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WWE Week In Review: March 7, 2010- March 13, 2010

WWE Week in Review: Edition XCVII
March 7, 2010- March 13, 2010

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The 876th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the Rose Garden in Portland, OR. Just under two weeks before WrestleMania, master illusionist Criss Angel would serve as the Guest Host. In an effort to prove to his WrestleMania opponent, Bret Hart, that he is capable of defeating “The Hitman”, WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon would step into the ring with former WWE Champion John Cena! In their continuing effort to get the better of their former mentor, Legacy will get their chance as Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase would face Randy Orton in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match. Wendi Richter, Antonio Inoki, Mad Dog Vachon, & “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase have all been announced for the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame and, on RAW, the fifth inductee would be revealed.

Monday Night RAW
Good Week For: Mr. McMahon (with the help of several Superstars, including Batista, was able to defeat John Cena)
Bad Week For: John Cena (was decimated by Mr. McMahon and company)

And The Rest of the Story…

Just twenty days before he puts his undefeated WrestleMania streak on the line against the storied career of Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker opens the show! Undertaker states that the life of Shawn Michaels now has a “dark cloud” over it and it will cause HBK to pay the “ultimate price” by putting his career on the line. “The Deadman” states that, after WrestleMania, there will be no “victory” for Shawn Michaels and the “dark cloud” will remain! Undertaker then starts to emphatically state that the career of Shawn Michaels will “rest in peace”, but Undertaker is cut off by the arrival of Shawn Michaels! HBK states that he had an “epiphany” last week, that, for the “first time ever”, the dark heart of The Undertaker contains “fear”! Michaels then says that he would not put his career on the line if he did not think he could beat The Undertaker! HBK then states that “nothing lasts forever” and he will prove it come WrestleMania! Undertaker responds by alleging that Michaels is filled with “pitiful desperation”! Michaels then states that he wants their match at WrestleMania to have no count-outs and no disqualifications before vowing to beat The Undertaker! Undertaker agrees to the added stipulation and states that he can see it in Michaels’ eyes that HBK truly believes he can win at WrestleMania and that is what makes Shawn Michaels who he is! Undertaker then vows to “open the gates of hell the likes that no man has ever seen” come WrestleMania to ensure that the career of Shawn Michaels will be “over”! Michaels responds by saying that, after WrestleMania, the “dark cloud” will come back, but it will be hanging over the head of The Undertaker and it will remind “The Deadman” of the night that Shawn Michaels ended the undefeated WrestleMania streak of The Undertaker! This monumental WrestleMania rematch has just become more interesting as the contest will now have no count-outs and no disqualification. When nothing is off limits and the only ways to win are by a definitive pinfall or a painful submission, will Shawn Michaels be the one to end the undefeated WrestleMania streak of The Undertaker or will The Undertaker put an end to the twenty-five year career of Shawn Michaels?

The opening match of the night was a 6-Diva Tag Match as Divas Champion Maryse, Katie Lea, & Alicia Fox would face Gail Kim, Eve Torres, & Kelly Kelly Utilizing an innovative arm bar, Eve Torres was able to win the match for her team after forcing Maryse to tap out! By forcing the Divas Champion to submit, has Eve Torres earned a shot at the Divas Title?

Twenty days before they square off for the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania, Unified WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz & Big Show would face their WrestleMania opponents, R-Truth & John Morrison in a “WrestleMania Preview Match”! Before the match, The Miz states that R-Truth & John Morrison have “little credibility” as a tag team and states that himself and Big Show are “the last truly great tag team in the WWE”!

Following his brash words for his and Big Show’s WrestleMania opponents, Unified WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz & Big Show would face their WrestleMania opponents as they would squared off against R-Truth & John Morrison in a “WrestleMania Preview Match”. The contest quickly got out of hand as both teams spilled to the outside and, in the end, Truth & Wisdom was able to prove ShoMiz wrong by taking out the tag team champions and leaving them laying on the outside! Will R-Truth & John Morrison prove their worth to The Miz & Big Show by taking the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles from ShoMiz or will ShoMiz retain in their most high profile match as a team?

In their continued efforts to best their former mentor, Legacy would compete in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match against Randy Orton. However, in the middle of their entrance to the ring, Orton blindsides his former protégés and attacks Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase before entering the ring and awaiting his opponents! In the end, the 2-on-1 disadvantage was simply too much for Randy Orton as Ted DiBiase was able to capitalize on the distraction by Cody Rhodes to hit Dream Street on Orton and pick up the win! After the match, Rhodes gets his own hands dirty by laying Orton out with Cross Rhodes! What is the next step in this intense rivalry?

One week after being assaulted by Sheamus, Triple H made an appearance on RAW to address the attack perpetrated by “The Celtic Warrior”! Triple H states that if he was “humiliated” inside the Elimination Chamber like Sheamus, then he might have done the same thing! However, “The Game” is quickly interrupted by the arrival of Sheamus, who says that he makes a “statement” of facing Triple H at WrestleMania! Triple H tells Sheamus that, until Sheamus competes at WrestleMania, his other accomplishments mean “nothing”! Triple H then asks Sheamus if he has the “guts”, because Sheamus has got to “put it all on the line” at WrestleMania and tells Sheamus that, before Sheamus takes the “gamble”, he better be sure! Sheamus then tries to cheap shot “The Game”, but Triple H avoids the attack and fires back at “The Celtic Warrior”; sending Sheamus careening out of the ring! Triple H & Sheamus go back-and-forth on the outside before the brawl re-enters the ring and Triple H plants Sheamus with a spinebuster! Sheamus has physically expressed that he is ready to face Triple H at WrestleMania. Who will emerge victorious in this first time meeting between these two Superstars?

With fellow qualifier, Christian, on commentary, the final Qualifying Match for the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania took place on RAW as the high-flying Evan Bourne went one-on-one with William Regal. In the end, it was Bourne hitting Air Bourne on Regal en route to becoming the final man to qualify for the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania! All eight participants have been determined for the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match as Christian, Dolph Ziggler, Kane, Shelton Benjamin, Jack Swagger, MVP, Matt Hardy, & Evan Bourne will all compete to try and secure the Money-in-the-Bank title opportunity. Which one of these Superstars will elevate their game to the next level by winning the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match?

Next week’s RAW promises to be a memorable show as WWE Hall of Famer, six-time WWE Champion, and star of the new film “Damages”, Stone Cold Steve Austin, himself will take the helms as the Guest Host of RAW! “The Texas Rattlesnake” has already ensured a memorable night next week as the Hall of Famer has instituted a WrestleMania Rewind Night; a night featuring rematches of past WrestleMania events! In a rematch from WrestleMania XIX, World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho will go one-on-one with Shawn Michaels! In a rematch from their highly personal championship match at last year’s WrestleMania, Triple H will square off against Randy Orton! In a rematch from the historic WrestleMania XX, John Cena will relive his first WrestleMania as he would go one-on-one with “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show! Not only has Stone Cold made this trio of blockbuster matches, but Austin will also step in the middle of two of the most intense rivals in his career as “The Texas Rattlesnake” will oversee the official contract signing for the WrestleMania match between Bret Hart & Mr. McMahon! How will the “hands on” hell-raising Hall of Famer handle any potential physicality between Hart & McMahon? What else will go down when Stone Cold Steve Austin takes control of RAW next week?

Then it was time for the main event as WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon would step into the ring to compete in, as McMahon called it, a “warm up match” against John Cena in an effort to prove to Bret Hart that he is ready for their match at WrestleMania! After confidently walking to the ring, Mr. McMahon reveals the reason for his confidence as the Chairman changes the match from a one-on-one match to a Handicap Gauntlet Match; where John Cena will face Mr. McMahon and a series of partners! First up was “The Moscow Mauler” Vladimir Kozlov, who demolishes Cena and lays Cena out before tagging McMahon, but Cena is able to kick out! The Chairman then brings out his “Chosen One” as Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre, who plants Cena with the Future Shock DDT, but still, Cena kicks out! The Handicap Gauntlet Match then continues as Mr. McMahon brings out “The All-American American” Jack Swagger, but Cena still kicks out of all of Swagger’s attacks! McMahon then brings out a reluctant Mark Henry, who plants Cena with the World’s Strongest Slam! Cena still kicks out, but then things take a turn for the worst when Mr. McMahon goes out and gets the ring bell and announces the match now has no disqualifications! After refusing McMahon’s demands to blast Cena with the ring bell, Henry is blasted with a Spear by the WWE Champion Batista! Though Kofi Kingston tried to even the odds in Cena’s favor, Batista soon takes Kofi Kingston out of the equation and finishes the match with the Batista Bomb followed by Mr. McMahon scoring the pinfall to defeat John Cena! After the match, Batista stands tall over the fallen John Cena. Will this be the same scene come WrestleMania or will Cena rebound and dethrone Batista by taking the WWE Title?

The 3rd edition of WWE NXT came to you, live, from the Key Arena in Seattle, WA. Since the show’s inaugural episode two weeks ago, there has been much distain and conflicts between the NXT Rookies & their WWE Pros. While Pro/Rookie pairings like Christian & Heath Slater and Matt Hardy & Justin Gabriel seem to be on the same page, there is no question that the pairings of The Miz & Daniel Bryan and R-Truth & David Otunga are tumultuous at best with the Pros and their Rookies frequently getting in each other’s faces and even getting into backstage brawls like R-Truth & David Otunga did on last week’s NXT. Whether the teams get along or not, the two most volatile Pro & Rookie pairings would square off in tag team action as United States & Unified WWE Tag Team Champion The Miz would team with his NXT Rookie, Daniel Bryan, to take on R-Truth and his NXT Rookie, David Otunga.

Good Week For: Heath Slater (picked up an upset win over Carlito)
Bad Week For: Justin Gabriel (defeated Wade Barrett, but paid for it after the match via an attack by Chris Jericho)

And The Rest of the Story…

The show kicks off with the opening match of the night as the two most dysfunctional Pro/Rookie teams squared off in tag team action as United States & Unified WWE Tag Team Champion The Miz would team with his NXT Rookie, Washington’s own Daniel Bryan as they would face R-Truth & David Otunga! Before their match, The Miz tells his Rookie, Daniel Bryan, that, if Bryan gets pinned or is made to submit to the match, then he will ensure that Daniel Bryan is kicked off of NXT! The whole match came apart for The Miz & Daniel Bryan once Bryan had a heel hook locked in on David Otunga as, just as it looked like Otunga would tap out, The Miz opts to tag himself in! This prompts a confrontation between Miz & Bryan that results in R-Truth taking advantage of the distraction to hit Miz with a heel kick, followed by Otunga pinning The Miz to win the match for himself and his WWE Pro, R-Truth! After the match, The Miz got in the face of his NXT Rookie once again and, after feigning a slap to The Miz, Bryan stormed to the backstage area!

Backstage, NXT Host Matt Striker asks The Miz if Miz has let Daniel Bryan down instead of the other way around! Miz responds by saying that he is the United States Champion and one-half of the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions, which prompts an interruption by Daniel Bryan, who tells his Pro that every partner that Miz has held the tag titles with has “carried” Miz and states that, if Miz is so great, then why was The Miz the one getting pinned in their tag match!

After getting apple spit in his face at the end of last week’s NXT, Rookie Heath Slater was out for revenge as he went one-on-one with WWE Pro, Carlito! In the end, it was Carlito’s underestimation of Heath Slater that led to his downfall as, after Christian took the apple of Carlito, Carlito took his eye off of the ball and found himself getting rolled up by Heath Slater en route to Slater picking up the upset victory over Carlito! How will Carlito and his NXT Rookie, Michael Tarver, respond to this loss?

Backstage, WWE Pro CM Punk gives his NXT Rookie, Darren Young, an ultimatum; either pledge his allegiance to the straightedge lifestyle and be successful or do things his “way” and see how things work out! Will Darren Young abandon all that he is in order to continue his tutelage under CM Punk or will Darren Young take his chances on paving his own way to WWE superstardom?

Then it was time for the main event as the NXT Rookie of World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho, Wade Barrett, would go one-on-one with the NXT Rookie of Matt Hardy, Justin Gabriel! The exciting and lightning-quick Justin Gabriel was able to fell the bigger Wade Barrett by hitting the 450 Splash on Barrett en route to picking up the win! After the match was over, Chris Jericho entered the ring and blind-sided Matt Hardy; sending Hardy out of the ring! This left Gabriel all alone with Jericho as Jericho hit the Codebreaker on the NXT Rookie before torturing Gabriel in the Walls of Jericho! How will Matt Hardy & Justin Gabriel respond to this attack by Chris Jericho?

The 47th edition of WWE Superstars came to you from the Rose Garden in Portland, OR and from the Key Arena in Seattle, WA. Two of the SmackDown Superstars who will compete in the annual Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania in just seventeen days would go one-on-one as “The Gold Standard” Shelton Benjamin would square off with “The Platinum Superstar” Dolph Ziggler. Following the recent rivalry between his NXT Rookie, Heath Slater, and fellow WWE Pro, Carlito, Christian would team up with MVP to face the team of Carlito & Chavo Guerrero. Santino Marella would also be in action against “The Long Island Loudmouth” Zack Ryder.

WWE Superstars
Good Week For: Christian (picked up the win in the tag team main event in front of his NXT Rookie, Heath Slater)
Bad Week For: Santino Marella (had his match won until Rosa Mendes got involved)

And The Rest of the Story…

The show kicks off with the opening match of the night as two of the eight competitors in the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match in seventeen days at WrestleMania would go one-on-one as Shelton Benjamin would face Dolph Ziggler. After his patented Zig Zag did not do the job, Dolph Ziggler instituted his “plan B” and locked in the legendary sleeper hold on Shelton Benjamin, which led to Benjamin being put to sleep and Dolph earning the win!

Two of the most bizarre SmackDown Superstars went one-on-one on WWE Superstars as “The Bizarre One” Goldust faced off with Mike Knox. In a stunning feat of strength, Goldust managed to lift Knox up and deliver the Final Cut en route to picking up the win!

Santino Marella was in action on WWE Superstars as he went one-on-one with “The Long Island Loudmouth” Zack Ryder. In the end, it was a timely distraction by Ryder’s girlfriend, Rosa Mendes, that led to Ryder hitting the Zack Attack on Santino and picking up the victory!

Then it was time for the main event as Christian would be looking to avenge his NXT Rookie, Heath Slater, following his “run in” with Carlito last week as “Captain Charisma” would team with fellow Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match competitor, MVP, to face the team of Carlito & Chavo Guerrero. In the end, it was Christian hitting the Killswitch and pinning Chavo Guerrero en route to winning the match for himself and MVP!

The 551st edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown came to you from the Key Arena in Seattle, WA. Just over two weeks before Chris Jericho defends the World Heavyweight Title against Edge at WrestleMania, Jericho brings back The Highlight Reel and the World Heavyweight Champion’s guest will be none other than his WrestleMania challenger, Edge.

Friday Night SmackDown
Good Week For: Chris Jericho (was able to counter the Spear of Edge using the World Heavyweight Title belt)
Bad Week For: Edge (was left laid out by Chris Jericho following a vicious shot with the World Heavyweight Title belt)

And The Rest of the Story…

The show kicks off on Friday night with “The Ultimate Underdog” Rey Mysterio, who, along with his wife, son, and daughter, makes his way to the ring! Mysterio says that he wants to return the favor of the fans and let them into his “home” by bringing his family in the ring with him! Rey then introduces his son, Dominik, his wife, Angie, and his daughter, Aalyah, who is celebrating her ninth birthday! Rey tells the fans that he wants them to give Aalyah a night she will “always remember” before he leads the fans in singing “Happy Birthday” to his daughter! The touching and fun family moment with the Mysterio family was interrupted by CM Punk and his Straightedge Society of Luke Gallows & Serena! CM Punk tells them not to stop on account of him before singing “Happy Birthday” to a frightened Aalyah. “The Straightedge Savior” then states that he is not there to “hurt” Rey or Rey’s family before laying down a challenge to Rey Mysterio to face Rey at WrestleMania! Punk then states that he wants to face Rey right then and there, which Rey responds to by saying that it isn’t the “time” to be having a match. Punk then tells Rey’s young daughter that as a “birthday present” by allowing her to close her eyes while he “reduces Rey to tears”! Punk then turns his attention to Dominik and tells Rey’s son that he will make Rey “squeal like a pig”, before Punk addresses Rey’s wife, Angie, and tells Rey’s wife that Rey & Angie have had the “best of times”, but that after he does what he does to Rey, it will be the “worst of times” and advises Angie to “cover her mouth to muffle the screams”. Punk then asks Rey if he is “afraid” of his family seeing him get “hurt”, before calling Rey a “coward” and claiming that Rey’s own family knows it! Punk continues to chip away at Rey and tells the proud Superstar that Rey has “never had courage” and asks Rey what it’s going to take before slapping Rey in front of his family! Rey then leads his distraught family out of the ring and to the backstage area as Punk says Rey is taking his “walk of shame” before continuing to sing “Happy Birthday” to Aalyah. There is no question that CM Punk has stepped way over the line by insulting Rey Mysterio’s family and slapping Rey across the face in front of his family, but the question remains; what has prompted CM Punk to treat Rey and, more importantly, Rey’s family in such a manner? How and when will Rey Mysterio respond to the words and actions of Punk?

Sixteen nights before he and Big Show defends the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles against R-Truth & John Morrison, United States Champion The Miz, along with his NXT Rookie, Daniel Bryan, made an appearance on SmackDown as The Miz would go one-on-one with one of the men he will be facing at WrestleMania, R-Truth, who was accompanied by his NXT Rookie, David Otunga! At one point during the match, The Miz rolls up R-Truth and tries to get some additional, illegal leverage by putting his feet on the ropes, but Miz’s NXT Rookie, Daniel Bryan, takes Miz’s feet off of the ropes! After Bryan foiled his plan to steal a win over R-Truth, The Miz was hit with the Lie Detector by R-Truth en route to Truth picking up the win over one-half of the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions! How will The Miz respond to Daniel Bryan’s actions? Is R-Truth & John Morrison on the fast track to winning the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles from The Miz & Big Show at WrestleMania?

Backstage, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long confronts Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre and reveals that, in addition to his loss to Kane, WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon has “expunged” McIntyre’s loss to Matt Hardy last week, as well! Long then reveals that McIntyre will get his third opportunity to qualify for the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match against an opponent “hand-picked” by Mr. McMahon himself! Long then announces that, he can not change McIntyre’s match, but he can make it a “Winner-Take-All Money-in-the-Bank Qualifying Match” where the winner of the match will not only qualify for the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania, but will also leave with the Intercontinental Championship! Who has Mr. McMahon selected as Drew McIntyre’s opponent? Can McIntyre qualify for the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match in his third qualifying match and retain his Intercontinental Title?

In his third opportunity to qualify for the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania, Drew McIntyre’s Intercontinental Title would also be on the line in a “Winner-Take-All” Match against an opponent “hand-picked” by Mr. McMahon. The Chairman-chosen opponent was a local preliminary wrestler by the name of Aaron Bolo! “The Chosen One” was able to make quick work of the local athlete by hitting the Future Shock DDT and pinning Bolo to retain his Intercontinental Title and, finally, punch his ticket to WrestleMania as McIntyre joins Christian, Dolph Ziggler, Kane, Shelton Benjamin, Jack Swagger, MVP, Matt Hardy, & Evan Bourne in the annual Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match! Can Drew McIntyre emerge from WrestleMania as “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank” or will one of his very capable opponents synch the Money-in-the-Bank title opportunity?

After his tag team partner, The Miz, was defeated by R-Truth earlier in the night, the other half of the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions, Big Show, would go one-on-one with the other half of the #1 Contenders for the titles at WrestleMania, John Morrison! In the end, the speed and creativity of John Morrison was no match for the sheer size and power of Big Show as “The World’s Largest Athlete” was able to pick up the win over Morrison following the vicious Knockout Punch of Big Show! Will Big Show achieve the same result at WrestleMania en route to him and The Miz retaining the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles or will R-Truth & John Morrison be able to dethrone The Miz & Big Show by winning the gold?

The Hart Dynasty was in tag team action on SmackDown as they would face off with Cryme Tyme, but the match was quickly interrupted by the familiar sound of a gong and the dimming of the lights that signifies the arrival of The Undertaker! When the lights come back on, “The Phenom” is standing before the two teams before The Undertaker lays waste to all four Superstars as he delivers a chokeslam to Shad, the Last Ride to Tyson Kidd, the Tombstone to David Hart Smith, and forces JTG to submit to Hell’s Gate! The Undertaker has sent a clear cut message to Shawn Michaels as their WrestleMania showdown draws near, but can The Undertaker deliver the same destruction to Shawn Michaels that he has brought upon Cryme Tyme & The Hart Dynasty or, with his career on the line, will Shawn Michaels be the one to end the undefeated WrestleMania streak of The Undertaker?

In a match ordered by SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero, the newest SmackDown Diva, Tiffany, would go one-on-one with the confident Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, with Layla & Vickie Guerrero herself supporting McCool on the outside of the ring! The former ECW General Manager had things well in hand against the Women’s Champion until, on the outside, Vickie rammed into Tiffany for the disqualification! After the match, McCool delivered a vicious knee to the head of Tiffany! McCool threw Tiffany back into the ring and was joined by Layla & Vickie Guerrero as the trio was set to deliver more punishment to Tiffany, but Tiffany was saved by Beth Phoenix as “The Glamazon” entered the ring and cleaned house of both McCool & Layla! Phoenix then turned her attention to SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero as Phoenix delivered a clothesline to the crooked authority figure! Phoenix then set Vickie up for the Glam Slam, but the Consultant was saved by McCool as McCool pre-occupied Phoenix long enough for Vickie to escape! How will Vickie respond to Phoenix’s actions?

After berating Rey Mysterio and Mysterio’s family earlier in the night, CM Punk’s “Straightedge Disciple” Luke Gallows would go one-on-one with the largest participant in the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania, “The Big Red Machine” Kane. Kane had the match in hand after delivering a thunderous chokeslam to Luke Gallows, but CM Punk interferes and attacks Kane before managing to hoist Kane up and deliver the GTS! Then, with his family safely backstage, Rey Mysterio comes out to avenge the words and actions of CM Punk earlier in the night as the two of them engage in a brawl outside of the ring and in the crowd before referees are finally able to separate the two Superstars; which gives CM Punk the opportunity to flee the scene to the backstage area! Is CM Punk realizing that he has made a mistake by making his rivalry with Rey personal or will CM Punk continue to chip away at the psyche of Rey Mysterio?

After a two-year absence, it was then time for the return of The Highlight Reel as World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho brings back his show to house his guest, the #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania, Edge! Once both champion and challenger are in the ring, Jericho tells Edge that he “deals in reality” and is an “honest man”. Jericho then brings up Edge’s history of injuries and says that he has remained “injury-free” in his career, which Edge responds to by saying he takes “risks” in his career and he will take any “risks” he sees fit in order to take the World Heavyweight Title from Chris Jericho at WrestleMania! Jericho then tells Edge that Edge’s biggest “risk” is challenging Jericho at WrestleMania and calls Edge a “fraud” before alleging that Edge has never succeeded on his own and saying that his biggest successes stemmed from his relationship with Vickie Guerrero! Edge responds by admitting that everyone has had girlfriends that they have regretted having; for him, it was Vickie Guerrero and, for Jericho, it was Big Show! Jericho tells Edge that Edge came back too early from his injury and that he is still injured! Jericho then guarantees to defeat Edge at WrestleMania and injure Edge for another six months! Edge responds by saying that he is going to make Jericho an ex-champion come WrestleMania after hitting him with the Spear! Jericho then pops Edge in the head with a microphone before attacking him with one of the stools set up in the ring for The Highlight Reel! Edge bounces back from the attack and hits Jericho with his patented Edgecution DDT before setting Jericho up for the Spear! However, Jericho had the move well-scouted as he was able to catch Edge in the skull with the World Heavyweight Title belt; leveling the #1 Contender with a sickening thud! Jericho then stood tall over Edge holding the World Heavyweight Title. Will this be the same result come WrestleMania or will Edge hit Jericho with the Spear and win the World Heavyweight Title in sixteen nights at WrestleMania?


Superstar of the Week: World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho

Superstar Profile of the Week
Name: Chavo Guerrero
Born On: October 20, 1971 in El Paso, TX
Age: 38
Billed From: El Paso, TX
Resides: El Paso, TX
Wrestler Since: May 1994
Trained By: Chavo Guerrero, Sr.

One Time ECW Champion
Four Time WWE Cruiserweight Champion
Two Time WCW Cruiserweight Champion
Two Time WWE Tag Team Champion
One Time WCW Tag Team Champion

Did You Know?
Chavo Guerrero is a third-generation wrestler; he is the son of Chavo Guerrero, Sr. and the grandson of the patriarch of the Guerrero family, Gory Guerrero.

Next Week’s WWE Television Schedule
Monday, March 15: RAW, LIVE from the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, CA
Tuesday, March 16: WWE NXT, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, March 18: WWE Superstars from San Diego, CA & Los Angeles, CA
Friday, March 19: The Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA Hosts SmackDown