds extra pressure to the hold. Rey with an elbow but Ziggler with a knee to the midsection. Ziggler with a hard Irish whip for a near fall. Ziggler with another Irish whip but he charges into an elbow and then Rey with a head scissors that sends Ziggler into the ring post. Hardy and Jericho tag in and Hardy with clotheslines and then he hits a double leg drop and gets a near fall. Jericho with an Irish whip but Jericho misses the bulldog. Hardy does not miss Whisper In the Wind but he can only get a two count. Hardy tries for a rana but Jericho tries for the Walls of Jericho. Hardy escapes the hold and then Hardy hits the Twist of Fate. Jeff goes up top for the Swanton and he hits it. Ziggler makes the save at the last moment. Rey with a drop kick to Ziggler. Jericho rolls out of the ring and then Jericho is sent near Punk at the announce table. Punk and Hardy have a stare down. Punk sends Jericho into Hardy and Hardy goes into the ring steps. The referee calls for the bell.
Winners: Rey Mysterio and Jeff Hardy by disqualification

After the match, Rey has some words for Punk but Ziggler with a baseball slide and then he hits the leaping side leg sweep. Jericho rolls Hardy into the ring and Jericho hits the Codebreaker on Hardy. Jericho puts Hardy in the Walls of Jericho and Punk watches from ringside. Jericho releases the hold and Punk walks up the ramp as we go to credits.

2010-  ROH taped ROH on HDNet at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia.  Josh Higham sent the following results:

Slyck Wagner Brown def. Aden Chambers.
Bobby Dempsey and Damien Dragon def. Sid Reeves and John Kermon. Dempsey did some Hogan mannerisms after the match.
Adam Cole cut a promo about how he's no longer gonna be an up and comer but a bonafide superstar. Cole defeated Mike Bennett with a kick to the head.

Mainshow:

The Briscoes defeated Alex Anthony and Bobby Shields. Mark pinned Shields after a Doomsday Device. Alex Anthony got a Jay-driller for his troubles.

Super Smash Brothers vs. American Wolves. Great match that ended when Dos tapped to Eddie's Achilles Lock.

The Embassy vs. Rasche Brown, Dark City Fight Club, and Grizzly Redwood. At one point, Rasche threw Grizzly on to the Embassy members on the floor. Daivari pinned Chavis with a small package after Nana hit him with a lowblow.

In a Pick Six Challenge match, Kevin Steen kept his spot, defeating Jerry Lynn. Corino was ejected from ringside, but a Rhett Titus distraction allowed Steen to sit down on a sunset flip attempt.The House of Truth and Roderick Strong def Mike Bennett, J Freddie, and Andy Ridge.

Sara Del Rey def Taelor with an armbar.

Lumberjack Match: Austin Aries vs. Delirous. Lumberjacks includes the Embassy, Dark City Fight Club, Rasche Brown, Grizzly Redwood, the Bravados, Bobby Dempsey, Sid Reeves, John Kermon, Slyck Wagner Brown, and Damien Dragon. After a brawl of the lumberjacks distracted the ref, Rhett Titus hit his kneedrop and Austin Aries hit a new finisher I've never seen before to get the pin.

The cameras were turned off for Jim Cornette to come to the ring to induct Jerry Lynn into The Arena's Hardcore Hall of Fame.

The Bravado Brothers def the Super Smash Brothers with a small package out of Uno's finisher attempt. The match was hurt by the lack of crowd reaction, because a bunch of the crowd left or went for a smoke break.

Christopher Daniels defeated Rhett Titus with a BME.

The Kings of Wrestling defeated Colt Cabana and El Generico when Hero hit Colt with a rolling elbow to the back of the head when Steen and Corino appeared on the stage with their chain.

Eddie Edwards beat Mike Sydal in a Ten Minute Hunt with the Achilles Lock. Cool spot where Edwards caught Sydal's kick and pulled him down into a split and kicked him in the chest.

Tyler Black defeated Steve Corino despite Corino trying to use a chain, a fork, and what I believe to be false teeth. Corino and Steen attacked Black with the chain, which brought out Generico and Cabana with their own chain. Corino/Steen/Generico/Cabana brawled to the back while Roddy and Truth snuck in to attack Black. Tyler got the upper hand, and Roddy bailed. Tyler thanked the crowd from coming out in the heat, and Steen attacked again. Tyler eventually did a dive on Steen and the rest of the locker room that poured out of the back.

2011 - WWE broadcast their Money in the Bank PPV from Chicago, featuring CM Punk's WWE title win over John Cena.  Richard Trionfo filed the following PPV report:

Welcome to PWInsider.com’s live coverage of World Wrestling Entertainment’s Money in the Bank pay per view. The pay per view comes to you from Chicago, Illinois and your announcers are Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and Booker T.

A clock ticks as we start off with a video package reminding everyone that CM Punk’s contract expires at midnight and his promise to leave with the WWE Championship. We also see Vince McMahon’s comments to John Cena two weeks ago when he told John Cena that he would be fired if John Cena walks out of Chicago with the title.

Lawler talks about what would happen if CM Punk leaves WWE with the WWE Title. Booker talks about the Smackdown Money in the Bank match.

Match Number One: Smackdown Money in the Bank Ladder Match (Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Kane, Sheamus, Sin Cara, and Wade Barrett )

 

The wrestlers pair off with Kane battling with Gabriel and Slater while Sheamus takes care of Rhodes and Bryan. We have the three big men in the center of the ring as Barrett and Sheamus kick Kane and Kane with a double clothesline and then he does the same to send them over the top rope to the floor. Kane goes to the floor and he grabs a ladder but Bryan with a drop kick to the ladder to knock Kane to the floor.

Bryan brings the ladder to the apron and Slater and Gabriel do the same. Sin Cara slides under the ladder and Gabriel and Slater hit Cara with the ladder. Slater is pulled to the floor but Gabriel grabs Slater and kicks him in the head. Slater hops the ladder but Bryan with a missile drop kick. Rhodes sends Bryan into the ladder and Cody climbs the ladder but Sheamus stops him. Cody with Beautiful Disaster to Slater before Sheamus takes care of Bryan and Rhodes.

Sheamus throws the ladder at Rhodes and then he puts it in the corner. Kane grabs Sheamus and Rhodes and sends them over the top rope to the floor. Barrett hits Kane from behind and Barrett with punches. Kane Irish whips Barrett into the ladder in the corner. Kane throws the ladder onto Sheamus and Rhodes on the floor. Kane with a side slam to Slater and then Kane goes to the turnbuckles for a clothesline but Cara comes in and hits an enzuigiri to send Kane to the floor. Bryan with a European uppercut to Gabriel followed by a suicide dive to Barrett. Gabriel with a flip dive onto kane. Slater with a plancha onto Rhodes and then Cara with a double jump splash onto Sheamus.

Cara with a springboard cross body to Bryan and then Gabriel tries for a belly-to-back on Cara but Cara escapes and he hits a drop kick on Slater. Cara with a rana to Gabriel and he goes to the floor. Cara with an enzuigiri to Bryan on the top turnbuckle and then they fight on top and Cara hits the C-4.

Cara looks at the briefcase and then he looks for a ladder and he gets one from in front of the announce table, but he has trouble bringing the ladder into the ring. Barrett with a boot to Cara and then Barrett throws the cover off the announce table. Barrett lays the ladder across the apron and announce table. Cara sends Barrett’s arm into the ring post and then Sheamus with the Brogue Kick to Cara when he turns around.

Sheamus stands on Cara’s head and then he goes to the apron with Cara. Sheamus with a power bomb through the ladder and the ladder is bend in half. The referee checks on Cara after the impact and the medical staff comes over to check on Cara as he appears to have spasms.

Sheamus hits Slater with a ladder as we see a stretcher come to get Sin Cara. Kane punches Sheamus in the ring and then he pushes Sheamus to the floor. Kane picks up a smaller ladder and he drops it on Sheamus. Kane joins Bryan and Rhodes in the ring with ladders and Bryan and Rhodes join forces to deal with Kane. Bryan and Rhodes exchange forearms while Kane takes time to pick up a ladder and hit Rhodes and Bryan.

Kane puts a larger ladder under the case and he climbs the ladder. Slater and Barrett stop Kane and Gabriel joins in. The three former Corre members go after Kane while Cody takes advantage of the situation and he tries to climb the ladder. The Corre pull Cody off and they work him over in the corner. Daniel Bryan tries to do the same thing that Kane and Cody tried but he suffers the same result.

Barrett, Gabriel, and Slater stand in the ring and they discuss strategy. Barrett climbs the ladder and then Slater and Gabriel pull him off and then Heath and Justin work over Barrett. Slater and Gabriel throw Barrett out of the ring and then Gabriel and Slater race up the ladder. They fight on the top of the ladder and Cody pushes them off. Cody hits Cross Rhodes on Slater and then Cody puts the ladder in position.

Cody climbs up but Barrett pulls him off. Barrett climbs but Cody pulls him off and Cody hits Cross Rhodes on Barrett. Sheamus stops Cody’s climb and Sheamus hits the Irish Curse back breaker. Sheamus climbs the ladder but Daniel Bryan grabs at Sheamus’ leg. They fight on the ladder and Bryan sends Sheamus’ head into the ladder. Bryan climbs over Sheamus and Sheamus gets Bryan on his shoulders.

Kane goes up top and Kane hits the Doomsday Device. Sheamus takes Kane down with a boot. Sheamus punches Kane and then he moves the ladder and he kicks Kane in the ribs. Sheamus grabs another ladder and he puts it between the turnbuckles and main ladder. Sheamus tries for a uranage onto the ladder but Kane stops him. Kane gives Rhodes a choke slam. Gabriel comes off the top rope but Kane grabs Gabriel by the throat and hits a choke slam on Gabriel.

Kane climbs the ladder and Bryan stops Kane’s momentum. They fight on the ladder and Bryan with elbows to knock Kane off. Kane tries for a choke slam but Bryan tries to use the LeBell Lock with help from the ladder. Bryan with a cross body but Kane catches him. Bryan counters with a DDT on Kane.

Slater makes his way to the ladder and he is almost to the top but Bryan stops Slater. Bryan with elbows as Slater has his hands on the ladder. Slater with a neck breaker off the ladder and both men are down. Slater crawls to the ladder and he is in the ring alone until Barrett pulls him off and Barrett with kicks to Slater. Barrett misses a splash and then Slater gets crotched by Barrett. While Slater and Barrett fight, Sheamus comes into the ring and Barrett stops Sheamus.

Barrett brings another ladder into the ring and Barrett and Sheamus hit Slater with the ladder on the top turnbuckle and then they send Slater off the top of the ladder onto Kane on the floor. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to Barrett and then one to Rhodes. Gabriel misses a springboard move and Sheamus with a clothesline to Gabriel.

Sheamus puts a ladder on the top rope and then he kicks Gabriel. Sheamus adjusts the ladder that was in the corner and then he sends Gabriel into that ladder. Sheamus gets Gabriel on his shoulders and he hot shots Gabriel on the ladder and then he hits a Brogue Kick. Sheamus points to the case and he starts his climb.

Sheamus is to the top of the ladder but Kane is up there too and he stops Sheamus as Sheamus had his hand on the case. Kane and Sheamus with punches and Sheamus knocks Kane off. Kane tries to pull Kane off the ladder and he pulls him into position for a choke slam and Sheamus bounces off the ladder propped between the turnbuckles and the ladder in the center of the ring.

Sheamus falls to the floor and Kane goes up top but Barrett, Bryan, and Rhodes stop Kane. Cody with Beautiful Disaster off the ladder to Kane. Barrett hits Kane with Wasteland and then Bryan signals to Gabriel and Gabriel hits a 450 splash off the ladder in the corner.

Barrett kicks Gabriel and hits Wasteland on Gabriel but he sends Gabriel onto Slater on the floor. Barrett with a pump handle power slam to Rhodes. Barrett climbs the ladder and he has his hands on the case but Cody pulls him off. Rhodes clotheslines Barrett over the top rope to the floor. Bryan climbs the ladder and Rhodes tries to stop him. Bryan kicks Rhodes to the mat but they fight up the ladder. Rhodes punches Bryan on the top of the ladder. Barrett climbs the other side and Bryan has Rhodes in a guillotine choke. Bryan knocks Rhodes off the ladder. Barrett gets Bryan on his shoulders and he tries for Wasteland onto the ladder but Bryan with elbows to the head and Barrett staggers onto the ladder. Bryan kicks Barrett off the ladder.

Daniel Bryan grabs the briefcase.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan celebrates his victory on top of the ladder.

We see footage from earlier tonight of Vince McMahon’s limo arriving at the building. He arrived with John Laurinitis and a WWE attorney to try to work on a contract with CM Punk.

Michael Cole mentions that Chicago has hosted three Wrestlemanias.

Match Number Two: Brie Bella with Nikki Bella versus Kelly Kelly with Eve Torres for the WWE Divas Title

 

Brie has something to say to Kelly as the match starts and Kelly with a slap and a Thesz Press. Kelly with the spinning head scissors take down and Brie goes to the floor. Nikki checks on Brie and then Kelly with a cross body off the apron onto both Bellas. Kelly with a head scissors in the ropes but Brie sends Kelly to the floor face first and Nikki kicks Kelly while the referee was not looking. Brie sends Kelly back into the ring and she gets a near fall.

Brie with a body scissors on Kelly but Kelly with elbows to get out of the hold. Brie with a kick to the back and then she has her knees on Kelly’s back while in the ropes. Brie drops Kelly’s throat across the ropes before returning to the ring and Brie gets a near fall. Kelly with a forearm but Brie with a knee.

Brie gets a near fall on Kelly and then Brie with a seated abdominal stretch. Kelly escapes the hold and hits a jaw breaker and then Kelly slams Brie’s head into the mat. Kelly throws Brie around the ring and hits a clothesline. Kelly with a neck breaker for a near fall. Kelly with forearms to the head. Kelly tries for K2 but Brie blocks it. Kelly gets a near fall after avoiding a back slide from Brie. Brie with a single leg DDT and then Brie with a near fall. Kelly with a kick to Brie and then she hits K2 for the three count.

Winner: Kelly Kelly

After the match, Brie and Nikki argue as they go to the back.

We have a SummerSlam commercial which is the next pay per view.

We see the Big Show/Mark Henry video package.

Match Number Three: Big Show versus Mark Henry

 

Henry with forearms to Show but Show with chops to Henry. Show with a flying shoulder tackle to Henry and Henry is propelled to the floor. Show goes to the floor and he takes Henry down with a body block. Show grabs Henry by the throat and he tries for a choke slam but Henry stops Show. Show sends Henry into the ring steps and Henry hits the steps with his knees.

Show breaks up the count and then Henry pulls Show into the ring steps. Show returns to the ring and Henry does as well. Henry clips Show as he works on the leg. Henry with a boot to the head. Henry with another boot to the head and then he kicks Show one more time. Henry gets a near fall. Henry drives Show’s knee into the mat and then Henry with a single leg crab on the injured leg.

Show tries to use his strength to power out of the hold but that does not work. Show is able to make it to the ropes and Henry releases the hold. Show kicks Henry away as Show struggles to get to his feet. Henry with a splash into the corner. Henry tries for another splash but Show with a boot to the midsection. Show goes to the second turnbuckle and he hits a flying shoulder tackle but Show holds his injured knee after landing.

Show gets to his feet first and he signals for the choke slam. He grabs Henry by the throat but Henry with a kick to the knee and then Henry with the World’s Strongest Slam for a two count. Henry picks Show up for another slam and he hits a second World’s Strongest Slam followed by a splash. Henry with a second splash for the three count.

Winner: Mark Henry

After the match, Henry gets a chair and he puts the chair on Show’s injured leg and Henry with a Vader Bomb onto the leg and chair. Show screams in pain as the medical staff checks on Show. Show refuses medical assistance while Henry celebrates what he just did to Show.

Show says that he heard it crack as another stretcher is brought to the ring. Henry temporarily impedes the progress of the stretcher but it gets to the ring. They get a cart in case the stretcher cannot sustain Show’s weight.

Show is carted to the back as Show says that he thinks it is broken.

Lawler, Cole, and Booker talk about the attack.

Vince McMahon is in the back with John Laurinitis and he tells John that it is a nightmare. There is a knock on the door and Josh Mathews wants to know if CM Punk has been resigned. Vince says that he has not resigned Punk. Vince says that Punk is the biggest ingrate that he has ever dealt with in his life. Vince says that he offered Punk the most lucrative contract he has ever offered and Punk rejected it. Vince says that he tried everything to keep Punk a part of the roster. Josh asks Vince what Punk said and Vince says that Punk pointed to the door and told him to get out. Vince cannot believe that Punk said that to the Chairman of the Board.

Vince says that John Cena is the reason why all of this is happening. Cena says that everyone wanted the Punk/Cena match. Vince says that if CM Punk leaves this building with the WWE Title, may God have mercy on John Cena’s soul.

Match Number Four: Raw Money in the Bank Match: (Alberto Del Rio, Alex Riley, Evan Bourne, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston, Miz, R Truth, and Rey Mysterio)

 

Everyone brings their own ladder to the ring and everyone goes after Del Rio and Del Rio is sent to the floor. Miz goes after Riley while Rey and Bourne battle with their ladders. Swagger throws a ladder on Del Rio followed by Bourne, Kofi, and Rey. Miz hits Rey with the ladder and then he sends Rey onto Del Rio.

Swagger throws a ladder but misses and then Riley sends Swagger to the apron. Riley throws a ladder at Swagger and it knocks Swagger to the floor. Truth and Miz battle with their small ladders but Swagger comes in and takes care of both men. Kofi and Bourne climb onto the ladder Swagger brought in but it isn’t big enough to reach the case. Truth does a split under the ladder but they hit Truth with it. Rey leaps off the ladder and he sends Swagger over the top with a head scissors. Riley with an atomic drop to Truth onto the side of the ladder followed by a kick to the head.

Riley gets the small ladder and he sets it up but he is about six feet too low. Miz stops Riley but Riley hits Miz with the ladder and it sends Miz to the floor. Riley with a plancha onto Miz and Swagger. Truth does a split followed by a flip dive onto Miz, Riley, and Swagger. Kofi and Rey go up top onto the four men on the floor and both hit cross bodies.

Evan Bourne climbs a ladder on the floor and he hits a shooting star press onto the six men on the floor while Alberto Del Rio is still nowhere to be found. Evan Bourne sets up a larger ladder in the ring and he climbs the ladder but Miz stops Bourne on top. Bourne with a round kick to the head but Miz stays on the ladder. Miz and Bourne have their hands on the case and Del Rio knocks them both off and Miz holds his knee in pain.

Miz is being checked on by the trainers while Del Rio climbs the ladder. Truth is behind Del Rio and he pulls Alberto off the ladder. Truth climbs the ladder and so does Del Rio. They exchange punches and Bourne and Rey climb over Del Rio and Truth. Bourne has the ladder but Rey stops him. Truth and Del Rio pull Bourne and Rey off the ladder but Bourne and Rey with stereo hurricanranas. Swagger with a clothesline to Rey and Kofi leap frogs over Swagger onto the ladder. Swagger puts Kofi in the ankle lock while Kofi is on the ladder.

Meanwhile on the other side of the ring, Riley climbs the ladder and Swagger stops him. Truth pushes the ladder over and Swagger and Riley hit the rope and they go down. Truth grabs a ladder and he wedges it in the corner. Rey slams Truth’s head into the ladder. Rey punches Truth and then Truth with a drop kick into the ladder that pins Rey in the corner. Truth goes on top of the ladder in the corner and he picks up Rey but Truth falls off the ladder. Kofi slams Rey’s head into the ladder in the corner and then Kofi hits a Boom Drop off the top turnbuckle onto Truth and he pushes Truth out of the ring. Kofi pulls himself up to avoid a dive by Alberto Del Rio and Alberto goes to the floor. Rey hits a 619 using the ladder on Kofi.

Swagger hits Rey with a ladder. Truth climbs the ladder and he kicks it into Swagger’s face. Rey hits a traditional 619 on Truth. Rey sets up another ladder next to the one in the center of the ring and this one is a big larger. Riley and Rey climb the ladder and then Bourne uses the other ladder. Riley and Rey knock Bourne off the ladder. Rey and Riley have their hands on the ladder but they stop each other. Del Rio kicks Swagger off the apron.

Bourne climbs another ladder and he kicks and punches Riley. Del Rio climbs another ladder and Swagger pulls Del Rio off. Everyone has their hands on the case as seven men fight for the case on their own ladders. Rey knocks Del Rio off and he hits the ladder in the corner. Swagger is the next one knocked off.

Riley pushes Bourne off and he hits the floor. Rey punches Riley and so do Truth and Kofi. Riley falls off the ladder and goes to the floor. Rey and Kofi knock Truth off the ladders. Kofi knocks Rey off the ladder. Swagger stops Kofi from unhooking the case. Kofi knocks Swagger off and Kofi falls off the ladder as well and he inadvertently hits a leg drop on Swagger.

Miz hobbles to the ring and he climbs the ladder but Rey stops him and slams his leg into the ladder. Rey with a sunset flip power bomb to Miz off the ladder. Rey climbs the ladder but Del Rio grabs Rey before Rey can unhook the case. Rey kicks Del Rio off but Del Rio climbs the other side of the ladder and he punches Rey. Rey hits Del Rio in the head with the case but Del Rio stops Rey and he pushes Rey off but Rey lands on another ladder, but Rey has been unmasked.

Del Rio falls to the mat and then he throws the mask out of the ring. Del Rio climbs the ladder and he unhooks the case to win the match.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

We see a video for Wrestlemania 28 in Miami.

We have a video package for the World Heavyweight Title Match between Randy Orton and Christian.

Alberto Del Rio is interviewed by Josh Mathews. Alberto says that he does not know why he was in Money in the Bank because he won the Triple Threat Match to become the Number One Contender. Del Rio says that he proved to everyone how great he is. Josh asks Alberto if it was his destiny. Alberto says this was just a formality and his destiny is to become the new WWE Champion.

 

Match Number Five: Randy Orton versus Christian for the World Heavyweight Title

 

The bell rings and Christian goes to the floor and he brings a chair into the ring and offers it to Orton. Orton does not fall for Christian’s trap but he picks up the chair and he says that he would love to hit Christian in the back but Orton throws the chair to the floor. Christian pushes Orton but Orton punches Christian and then he kicks Christian and sends him into the turnbuckles. Orton with European uppercuts followed by a back body drop. Orton with a boot to the head followed by a knee drop.

Christian punches Orton and then he connects with an open hand shot. Christian with an Irish whip but Orton with a clothesline. Christian tries for a pescado but Orton moves out of the way. Orton with an Irish whip to Christian on the floor and Christian hits the steps with his knees.

They return to the ring and Orton kicks Christian with him in the ropes. Orton misses a knee lift and Christian drops Orton on the top rope and then Christian hits a back elbow off the turnbuckles for a near fall. Christian kicks Orton and chokes him with his boot. Christian with an upper cut to Orton followed by a back elbow for a near fall. Christian punches Orton in the head.

Orton punches Christian in the midsection but Christian with more punches to Orton and then he stands on Orton’s back while Orton is in the ropes. Christian with a slingshot move to the floor and then he hits Orton with an uppercut. Christian gets a near fall and then he works on Orton’s neck.

Orton with a punch and forearm to the back but Christian with a kick. Christian with an Irish whip and he misses a charge. Orton with a rollup for a near fall. Christian hits a spinebuster and he gets a near fall. Christian waits for Orton to get up and he sets for the Killswitch but Orton is able to counter with a belly-to-back suplex but Christian lands on his feet and they both go to the floor on a clothesline.

Orton gets back into the ring while Christian goes up top. Christian leaps over Orton. Orton misses an RKO and Christian with boots to Orton. Orton blocks a missile drop kick from Christian and Orton with a jackknife cover. Orton with a Thesz Press. Christian avoids the IEDDT but when he comes off the turnbuckles Orton hits Christian with a drop kick and Orton gets a near fall.

Christian goes to the apron again and he drops Orton’s throat across the top rope. Christian goes up top and Orton punches Christian in the head. Orton sets for a superplex but Christian pushes Orton off and Christian hits a diving head butt and he gets a near fall.

Orton gets to his feet first and Orton tries for an RKO but Christian avoids it. Orton with a few clotheslines. Orton with a kick and forearm to Christian and he tries for the RKO but Christian avoids it and Christian hits the Killswitch but Orton is able to kick out at two.

Christian waits for Orton to get up for the spear but Orton leap frogs Christian and Christian goes into the turnbuckles. Orton with a backbreaker into a neck breaker for a near fall. Orton gets to his feet first and he stands over Christian before backing up and he goes for the kick to the head but Christian gets back to his feet. Orton with a power slam followed by the IEDDT. Orton uncoils and he sets for the RKO but Christian backs into the corner.

Christian spits in the viper’s face and Orton punches Christian. The referee starts the five count and then Orton kicks Christian in the groin and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Christian by disqualification

After the match, Orton attacks Christian and then Orton hits Christian in the head with one of the monitors. Teddy Long comes out with the referees to stop Orton from doing any more damage on Christian. Orton picks up Christian and he hits an RKO on the Spanish Announce Table.

Randy Orton looks at what he did and he is still not in a good mood after losing the title. Orton goes up the aisle but then he returns to the ringside area and he picks up Christian and hits another RKO.

Orton walks to the TitanTron again but this time it looks like he is not going to go back for more.

The officials check on Christian and he is having trouble getting back to his feet.

The announcers talk about whether there will be a WWE Title match at SummerSlam if CM Punk wins tonight.

We see the CM Punk video package.

CM Punk comes to the ring and the crowd is definitely on his side. Punk sits in the center of the ring as the CM Punk chants continue. They stop when John Cena’s music plays. While Cena is in the ring, Punk talks with Colt Cabana at ringside.

Match Number Six: CM Punk versus John Cena for the WWE Title

 

The bell rings and Punk with a kick but it misses its target. They lock up and Punk with a side head lock into a hammer lock. Cena with a snap mare into a reverse chin lock and side head lock. Punk backs Cena into the ropes and Punk misses a kick when Cena ducks out of the way.

Cena misses a punch when Punk moves out of the way. Punk with a body scissors but Cena with an arm bar on Punk. Cena with a wrist lock and he takes Punk to the mat and applies an arm bar. Cena with a shoulder tackle and Punk applauds Cena’s performance so far.

They lock up and Cena with a side head lock and a take down. Cena with a shoulder tackle but Punk with a hip toss and drop kick followed by a side head lock take down. Punk with a shoulder tackle and he mocks the You Can’t See Me before Cena tries for Attitude Adjustment and Punk tries for Go To Sleep.

Punk with kicks to the leg followed by a forearm to the head and kicks to Cena as the referee warns him. Cena with an Irish whip and bulldog for a near fall. Cena with a front face lock. Punk gets to his feet and he punches Cena but Cena with a clothesline to Punk and he gets a near fall. Cena with a reverse chin lock and he keeps Punk from getting to his feet.

Punk with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Punk with an Irish whip and Cena hits the turnbuckle in the sternum and Punk gets a near fall. Cena runs Punk into the turnbuckles and Cena punches Punk followed by an Irish whip and suplex for a near fall.

Cean gets Punk up for the Attitude Adjustment but Punk escapes and hits a DDT and gets a near fall. Punk with a figure four head scissors on Cena. Cena gets to his feet with Punk on his shoulders but Punk gets to his feet and he sends Cena to the floor. Punk thinks about his next move and he goes to the floor and he slaps hands with Cabana before bringing Cena back to the ring. Punk puts Cena on the apron and then he hits a knee drop from the turnbuckles to the back of the neck.

Punk gets a near fall when things get back into the ring. Cena fights to get back to his feet and Punk helps him up. Punk with an Irish whip but Punk misses a charge into the corner and Punk hits the ring post with his shoulder. Punk kicks Cena away and then he gets a near fall.

Punk with a snap mare and a reverse chin lock. Cena with a kick to the midsection followed by punches. Cena with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Punk. Punk with a cross body for a near fall. Cena is holding his knee after that cross body. Punk tries to suplex Cena back into the ring and Cena suplexes Punk to the floor and both men are down.

They return to the ring and Cena gets a near fall. Cena with a suplex and an elbow drop for a near fall. Cena picks Punk up for a slam but Punk gets to his feet and then Cena gets Punk up for a side power slam. Cena with jabs to Punk but Punk with a punch to Cena. Cena with a kick and Punk with a series of punches. Cena with an abdominal stretch on Punk. Punk with a hip toss to get out of the hold.

As soon as they are up they go back down to the mat. They struggle to get to their feet and Cena with two shoulder tackles followed by the Blue Thunder Bomb but Punk escapes the move and Punk with a rollup for a near fall.

Punk misses the knee into the corner and Cena hits the Blue Thunder Bomb this time. Cena gestures for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Punk stops him and Punk sends Cena to the floor. Punk with a suicide dive to the floor. Punk rolls into the ring for a moment to stop the count.

Punk rolls Cena into the ring and Punk goes to the apron for the springboard clothesline as he waits for Cena to get up but Cean moves out of the way. Cena gets back to his feet first and he signals for the five knuckle shuffle again and this time he hits it. Cena gets Punk up for the Attitude Adjustment but Punk lands on his rear end. Punk with a series of kicks and he sweeps Cena’s leg for a near fall.

Punk gets Cena up for the Go To Sleep but Cena blocks it and hits a gutwrench suplex and gets a near fall. Cena waits for Punk to get up and he gets Punk up for Attitude Adjustment but Punk gets to his feet and he hits two knees to the head and hits a bulldog. Punk goes to the apron for the springboard clothesline and he hits it and gets a near fall.

Punk with kicks to the chest but he misses a kick and Cena puts Punk in the STF. Punk tries to fight off the pain and Punk is able to make his way to the ropes and Cena has to release the hold. Punk with a round kick to the back of the head and Punk gets a near fall.

Punk goes back to the apron and he goes up top. Punk sets for a cross body but Cena rolls through and he picks up Punk and he tries to get Cena onto his shoulders. Punk tries for Go To Sleep and Cena counters and sets up Punk for the STF. Cena pulls Punk into the center of the ring. Punk tries to fight off the pain and Punk refuses to tap out. Punk turns it into the Anaconda Vice.

Cena tries to get to his feet and he is able to get to his feet. Cena gets Punk on his shoulder for the Attitude Adjustment but Punk kicks out at two. Cena goes up top for the leg drop but Punk blocks it and hits a power bomb as a counter for a near fall.

Punk gets a second wind and he signals for Go To Sleep. Punk gets Cena up but Cena gets to the ropes. Cena drops Punk on the top rope to stop him. Cena goes up top and he hits the leg drop but Punk kicks out. Cena has his second wind as well and he waits for Punk to get to his feet. Cena gets Punk up for the Attitude Adjustment and hits it and Punk kicks out again.

Cena can’t believe that Punk has kicked out again. Cena puts Punk on top for a super Attitude Adjustment but Punk hits Cena with elbows to the head. Punk with a rana from the top turnbuckle and Cena rolls into the corner. Punk hobbles into the corner and hits a knee. Punk hits the Go To Sleep and Cena rolls to the floor. Punk shows his frustration that Cena is on the floor because he cannot win outside the ring.

Punk rolls Cena back into the ring and Punk struggles to get into the ring and Vince McMahon and John Laurinitis come out and Punk sees them.

Punk is taken down by Cena and Cena with an STF with Vince and John calling for the bell. Cena hits Laurinitis and says that they will not do this. Cena looks at Vince and he returns to the ring and CM Punk hits the Go To Sleep for the three count.

Winner: CM Punk

After the match, Punk celebrates with the WWE Title belt while Vince McMahon is stunned at the result.

Vince McMahon comes to the announce table and he tells them to cut the music. Vince wants Alberto Del Rio to come out.

Del Rio comes to the ring and Punk punches Del Rio before he can cash in the case.

Punk goes into the crowd with the title belt and Vince has no idea what to do. Punk holds up the title belt at the top of the concourse as we go to credits.