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By Buck Woodward on 2007-02-18 22:49:00

They hyped that Rey Mysterio would appear on Smackdown this week, but noted that he isn't ready to return to action yet. 

The trailer for The Condemned was shown.  Michael Cole, who barely has a voice left, interviewed Vinnie Jones, who is one of the stars of the film.  Jones said he is the star of the film, not Steve Austin.  Jones said that he kicked Austin's ass in the film and in real life. 

The Miz, in street clothes, came out.  He's the host for the ....

Diva Talent Invitational 

The first contestant(s) was Extreme Expose.  They danced in the ring.  

The second contestant was Jillian Hall.  Jillian got on the mic and said that this was her "big break".  Jillian said the only reason she didn't win a Grammy last week is because she wasn't signed to a record deal yet.  Jillian said she wrote her own song for tonight, and she was going to sing it.  She warmed up with a pitch pipe, and had the sound man adjust the treble and bass for her.  She started to warble a song, but Miz interrupted, saying she was the "female William Hung".  Jillian freaked over the interruption, then said Extreme Expose didn't have enough talent to be her background dancers.  Jillian said none of the other Divas had talent, making fun of Candice, Maria and Ariel, saying they were all "talentless bitches".  Candice, Maria and Ariel came to the ring, and they all beat up Jillian.  For some reason, Extreme Expose started brawling with them as well, and we had a big catfight in the ring.  Referees, to a chorus of boos, broke it up.  

Ashley's music hit, and she came out, stood at the entrance, and they unfurled the giant version of her Playboy cover.  Ashley stood in the aisle and took off her top.  She had Playboy Bunny pasties on her breasts.  She then turned and left as The Miz declared her the winner of the competition.  

Winner: Ashley.

Kristal, who was involved in all the hype for this competition on Smackdown, never came out. 

The events leading to the main event were shown.  

Batista & The Undertaker vs. John Cena & Shawn Michaels.

Shawn Michaels came out first, then John Cena, then Batista, then the Undertaker.  Taker's entrance included giant flame fountains on the scaffolding that made up the set for the PPV, and looked really cool. 

Batista started off with Cena.  They locked up, and Batista threw Cena into the ropes and hit a shoulderblock.  Batista hit some shoulderblocks in a corner, then whipped Cena across the ring and ran into a Cena boot.  Cena hit some right hands, but Batista blocked a whip and hit a forward roll Samoan Drop.  Batista gave Cena a jackhammer for a two count.  Batista backed Cena in a corner, but missed a charge and ran into the ringpost.  Cena worked over Batista with punches and tagged Michaels, who came in to a pop.  Michaels chopped Batista, and Batista whipped Michaels into the corner and kicked him in the gut.  Michaels kicked away a backdrop attempt but Batista nailed him with a clothesline.  Undertaker tagged in to a pop and grabbed Michaels in an armbar.  Taker hit a pair of short arm shoulderblocks and a legdrop to the arm.  Undertaker did the Old School rope walk and dropped a forearm.  

Taker hit Michaels with headbutts, but Michaels fought back with punches.  Taker shoved Michaels away, but Michaels came right back with more punches.  Taker hit a boot to the face for a two count.  Undertaker tagged Batista, who worked on Michaels' arm.  Michaels fought back with chops, but Batista slammed him.  Batista missed an elbowdrop and Michaels tagged Cena.  Fans booed as Cena and Batista went at it.  Batista hit a back elbow and tagged in Undertaker.  Undertaker hit a running knee in the corner for a two count.  Undertaker went for the Old School rope walk, but Cena stopped him and hit some right hands.  Cena went for a superplex, but Taker blocked it and headbutted Cena to the mat.  Cena got right back on the ropes, punched Taker and got the superplex after all. 

Taker sat up on the mat.  Cena hit some punches, but Undertaker decked him with a clothesline.  Taker missed an elbowdrop, and Michaels tagged in.  Shawn hit a flying forearm and kipped up.  Undertaker grabbed Shawn by the throat, but Michaels kicked himself free.  Undertaker pressed Michaels over his head, and then dropped him over the top rope to the floor.  Batista grabbed Shawn on the floor and dropped him face first on the ringsteps.  Undertaker went to the outside and punched Michaels, then rolled him back into the ring for a cover, which Cena broke up.  Batista tagged in and worked over Michaels with punches, then hit a running kick to the face for a two count.  Batista put Shawn in his corner and hit elbows and punches, then tagged in Undertaker. 

Michaels fought back, but was overwhelmed being in the Batista-Taker corner.  Undertaker missed a running kick in the corner and got caught in the ropes.  Michaels threw some punches and chops, but Undertaker caught him with a side slam for a two count.  Undertaker tagged in Batista, who hit Michaels with a trio of short arm clotheslines for a two count, then applied a reverse chinlock.  Michaels fought out of it and hit some chops, then bounced off the ropes and gabbed Batista, planting him with a DDT.  Michaels made the tag to Cena, who was greeted with a mixed reaction. 

Cena hit Batista with the Throwback, then hit a top rope Rocker Dropper, which got a pop.  Taker came in to break up the pin.  Cena hit Taker with a shoulderblock, which got booed.  Cena clotheslined Undertaker out of the ring and hit Batista with a back suplex.  The crowd booed the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but Cena landed the fistdrop.  Cena went for an FU, but Undertaker came in and gave Cena a boot to the face.  Michaels kicked Taker to the floor, then tried to jump on him from the apron, but Taker caught him and rammed Michaels into the ringpost.  Cena went for a bodypress, but Batista powerslammed him.  Batista went for the powerbomb on Cena as Undertaker tossed Michaels back into the ring.  Michaels clipped Batista's knee to stop the powerbomb. 

It settled back into a tag match, with Cena tagging Michaels.  Michaels worked over Batista, with Cena taking a shot at Batista from the apron.  Michaels hit a clothesline and a stomp, then tagged in Cena, who hit an elbowdrop for two.  Cena ran into a boot by Batista, but hit a clothesline.  Taker reached into the ring to break up the cover.  Cena tagged in Michaels, who chopped Batista and hit an enzugiri for a two count.  Michaels put Batista in a front facelock.  

JBL is pretty much calling the match solo now, although he isn't doing play-by-play.  He is basically doing color commentary without any play by play and carrying the whole match.  He keeps calling the match like he is talking with Cole, but Cole hasn't been saying anything.

Michaels tagged in Cena, who put Batista in a sleeper.  Batista had some blood coming from near his left eye.  Batista backdropped Cena, but was crawling to the wrong corner.  Cena did the same, and both men got punched for their efforts.  Cena tripped Batista with a drop toe hold and put him in an STF.  Taker came in to break it up. Cena slammed Batista and tagged Michaels, who gave Batista a top rope elbowdrop.  Michaels did a crotch chop in Taker's direction, then went for Sweet Chin Music.  Batista ducked it and hit a spinning sidewalk slam.  Michaels tagged Cena and Batista tagged Undertaker.  Undertaker cleaned house, giving Michaels Snake Eyes and a bit boot.  Taker gave Cena a flying shoulderblock.  Taker went back and forth, splashing Cena and Michaels in the corner.  Undertaker grabbed both men by the throats.  Undertaker tossed Michaels to Batista, who gave him a spinebuster.  Undertaker gave Cena a chokeslam.  Taker and Batista were standing tall over their Raw opponents, then Batista turned and gave Undertaker a spinebuster.  

Batista went to the floor and just watched as Michaels gave Undertaker a superkick, sending him into Cena's FU for the pin at the 22-minute mark. 

Winners: John Cena and Shawn Michaels.

Michaels and Cena left quickly, raising each other's arms as they left.  Batista picked up his belt, got in the ring and stood over the Undertaker.  Batista left, but as he got to the entrance, Undertaker sat up.  Undertaker staggered up, glaring at Batista, who stood at the entrance holding up his belt and screaming.  That ended the show. Elite Subscribers are able to enjoy the coverage on an ad-free site, and will also be able to hear the exclusive post-PPV audio show. To become a Elite Subscriber, click here

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