WWE & TNA Presents "Royal Bash" (January 17, 2010)
WWE & TNA Presents "Royal Bash" (January 17, 2010)
With the biggest and grandest show (Starrmania) of the year just a month away, Royal Bash is a can not miss PPV.
As the PPV comes on the air, WWE's broadcast team Michael Cole, Jim Ross, and Jerry "The King" Lawler welcomes us to the show.
COLE: "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to WWE's and TNA's "Royal Bash" live from St. Loius, Missouri. And now on to my Hall of Fame braodcast partners, Jerry "The King" Lawler and Good Ol' Jim Ross."
ROSS: "Thanks Michael but King what a show we have tonight."
LAWLER: "You're so right J.R. What about the brutal "I Quit" Match we're going to see from the "Rated R Superstar" Edge and that traitor Mick Foley? Or the 20 Man Over The Tope Rope Gauntlet Battle Royal to determine who will headline the first edition of Starrmania next month against the WWE Champion Sting? Oh my, this is going to be a great night!"
ROSS: "Now lets take it over to our ringside partners, the voices of TNA, Mike Tenay and Don West."
TENAY: "Thanks Jim Ross and DW what a show we have in store for you folks tonight from the TNA side."
WEST: "Absolutely Mike, its going to be the newly crown TNA Heavyweight Champion, the "King Of The Mountain" Jeff Jarrett taking on the "Phenomenal" AJ Styles in a Ladder Match. Also it's going to be "The Game" Triple H battling Main Event Mafia's Kevin Nash in a No. 1 Contender's Match for next month at Starrmania."
TENAY: "With all that said, lets take it to TNA ring announcer David Penzer for our opening bout."
PENZER: "Your Royal Bash opening contest of the evening is for the TNA Tag Team Championship and it will be contested under Extreme Rules!"
Match No. 1
Match No. 1
Extreme Rules Match for the TNA Tag Team Championship
Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes vs. Team 3D
Priceless' and 3D's nearly six-month feud is finally going to end tonight. This match certainly favors the ECW alumni, Brother Ray and Brother DeVon.
The reigning TNA Tag Team Champions, Priceless, enters the ring first but before Team 3D makes their entrance, Cody Rhodes grab the mic from David Penzer.
RHODES: "Tonight ladies and gentlemen, you are going to see myself, along with my partner Ted DiBiase, destroy Team 3D. Honestly, how many times do we have to defeat Team 3D? Ray, DeVon, your time has gone and now its Legacy's time! Just like we have done before, myself and DiBiase, are going to beat you (Team 3D) and go walk on into Starrmania as the reigning TNA Tag Team Champions." Rhodes then pass the mic to DiBiase.
DIBIASE: "Team 3D! Don't even bother coming out tonight. Go ahead and save yourself the embarrassment from ending up in a wheelchair by the hands of Cody and myself . The facts are boys, you (Team 3D) just do not have the balls anymore to beat myself and Cody!"
After six minutes of Priceless talking trash about Team 3D, Brother Ray and Brother DeVon finally makes their way to the ring. Bubbah Ray and DeVon first pauses at the top of the ramp way and begins to stare down DiBiase and Rhodes. After a few seconds of staring at Rhodes and DiBiase with the crowd chanting "3D" repeatedly, Ray and DeVon begins to walk down the ramp and as they get closer to the ring, DeVon and Ray sprints into the ring.
Team 3D begins to slug it out with Priceless in the middle of the ring. Team 3D begins to get the upperhand on Priceless and when they do, DeVon and Bubbah Ray clothesline Rhodes and DiBiase over the top rope the floor on the outside. The crowd begins to roar with every move by Team 3D.
As Rhodes and DiBiase tries to re-group themselves on the outside, DeVon does something he rarely does. DeVon goes up top to the top rope and crashes himself onto the Rhodes and DiBiase on the outside. With crowd chanting "3D", Brother Ray now goes up top to the top rope. And when DiBiase and Rhodes gets up, Ray splashes himself onto Rhodes and DiBiase, taking them out again. The crowd begin to chant "THIS IS AWESOME."
As Team 3D stands to their feet, Ray grabs Rhodes while DeVon grabs DIbiase, Team 3D sprints and tosses Priceless over the barricade wall and into the crowd. Team 3D follows into the crowd.
In the crowd, Brother Ray and Brother DeVon begins to fight DiBiase and Rhodes senseless. Using everything they can on Priceless. Team 3D begins to separate in the crowd. DeVon has DiBiase while Ray has Rhodes.
Brother Ray begins to take it to Rhodes with everything. After suplexing Rhodes on the concrete floor in the crowd, Ray grabs a plastic trash can and when RHodes gets up, Brother Ray places the trash can over the head on Rhodes. Ray then grabs a folding chair and smashes into the trash can while over the head of Rhodes. Brother Ray then picks up the trash can again and when Rhodes stands to his feet, Ray throws the trash can into the skull of Rhodes which lays out Rhodes.
Meanwhile on the other side, Brother DeVon is taking it to DIBiase by fight grabbing somebody's water bottle and smahses into the face of DiBiase. DeVon then hits DiBiase with a hard clothesline in the crowd. As DeVon and DiBiase moves closer back to the ring, DeVon whips DiBiase but DiBiase reverses and DeVon goes sailing back first into the barricade wall. DiBiase then sprints towards DeVon but DeVon counters and backdrops DiBiase over the barricade wall back into the ringside area. Brother Ray also grabs Rhodes and tosses Rhodes back into the ringside area.
DeVon then looks under the ring and grabs a table. As DiBiase stands up, DeVon runs and smashes DiBiase's face with the table. DeVon then sets the table up on the outside. DeVon then grabs DiBiase again and smashes DiBiase's skull into the steel ring post which bust opens DiBiase.
Meanwhile on the other side of the ring, Brother Ray removes the protection mat to expose the concrete floor. As Ray tries to suplex Rhodes, Rhodes reverses and suplexes Brother Ray onto the exposed concrete floor.
Back on the other side, DeVon smashes the bloody face of DiBiase's into the table and then places DiBiase on the table. DeVon then gets ontop pf the second rope. When DeVon leaps off the splash DIBiase through the table, DiBiase rolls off the table and DeVon crashes himself through the table. DiBiase then gets uo and tosses DeVon into the ring. DiBiase then looks under the ring and grabs a steel chair.
On the other side, Rhodes grabs a kendo stick from under the ring and hits Brother Ray right in-between the eyes with the kendo stick. Rhodes then smashes the kendo stick into pieces after striking Brother Ray in the back with it.
In the ring, DiBiase swings and hits DeVon with the steel chair which cut opens DeVon. Rhodes then slides back into the ring after taking Ray out with the kendo stick. In the ring, Rhodes picks DeVon up, holds him while DiBiase takes free right hand shots to the bloody face of DeVon. DiBiase then grabs the steel chair again and with Rhodes still holding DeVon up, DiBiase swings and hits DeVon a second time with a hard steel chair shot. DeVon then falls to the ring mat and begins to convolt.
With DeVon convolting on the mat, DiBiase becomes ruthless and begins to strike DeVon in the legs, arms, and back with multiple steel chair shots. When DiBiase stops, Rhodes mounts DeVon and begins to pumble DeVon. Rhodes then picks up DeVon, whips DeVon off the ropes, and DiBiase and Rhodes is able to hit Team 3D's 3D to DeVon. As Rhodes goes for the cover, Bubbah Ray grabs Rhodes and pulls Rhodes off of DeVon. While on the outside, Brother Ray whips Rhodes into the steel steps shoulder first.
Bubbah Ray slides back into the ring and begins to brawl with DiBiase. When Brother Ray gets the advantage on DiBiase with the chops and right fists, Ray scoop slams DiBiase to the mat. DeVon gets up and goes up top. When DeVon goes up top, Brother Ray grabs the steel chair and places it in the croch area of DiBiase's. With the chair placed and Brother Ray holding the legs of DiBiase's, DeVon hits the Wazzz Up to DiBiase with the chair. The fans begin to chant "HOLY SH*T."
Then as all three gets up, DeVon whips DiBiase off the ropes, DeVon and Bubbah Ray hits the 3D to DiBiase. DeVon goes for the pin but Rhodes comes in and interrupts the count. Then out of nowhere, Rhino comes down with a garbage can. He throws the trash can to Rhodes, Rhodes catches hit and Rhino then Gores the trash can into Rhodes taking Rhodes out. Rhino then leaves by going into the crowd.
After Rhodes being taken out by Rhino, DeVon goes outside and brings in a glass table to the ring. After DeVon and Bubbah Ray sets the glass table up in the ring, DeVon whips DiBiase off the ropes and DeVon and Bubbah Ray 3D's the bloody and wounded body of DiBiase through the glass table. Fans begin to chant "HOLY SH*T" again after the 3D into the glass table, Bubbah gets the pin and Team 3D becomes the new TNA Tag Team Champions.
After the Tag Team Extreme Rules Match, Jeremy Borash interviews Randy Orton about his participation in tonight's 20 Man Over The Top Rope Gauntlet Battle Royal. J.B. asks Orton, "Randy, after just seeing your team mates, Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase losing their TNA Tag Team Titles to Team 3D, has that given you any worries about your match tonight?"
Orton replies, "Jeremy, its a shame that DiBiase and Rhodes lost their tag belts, its a shame that they didn't get the job done but tonight unlike Rhodes and DiBiase, I will get the job done!"
J.B. then responds, "Well are you worry that Sting will interfere at all tonight after what he did last month in your TNA Title match?" Orton replies with an intense and pissed off expression of his face, "Last month at No Rules, Sting made the wrong decision by screwing me out of becoming the TNA Heavyweight Champion. After I go out there tonight and defeat all of the other 19 participants, I will go on to Starrmania and spit in the face of Sting's Legacy by taking his WWE Championship."
Match No. 2
Match No. 2
United States Championship
"Maple Leaf Muscle" Petey Williams vs. M.V.P.
Maple Leaf Muscle might have met his match tonight in the former U.S. Champion MVP. Petey and MVP starts the match with a lock up in the middle of the ring. MVP starts to get the advantage by locking in the side head lock on Petey but Petey is able to fight out and pushes MVP into the ring ropes followed by a knee shot to the gut of MVP. Petey then whips MVP off the ropes and hits MVP with another knee shot to the gut of MVP.
Petey then lifts MVP up but MVP is able to cradle Petey into the pinning position but Petey kicks out. Then as Petey gets up, he sprints towards MVP but MVP catches Petey and hits a belly to belly to Petey. When Petey gets up again. MVP scores with a drop kick that sails Petey outside to the floor.
With Petey on the outside, MVP moves to the ring apron and when Petey stands up MVP hits a flipping somersault onto Petey. MVP then grabs Petey and tosses Petey back into the ring. But as MVP hops onto the ring apron, Petey gets up, whips off the ropes, and hits a drop kick to MVP which knocks down MVP off the apron to the floor.
When MVP stands up on the outside, Petey flips over the top, catches MVP and hits a huricanrana to MVP on the floor. Fans begin to chant "TNA, TNA, TNA, TNA." Petey then grabs MVP and throws MVP back into the ring. When MVP stands up in the ring, Petey hops onto the top rope and hits MVP and a tornado DDT.
Petey then goes for the pin but MVP gets a shoulder up. After the pin attempt, Petey locks in a body scissors to MVP. After 38 seconds in the body scissors, MVP makes it to the ropes. Petey stands MVP up and begins to beat on the back on MVP with straight forearm shots. Petey then hits a German suplex on MVP with a bridge for the pin but MVP kicks out.
After both men stands to their feet, Petey rushes towards MVP but MVP counters Petey with a drop toe hold and Petey's face smashes into the second turnbuckle. MVP then rolls up Petey for a pin but Petey kicks out. MVP then gets up and begins to kick on Petey. After stomping on Petey, MVP sets Petey up and places him on the top turnbuckle.
MVP follows up top and as MVP tries to suplex Petey from the top rope, Petey fights MVP off with shots to MVP's ribs and headbutts to the head of MVP. Petey then smashes MVP's face intot he top turnbuckle and then from the top rope, Petey hits a sunset flip on MVP following it up with a pin but somehow MVP gets a shoulder up. The crowd starts to rise on their feet now.
Petey then gets up and hard irish whips MVP into the corner. Petey then attempts the Canadian Destroyer on MVP but MVP counters by backdropping Petey over. When Petey gets up, MVP tries to hit a belly to belly suplex but Petey counters and slides MVP into a back slide for the pin but MVP kicks out.
Petey then tries to attempts another Canadian Destoyer but MVP backdrops Petey over again but this time Petey lands on his feet and when MVP turns around, Petey catches MVP in the Sharpshooter. As Petey sits on the back on MVP's, MVP screams in pain as he crawls towards the ropes. But after a minute and thirteen seconds in the Sharpshooter, MVP makes it to the bottom rope.
When MVP stands to his feet, Petey again goes for the Canadian Destroyer but MVP backdrops Petey over the top rope but Petey lands on the apron, slides back into the ring under the ropes and then clothesline MVP to the outside.
With MVP on the outside, Petey slingshots over the top rope and hits MVP with a cross body. Petey then slams MVP's head onto the barricade wall a few times and then rolls MVP back into the ring. Petey climbs to the top rope and hits MVP with a missile dropkick. Petey goes for the pin but MVP kicks out again.
Petey then tries to lock in the Sharpshooter again but MVP rolls up Petey in a small package for the pin but Petey kicks out. MVP then gets up and hits Petey with a thundering, hard clothesline. Then as MVP lifts Petey up, MVP whips Petey into the corner and hits the Drive By on Petey.
MVP goes for pin but shockingly Petey gets a shoulder up. Then as Petey gets up, MVP kicks Petey in the gut and tries to go for the Play Maker but Petey gets out of it and hits MVP with the Canadian Destroyer. Petey gets the pin and retains the United States Championship.
As Petey poses in the ring after the match with his U.S. Title, the lights suddenly goes off and when they come back on, its Rey Mysterio wearing his traditional mask, white tank top, blue jeans, and tennis shoes standing behind Petey.
Rey then dropkicks Petey in the back and Petey falls onto the middle rope. Rey then whips off the ropes and hits a 619 to Petey following it up with a big splash from the top rope. Then when Petey gets up, Rey grabs the U.S. Title belt and smashes it into Petey's face for retribution for what Petey did to Rey at War Games.
After taking out Petey, Rey grabs a microphone and tells everybody but especially Petey, "Petey, at Starrmania I'm going to take the United States Championship away from you and bring it to where it belongs!" Rey then throws down the mic and leaves the ring.
TENAY: "Awe DW, what a return for Rey Mysterio. We now find out that Rey Mysterio will be challenging Maple Leaf Muscle Petey Williams for the United States Championship next month at Starrmania."
WEST: "Thats right Mike. What a show Rey Mysterio and Petey Williams are going to put on next month."
TENAY: "I can't wait for that DW. Now to our broadcast partners Michael Cole, Jim Ross, and Jerry Lawler."
COLE: "Thanks guys and JR and King, what about the match coming up next. The I Quit Match between Edge and Mick Foley?"
LAWLER: "Well Michael this match has so much writing on it. It started way back to last year at King Of The Mountain where Foley and Edge initially restarted this feud among themselves and this match is going to be the culmination and it must end tonight."
ROSS: "King, Michael, we are moments away from this match and it's very simple. You must make your opponent say I Quit to win the match."
Match No. 3
Match No. 3
"I Quit" Match
Edge vs. Mick Foley
After the following video package is done with, WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts makes the introductions for the following match.
ROBERTS: "The following contest is the I Quit Match." Mick Foley's "Cactus Jack" theme music comes on with the crowd cheering.
ROBERTS: "Introducing first, coming to us from Long Island, NY, weighing in at 315 lbs., he is the Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley!" Foley comes out wearing his red flannel, TNA Mick Foley t-shirt, Cactus Jack tights, both hands taped, and leopard patterned black boots.
Foley awaits fro Edge in the ring.
After a few seconds of Foley's arrival, Edge's theme blasts out.
ROBERTS: "Coming from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, weighing in at 255 lbs., he is the Rated R Superstar, Edge!" Edge arrives shirtless, blue jeans, both hands wrapped in black tape, both elbow pads on, and black leather boots.
Once Edge slides into the ring, he goes right towards Foley and begins to slug it out with Foley. Foley and Edge are trading right hands. Foley begins to gain the advantage with the right hands and punches Edge into the ring ropes. With Edge leaned up against the ring ropes, Foley steps back and then hits the "Cactus" clothesline to Edge and both Foley and Edge sails over the top rope and onto the floor.
Foley stands Edge up and tries to whip Edge but Edge reverses and Foley flies over the steel steps after hitting knees first. Edge looks under the ring and grabs a trash can. Edge goes over and smashes the trash can onto the skull of Foley's, not once but twice but Foley is still standing.
So Edge looks under the ring again and grabs a metal cooking sheet. Edge then smashes the cooking sheet into the face of Foley.
Foley then goes down on his knees. Edge again looks under the ring and this time grabs a stop sign and hits Foley in the back with it. Edge then grabs the mic from the referee and asks Foley, "make this easy on you Foley, say I Quit!" Foley responds, "No!"
Edge then grabs Foley and tosses him back into the ring. Edge fights Foley into the corner and with Foley sitting in the corner, Edge gets the stop sign and places it infront of Foley's face. Edge then whips off the ropes and dropkicks the stop sign intot he face of Foley. Edge then goes outside and brings in two trash can lids from under the ring.
When Foley stands up, Edge takes the trash can lids and smashes Foley's head in them. Edge then drops Foley and locks in a Sharpshooter on Foley. After applying the Sharpshooter on Foley for two minutes and eleven seconds, Edge finally releases the hold. Edge then grabs the mic and asks Foley, "say I Quit Foley!" Foley answers back, "No!"
Edge goes outside and brings into the ring the biggest half of the steel steps. In the ring, Edge begins the slam Foley's face into the steel ring steps. After a couple of shot of slamming Foley's face into the steel steps, Edge sets the steps on its side against the ring ropes. Edge then sits Foley against the steps.
With sitting up against the steps, Edge whips off the ropes and hits a spear into the abdomen of Foley's into the steps. Edge then slams the steel steps down and goes outside and grabs a steel chair.
When Foley stands up, Edge swings and hits Foley in the face making Foley begin to bleed. Edge then goes over, mounts Foley, and begin to deliver straight fists to the cut of Foley. Edge then grabs Foley by the head and slams Foley's head into the steel steps again. With Foley's head laying on the steps, Edge grabs the chair and right as Edge is about to deliver a con-chair-to to Foley, Foley moves and Edge strikes nothing but the steps with the chair.
Foley then strikes Edge with hard right fists. Foley then whips off the ropes and face crushes Edge's face into the steel steps. Foley then rolls outside and grabs from under the ring the barbed wire baseball bat. In the ring, Foley swings the bat but Edge ducks and hits and low blow onto Foley.
Edge the grabs the barbed wire baseball bat and swings it and hits Foley in the abdomen with it. Edge then hits Foley in the back with the barbed wire baseball bat. Then with Foley leaned up against the ropes, Edge runs with he baseball bat towards Foley but Foley counters and hip tosses Edge over the top rope and onto the floor on the outside.
Foley then rolls outside with the barbed wire baseball bat and when Edge stands to his feet, Foley hits Edge in the face with the bat and that lacerates Edge and now Edge begins to bleed. Foley then scoop slams Edge onto the floor. Foley then rolls back into the ring and grabs the steel chair. With Edge laid out on the floor, Foley gets onto the apron of the ring, runs off the apron and drops the steel chair into the sternum on Edge. Foley then grabs the mic and asks, "do you Quit Edge?" Edge doesn't give a response. Foley then grabs Edge and takes him over the to the announce tables.
Near the announce tables, Foley slams Edge onto the table. Foley then looks under the ring and pulls out a board covered in barbed wire. Foley then pulls Edge off the table and throws the barbed wire board into the face of Edge and Edge goes down hard onto the floor. Foley then goes over and starts to clear off an announce table. When Foley clears off the table, Foley tries to pick up Edge but Edge blinds Foley by throwing powder into the face of Foley. And when Foley turns around, Edge picks the barbed wire board up and throws it into the shoulder and face of Foley. Then with the barbed wire board still laying on Foley, Edge grabsd another steel chair and smashes the board into Foley with the steel chair. Edge then goes over and clears off another announce table.
Edge then goes over and grabs Foley from under the barbed wire board and throws Foley ontop of the announce table Foley cleared off. With Foley on that announce table, Edge gets on the one he cleared off. When Foley stands to his feet ontop of the announce table, Edge runs from his announce and spears Foley through Foley's announce table. The crowd begin to chant "HOLY SH*T" over and over.
After two minutes or so of both men motionless, both Foley and Edge begin to move. When Foley stands up, Edge grabs a TV monitor and hits Foley with it. Edge then grabs the mic and tells Foley, "do you give up?" Foley responds by saying, "never!"
Edge then rolls Foley back into the ring. When Edge gets back into the ring, he sets Foley up for another spear. When Foley rises to his feet, Edge dashes towards Foley but Foley moves out of the way and Edge smashes into the middle turnbuckle. Foley then reaches into his pants and pulls out "Mr. Socko" to the fan's delight. When Edge turns around. Foley applies the Manible Claw to Edge. After a few seconds in the claw, Edge hits Foley with a low blow followed by the Edgeacution DDT. Foley however rolls out of the ring.
When Edge reaches for Foley, Foley grabs the barbed wire bat and hits Edge in the face with it. Foley then rolls back into the ring with the bat and goes up top to the second rope with the bat. When Edge gets up, Foley leaps off the second rope to hit Edge with the bat but Edge hits Foley with a spear out of mid-air. Edge, after hitting Foley with the spear, goes outside and sets up a table infront of the aisle way. Edge also grabs a bottle of lighter fluid and sprays the table with the lighter fluid. Then when Edge gets near the ring, Foley gets up and baseball slides Edge.
Foley then goes outside and grabs a lighter from the under the ring and then sets the table on fire. With the table on fire, Foley grabs Edge and puts him into the powerbomb position but Edge counters and backdrops Foley through the flamming table. The crowd begin to chant "ECW."
After backdropping Foley into the flamming table, Edge grabs the mic and asks Foley, "say I Quit Foley!" Foley doesn't respond. Edge then tosses Foley back into the ring and also brings in two steel chairs and a bag of thumb tacks with him.
Back in the ring, Edge begins to pumble the bloody and beaten Foley. Once he is weaken enough, Edge grabs one of the chairs and lays on the mat. Edge then goes over and drags Foley, and places Foley's bloody head onto the chair. Then as Edge grabs the other steel chair to deliver a con-chair-to to Foley, Foley gets revived and when Edge goes to swing Foley grabs the other chair and hits a low blow to Edge by using the steel chair. Foley then gets up and delivers a double arm DDT to Edge onto the steel chair.
Foley then gets up and grabs the bag of thumb tacks. Foley opens up the bag and spreads out the thumb tacks on the ring mat. Foley goes over and brings Edge towards the tacks. Foley lifts up Edge to scoop slam him into the tacks but Edge wiggles off the shoulders of Foley and begin to deliver right fists to Foley. After a few shots and nearly falling into the tacks, Foley ducks and begins to deliver right fists of his own.
With the crowd on their feet anticipating Edge to fall in the tacks and Edge nearly senseless from the right fists of Foley's, Edge somehow stops Foley with a low blow kick and hits the Edgeacution DDT to Foley into the thumb tacks! The tacks are now sticking in the face and hands of Foley and also some are in Edge's back as well. Edge somehow is able to get up, goes over and grabs a steel chair, and with Foley's face still lying in the tacks, Edge does the unthinkable and hits Foley with a con-chair-to while Foley's face is in the thumb tacks! Edge then grabs the mic, stands over Foley and screams "Mick, say I Quit right now or you're going to eat some more thumb tacks, say it!" Foley responds, "you're going to have to kill me!"
Edge raged that Foley didn't say I Quit, grabs the steel chair again and with Foley's head and face still lying in the thumb tacks, Edge delivers three consecutive con-chair-to's to Foley's head. After the three con-chair-to's, Edge grabs the mic and screams at Foley, "Foley! Say I Quit!" Foley answers back, ". . . . I . . . . Qu. . . i. .t." Edge wins the match.
After Edge made Mick Foley say I Quit, EMT's and medical personel comes out and helps both Mick and Edge out of the ring and to the backstage area. Edge goes first and Mick follows but as Mick is helped to the back, the fans chant "THANK YOU FOLEY" as Foley walks up the aisle and off camera.
Backstage, Todd Grisham is standing with "Captain Charisma" Christian. Todd asks Christian, "Christian, after witnessing your partner Edge compete in one extrodinary match agaimst the Hardcore Legend Mick Foley, what are your thoughts about your match and your particpation tonight in the 20 Man Battle Royal?" Christian responds, "Todd my thoughts about tonight are simple. . . ." Christian is cut off by Team 3D.
BROHTER RAY: "Todd what in the hell are doing? You should be conducting this interview with the new TNA Tag Team Champions, Team 3D. Me and my brother D-Von just beat Priceless for what, I don't know, the 100th and second time or so, so you should be talking to us and not this pretty boy traitor or better known as the CLB and not by the Instant Classic."
CHRISTIAN: "So what do you want Bubba? A congrats or a gold medal? You think you're the best tag team ever because you and D-Von won what, over 20 tag team championships from all over the world? Well here's a fun fact, you and D-Von has never beaten myself and Edge. So until you beat us, you aint worth a damn thing! So if you didn't know, now you know."
BROTHER D-VON: "Thats exactly why we are here Christian, Priceless wants their rematch at Starrmania and we agreed to it. But we want myself, Bubba, and Priceless to not be alone in that match. We want you and Edge in that ring with us as well so we can prove to the world that we are the greatest tag team of all time. So want do you say Christian?"
CHRISTIAN: "We're in."
BROTHER RAY: "Great and oh by the way, its going to be a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Match!"
Match No. 4
Match No. 4
No. 1 Contender's Match for the TNA Heavyweight Championship
Triple H vs. Kevin Nash
Before the match gets started, the referee banned all members of the Main Event Mafia from ringside.
The "Cerebral Assassian" Triple H makes his arrival to the ring first and he awaits for Kevin Nash. As Nash makes his entrance to the ring, Triple H begins to throw right hands to Nash was Nash steps over the top rope. Triple H is just slugging his taped right fist to the face of Nash. After a couple of fists straight to his face, Nash shoves Triple H into the ring ropes following it up with a big boot. Nash then drops a leg drop on Triple H and then goes for the cover but Triple H kicks out.
Nash then picks Triple H and whips Triple H into the corner following it up with a clothesline to Triple H in the corner. Nash does that repeatedly in the opposite corner and after hitting Triple H with a second clothesline, Nash backdrops the Game over. Nash goes for another pin but Triple H gets a shoulder up. Nash then picks Triple H back up and throws Triple H over the top rope to the floor on the outside.
On the outside, Nash picks Triple H up and slams Triple H chest first onto the steel barricade wall. Nash then whips Triple H into the steel steps. Nash then grabs Triple H and tosses him back into the ring. As nash steps over the top rope to get back into the ring, Triple H comes over and chops lock the left leg of Nash. From there Triple H begin to stomp and work on the leg of Nash's.
After stomping on the leg of Nash, Triple H places the leg on the bottom rope and then drops two elbows on Nash's leg. As Nash tries to get up, Triple H kicks the leg of Nash's from the back which takes Nash back down. Triple H then grabs the left knee of Nash and powers it down to the mat. Triple H tops Nash for a pin but Nash gets a shoulder up. Triple H then stomps Nash into the corner and begins to stomp on Nash's left leg some more in the corner. Nash then falls to the mat after stomps from Triple H to his leg. With Nash laid out on the mat, Triple H steps back and then delivers a knee drop to Nash's leg. Triple H follows it with another pin but again Nash gets a shoulder up.
Triple H rolls outside, dragging Nash's leg in the process, and begins to slam it against the steel ring post. After wrenching Nash's leg around the ring post, Triple H locks in the figure four leg lock to nash using the steel ring post. Triple H breaks the hold after a 4 count. Tripel H rolls back inside and mounts Nash to deliver fury punches to Nash's head.
After hammering on the head of Nash, Triple H gets up, gives Nash the Suck It sign, and then drops a knee to Nash's head. Triple H attempts the pin but Nash kicks out. Triple H then locks in an Indian Death Lock on Nash. After a minute and 42 seconds in the Indian Death Lock, Nash makes it to the rope. When both men stand to their feet, Triple H tries to go for the Pedigree but Nash counters and back drops Triple H over to the floor.
Nash follows to the outside and begins to beat Triple H's face into the announce table. Nash then throws Triple H back inside the ring. In the ring, Nash scoop slams Triple H to the mat following it up with a standing elbow drop. Nash goes for the pin but Triple H kicks out. Nash then fights Triple H in the corner and begins to deliver elbow shots and knees to the gut of Triple H in the corner. Nash then whips Triple H into the opposite corner but Triple H reverses and whips Nash into the corner but Nash rebounds and delivers a hard clothesline to Triple H.
Nash gets up and puts Triple H into the Jacknife position but as Nash tries to lift Triple H up, Nash collapses due to his injured leg. Triple H gets up and with Nash on one knee, Triple H begins to kick the injured leg of Nash. After kicking Nash in the leg, Triple H tries to go for a suplex but Nash blocks and and hits Triple H with a suplex of his own. As Triple H gets up, Nash tries to dash towards Triple H but Triple H counters Nash with a double A spinebuster. Triple H goes for the pin but Nash kicks out. When Nash gets up, Triple H clothesline Nash over the top rope to the outside.
Triple H follows to the apron of the ring and when Nash stands up, Triple H leaps off the apron but Nash catches Triple H and rams Triple H's back into the steel ring post. Nash then tries to whip Triple H but Triple H reverses and whips Nash into the steel ring steps. Triple H then goes over and begins to clear off the announce table. Triple H goes over kick Nash in the gut, tries to go for the Pedigree to Nash on the outside but Nash counters and catapults Triple H into the steel ring post. When Triple H turns around, Nash knees Triple H in the gut and hits the Jacknife Powerbomb to Triple H on the floor. Nash then rolls Triple H back into the ring. Nash goes for a pin but after a 2 count, Triple H gets a foot on the rope.
Nash drags Triple H more into the middle of the ring to attempt another pin but Triple H gets a shoulder up. After the pin attempt, Nash stands up and raises his fist in the air to signal for another Jacknife Powerbomb. As Nash goes for the Jacknife, Triple H counters, drops Nash on his back, and locks in the figure four leg lock to Nash. The crowd is in anticpation for Nash to tap out. After nearly tapping out and nearly getting his shoulders pinned, Nash finally gets to the rope after 2 minutes and six seconds in the figure four leg lock.
Once both men stand to their feet, Triple H and Nash begins to trade right fists. However, Nash begins to get the upper hand and after hitting Triple H in the gut, Nash attempts another Jacknife but Triple H counters by punching Nash's injured leg. When Triple H gets free, Triple H kicks Nash in the gut and delivers Pedigree to Nash. Triple H goes for the pin but shockingly Nash gets a shoulder up.
Triple H is in disbelief that Nash didn't stay down, Triple H goes outside and brings in a sledgehammer from under the ring. With the referee distracted with Triple H and the sledgehammer, the Big Show comes down and delivers a chokeslam to Nash int he middle of the ring. When the Big Show disappears in the crowd, Triple H gets rid of the sledgehammer and when Nash stands to his feet, Tripel H delivers a second Pedigree for the pin and the No. 1 Contendership at Starrmania.
TENAY: "Oh my DW, Triple H is the new No. Contender but what about the actions of the Big Show to screw Kevin Nash out of his TNA Title opportunity?"
WEST: "Yeah Mike, Big Show interfering and costing Kevin Nash the match is something nobody saw coming. But what can you do. Nash is obvisously not going to Starrmania thanks to the Big Show."
Match No. 5
Match No. 5
Ladder Match for the TNA Heavyweight Championship
Jeff Jarrett vs. AJ Styles
After viewing the video promo for the upcoming TNA World Title Ladder Match, TNA ring announcer David Penzer does the introductions.
PENZER: "The following Ladder Match is for the TNA Heavyweight Championship." AJ Styles' music starts to play.
PENZER: "Introducing first, from Gainesville, GA, weighing in at 245 lbs., he is the Phenomenal AJ Styles!" AJ Styles makes his arrival and the reinging TNA Heavyweight Champion's music begins to play.
PENZER: "Coming to us from Nashville, TN, weighing in at 255 lbs., he the TNA Heavyweight Champion of the world, the King of the Mountain Jeff Jarrett!" Jarrett comes down to the ring with the TNA Title around his waist and a guitar in his left hand.
After Jarrett sets the guitar on the outside and releases the TNA Title to referee Earl Hebner to hang above the ring, Earl Hebner rings the bell.
AJ and Jarrett begins the match by locking up in the middle of the ring. AJ gets the upperhand with the side headlock. Jarrett releases the hold by pushing AJ into the ropes but AJ rebounds, baseball slides between the legs of Jarrett, and dropkicks Jarrett in the back and Jarrett goes sailing through the ropes to the outside. When Jarrett stands to his feet on the outside, AJ whips off the ropes and hits a front flip dive over the top rope nailing Jarrett on the outside. Fans begins to chant "TNA."
AJ then gets up and pulls out a ladder from under the ring. And when Jarrett gets up, AJ rams the ladder intot he mid-section of Jarrett and then drops the ladder onto the back of Jarrett. AJ then sets the ladder up on the outside. AJ begins the climb to the top of the ladder and when Jarrett stands to his feet, AJ hits a moonsault off the ladder and hitting Jarrett on the outside! Fans begin to chant "HOLY SH*T."
AJ somehow gets up, grabs the ladder, and slides it into the ring. Back in the ring, AJ sets the ladder up under the title belt and begins to climb the ladder. But before AJ can get high enough, Jarrett comes in and pulls AJ off the ladder. AJ and Jarrett now begin to trade punches with each other. However, Jarrett is able to kick AJ in the gut and rams AJ's face into the rims of the ladder. Jarrett then grabs the ladder and and hits AJ in the face with it again. When AJ stands up after being hit by the ladder, Jarrett runs with the ladder and hits AJ over the top rope to the outside with the ladder.
Jarrett then releases the ladder and when AJ gets up on the outside, Jarrett whips off the ropes and dives over the top rope and hits a cross body on AJ. Jarrett then gets up and whips AJ into the steel ring steps. Jarrett then rolls back into the ring.
In the ring, Jarrett picks up the ladder and sets it under the belt. When Jarrett begins to climb the ladder, AJ gets up and goes up top to the top rope and missle dropkicks Jarrett off the ladder. AJ gets up, grabs the ladder, and begins to ram the ladder several times into the abdomin of Jarrett. AJ then goes over and places the ladder in the corner.
AJ then goes over and picks up Jarrett. AJ then whips Jarrett into the ladder but Jarrett reverses and AJ goes face and body first into the ladder. Jarrett then hits a back suplex to AJ. With AJ on the mat, Jarrett tries to lock in the figure four leg lock but AJ fights Jarrett off and kicks Jarrett off and the back of Jarrett's head smashes into the ladder. AJ gets and dropkicks Jarrett back into the ladder back first. AJ then hits Jarrett with a suplex.
With Jarrett laid out on the mat, AJ grabs the ladder and slams it on to Jarrett from out of the corner. AJ then goes up top and when Jarrett under the ladder, AJ goes for another moonsualt but Jarrett moves from under the ring and AJ hits nothing but the steel ladder. Jarrett comes over, picks up AJ, and scoop slams AJ back onto the ladder. Jarrett then drops a standing elbow drop to AJ while on the ladder. Then with AJ still laid out on the ladder, Jarrett moves up top to the top rope. With AJ still on the ladder, Jarrett hits a big splash to AJ while on the ladder.
After hitting that big splash from the top rope, Jarrett rolls AJ off the ladder and tries to set it up. As Jarrett climbs the ladder, AJ gets up and tilts the ladder over and Jarrett falls and stradles the top rope. AJ goes over and starts bouncing the top rope up and down with Jarrett straddling it. Then with Jarrett still on the top rope, AJ grabs the ladder and hits Jarrett with it and Jarrett falls to the floor on the outside.
With Jarrett on the outside, AJ comes over and hits the Flosberry Flop on Jarrett. AJ gets up and slams Jarrett's head repeatedly onto the apron of the ring. AJ then grabs a steel chair from under the ring. With Jarrett leaned up against the steel ring post, AJ swings the chair but Jarrett ducks and AJ hits the ring post with the steel chair. Jarrett then kicks Aj in the gut, grabs the chair and smashes AJ in the face with the steel chair. AJ then falls back first to the floor on the outside and Jarrett rolls back inside the ring.
In the ring, Jarrett sets up the ladder to climb for the title belt. As Jarrett is finger tips away from the title gold, AJ leaps onto the top rope, jumps off, and knocks Jarrett off the ladder with a big forearm smash. After striking Jarrett with the forearm, AJ grabs the ladder and begins to climb it. As AJ is climbing on one side, Jarrett gets up and begins to climb on the other side. Jarrett and AJ begin to trade right fists ontop of the ladder. Jarrett is able to get the upperhand after bouncing AJ's head off the top of the ladder. Then from the top of the ladder, Jarrett hooks the arm of AJ and hip tosses AJ and himself off the top of the ladder to the mat. Fans begin to chant "THIS IS AWESOME."
After a couple of seconds of both AJ and Jarrett being laid out on the mat after that fall from the ladder, Jarrett is able to get up and sets the ladder flat on the mat. Jarrett then goes over and grabs AJ. Jarrett then places AJ on the top turnbuckle. As Jarrett tries to superplex AJ from the top rope onto the ladder, AJ fights Jarrett off with headbutts and punches and then shoves Jarrett off the top rope and Jarrett falls onto the ladder. With Jarrett on the ladder, AJ hits the Spiral Tap to Jarrett.
Once both men stands up, Jarrett and AJ begin to slug it out in the middle of the ring. Jarrett then begins to fight AJ into the corner after he gets the upperhand. Jarrett then whips AJ into the opposite corner but AJ leaps onto the top rope and hits a backflip reverse DDT to Jarrett. After hitting the DDT, AJ places Jarrett back on the ladder. AJ then moves up top to deliver another Spiral Tap. As AJ leaps off to hit the Spiral Tap, Jarrett moves off the ladder and AJ hits the ladder side first. AJ now is holding his ribs screaming and agnoising in pain.
Jarrett then goes over and picks up AJ and sits him up on the top turnbuckle. With AJ sitting on the top rope, Jarrett moves to the middle rope. While on the middle rope, Jarrett postions AJ and then hits AJ with the Stroke off the middle rope onto the ladder! The fans start to chant "THIS IS AWESOME" once again. Both men now just lays motionless in the ring for quite some time.
After laying motionless, both AJ and Jarrett begins to move. Jarrett finally gets up and picks AJ up as well. Jarrett begin to just punch the mess out of AJ in the middle of the ring. After a couple of punches, AJ ducks the punch from Jarrett, kicks Jarrett in the gut, sets Jarrett up, moves over the ladder, and right there AJ hits the Styles Clash to Jarrett on the ladder. Jarrett then rolls to the floor on the outside.
With Jarrett laid out on the floor, AJ gets up and positions the ladder under the title belt. As AJ is climbing the ladder and getting near the to grabbing the title belt, out of nowhere Jeff Hardy comes down with a chair, gets onto the top rope, and dropkicks the chair into AJ knocking AJ off the ladder. The when AJ gets back up, Jeff smashes AJ with the steel chair in the head and then hits the Twist Of Fate to AJ. With AJ laid out on the mat, Jeff goes up top and hits the Swantom Bomb to AJ. Hardy then scatters away into the crowd.
With AJ hurt thanks Jeff Hardy, Jarrett rolls back into the ring and begins to climb the ladder. Jarrett reaches the top, unstraps the title belt, and remains the TNA Heavyweight Champion.
TENAY: "Oh DW, can you believe what we just witnessed? As AJ was finger tips away from becoming the new TNA Champion again, it was Jeff Hardy came down and costed AJ the title."
WEST: "Just say it like it is Mike, Jeff Hardy simply screwed AJ from winning the title. Just like the Big Show screwed Kevin Nash in his match. Big Show and Hardy best to get ready for what's coming to them."
TENAY: "Alright well lets take it to Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and Jim Ross for our main event match up."
ROSS: "Thanks Mike and Don and ladies and gentlemen, we are moments away from crowning a new No. 1 Contender for Sting's WWE Championship next month at Starrmania."
LAWLER: "Thats right J.R., its going to be 20 men from both the WWE and TNA gunning for each other to capture the opportunity to fight Sting at Starrmania."
COLE: "With all that said guys lets take it to Todd Grisham."
GRISHAM: "Thanks Michaels and joining me right now is no other than the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels. Shawn you are no stranger to entering Battle Royals at No. 1 and we saw this past week on Raw that you drew the first entry into this Gauntlet Battle Royal. So HBK what are your thoughts about entering this match at No. 1?"
MICHAELS: "Well Todd, this isn't my first rodeo so don't expect anything less here in St. Louis. HBK will deliver some Sweet Chin Music tonight and headline my way to to the main event to meet Sting at Starrmania. I've done it once, I can surely do it twice."
GRISHAM: "Alright well guys you heard it first here from HBK. Back to you Michael at ringside."
COLE: "Thanks Todd and guys what do you think about HBK being the first entrant?"
LAWLER: "Well Shawn Michaels isn't new to Battle Royals and he surely isn't new to winning a Battle Royal. I'm thinking that HBK has a stong chance of winning this thing and he is going to have to go the distance to do so."
ROSS: "Shawn Michaels knows how to last a long time in Battle Royals so I wouldn't bet against him."
COLE: "Shawn has to be a favorite in anybody's book. Now lets take it up to Jeremy Borash for the introductions."
Match No. 6
Match No. 6
20 Man Gauntlet Battle Royal for the No. 1 Contendership at Starrmania
WWE: Shawn Michaels, John Cena, Undertaker, Batista, Kane, Christian, Chris Jericho, Big Show, Shelton Benjamin, & Randy Orton
TNA: Kurt Angle, Booker T, Scott Steiner, Abyss, Samoa Joe, Christopher Daniels, James Storm, Robert Rude, Matt Morgan, & Bobby Lashley
BORASH: "The following 20 Man Gauntlet Battle Royal is your WWE and TNA Royal Bash main event of the evening. To win the match, 2 men will start the match and every 2 minutes a new superstar will join the match. Elimination occurs when a superstar is thrown over the top rope and both feet must touch the floor. After 18 individuals have been eliminated from the match, the final 2 participants must win the match by either pin fall or submission." Shawn Michaels' "Boy Toy" music begins to play. "Entering No. 1, from San Antonio, TX, weighing in at 247 lbs., the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels!"
Shawn Michaels begins to make his entrance but then out of nowhere, the Intercontinental Champion Samoa Joe attacks HBK in the aisle way. Joe just begins to beat on HBK. Once they are near the ring, Joe whips HBK into the steel ring steps. Joe the grabs the steel steps and when HBK gets up, Joe throws the steps into the face of Michaels and HBK begin to bleed. Once HBK gets up, Joe grabs the steps again and bashes the steps into HBK's face for a second time. Joe then rolls HBK into the ring.
Once Joe gets into the ring, the bell rings and the match becomes official. In the ring, Joe places HBK onto the top turnbuckle and hits the Muscle Buster to a bloody HBK. Joe then picks HBK up and throws him over for the elimination. Extra referees comes out and helps HBK to the back. Joe now begins to wait in the middle of the ring for the third participant to come out.
The next participant to come out is Shelton Benjamin. Benjamin and Joe begin to exchange right fists with each other. Benjamin is able to get the upperhand on Joe and as Benjamin whips Joe of the ropes, Joe reverses and hits a powerslam on Benjamin. Joe then sits Benjamin up, chops the back, kicks the chest of Benjamin, and then deliver a huge knee drop. Joe then picks Benjamin up and places Benjamin on the top turnbuckle. Joe tries to hit the Muscle Buster but Benjamin gets out of it and when Joe turns around, Benjamin hits Joe with the Pay Dirt. The 2 minutes comes to an end and Chris Jericho enters next.
Jericho enters the match and along with Benjamin, they try to eliminate Joe. As Joe is teatering on the top rope, Joe somehow fights Jericho and Benjamin off with quick jabs and chops to both Jericho and Benjamin. After taking Benjamin out, Joe begins now to take advantage of Jericho. Joe and Jericho begin to have a back and forth match with Benjamin laid out. The next individual to come out is James Storm.
Storm comes in and begins to hammer on Benjamin. After hammering on Benjamin for a while, Storm hits the Eye Of The Storm on Benjamin and then tries to eliminate Benjamin. On the other side, Jericho has Joe set up on the top rope and from the top rope, Jericho delivers a huricanrana to Joe. Then as Joe gets up, Jericho delivers a running bulldog followed by the Lionsault to Joe. The next guy to enter the match is Robert Rude.
Rude and Storm begin to team up and double team Chris Jericho. However, Rude and Storm are unable to eliminate Jericho. Rude and Storm then begins to target Benjamin. While Storm and Rude are double teaming, the Big Show enters the match.
Big Show comes in and chokeslams Samoa Joe right away. The Big Show chokeslams Chris Jericho. After chokeslamming Joe and Jericho, Big Show goes over and double clothesline Rude and Storm over the top rope for the elimination. Big Show then grabs the throat of Benjamin, lifts Benjamin up by the throat, and throws Benjamin over the top rope for the elimination.
As Big Show turns his attention back on Chris Jericho after eliminating Benjamin, Storm, and Rude. Before Big Show can eliminate Jericho, Kevin Nash comes out and distracts Big Show. With the Big Show having words with Nash, Samoa Joe comes in from behind of the Big Show and lifts Big Show over the top rope to the floor for the elimination. Big Show and Kevin Nash begins to fight backstage.
Now Joe and Chris Jericho begin to go at it after the elimination of the Big Show. The two minutes comes to an end and "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner enters the match next. Steiner comes in and double clothesline Joe and Jericho. Steiner then begins to stomp on both Joe and Jericho. Steiner then picks Jericho up and delivers a modified T-Bone suplex. Then when Joe gets up, Steiner tries to deliver a T-bone to him as well but Joe fights Steiner off with headbutts and chops. Joe then runs Steiner's shoulder into the ring post. When Joe turns around, Jericho hits Joe with the Codebreaker.The next entry to come out is the "Animal" Batista.
Batista comes in and hits Jericho with a hard running clothesline. Batista then hits a spinebuster to Steiner and when Joe stands up from the Codebreaker, Batista delivers the Batista Bomb to Joe. Batista then tries to throw Jericho over the top rope but Jericho hangs on to the top rope and skins the cat back into the ring. Batista then tries to toss Joe over the top rope but Joe fights Batista off. After fighting Batista off, Joe tries to pick Batista up for the Muscle Buster but Batista shoves Joe off and Batista then hits a spear to Joe.
After the 2 minutes are up, the next guy to come out is John Cena. Cena comes in and deliver punches to Jericho. Cena then delivers a spin out powerbomb to Jericho followed by the 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Cena then gets up and picks up Steiner and F-U's Steiner over the top rope to the floor for the elimination. After eliminating Steiner, Cena turns around and gets face to face with Batista. Cena and Batista has a stare down but then they begin to trade right hands. Everytime Batista hits Cena the fans cheers "YAY" and when Cena strikes Batista the fans cheers "BOO."
Cena begins to get the advantage with the right hands and when he does he whips Batista off the ropes and hits Batista with a big shoulder block. When Batista gets up, Cena delivers to hard clothesline him and after the second one, Cena lifts Batista up for the F-U. But Batista counters and puts Cena into the Batista Bomb position but Cena counters by backdropping Batista over. When Batista gets up Cena lifts Batista up again to try and deliver another F-U but in the mean time the two-minute period comes to an end and Bobby Lashley enters the match next.
With Batista still on the shoulders of Cena, Lashley comes into the ring and spears the hell out of Cena, knocking Batista off the shoulders. Lashley then picks Cena up for a running powerslam but Cena wiggles off the shoulders and lifts Bobby Lashley up for the F-U. Cena tries to F-U Lashley over the top rope but Lashley grabs onto the top rope. However, Cena is able to F-U Lashley over the top rope but Lashley lands on the apron of the ring. Lashley then grabs Cena and tosses him over onto the apron of the ring. Cena and Lashley begin to trade right fists while on the apron of the ring. While Lashley and Cena are fighting on the apron, Batista comes over and knocks both Cena and Lashley off the apron of the ring to the floor for the elimination. The next guy to enter is Christopher Daniels.
Meanwhile, Lashley and Cena continue to fight on the outside. After whipping Cena intot he ring steps, Lashley goes over and begins to clear off the announce table. Lashley then goes over grabs Cena and slams Cena's head into the announce table. After beating Cena's head into the announce table, Lashley lifts Cena up to powerslam Cena through the tbale but Cena counters and when Lashley turns around Cena lifts Lashley up and F-U's Lashley through the announce table. After the carnage outside of the ring, the next guy to enter the match is Christian.
Christian comes in and hits the Unprettier on Chris Jericho. Christian then begins to fight Joe. Joe and Christian begin to have a back and forth contest while Daniels fight Batista in the corner. With Daniels monuting Batista in the corner, Batista counters Daniels and hits the Batista Bomb to Daniels out of the corner. Batista then grabs Daniels and throws him over the top rope for the elimination.
The next guy to enter is Abyss. Abyss comes in and hit the Black Hole Slam right away to Christian and Chris Jericho. Joe tries to stop Abyss but Abyss stops Joe by delivering a chokeslam to Joe. Batista then comes over, kicks Abyss in the gut to hit the Batista Bomb but Abyss counters by backdropping Batista. When Batista gets up, Abyss whips Batista off the ropes and hits Batista with a Black Hole Slam. Abyss then grabs Christian and eliminates him. After the elimination of Christian, the 2 minute period ends and the lights suddenly goes off and then people in the arena hears the toul of the bell.
Undertaker enters the match next. As Undertaker is walking towards the ring, Abyss stops what he is doing, steps over the top rope while eliminating himself, and meets the Undertaker in the aisle way. Undertaker and Abyss begins to slug it out in the middle of the aisle way. Undertaker starts to gain the advantage with the big right hands but Abyss hits Undertaker with a low blow and then whips Undertaker into the steel steps that sails Undertaker over the steps.
Abyss then looks under the ring and pulls out a steel chair. When Undertaker gets up, Abyss tries to hit Undertaker with the chair but Undertaker kicks the chair back into the face of Abyss. Undertaker then grabs the chair and bashes it over the head of Abyss. Undertaker then rolls back into the ring and when Abyss stands up on the outside, Undertaker whips off the ropes, dives over the top rope, and hits Abyss (eliminating himself in the process). Meanwhile Kurt Angle enters the match next.
Still on the outside, Undertaker rearranges the steel steps. Undertaker grabs Abyss, lifts him up, and Undertaker Tombstones Abyss onto the steel steps. Referees comes out and removes both Abyss and Undertaker from ringside.
Back in the ring, Angle begins to take it to Jericho, Joe, and Batista. Booker T comes out next and along with Kurt Angle, they begin to take control of the match. After beating on Batista, Angle and Booker T teams up and eliminates Batista. Booker T then focus on Samoa Joe while Angle takes Jericho. The next 2 minutes comes to an end and its Randy Orton who enters next (the St. Louis crowd begin to chant "RKO").
Orton comes in and hits a RKO to Booker T and then one to Samoa Joe. Orton then turns Angle around try to deliver a RKO to him but Angle shoves down Orton and then applies the Ankle Lock to Orton. With Angle having the Ankle Lock on Orton, Jericho comes over and hits Angle with a Codebreaker and Angle gets knocked against the ring ropes.
Jericho then runs towards Angle to clothesline him over but Angle catches Jericho and belly to belly suplexes Jericho over the top rope tot he floor for the elimination. However, Jericho gets up all frustrated on the outside and pulls Angle out of the ring from under the bottom rope. On the outside, Jericho locks in the Walls Of Jericho to Angle on the outside. Extra referees comes out to remove Jericho from ringside and to allow Angle to return to the match.
After Angle returned to the match, Matt Morgan enters the match next. Morgan comes in with that powerhouse offense of his. Just taking out everybody in the ring with big boots and clotheslines. In the ring, Morgan takes Angle out with a hard scoop slam, Orton with a big boot, Booker T with a sidewalk slam, and Joe with a vertical suplex. The last man to enter the match is Kane.
Kane comes in and get face to face with Matt Morgan. Kane and Morgan begin to go at it very aggressively. Kane and Morgan begin to exchange fists ands kicks. Kane is able to duck of the right hands from Morgan and grabs the throat of Morgan's for a chokeslam but Morgan counters the chokeslam with a low blow followed by a Jackhammer suplex. Morgan then picks Kane up, grabs Kane's arm and begins to walk the top rope.
As Morgan leaps down to hit Kane, Kane catches the throat of Matt Morgan's and delivers a thundering choke slam. Kane, after chokeslamming Morgan, cuts his throat signalling for the Tombstone. Kane lifts Morgan up for the Tombstone but Morgan counters and shoves Kane over the top rope but Kane hangs on and lands ont he apron.
With brawling Kane on the outside brawling with Morgan who is inside the ring, Kurt Angle comes from behind and hits the Olympic Slam to Matt Morgan. Randy Orton then comes over and hangs Kane up on the top rope after hitting the RKO and Kane then falls to the floor for the elimination. When Morgan stands to his feet after being Olympic Slammed, Angle runs and clothesline Morgan over the top rope for the elimination. The match is now down to Kurt Angle, Booker T, Samoa Joe, and Randy Orton.
Orton and Booker T pair off against one another while Joe and Angle renew their rivalry. As Joe and Angle are fighting, Booker T gets the advantage and as he kicks Orton in the gut to deliver the scissor kick, Orton moves and Booker T misses the kick. When Booker T turns around, Orton strikes Booker T with a RKO. Orton then eliminates Booker T. Orton then takes a seat in the corner.
On the other side of the ring, Joe and Angle are having a back and forth contest. Angle is getting the upper hand with the big right hands but then Joe rebounds and begins to deliver big quick jabs to Angle. But Angle counters by kicking Joe in the gut and tries to hit the Olympic Slam but Joe Counters and try to goes for the Muscle Buster but Angle counters that and hits the Olympic Slam on Joe. Angle then picks Joe up and tries to eliminate him but as Angle is trying to eliminate Joe, Orton comes from behind and eliminates Angle. The match is now down to Orton and Joe.
Orton and Joe meet in the middle of the ring and Orton goes straight towards Joe. Orton strikes Joe with right hands and kicks to the gut. Orton then punch and kicks Joe into the corner. After being hammered in the corner, Joe finally fights Orton off with chops and quick jabs. After a few jabs and chops, Orton stops Joe with a kick to Joe's abdomen followed by Orton's back breaker. Orton goes for the pin but Joe gets a shoulder up. Orton gets up and drops a huge knee drop to Joe. Orton goes for the cover again but Joe gets a shoulder up. Orton then stands up and begins to stomp every square inch of Joe.
After stomping on Joe, Orton goes up top to the top rope. When Joe stands to his feet, Orton tries to hit a cross body to Joe but Joe counters Orton by catching Orton and hitting a powerslam on Orton. Joe goes for a pin but Orton kicks out. Joe then sits Orton up, chops the back of Orton, kicks the chest, and then hits Orton with a knee drop. Joe goes for another cover but Orton gets a shoulder up again.
After the pin attempt, Joe locks in the crossface on Orton. Orton is scratching and clawing and doing everything he can to get out of this situation. As you think Orton is about to tap, Orton finally gets a foot on the bottom rope to make Joe release the hold. When Orton gets up, Joe delivers forearm shots to Orton's back. When Joe turns Orton around to face him, Orton delivers a sudden RKO. Both men now are laid out int he ring. After a couple of seconds, Orton crawls to Joe and gets an arm over him for a pin but Joe kicks out after a long 2 count.
After the pin attempt, Orton gets poised to deliver another RKO. When Joe gets up, Orton goes for the RKO but Joe counters it and locks in a sudden Kokita Clutch. Orton, with the leverage advantage, is able to push his way near the ring ropes and grabs the middle rope. Joe releases the hold very frustrated. Joe then goes over and stomps on Orton. Joe then picks Orton up and places him on the top turnbuckle. After chopping Orton and hitting Orton with a jumping side kick to Orton's face, Joe hits the Muscle Buster to Orton. Joe goes for the pin but shockingly Orton gets a shoulder up. Joe gets up and begins to have words with the referee. After the referee denied Joe that Orton was counted out, Joe shoves down the referee and goes outside.
On the outside, Joe grabs a steel chair with the referee down. After Joe slides in the steel chair, Shawn Michaels (taped and bandaged up) comes in from the crowd behind Joe and when Joe turns around, Michaels hits Joe with Sweet Chin Music on the outside. HBK then picks Joe up and rolls his lifeless body into the ring.
In the ring, Orton grabs the steel chair and places in the middle of the ring. When Joe gets up, Orton hits Joe with a RKO onto the steel chair. Orton then throws the chair out of the ring and the referee begins to come back alive from being shoved down by Joe. Orton gets the 1, 2, 3 on Joe and Orton becomes the No. 1 Contender at Starrmania. After the match, Joe gets up all raged and chases HBK to the backstage area.
Meanwhile, as Orton is celebrating in the ring after his victory, the lights suddenly goes out. When they come back on, Sting is standing behind Orton and hits Orton with the Scorpion Death Drop. Sting then stands over Orton, points his black bat at him, and raises the WWE Title in the air as the PPV closes.
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