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By Buck Woodward on 2009-05-17 22:45:45

The events leading to John Cena vs. Big Show were shown. 


John Cena vs. Big Show.


They pushed the idea that John Cena wasn't a hundred percent for the match.  Show smiled as he backed Cena into a corner, but Cena rolled away, and appeared to be hurt doing so.  Show yelled "You're hurt" and smiled at Cena.  Cena kept trying to avoid Show.  Dueling chants, pro and con, for Cena.  Show finally caught Cena and punched him in the back.  Show then hit a shot to the gut and Cena winced on the mat in pain.  Show delivered another body blow, then another.  Show yelled "I told you, you couldn't do this, your career ends tonight" and punched him in the gut again.  Cena battled back with some shots, but a shoulderblock attempt bounced off of Show.  Show stood on Cena's midsection.  Show scooped up Cena and slammed him. 


Show dared Cena to get up, and went to slam him again.  Cena floated over and hit a few shots, but then was given a side slam for a two count.  Show acted surprised that Cena kicked out.  Show headbutted Cena to the mat, then went for a running kick.  Cena moved out of the way, but Show stopped short of crotching himself on the top rope.  Cena charged and Show flung Cena over the top rope and to the floor.  Show went outside, picked up Cena and drove him ribs first into the ringpost. 


Show tossed Cena back into the ring, then went for the camel clutch, but Cena scooted out from under Show.  Cena attempted a running bulldog, but Show tossed Cena across the ring.  Show chopped Cena in a corner, then slugged him in the gut again.  Show whipped Cena hard across the ring, but Cena kicked Show as he charged him.  Cena got on the second rope and jumped right into a Big Show bearhug.  Cena struggled, turning himself around in the hold, and managed to break Show's grip.  Show headbutted Cena in the back and shoved him into the corner. 


Show hit Cena with a reverse avalanche in a corner, then whipped him hard across the ring into the other corner.  Show picked up Cena's armband, which had come off, and tossed it away in disgust.  Show went for an avalanche, but Cena moved and Show hit the corner hard.  Cena threw some punches, then hit a shoulderblock to Show's knee, taking him down.  Cena hit the Throwback, then did the "You Can't See Me" and hit the Five Knuckle Shuffle fistdrop.  Show grabbed Cena by the throat as he got up, but Cena grabbed Show with a DDT.  Cena went for an STF, but Show's body was too long to apply it.  Show shrugged him off, then hit a clothesline.  


Show set up Cena in a corner and went for a V-Bomb, which he hit for a two count.  Show stood on Cena's stomach and went for a second V-Bomb.  Cena rolled out of the way, and Show crashed to the mat.  Cena went for the STF again, but Show is just too long.  Show kicked Cena out of the ring.  Show reached down and pulled Cena onto the ring apron.  Cena punched Show and kicked him in the head.  Cena hit the top rope Rocker Dropper, and tried for the STF again.  Again, Show is too tall for it, and Show elbowed Cena away.  Big Show kicked Cena in the gut and then lifted him for a powerbomb and tossed him backwards, so Cena would land face first on the mat.  Show called for the Knockout Punch.  Show threw it, Cena ducked, lifted Big Show and hit the Attitude Adjustment for the pin at the 15 minute mark. 


Winner: John Cena. 


Cena went to ringside and did the "You can't see me" with Alfonso Soriano.  They played it up as a "miracle win" for Cena.  As Cena walked out, not selling being hurt at all, a fan at ringside was wearing a veterans hat.  Cena put it on, saluted the camera, then gave it back to the fan. 


The events leading to Edge vs. Jeff Hardy were shown. 

World Champion Edge vs. Jeff Hardy.


They played up that this could be the "final chapter" in the Edge-Jeff Hardy feud. They circled each other at the bell, and Edge grabbed a wristlock.  They traded reversals and Edge kicked Hardy in the gut and applied a headlock.  Hardy tossed Edge into the ropes, but Edge hit a shoulderblock.  Hardy hit a pair of armdrags in response, and when Edge tried to shove Jeff in a corner, fell victim to a third armdrag.  Hardy drove a knee into Edge's arm, and there was a chant for Hardy.  Edge put Jeff in a corner and hit a knee to the gut, but Jeff responded with a headscissors and an armdrag.  


Edge tossed Hardy into the ropes, but Hardy put on the brakes.  Edge charged and Hardy backdropped him onto the apron.  Hardy mulekicked Edge to the floor, then hit a somersault dive onto him on the outside.  Back in the ring, Cena went for a Whisper In The Wind, but Edge dodged it.  Hardy rolled to the apron and Edge whipped Hardy into the ringpost, then gave him a spear to the back that sent Hardy to the floor.  Edge tossed Hardy back in the ring and stomped his back.  Edge hit an elbowdrop to the back for a two count.  Jeff Hardy was placed up against the ropes, and Edge splashed his back for a two count.  Edge put Hardy in a surfboard variation, using his head against Hardy's lower back while pulling on the arms. 


Hardy got to his feet and broke out of the hold.  He went for a Twist Of Fate, but Edge blocked it and drove Hardy back first into the mat for a two count. Edge punched Hardy and went for a clothesline, but Hardy ducked it and hit a cross bodyblock for a two count.  Hardy hit a jawbreaker, then a gourdbuster.  Hardy went to the top rope, but missed a flying bodypress.  Edge covered Hardy for a two count. Edge missed a boot to the face and Hardy hit a pair of clotheslines, then a reverse atomic drop, a double legdrop between the legs, and a dropkick to the face for a two count.  


Hardy whipped Edge across the ring, slid under him as he tried a kick and tripped him from the floor. Hardy hit the top rope bodypress for a two count, but missed a dropkick when Edge put on the brakes on a whip.  Hardy upkicked Edge and rolled him into a small package for a two count.  Edge kicked Hardy in the gut and went for a DDT, but Hardy blocked it, tripped Edge and put him in a Sharpshooter.  Edge made the ropes to force the break.  Hardy pulled Edge back towards him by the leg and hit the Twist Of Fate for a two count.  


Hardy clotheslined Edge in a corner and went for the elevated kick, but Edge caught it and went for a powerbomb, but Hardy floated over Edge and into a sunset flip for a two count.  Hardy went to the top rope, but Edge slugged him and went for a superplex.  They battled it out on the ropes, and Hardy dove over Edge into a sunset flip off the ropes for a two count.  Hardy dropkicked Edge into a corner, and went for the elevated kick again.  Edge rolled to the apron to avoid it, and Jeff shifted his body to kick Edge to the floor.  Hardy went to the floor and pulled the padding off the security wall.  Jeff rammed Edge into the exposed security wall. 


Jeff placed Edge on the Smackdown table, and prepared to run along the top of the security wall.  Jeff started his run, but Edge got up and jumped off the table, spearing Hardy as he was jumping off the security wall, driving him into the ringside mats.  Edge rolled into the ring and told the referee to count. The referee got up to nine before Hardy, to a pop, rolled in.  Edge kicked Hardy into the apron, and there was a chant for Hardy. Edge went to spear Hardy off the apron, but Hardy dodged it and kicked Edge, and gave him a Twist of Fate from the apron, snapping Edge across the middle rope.  Hardy gave Edge a slingshot legdrop and covered him, but Edge got his foot on the bottom rope.  Hardy gave Edge a Whisper In The Wind for another two count. 


Edge rolled to the floor.  Jeff went after him, and moved the ringsteps.  Jeff jumped off the ringsteps and hit Edge with a leg lariat, sending both of them over the security wall and into the crowd.  Hardy threw Edge back over the wall, but as Jeff was slowly crawling over the wall, Matt Hardy ran up behind Jeff and hit him with his cast. Matt then hid behind the security wall so the referee wouldn't see him.  Edge tossed Jeff into the ring, but only got a two count.  Edge went for a spear, but Hardy dodged it and Edge hit the turnbuckles.  Hardy went to climb the ropes, but was woozy from the cast shot.  He lost his balance and crotched himself.  Edge got onto the ropes and hit a DDT/superplex variation off the ropes for the pin at the twenty minute mark. 


Winner: Edge. 


The announcers played up that the cast shot was what kept Hardy from being able to climb the ropes.  Trainers checked on Hardy and Edge held up the title belt on the stage as the show ended. 


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