March 14, 2010- March 20, 2010
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WWE.com Announces New Hall of Fame Inductee: WWE.com announced on Monday that the latest inductee to the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame will be the legendary flamboyant wrestler known as Gorgeous George. Even though the former AWA World Heavyweight Champion passed away in 1963, Gorgeous George’s contributions to the wrestling world are still remembered over forty-six years later!
The 877th edition of Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, CA. Thirteen days before the biggest show of the year, WrestleMania, WWE Hall of Famer and a legend with immense WrestleMania experience would take the helms of RAW as six-time WWE Champion and star of the film, “Damage”, Stone Cold Steve Austin would serve as the Guest Host of RAW. Not only would “The Texas Rattlesnake” be in charge of RAW, but Stone Cold would oversee the official contract signing for the WrestleMania match between two of the Hall of Famer’s most intense rivals in his WWE career, Bret Hart & Mr. McMahon. On what is sure to be a memorable Monday night, Guest Host Stone Cold Steve Austin has implemented a WrestleMania Rewind Night featuring main events from WrestleMania past as, in a rematch from last year’s WrestleMania, Triple H would go one-on-one with Randy Orton. In a rematch from WrestleMania XIX, World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho would go one-on-one with “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels and, in a rematch from WrestleMania XX, John Cena would relive his first WrestleMania as he would square off with “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show.
Monday Night RAW
Good Week For: Bret Hart (revealed that he is 100% healthy before laying Mr. McMahon out with his cast)
Bad Week For: Mr. McMahon (was duped and embarrassed by Bret Hart)
The show kicks off with the sound of shattering glass as WWE Hall of Famer and six-time WWE Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin opens the show as “The Texas Rattlesnake” kicks off his night as the Guest Host of RAW! Stone Cold proclaims that being back in a WWE ring makes him want to “open up a can of whoop-ass” and, after getting a couple of beers, Austin states that, when WrestleMania rolls around, the Superstars put “everything on the line” and that he knows all about WrestleMania as he had his career-defining match at WrestleMania 13 against Bret Hart! Stone Cold continues by saying that Bret Hart is “one of the best” that he has faced in his career. Austin then turns his attention to WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon and says, while he has never seen “eye-to-eye” with McMahon, but he “enjoyed” what the Chairman brought to the ring and stated that Vince always brought his “A-Game” to the ring! “The Texas Rattlesnake” then states that he is there to oversee the contract signing for the WrestleMania match between Hart & McMahon and that no one will be doing anything devious with him in charge before proclaiming that they are going to “take care of business” on RAW! As the Guest Host prepares to leave the ring, he is greeted by the arrival of John Cena! Cena enters the ring and the gracious Hall of Famer leaves the ring to let Cena prepare for his match, but Austin briefly stops to have a face-off with Big Show, who makes his way to the ring for his match with Cena!
The opening match of the night was the first of three WrestleMania Rewind matches as John Cena would relive his first WrestleMania as Cena would go one-on-one with one-half of the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions, Big Show, in a rematch from WrestleMania XX. Cena looked to be putting the finishing touches on the match, but WWE Champion Batista comes out! Despite the distraction by Batista, Cena was able to survive the chokeslam of Big Show, but one more distraction by the WWE Champion, this time distracting the referee, allowed Big Show to rake the eyes of Cena and follow it up with the vicious Knockout Punch en route to defeating John Cena! How will Cena respond to Batista costing him his match?
Thirteen nights before he goes one-on-one with Triple H at WrestleMania, “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus was set to face off with Evan Bourne, but before the match could begin, “The Celtic Warrior” popped Bourne in the head with a microphone, hit him with his patented and vicious pump kick, and delivering the Celtic Crucifix Powerbomb! After this vicious attack, Sheamus stated that he was always “fascinated” by the WWE, but, when he was young, there was one man who was “so selfish, so aggressive, so vicious” and would even use a sledgehammer to get to the top and that man was Triple H! Sheamus continued that this attitude by Triple H has brought “The Game” a storied career. “The Celtic Warrior” explained that he was “supposed” to defend his WWE Title at WrestleMania, but Triple H cost him the championship and proclaims that their match at WrestleMania will be a “turning point” in the career of Triple H before vowing to beat Triple H “so decisively” that Triple H will “never be the same again”! Sheamus then boldly proclaims that he will take the “throne” of “The King of Kings” at WrestleMania! Can Sheamus make history by defeating the legendary Triple H at WrestleMania or will Triple H add Sheamus to the list of WrestleMania victims?
The Divas were in action on RAW as Divas Champion Maryse would go one-on-one with Kelly Kelly in a non-title bout. In the end, it was Maryse picking up the win after hitting the French Kiss DDT! After the match, the Divas Champion viciously attacks Kelly Kelly, but Gail Kim & Eve Torres rush to the aid of Kelly Kelly as the Divas leave Maryse laid out! While Eve & Gail thought they saved Kelly Kelly from a vicious beat down, Eve & Gail found themselves getting beat down themselves by none other than Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & Layla from SmackDown! After Team Lay-Cool leaves Eve & Gail laid out, the devious duo exit the ring as SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero appears and applauds their actions! As if the surprise appearance by McCool & Layla was not enough, Divas Champion Maryse leaves with Vickie, McCool, & Layla! What is the reason for this SmackDown invasion? Has Divas Champion Maryse aligned herself with the SmackDown Divas?
Then it was time for the second of three WrestleMania Rewind matches as, thirteen nights before he puts his career on the line against the undefeated streak of The Undertaker at WrestleMania, “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels would go one-on-one with World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho in a rematch from their bout at WrestleMania XIX! After narrowly dodging Sweet Chin Music, Chris Jericho opts to take a count-out loss to Shawn Michaels! While Jericho dodged an attack by Shawn Michaels, Jericho found himself on the wrong end of an attack by his WrestleMania challenger, Edge! The #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title in thirteen nights at WrestleMania pummels the World Heavyweight Champion through the crowd and back into the ring where “The Rated-R Superstar” laid Jericho out with the Spear! Can Edge spear his way to the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania or will Chris Jericho retain the gold against the determined #1 Contender?
It was announced on RAW that, at WrestleMania, there will be a Triple Threat Match as Randy Orton will face Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase! Following this announcement, Orton stated that Rhodes & DiBiase have “never had to exist” without him and, on their own, Rhodes & DiBiase are “nothing”! The once unstoppable trio of Randy Orton & Legacy will now compete in an every-man-for-himself Triple Threat Match in thirteen nights at WrestleMania, but will Legacy work as a team in a match where there can only be one winner? Will Randy Orton defeat his former protégés in a realm that “The Viper” has the edge in experience in at WrestleMania?
As he prepares for his Triple Threat Match against Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase in thirteen nights at WrestleMania, Randy Orton was in action on RAW as “The Viper” would go one-on-one with the man who will face “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus at WrestleMania, “The Game” Triple H as the two former World Champions would re-ignite their intense and personal rivalry surrounding last year’s WrestleMania in a WrestleMania Rewind match! After Triple H hits the Pedigree on Randy Orton, the match comes to a halt as Legacy hits the ring and attacks Triple H! After taking out Triple H, Legacy turns their attention to their WrestleMania opponent, Randy Orton, as Rhodes & DiBiase assault their former mentor! Triple H recovers and retaliates against Legacy, but, out of nowhere, Sheamus hits the pump kick on “The Game”! As Sheamus stands over Triple H, Rhodes & DiBiase pull Randy Orton to the outside of the ring where Rhodes delivers Cross Rhodes to Orton on the arena floor! Inside and outside of the ring, the young competitors stand tall over the established Superstars, but will this be the case come WrestleMania?
After costing his WrestleMania opponent, John Cena, his match against Big Show earlier in the night, WWE Champion Batista was in action on RAW as “The Animal” would face Kofi Kingston in a non-title bout! After getting busted open by Kofi Kingston, Batista made Kofi pay by flattening Kingston with the Batista Bomb en route to picking up the win! Can Batista put John Cena down with the Batista Bomb in just thirteen nights at WrestleMania or will John Cena get his ultimate revenge by taking the WWE Title from Batista?
Six nights before they face off in their respective WrestleMania matches, WrestleMania opponents will face off next week as Triple H & Randy Orton will actually team together to face Sheamus, Cody Rhodes, & Ted DiBiase in a 3-on-2 Handicap Match! Who will gain momentum for their WrestleMania match on the final RAW before WrestleMania next week?
Then it was time for the official contract signing for Bret Hart Vs. Mr. McMahon at WrestleMania as Guest Host Stone Cold Steve Austin would oversee the official inking for the WrestleMania match between two of the biggest rivals in his storied career! After Bret Hart, Mr. McMahon, & Guest Host Stone Cold Steve Austin make their way to the ring, Austin orders McMahon to sit down before officially announcing that Bret’s father, Stu Hart, will be inducted into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame! McMahon responds to the announcement by calling all of the members of the Hart family “dysfunctional derelicts” and calling Bret himself a “dysfunctional handicapped derelict”! The Chairman then tells Bret that, if Bret signs the contract, their match will be “iron clad” and, if Bret backs out, he will sue Bret! Bret responds by issuing the challenge that they make the match a No Holds Barred affair, which McMahon agrees to before stating that, with the stipulation, “Bret screwed Bret” once again! Bret is the first of the two to sign and, following some hesitation, Mr. McMahon signs the contract to make the match official! After the match was made official, Stone Cold tells the Chairman that he looks forward to seeing McMahon getting beat at WrestleMania! Before exiting, Austin tells McMahon that he “forgot” something before saying that he will let Bret tell him! The Chairman then turns around to see that “The Hitman” had placed the cast for his broken leg on the table! Bret then throws his crutch to the side and reveals that he does not “need” it or the cast! Bret continues that he “needed” McMahon to think that he was hurt and reveals that the car accident several weeks ago was a “stunt” and praises John Cena for knowing someone in the movie business to help him with it and also reveals that he “one hundred percent”! Bret then states that, for thirteen years, he has heard “Bret screwed Bret” from McMahon before proclaiming that “Vince screwed Vince” before way-laying the Chairman not once, but twice, with his cast! How will McMahon respond to this surprise by Bret? What else will happen between Hart & McMahon as their No Holds Barred match at WrestleMania draws closer?
The fourth edition of WWE NXT came to you, live, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. As the eight NXT Rookies continue their pursuit of a spot on RAW or SmackDown, the Rookies would continue to go through their trials and tribulations en route to achieving their dreams of WWE superstardom.
Good Week For: Wade Barrett (defeated Skip Sheffield in the main event)
Bad Week For: Daniel Bryan (was forced to face The Great Khali in a losing effort and was flattened by Big Show after the match)
The show kicks off with the opening match of the night as WWE Pro CM Punk would team with his NXT Rookie Darren Young to face WWE Pro Matt Hardy and his NXT Rookie Justin Gabriel. During the match, The Straightedge Society got involved on behalf of their leader and it proved to be the difference-maker in the contest as, on the outside of the ring, Luke Gallows takes Justin Gabriel out of the equation, but Gallows then runs into Matt Hardy, who hits the Side Effect on Gallows on the outside! Back in the ring, Matt is setting up for the Twist of Fate on Darren Young, but a timely distraction by Luke Gallows allows CM Punk to illegally enter the ring and hit the GTS on Matt Hardy, which would provide Young the opportunity to score the pinfall on Matt to pick up the win for himself and CM Punk! After the match, Luke Gallows leaves both Justin Gabriel & Matt Hardy laid out! After laying out Gabriel & Hardy, The Straightedge Society and Darren Young looked to be united; that was, until, Luke Gallows grabbed Young around the neck and delivered the Gallows Pole to the NXT Rookie of his leader, CM Punk! Why did Luke Gallows lay out Darren Young? What prompted CM Punk to have Gallows lay out the Rookie?
Before the opening match, it was announced that, in two weeks time, the first round of voting will take place as the eight WWE Pros will vote for the NXT Rookie whom they believe should move on to RAW or SmackDown! Which NXT Rookie will gain the most votes from the eight WWE Pros?
In a match organized by his WWE Pro, The Miz, Daniel Bryan would go one-on-one with the seven foot, four inch goliath known as The Great Khali! Daniel Bryan more than held his own against “The Punjabi Playboy”, but in the end, Bryan would succumb to the sheer size of his opponent as Khali delivered the thunderous Punjabi Plunge to the NXT Rookie en route to winning the match! Things went from bad to worse for Daniel Bryan after the match as the tag team partner of The Miz and one-half of the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions, Big Show, came out and delivered a chokeslam to Bryan! How will Daniel Bryan’s extremely tumultuous partnership with The Miz weigh with the other seven WWE Pros when the first round of voting to determine the winner of NXT commences in two weeks?
Coming off of his upset victory over Carlito last week, NXT Rookie Heath Slater would go one-on-one with Carlito’s NXT Rookie Michael Tarver. In the end, “The One-Man Rock Band” Heath Slater was able to out-maneuver Michael Tarver and roll-up Tarver to pick up the win! After the match, Tarver responded to the loss by laying out Slater!
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 William Regal, Skip Sheffield. In the end, it was Wade Barrett picking up the win following a modified fireman’s carry slam on the thick Rookie known as Skip Sheffield! How will the wins and losses factor into the decision-making process of the WWE Pros in two weeks when the first round of voting for the NXT Rookies begins?
The 48th edition of WWE Superstars came to you from the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, CA and from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Ten days before they compete with eight other Superstars in the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania, Christian & Jack Swagger would lead two teams into battle in a 6-Man Tag Match as “Captain Charisma” would team with Yoshi Tatsu & “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry to face the team of Jack Swagger, Zack Ryder, & William Regal. Two of the SmackDown competitors in the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania would go one-on-one as “The Big Red Machine” Kane would face “The Gold Standard” Shelton Benjamin. The Divas would also be in action as The Bella Twins would face Katie Lea & Jillian in tag team action.
Good Week For: Christian (picked up the win for his team in the main event)
Bad Week For: Shelton Benjamin (was planted with a thunderous chokeslam by Kane en route to losing the match)
The show kicks off with two of the competitors in the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania as “The Big Red Machine” Kane would go one-on-one with “The Gold Standard” Shelton Benjamin. Despite avoiding the maneuver through much of the match, Shelton Benjamin eventually succumbs to the thunderous chokeslam of Kane as “The Big Red Machine” plants “The Gold Standard” en route to picking up the win! Can Kane successfully win the Money-in-the-Bank contract in ten nights at WrestleMania?
The Divas were in action on WWE Superstars as The Bella Twins faced Katie Lea & Jillian in tag team action and, in the end, it was Brie & Nikki picking up the win!
Then it was time for the main event as Money-in-the-Bank competitors Christian & Jack Swagger would lead two teams into 6-Man Tag action as Christian would team with Yoshi Tatsu & Mark Henry to face Jack Swagger, Zack Ryder, & William Regal. In the end, it was Christian planting Zack Ryder with the Killswitch en route to picking up the win for his team! Will Christian become “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank” in ten nights at WrestleMania?
The 552nd edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown came to you from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Nine nights before he challenges Chris Jericho for the World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania, Edge will host a special edition of The Cutting Edge with none other than the World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho as his guest.
Friday Night SmackDown
Good Week For: Shawn Michaels (laid out The Undertaker with Sweet Chin Music)
Bad Week For: Drew McIntyre (was forced to compete against The Undertaker)
One week after CM Punk and The Straightedge Society interrupted his family’s gathering in the ring for his daughter’s birthday and slapped him in the face in front of his family, Rey Mysterio opens the show to address CM Punk’s words and actions. Rey reveals that he has not had a “moment of peace” in the last week and every time he closes his eyes, he sees his daughter cry and feels the “weight of the world” being placed on his shoulders; all thanks to CM Punk. Rey continues that, in his career, he has been “embarrassed and afraid”, but CM Punk “crossed a line” last week by confronting him and his family. Rey states that it goes “beyond” the “sea of lies” that is CM Punk’s straightedge living. Rey then announces that he accepts the WrestleMania challenge of CM Punk, but that Punk does “not deserve” a standard match! Rey then drops the bombshell that he wants their match to be a Street Fight! Rey explains that Punk “needs to learn a lesson”; the lesson that you “don’t mess with another man’s family” before vowing to “teach” Punk that lesson! This prompts CM Punk & The Straightedge Society to appear, as CM Punk says he “understands” how Rey feels before saying that Rey showed the fans and Rey’s family that he is a “coward”! Punk states that he knows Rey is filled with “rage” and says that is “no way” to handle his “problems”! Rey responds by saying that, to understand how he feels, Punk would have to be “human”, which he is not! Rey then calls Punk a “monster” before threatening to walk up the ramp and give Punk a “beating”! The apprehensive Punk decrees that, if Rey lays a “finger” on him before WrestleMania, then he will call the match off and Rey will not get “anything”! Punk then tells Rey to “see the straightedge inside him” and that he does not have to close his eyes to see the tears of Rey’s daughter, because he has “pictures”! Punk then continues to chip away at Rey’s psyche by going through the pictures, one-by-one, with his own, sadistic narration! Punk then says that, last week, Rey was supposed to be the “superhero” that made the “monster” go away, but that is not what happened! Punk then reveals that he realized last week that he can “save” Rey Mysterio and make Rey the father that Rey “wants and needs to be”! Rey says that him and Punk are “nothing alike” and Punk responds by saying that, by being straightedge, he is “better” than Rey! Punk then pleads with Rey to join The Straightedge Society, which Rey responds to by saying that Punk is “out of his mind” and that he will not join him! Rey then states that, if Punk calls off their WrestleMania match, then he will have to fight Rey “every day”! Rey then gives Punk the ultimatum to “just say yes or just say no”! Punk responds by saying he will present a third option, because he “pities” Rey before proposing that Rey go one-on-one with Luke Gallows and, if Rey beats Gallows, then Rey gets his Street Fight against him at WrestleMania, but if Rey loses, then their match at WrestleMania will be a regular match and, if Rey loses the WrestleMania match, then Rey must join The Straightedge Society and accept Punk as his “savior” at WrestleMania! Punk then proposes that, by doing so, Rey can “forget” about the image of Punk making his daughter cry, which Rey responds to by saying he will never “forget” that image and vows to beat Gallows and give Punk a “beating he will never forget” at WrestleMania before telling Punk “may god have mercy on your soul”! Can Rey Mysterio defeat Luke Gallows to get his Street Fight against CM Punk at WrestleMania or will “The Straightedge Disciple” defeat Rey and make the WrestleMania match a standard contest where a loss by Rey would force Rey to join The Straightedge Society at the biggest show on the WWE calendar, WrestleMania?
The opening match of the night was a special tag team match featuring four of the nine competitors in the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match as former WWE Tag Team Champions would reunite as MVP would team with Matt Hardy to take on “The All-American American” Jack Swagger & “The Platinum Superstar” Dolph Ziggler! In the end, it was an opportunistic Dolph Ziggler hitting the Zig Zag on MVP en route to picking up the win for himself and Jack Swagger! After the match, Dolph pulled a giant ladder out from under the ring and, in what could be a representation of WrestleMania, Dolph climbed the ladder and unhooked the Money-in-the-Bank briefcase! Will this be the scene come WrestleMania or will one of the other eight competitors win the Money-in-the-Bank title opportunity?
Backstage, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long has a discussion with Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre and reviews McIntyre’s two losses that were “expunged” from the record by WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon and, last week, McIntyre finally qualified for the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match on his third attempt. The GM then says that, since August, McIntyre has been “undefeated”, but that will change on SmackDown! Long then announces that Drew McIntyre will go one-on-one with The Undertaker!
After Beth Phoenix came to the aid of Tiffany last week in an effort to prevent an assault by Michelle McCool & Layla that ended up having Phoenix lay SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero out with a clothesline, the team of Beth Phoenix & Tiffany would face Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & Layla in tag team action. In the end, it was the dominant Beth Phoenix planting Michelle McCool with the Glam Slam en route to pinning the Women’s Champion! Immediately following the match, SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero comes out and tells Beth Phoenix that she owes her an “apology”! Phoenix reveals that she apologized to Vickie in her office last week, but Vickie said that she wants the apology to be a public one! Phoenix admits that it was “wrong” for her to put her hands on an “authority figure” before apologizing for her actions last week! Vickie responds by saying that Phoenix’s apology is still “unaccepted”! Vickie then vows that Phoenix will “always regret” putting her hands on Vickie! Vickie continues that she is Phoenix’s “superior” in “more ways than Phoenix can think of” and vows to “prove it” next week when Phoenix will go one-on-one with the SmackDown Consultant! Does the untrained Vickie Guerrero truly believe that she can defeat the two-time Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix?
After getting blasted with the World Heavyweight Title belt last week during The Highlight Reel, the #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania, Edge, would host his show, The Cutting Edge, with the guest being none other than the World Heavyweight Champion Christ Jericho! Edge comes out and states that, last week, Jericho had him on The Highlight Reel and, this week, he decided to “return the favor” to Jericho before Edge introduces his guest, the World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho! With his NXT Rookie, Wade Barrett, by his side, World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho comes out and enters The Cutting Edge! Edge responds to the unwelcome Barrett by saying that Jericho & Barrett look like they are set to go to the “prom”! Edge states that he always “looks a few moves ahead” and that he will get the last move at WrestleMania and that Jericho knows what that move will be! Jericho responds by saying that Edge has made an “ultimate mistake” in “boiling down” their WrestleMania match to one move; the Spear! Jericho then asks is Edge can “live up the hype” and says that Edge may not be completely healthy come WrestleMania! Jericho then says that the admiration of the fans means “nothing” if Edge is physically unable to compete! Jericho then boldly threatens to reinjure the Achilles tendon and end the career of Edge! Edge responds by daring Jericho to go for his “checkmate”, but when Jericho does not make his move, Edge attacks the World Heavyweight Champion! Edge turns his attention to Wade Barrett and Edge briefly succumbs to the double-teaming tactics of Jericho & Barrett before firing back and tossing Jericho out of the ring! Edge then turns his focus back to Barrett as “The Rated-R Superstar” blasts Barrett with the Spear! The distraction of Wade Barrett allows Jericho to re-enter the ring and hit Edge with the Codebreaker! After laying Edge out, Jericho stomps on the Achilles tendon of Edge before standing tall holding the World Heavyweight Title up high! Will Chris Jericho achieve the same result when it counts in nine nights at WrestleMania or will Edge hit the Spear on Jericho and win the World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania?
Nine nights before they challenge The Miz & Big Show for the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania, Los Angeles’ own John Morrison & R-Truth would face The Hart Dynasty in tag team action! In the end, it was R-Truth hitting the Lie Detector on Tyson Kidd en route to picking up the momentum-building win for himself and John Morrison! Can R-Truth & John Morrison achieve the ultimate tag team success by dethroning The Miz & Big Show and winning the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania?
Then it was time for Rey Mysterio to go one-on-one with “The Straightedge Disciple” Luke Gallows in a match with WrestleMania implications as, if Rey beats Gallows, then Rey will get a Street Fight against CM Punk at WrestleMania, but if Gallows wins, then the WrestleMania match will be a standard contest where, if Rey loses that match, then Rey must join The Straightedge Society! In the end, it was CM Punk distracting the referee while Serena knocked Rey Mysterio off of the top rope that led to Gallows getting the win and ensuring a regular match between CM Punk & Rey Mysterio at WrestleMania where, if Rey loses, he will be forced to join The Straightedge Society! After the match, Rey took his frustrations out on Luke Gallows as, in a fit of emotional rage, Rey absolutely whaled away at “The Straightedge Disciple”! Will CM Punk suffer the same fate at WrestleMania or will CM Punk use Rey’s emotion against him at WrestleMania?
Then it was time for the main event as, nine nights before he puts his undefeated WrestleMania streak against the legendary career of Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania, The Undertaker would go one-on-one with the Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre! As he continues to build momentum to WrestleMania, The Undertaker picked up the dominant win over Drew McIntyre! The bigger story came after the match’s conclusion as, once The Undertaker reached the stage, Shawn Michaels appeared and was ready to deliver Sweet Chin Music to “The Deadman”, but Undertaker countered and was set to deliver the Tombstone to HBK, but Michaels slipped out and was able to level “The Phenom” with Sweet Chin Music! Both men are more determined than ever to win at WrestleMania, but who will come out on top? Will Shawn Michaels be the one to finally end the undefeated WrestleMania streak of The Undertaker or will The Undertaker retain the streak and end the storied career of the one and only Shawn Michaels?
Superstar of the Week: Bret Hart
Superstar Profile of the Week
Born On: January 28, 1978 in Clonsilla, Dublin, Ireland
Billed From: Dublin, Ireland
Wrestler Since: May 2002
Trained By: Larry Sharpe, Jim Molineaux, & Irish Whip Wrestling
One Time WWE Champion
2009 Slammy Award Winner for Breakout Star of the Year
Did You Know?
Sheamus is the first Irish-born Superstar to have won the WWE Championship.
Next Week’s WWE Television Schedule
Monday, March 22: RAW, LIVE from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA
Tuesday, March 23: WWE NXT from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA
Thursday, March 25: WWE Superstars from San Jose, CA
Friday, March 26: The HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA Hosts SmackDown
Saturday, March 27: 2010 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, LIVE from the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, AZ