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WWE Week In Review XXV

WWE Week In Review XXV
October 19, 2008- October 25, 2008

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Welcome to the twenty-fifth edition of the WWE Week In Review. Feel free to contact me on TWO or Wrestling 101 anytime with comments, questions, and anything in between. Also, check out my blog on

The 804’th edition of Monday Night RAW came to you from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX.

Monday Night RAW

Good Week For: Batista (Gained Major Momentum Heading Into Cyber Sunday)
Bad Week For: Chris Jericho (Was Bested by Batista In The Main Event)
It Will Be Interesting Next Week For: Chris Jericho & Batista (To See Who Is Champion)
Best Mic Work: John Morrison

And In Other News…

-In Divas Tag Action, Kelly Kelly & Candice Michelle defeated Katie Lea & Jillian.
-Charlie Haas was also at it again, this time impersonating Stone Cold Steve Austin as Stone Cold Steve Haastin. He was still destroyed and pinned by JBL.
-Rey Mysterio defeated Snitsky by pin.
-ECW’s Miz & Morrison scored a win over RAW’s CM Punk & Kofi Kingston.
-There was scheduled to be a non-title match between Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase and Cryme Tyme, but the second-generation trio of Rhodes, DiBiase, & Manu instead assaulted and laid out Cryme Tyme.
-Also, Santino Marella came out dressed as all three of his possible opponents at Cyber Sunday- Goldust, Roddy Piper, & Honky Tonk Man. Jim Duggan came out to confront Santino following some insults by Marella. Duggan ended up taking a guitar shot to the head by Marella (who also got his mouth busted up in the process when a chunk of the guitar smashed him in the mouth).
-The unique main event was another “Adamle Original” as World Champion Chris Jericho & Batista would compete in a Two-Man Gauntlet Match where each superstar would take a turn facing one of three opponents. The two would face the same three opponents. First, Batista defeated William Regal, then Jericho also defeated Regal. Jericho lost to Mark Henry by DQ after using a belt shot on Henry. Batista then pinned Henry. With an assist from Batista, Kane pinned Jericho and Batista pinned Kane to win the Gauntlet Match.
-Also, it was announced on RAW that there will be a special 3-Hour RAW to celebrate RAW’s 800 Episodes in two weeks with a special start time of 8/7c.

The 124’th edition of ECW on Sci-Fi emanated from the Laredo Entertainment Center in Laredo, TX. Confirmed for the main event was a Triple Threat Match featuring all three potential challengers for Matt Hardy’s ECW Title at Cyber Sunday- Finlay, Evan Bourne, & Mark Henry.


Good Week For: Evan Bourne (Earned A Huge Victory En Route to Cyber Sunday)
Bad Week For: John Morrison (Got His Partner Disqualified)
It Will Be Interesting Next Week For: Matt Hardy, Finlay, Evan Bourne, & Mark Henry (To See Who Is Champion)
Best Mic Work: John Morrison

And In Other News…
-Jack Swagger defeats local talent Brett Badley.
-RAW’s Shad defeats ECW’s Miz by Disqualification due to John Morrison getting caught interfering by the referee.
-Evan Bourne earned what could be called the biggest win in his WWE Career by beating both Finlay & Mark Henry in a Triple Threat Match.

The 480’th SmackDown came to you from the Laredo Entertainment Center in Laredo, TX. The epic main event was WWE Champion Triple H taking on The Undertaker in a non-title match.

Friday Night SmackDown

Good Week For: Big Show (Laid Out Both Triple H & The Undertaker)
Bad Week For: Triple H (Got Laid Out by Big Show & Then Assaulted by Vladimir Kozlov)
It’ll Be Interesting Next Week For: Triple H, Jeff Hardy, & Vladimir Kozlov (To See Who Is WWE Champion)
Best Mic Work: Triple H

And In Other News…

-In Divas Tag Action, Maryse & Natalya defeated Divas Champion Michelle McCool & #1 Contender Maria thanks to an inadvertent distraction by Jesse & Festus.
-In a non-title match, WWE Tag Team Champions Primo & Carlito took advantage of the dissension between Chavo Guerrero & Bam Neely to pick up the win against the ECW tandem.
-In tag team action, R-Truth and his new friend, Kung Fu Naki defeated the team of United States Champion Shelton Benjamin & MVP with Kung Fu Naki getting the win for himself and R-Truth.
-The Brian Kendrick defeats Super Crazy.
-In a huge main event, WWE Champion Triple H took on The Undertaker (non-title) just two days before his title defense at Cyber Sunday. Undertaker’s Cyber Sunday opponent- Big Show took it upon himself to interfere in the match and lay out The Undertaker. Triple H waffled Show with a steel chair, but to little avail. Big Show chokeslammed the WWE Champion and assaulted The Phenom with three solid chair shots. After The Undertaker exited, Vladimir Kozlov took advantage of the weakened champion and laid out The Game.

Cyber Sunday Rundown

-World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho will defend his title against Batista and the WWE Fans select the referee- Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels, or Stone Cold Steve Austin.
-WWE Champion Triple H will defend his title against either Jeff Hardy, Vladimir Kozlov, or both in a Triple Threat Match.
-The ECW Championship will also be on the line as Matt Hardy defends against the fans’ choice of Evan Bourne, Finlay, or Mark Henry.
-Big Show will also face The Undertaker in a Knockout Match, “I Quit” Match, or a Last Man Standing Match.
-Rey Mysterio will square off with Kane in a Falls Count Anywhere Match, No Holds Barred Match, or 2-out-of-3 Falls Match.
-Intercontinental Champion Santino Marella will defend his title against one of three former champions- Goldust, Roddy Piper, or The Honky Tonk Man.
-In an online-exclusive preview match that will stream at 7:45/6:45c on will see a United States Title Match pitting champion Shelton Benjamin against the fans’ choice of R-Truth, Festus, or MVP.
-The fans will also choose one of three tag team matches- either Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase defending their World Tag Team Titles against CM Punk & Kofi Kingston or Cryme Tyme Vs. The Miz & John Morrison or Jamie Noble & Mickie James Vs. William Regal & Layla in a Mixed Tag Match.
-Cyber Sunday will also host a Divas Halloween Costume Contest featuring seventeen Divas from all three brands.

Superstar of the Week: Big Show