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By Richard Trionfo on 2009-10-25 22:45:04
Welcome to tonight’s live coverage of the Bragging Rights pay per view from World Wrestling Entertainment. The inaugural Bragging Rights comes from the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

We will be updating this page throughout the night so make sure to check back throughout the pay per view.

We begin the pay per view with a video package featuring the members of Team Smackdown talking about how it is the Friday night flagship. Then we see the members of Team Raw focused as they talk about how Raw is the corporate flagship for the last two decades. ECW is not mentioned.

Your announcers are Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and Todd Grisham.

We see the Official Bragging Rights Trophy on a blue and red table cloth.

The announcers mention that Jim Ross is at home recovering from an illness and they wish him the best.

Before our first match we have the Miz and Morrison video package that aired on the 30 minute preshow starring Jack Korpela.

We see the members of Team Smackdown in the seven on seven tag match watching in the back. Now we see Team Raw, but Shawn and Hunter are not wearing the red shirts. Match Number One: Match for ‘Bragging Rights’: United States Champion The Miz versus Intercontinental Champion John Morrison

They lock up and Morrison with a waist lock and Miz tries to escape but Morrison continues to ride Miz. Miz makes his way to the ropes. Morrison with a double leg take down and he works on the arm. Morrison blocks a hip toss and hits a fireman’s carry for a near fall. Morrison with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Morrison with another shoulder tackle for a near fall. Morrison with a side head lock and he backs Miz into the corner. Miz pushes Morrison on a break and then he goes to the floor. Miz with a kick and side head lock take down. Miz with a shoulder tackle but Morrison with a flap jack and a kip up. Morrison with a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Morrison with a forearm to the back but Miz with punches and kicks. Miz throws Morrison to the floor and then Miz poses in the center of the ring.

Miz tries to suplex Morrison back into the ring but Morrison blocks it and slides in and gets a near fall. Morrison with a cover but Miz with a bridge. Miz misses a knee lift and Morrison tries for the swinging neck breaker but Miz escapes. Morrison clotheslines Miz over the top rope to the floor. They return to the ring and Morrison gets a near fall. Miz sends Morrison to the floor when Morrison tries to float over on an Irish whip. Miz goes out to the floor and throws Morrison back in. They return to the ring and Miz with a knee to the back and a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Miz with a knee in Morrison’s back as he works on Morrison’s back. Morrison with a mule kick. Morrison with a forearm and punches. Miz with an Irish whip and he hits the running clothesline into the corner. Miz with a forearm to the back and then he hits a knee lift with Morrison’s head over the apron. Miz gets a near fall. Miz with a reverse chin lock. Morrison with a rollup for a near fall. Miz misses a charge and Morrison with another rollup. Miz with a kick to the ribs and Morrison responds. They exchange kicks and punches while the crowd boos and yays. Morrison with a series of kicks and a clothesline followed by a leg lariat for a near fall. Morrison misses the Shining Wizard and Miz with a rollup.

Morrison with another take down and he punches Miz. Morrison misses a charge into the corner. Miz misses a clothesline but Morrison does not miss the springboard spin kick and Miz gets his foot on the ropes. Miz rolls to the floor when he sees Morrison set for the moonsault. Morrison with a corkscrew pescado onto Miz. Morrison brings Miz back into the ring and gets a near fall. Morrison puts Miz on the top turnbuckle and Morrison tries for a superplex but Miz knocks Morrison off. Miz with a double sledge from the turnbuckles. Miz tries for the Skull Crushing Finale but Morrison escapes. Morrison with a side Russian leg sweep and Morrison goes up for the moonsault but Miz knocks Morrison off the turnbuckles and Miz gets the three count.
Winner: The Miz (Raw Leads 1-0)

We see Team Raw, at least the male members of Team Raw celebrate while Team Smackdown is not happy.

Michael Cole reminds us of the challenge that Chris Jericho and Kane set up for the members of Team Smackdown and we see footage of their failure thanks to Finlay’s illegal shillelagh use.

Cody Rhodes is in the medical office getting ready. He says that it should be a clean sweep. R Truth enters and says that there are still two matches. Cody reminds Truth that he lost his match to qualify and then they had to get their team replaced. Cody calls Truth second rate and says that is the truth. Truth tells Cody that his daddy is the reason why he is on Raw. Randy Orton is the only reason why he has had any success. Truth tells Cody that he will be pinned tonight. Truth tells him that is the Truth and the Truth hurts.

Big Show comes up behind Truth and says that taking cheap shots shows that he learned a lot from Chris Jericho. Show tells Truth to go back to Kane, Jericho, and anyone in a blue shirt that Raw will let their actions speak.

We have a Survivor Series commercial featuring DX on a movie set.

Match Number Two: Match for ‘Bragging Rights’: Kelly Kelly, Melina, and Gail Kim versus Michelle McCool, Beth Phoenix, and Natalya Neidhart

Gail and Beth start things off and Beth with a kick and punch. Gail kicks back and connects with a forearm. Beth stops an Irish whip but Beth catches Gail on a cross body but Gail with a rollup for a near fall. Beth with a shoulder tackle and punch. Michelle tags herself in and she punches and kicks Gail followed by an uppercut. Gail with a kick and a rana. Michelle seeks refuge next to Natalya’s legs and she tags in. Gail with a rollup for a near fall. Gail with a forearm but Natalya with a knee and forearm. Natalya with a slam but she misses an elbow drop and a charge into the corner. Gail with a cross body into the corner. Gail with a kick to the head from the apron and Kelly is tagged in. Kelly chokes Natalya in the corner with her boot. Natalya misses a clothesline and Kelly with a satellite head scissors. Natalya gets Kelly up in a wheelbarrow set up and drops her on the top rope and gets a near fall. Natalya runs Kelly into the corner and then Michelle and Beth attack Kelly while Natalya is with the referee. Michelle tags in while Natalya holds Kelly after a sunset flip attempt. Michelle with a knee to the head and then she runs Kelly into the corner. Beth tags in and she snap mares Kelly and gets a near fall. Beth with an arm bar and chin lock. Beth keeps Kelly from making the tag and Michelle tags back in. Michelle with a snap mare and a sleeper. Michelle with a knee to the head and then she connects with a knee lift. Beth tags herself in and she sends Kelly into the turnbuckles. Kelly kicks Beth and then hits a rana for a near fall. Kelly with a jawbreaker and Melina tags in.

Melina with a matrix and she punches Beth. Melina with a drop kick and a drop toe hold that sends Beth into the ropes. Melina with a screaming knees into the back and a screaming hair toss. Melina counters a slingshot suplex with an inside cradle and Michelle switches their positions while the referee was not watching. Melina with a screaming tilt-a-whirl head scissors for a near fall. All six women were in briefly. Beth grabs Melina and hits snake eyes and then gets Melina up for the sit out butterfly driver for the three count.
Winners: Michelle McCool, Beth Phoenix, and Natalya (tied 1-1)

We go to the Raw locker room and it is time for the DX pep talk. He says that the stakes have been upped and they cannot lose the match. Swagger wonders if they need the rah rah speech. Shawn says that it is not that simple. Swagger has all of the athletic ability, but it is respect that will carry this team. Hunter says that individually the team shouldn’t get along. Hunter brings up the Mae Young/Mark Henry/birth of a hand angle from years ago. Hunter reminds everyone that Big Show has had Vince McMahon’s head up. He reminds everyone about what they did to Cody Rhodes at Hell in a Cell. They have even proven that Kofi’s Jamaican heritage was a fraud. Shawn says that they let him on the team. Shawn says that Swagger can leave and they will replace him with the first person they see. Hornswoggle comes in and Shawn reconsiders. Hunter says that they cannot and will not lose tonight. This is about honor and pride. It is about not being losers when you confront Team Smackdown. Hunter asks if they are ready.

It is time to talk about the World Heavyweight Title Match and we see the video package that aired during the Countdown show.

Coverage continues on next page.

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