May 2, 2010- May 8, 2010
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The 884th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL. One week after the 2010 WWE Draft changed the landscape of the WWE, actor, singer, comedian, television personality, and host of the resurrected classic game show “Let’s Make A Deal” will take the helms of RAW as the charismatic Wayne Brady will serve as the Guest Host of RAW! Following his shocking draft to RAW last week, Edge cost Randy Orton a #1 Contender’s Triple Threat Match for the WWE Title by delivering the Spear that allowed Batista to become the #1 Contender and, now, Edge will host “The Cutting Edge” on RAW and his guest will be none other than “The Viper” himself, Randy Orton!
Monday Night RAW (May 3, 2010)
Good Week For: Randy Orton (left Edge, as well as Guest Host Wayne Brady, laid out during The Cutting Edge)
Bad Week For: Wayne Brady (had his night as RAW Guest Host end by getting laid out with the RKO by Randy Orton)
One week after his controversial victory landed him as the #1 Contender for the WWE Title, “The Animal” Batista opens the show and states that he is the #1 Contender “again” and he should be WWE Champion “again”! Batista then explains the rules of a Last Man Standing Match by stating the rules dictate that to win the match, a Superstar must beat their opponent to the point that they can not get to their feet by the referee’s count of ten before saying that he did not “lose” and that, what happened at WWE Extreme Rules, was the “most embarrassing moment of John Cena’s life”! Batista then reveals that he and WWE Champion John Cena will be competing on RAW in two Beat The Clock Matches with the Superstar who beats their opponent and does so in the quickest time will get to choose the stipulation for their WWE Title match at WWE Over The Limit! Batista then touts having no problem beating his Beat The Clock opponent, The Miz, and tells Miz to get out there for their match! However, “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus comes out instead and calls Batista “pathetic” and says that he did something that Batista could not do by “taking out” Triple H! Sheamus then proclaims that he “deserves” to be in the WWE Title match and Batista does not before challenging Batista to put his status as #1 Contender on the line against him on RAW! Batista then refuses Sheamus’ challenge, citing that he had his chance and he “lost” last week! Sheamus then tells Batista that it is not over and states that he will be WWE Champion again “sooner” than Batista thinks! What does Sheamus have planned for Batista? What is his plan to regain the WWE Championship?
Following his intense confrontation with Sheamus, “The Animal” Batista would turn his focus to United States Champion The Miz as they would go one-on-one in a Beat The Clock Challenge Match or at least that was the plan before The Miz came out and stated that, due to getting knocked out by Big Show last week, he is unable to compete against Batista and has a doctor’s note to prove it! Miz then announces that he has the “perfect guy” to replace him before introducing his NXT Rookie, Daniel Bryan! Bryan comes out and The Miz tells his Rookie to try to last longer than “thirty seconds” before losing to Batista and Daniel Bryan responds by boldly telling The Miz that he will do Miz “one better” and make Batista “tap out”! Daniel Bryan came extremely close to beating Batista in a very impressive showing, but in the end, it was Batista planting Bryan with the Batista Bomb en route to winning the match with a time to beat of 5:06! However, after the match, Batista was not done with Daniel Bryan as “The Animal” planted the NXT Rookie with not one, but two Batista Bombs! After this, the opponent for WWE Champion John Cena in the other Beat The Clock Challenge Match as “The Champ” will go one-on-one with none other than Chris Jericho! Can John Cena beat Batista’s time of 5:06 against a top tier Superstar such as Chris Jericho?
Backstage, after meeting the Guest Host of RAW, Wayne Brady, Divas Champion Eve Torres was set to go back to her photo shoot, but her Divas Title belt was missing! However, it did not take Eve long to “find” it as the former champion, Maryse, blasts Eve with the title belt; leaving the champion laid out! How will Eve Torres respond to Maryse’s attack?
Backstage, when questioned about The Cutting Edge later in the night, Edge states that everything they do is “PG” now, but that he is “Rated-R” and says that, when he goes to the ring, he is going to do “what he wants when he wants to do it” and that it is “time to start an era of controversy again” and he is going to start it with The Cutting Edge with his guest, Randy Orton! What does Edge have planned for The Cutting Edge and for Randy Orton?
One week after being slapped in the face for trying to enlist the “services” of R-Truth, the self-proclaimed “Fortunate Son” Ted DiBiase was in action on RAW, but before his match, Ted DiBiase stated that he thought that R-Truth would “relish” the opportunity to make some money, but reveals that he will hire a “personal assistant” and that the individual will help him “slap some sense” into R-Truth!
“The Fortunate Son” Ted DiBiase was also in action on RAW as he went one-on-one with one of the newest Superstars to join RAW and a friend of R-Truth, “The Monday Night Delight” John Morrison! After a short bout with Morrison, Ted DiBiase opts to walk away from the match and take a count-out loss! Not willing to let his return to Monday Nights end in such an anticlimactic fashion, Morrison entices DiBiase to restart their match by adding the stipulation that, if he loses, he will become DiBiase’s “personal assistant” or his “Virgil”! In the end, it was John Morrison countering Ted DiBiase’s Dream Street maneuver into a pinning predicament that allowed Morrison to pick up the win and avoid becoming DiBiase’s “Virgil”! After the match, Ted DiBiase assaulted John Morrison, but R-Truth made the save for his friend!
In a Beat The Clock Challenge Match, WWE Champion John Cena was in non-title action as he would be looking to beat his Over The Limit opponent, Batista’s time of 5:06 to earn the right to choose the stipulation for their bout, but he would have to try and beat this time against the top tier former World Champion known as Chris Jericho! However, Chris Jericho comes out, dressed in a suit, and reveals that, even though he was also knocked out by Big Show, that is not the reason he is not competing because he has “beaten and embarrassed” Cena on so many occasions that it would be a “waste of time”! Jericho then announces that he has “hand-picked” an opponent who has been “begging for the opportunity to humiliate” the WWE Champion before bringing out his NXT Rookie, Wade Barrett! Jericho then proclaims that Cena will “not beat the clock”, to which Barrett adds that Cena will not “beat” him at all! Despite interference from Chris Jericho, John Cena was able to catch Wade Barrett in his STF and force the NXT Rookie to tap out with thirty seconds left on the clock, meaning that John Cena would get to decide the stipulation for his title defense against Batista at WWE Over The Limit! However, before the WWE Champion could make that announcement, he was attacked by Sheamus as “The Celtic Warrior” laid “The Champ” out with the pump kick! How does this attack impact the WWE Title match at WWE Over The Limit? What stipulation will John Cena choose for WWE Over The Limit?
After attacking Divas Champion Eve Torres in the backstage area earlier in the night, former Divas Champion Maryse was in in-ring action on RAW as she went one-on-one with Nikki Bella! In the end, it was Maryse hitting the French Kiss DDT en route to picking up the dominant win over Nikki Bella! After the match, Divas Champion Eve Torres rushed to the ring to get a piece of Maryse, but Maryse quickly escaped the Divas Champion! What will happen when these two Divas do face off?
“The Long Island Loudmouth” Zack Ryder was in action on RAW, but before his match against Primo, Ryder stated that, as a result of the 2010 WWE Draft, he is now “single and ready to mingle” before revealing that he has invited Gail Kim & Alicia Fox to ringside to watch him in action! However, Guest Host Wayne Brady had different plans for “The Long Island Loudmouth” as he changed Zack Ryder’s opponent from Primo to “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry! In the end, Ryder was no match for Mark Henry or his World’s Strongest Slam as Mark Henry not only left with the victory, but Gail Kim & Alicia Fox as well!
Backstage, Chris Jericho and United States Champion The Miz discuss their recent run-ins with their common former ally turned rival, Big Show, but after The Miz said that there was “nothing” they could do to retaliate due to Big Show being a SmackDown Superstar, Jericho reveals that he has a plan! What does Chris Jericho have in mind for his and Miz’s revenge against Big Show?
For the first time as official RAW Superstars, the new Unified WWE Tag Team Champions, The Hart Dynasty, was in action on RAW as they faced the team of former rivals William Regal & Vladimir Kozlov with Chris Jericho & United States Champion The Miz on commentary at ringside! In the end, it was The Hart Dynasty picking up the win over the team of Regal & Kozlov! After the match, United States Champion The Miz went in the ring to attack David Hart Smith, but Smith was able to thwart the attack, but Chris Jericho entered the ring and laid David Hart Smith out with the Codebreaker! The Miz then added his own touch by hitting the Skull-Crushing Finale on David Hart Smith! Now that Chris Jericho & The Miz have apparently formed a new alliance, is this new team setting their sights on the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles?
After promising an “era of controversy” starting with The Cutting Edge, it was time for the return, to RAW, of The Cutting Edge! “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge starts by explaining that, until last week’s RAW, he was planning to dethrone Jack Swagger as the World Heavyweight Champion, but then he was drafted to RAW and so he had to “start over” and said that he may have cost Randy Orton a shot at the WWE Title, but that he made himself the most talked about Superstar in the WWE! Edge then gets ready to bring out Randy Orton, but Guest Host Wayne Brady comes out instead and says that he is out there to see what goes on in a wrestling ring, first-hand! It did not take long for the Guest Host to find himself in an unenviable situation as “The Viper” Randy Orton came out! Wayne Brady then got a little too close to the tense situation between Edge & Randy Orton as the Guest Host found himself on the receiving end of an RKO by Randy Orton! After taking out Wayne Brady, Orton looked like he was going to deliver the same fate to Edge, but “The Ultimate Opportunist” did his best to talk Orton down by reminding Orton that, the last time Orton was a guest on The Cutting Edge, it ended with the two of them forming the team known as Rated RKO! Edge continued that, if they reunited, they could take advantage of John Cena & Batista after their match at WWE Over The Limit and they could become “the real two-man power trip”! After Orton did not back down, Edge said that the fans did not fully support him and that they support Randy Orton despite Orton only “caring about himself”! Edge then says that it is “not fair” that the fans support Orton and it is “not fair” that he is not a World Champion before telling Orton that he “will” join him and, if Orton does not join him, he will Spear him week in and week out until Orton is an “afterthought” in the WWE! Edge then tells Orton to “say something”, but Orton’s actions would speak louder than words as Orton would attempt the RKO, but Edge would find his way out of it and would, in turn, blast Orton with a big boot! Edge would then set Orton up for the Spear, but “The Viper” would catch Edge on the approach with the RKO! How will Edge respond to The Cutting Edge ending with him getting laid out with the RKO by Randy Orton?
The eleventh edition of WWE NXT came to you from the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, SC. As a result of winning the “Seal The Deal Challenge” last week, David Otunga got to select a WWE Pro to go one-on-one with and Otunga selected his very own WWE Pro as he opted to face off with R-Truth! Also on NXT, the eight Rookies would compete in another weekly contest just one week before the first NXT elimination takes place!
WWE NXT (May 4, 2010)
Good Week For: Justin Gabriel (earned immunity from elimination next week by winning the obstacle course challenge)
Bad Week For: Daniel Bryan (brought his losing streak to 10-0 and was laid out with the Back Stabber by Carlito, all while sporting injured ribs)
The show kicks off with the weekly NXT contest as the eight NXT Rookies would compete in a special obstacle course challenge one week before the first elimination in the NXT competition and whoever wins the obstacle course challenge by getting the quickest time will receive immunity from the first NXT elimination next week! Up first was the Rookie currently ranked first in the NXT competition, Daniel Bryan, as Bryan, competing with injured ribs sustained after being planted with three Batista Bombs on RAW, scored a time of 2:45.5 in the obstacle course challenge! After this performance, Bryan’s WWE Pro, United States Champion The Miz, comes out and tells his Rookie and says that anyone could have done better than Bryan! Miz says that he can not use his injuries as an excuse because Bryan is representing him and he should “never” use injuries as an excuse! Miz then informs Bryan that he will go one-on-one with Michael Tarver and, if Bryan does not win, then he sees “no reason” for the WWE Pros to keep Bryan from being eliminated!
As ordered by his WWE Pro, The Miz, Daniel Bryan, injured ribs and all, would go one-on-one with Michael Tarver as both NXT Rookies would be looking to end their winless records! In the end, it was Tarver hitting a unique version of a powerslam en route to defeating the injured Bryan; his first win in NXT! Things got worse for Daniel Bryan after the match as Michael Tarver’s WWE Pro, Carlito, delivered the Back Stabber to Bryan as The Miz watched, and even supported, the attack! Can Daniel Bryan avoid elimination next week or has Bryan dropped from the top spot all the way to the bottom in the opinions of the WWE Pros?
Then the NXT obstacle course challenge continued with Heath Slater, who established a new time to beat of 1:36.9! Next up was Darren Young, who failed to beat Heath Slater’s time by registering a time 2:07.8! Then it was Justin Gabriel’s turn to take on the obstacle course challenge and Gabriel did a stellar job on the course, establishing a new time to beat of 1:29.0! Before he would go one-on-one with his WWE Pro, R-Truth, David Otunga took part in the obstacle course challenge, but just missed beating Justin Gabriel’s time as he finished with a time of 1:35.0!
After coming up a bit short in the obstacle course challenge, David “A-List” Otunga was in action on NXT as he went one-on-one with his own WWE Pro, R-Truth! In the end, it was R-Truth teaching his NXT Rookie a measure of respect as Truth hit the Lie Detector en route to defeating David Otunga! How will David Otunga respond to losing to his WWE Pro, R-Truth?
The obstacle course challenge continued as the number two NXT Rookie, Wade Barrett, took part in the challenge, albeit briefly as, after being unable to hang on to the monkey bars, Barrett opted to walk out of the challenge! Next up was Skip Sheffield, who came extremely close to beating the time set by Justin Gabriel, but just missed the mark as Skip scored a time of 1:31.2!
Then it was time for Michael Tarver to take part in the obstacle course challenge, but after being disqualified in the soda-drinking portion, Justin Gabriel became the winner of the obstacle course challenge, meaning that, no matter where he is ranked next week, Gabriel will not be the first Rookie eliminated from NXT!
After being disqualified from the obstacle course challenge, Michael Tarver shockingly stated that he thinks that he should be the one eliminated next week! The top-ranked Rookie, Daniel Bryan, also felt that he should be the one eliminated next week; citing that he is yet to win a match on NXT! After being asked who he thought would be eliminated next week, Darren Young stated that he “wants it” more than any other Rookie and stuck his finger in the face of the other seven Rookies to drive his point home! However, when Young pointed his finger in the face of Wade Barrett, it sparked an all-out brawl between the two Rookies! With tensions running high in the NXT competition, who will be the first Rookie sent home next week in the first NXT elimination?
Match Added To WWE Over The Limit Card: WWE.com announced on Thursday that, following their confrontation on The Cutting Edge on this week’s RAW, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge will go one-on-one with former Rated RKO teammate “The Viper” Randy Orton at WWE Over The Limit! Which one of these former World Champions will prevail in their Over The Limit showdown?
The 55th edition of WWE Superstars came to you from the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL and from the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, SC. In a rematch from WWE Extreme Rules, former friends and tag team partners would go one-on-one as JTG would square off with Shad Gaspard! WWE Superstars would also see the Women’s Champion, Beth Phoenix, in action as “The Glamazon” would go one-on-one with the recently drafted Rosa Mendes. WWE Superstars would also see a battle of brothers, Carlito would square off with his younger brother, Primo. Two of the newest additions to SmackDown would square off on WWE Superstars as “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters would go one-on-one with Chavo Guerrero.
WWE Superstars (May 6, 2010)
Good Week For: Primo & Carlito (called off their one-on-one match and reunited as a tag team)
Bad Week For: JTG (lost to Shad Gaspard in the main event)
The opening match of the night saw a brotherly battle between two second generation stars as Carlito would go one-on-one with his brother, Primo! In a surprising turn of events, Carlito was set to finish his brother with the Back Stabber, but Carlito stopped and grabbed a microphone instead! Carlito told Primo that the fans do not “care” about either of them and that they are “great competitors” and they “deserve more” than what they been receiving as of late! Carlito reminds his younger brother that, together, they were the first Unified WWE Tag Team Champions before telling Primo to continue to “waste” his career or he can “once again make an impact” alongside Carlito! Following Carlito’s passionate speech, Primo grabbed the hand of his brother and the Colon brothers embraced signifying the end of their rivalry and the reuniting of their brotherly bond and their tag team! Now that The Colons have reunited, should The Hart Dynasty be looking over their shoulders for Primo & Carlito to try and take their Unified WWE Tag Team Titles?
Backstage, SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero, former Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, & Layla confront Kelly Kelly and, as Team Lay-Cool holds Kelly Kelly, Vickie sprays Kelly Kelly with some sort of spray and Kelly Kelly responds by calling Vickie a “cow”! Vickie then rubs deodorant all over the face of Kelly Kelly before Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix & Tiffany entered and brought a halt the bullying!
For the first time since being drafted to SmackDown, “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters was in action on WWE Superstars as he faced off with fellow SmackDown draftee, Chavo Guerrero. In the end, it was the Masterlock of Chris Masters that spelled the end for “The Latin Warrior” as Chris Masters forced Chavo into submission with the maneuver to win the match!
The Women’s Champion, Beth Phoenix, was in action on WWE Superstars as she went one-on-one with new SmackDown Diva Rosa Mendes in a non-title match. Despite an ankle injury, Beth Phoenix was able to roll Rosa up to pick up the win for the Women’s Champion! Who will be the next Diva to step up and challenge Beth Phoenix?
In a rematch from WWE Extreme Rules, former friends and tag team partners squared off in the main event as JTG went one-on-one with Shad Gaspard! In the end, it was the pure strength and intensity of Shad that allowed him to pick up the win over his former tag team partner! What is next in the rivalry between these two former Cryme Tyme teammates?
The 559th edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown came to you from the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, SC. Last week, World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger learned the identity of the new #1 Contender for his World Heavyweight Title as it was revealed to be none other than “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show! On this week’s SmackDown, “The All-American Champion” would square off with a different monster as Jack Swagger would go one-on-one with “The Big Red Machine” Kane in a non-title match!
Friday Night SmackDown (May 7, 2010)
Good Week For: Big Show (delivered a chokeslam to Jack Swagger through the announce table)
Bad Week For: Drew McIntyre (was stripped of the Intercontinental Title and ultimately fired by Theodore Long)
After the hellacious beatings he has suffered the past few weeks at the hands of Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre, Matt Hardy opens the show and says he is there tonight whether he “should or should not be” given the recent head injuries he has suffered at the hands of Drew McIntyre! Matt then tells the Intercontinental Champion that it is “too bad” that McIntyre “never wants to see him again” because he is not going away! Drew McIntyre then interrupts and reminds Matt that WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon dubbed him the “future” of the WWE and that makes him “completely untouchable”! Matt then dares the Intercontinental Champion to come into the ring and prove how “untouchable” McIntyre is! After threatening to “beat” his message into Matt Hardy, McIntyre accepts Matt’s invitation and the two Superstars brawl before referees are able to separate them, but McIntyre breaks free and continues the assault on Matt’s already injured head! The brawl spills to the outside as referees and officials continue to pull McIntyre off of Matt only for the Intercontinental Champion to break free and keep assaulting Matt! With referees being unable to control McIntyre, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long comes out and tells McIntyre to stop, but when the Intercontinental Champion ignored the orders of the GM, Long told McIntyre that he was suspended! Even a suspension did not keep Drew McIntyre from assaulting Matt Hardy, so Theodore Long was forced to strip Drew McIntyre of the Intercontinental Championship! Even after being stripped of the Intercontinental Title, Drew McIntyre was dead set on ending the career of Matt Hardy as he continued to assault Matt, which forced General Manager Theodore Long to take the most drastic action he could as the GM had no choice but to fire Drew McIntyre! Referees and officials then escorted Drew McIntyre out of the building, but before exiting the building, McIntyre boldly stated that “we will see who’s fired”! How will WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon respond to Theodore Long firing Drew McIntyre? What is the status of the Intercontinental Championship? What is the status of Matt Hardy?
Following their confrontation last week, “The Ballin’ Superstar” MVP went one-on-one with “The Straightedge Disciple” Luke Gallows! During the match, Serena got on the apron of the ring to temporarily distract MVP, but this led to Rey Mysterio coming in through the crowd and attacking CM Punk before escaping through the crowd! This distracted Gallows long enough for MVP to hit the Play of the Day en route to picking up the win! How will The Straightedge Society to Rey Mysterio turning the tables on CM Punk?
Following the attack by Rey Mysterio, CM Punk & The Straightedge Society were in the ring and an enraged CM Punk called Rey Mysterio a “coward” and demanded that Rey come out! Rey does come out and tells Punk that he is just doing what CM Punk’s hooded ally has done for the last couple of weeks by coming out of “nowhere” to attack adversaries! CM Punk once again called Rey a “coward” and says that Rey must be “hallucinating” because there is no mystery man! Rey then challenges CM Punk to a match at WWE Over The Limit where, if Punk wins, then Rey will join The Straightedge Society, but if Punk loses, then Rey will shave Punk’s head bald! After Punk accepts the challenge, Rey offers to join The Straightedge Society on SmackDown, but only if Punk shaves his head as well! Punk refuses and Rey responds that the “message is good”, but the “messenger is bad” and tells Punk that they could do good work together before saying that Punk should “lead by example” and shave his head! Punk refuses again and protests that his hair signals his “purity”! Rey then brings up the point that Serena & Luke Gallows have done everything that Punk has asked, yet Serena & Gallows’ were forced to have their heads shaved upon entering The Straightedge Society, but Punk did not! Rey then tells Punk that Punk only cares about himself before saying that nothing can “save” Punk from the 619! When CM Punk & Rey Mysterio square off at WWE Over The Limit, will Rey be forced to join The Straightedge Society or will Rey finally shave Punk’s head bald?
After bullying and spraying Kelly Kelly with beauty products on WWE Superstars, the Divas were in action on SmackDown as the team of Kelly Kelly & Tiffany would face off with former Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & Layla! In the end, it was Michelle McCool assisting Layla before Layla hit the Lay Out on Tiffany en route to picking up the win!
Backstage, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long announces that, after Drew McIntyre was stripped of the Intercontinental Title and ultimately fired, there will be a four-man tournament that will crown a new Intercontinental Champion where two matches will take place on SmackDown and the winners of those matches will go one-on-one on next week’s SmackDown with the winner being crowned the new Intercontinental Champion! The four-man tournament would see Kofi Kingston go one-on-one with Dolph Ziggler and Christian go one-on-one with Cody Rhodes! Which of these four SmackDown Superstars will take one step closer to being crowned the new Intercontinental Champion?
The first semi-final match in the Intercontinental Championship Tournament, former Intercontinental and United States Champion Kofi Kingston went one-on-one with “The Platinum Superstar” Dolph Ziggler! In the end, it was Kofi hitting Trouble In Paradise en route to defeating Dolph Ziggler and advancing to the finals of the Intercontinental Championship Tournament! Who will Kofi face on next week’s SmackDown to crown the new Intercontinental Champion?
Then it was time for the second semi-final match in the Intercontinental Championship Tournament as “Captain Charisma” Christian would go one-on-one with Cody Rhodes! In the end, it was Christian hitting the Killswitch en route to picking up the win over a very game Cody Rhodes to advance to the finals of the Intercontinental Championship Tournament next week against Kofi Kingston! Can Christian become the new Intercontinental Champion next week or will Kofi Kingston regain the gold?
Before he would go one-on-one with “The Big Red Machine” Kane in the main event, World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger made an appearance on SmackDown. After running through several more of his life accomplishments, Swagger made the bold declaration that, at WWE Over The Limit, he will take Big Show to “school” before Kane comes out to go one-on-one with “The All-American Champion”! The match is but a couple of minutes old when the #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title, “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show comes out and takes a seat on commentary at ringside for the match! The end of the match came via disqualification when Jack Swagger refused to stop ramming Kane into the exposed turnbuckle! After the match, Swagger hit Kane with a big boot before heading to ringside to hold the World Heavyweight Title belt in the face of his #1 Contender, Big Show! Kane then delivers a big boot to Swagger in response at ringside before Kane takes apart the SmackDown announce table, but the time took dismantling the announce table allowed Swagger to recover and shove Kane ribs-first into the steel ring post! Swagger then turns around to find himself in the clutches of Big Show, who delivers a huge chokeslam right through the announce table! After knocking Jack Swagger out last week and chokeslamming him through the announce table this week, is Big Show on the fast track to becoming World Heavyweight Champion at WWE Over The Limit?
Superstar of the Week: Randy Orton
Alumni Profile of the Week
Name: Tony Atlas
Born On: April 23, 1954 in Roanoke, VA
Resides: Auburn, ME
Trained By: Larry Sharpe
2006 WWE Hall of Famer
One Time NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion
One Time NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion
One Time WWE World Tag Team Champion (w/ Rocky Johnson)
Four Time NWA Georgia Tag Team Champion (1x w/ Tommy Rich, 1x w/ Mr. Wrestling II, 1x w/ Thunderbolt Patterson, & 1x w/ Kevin Sullivan)
Did You Know?
Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson were the first African-American tag team to win the WWE World Tag Team Titles.
Next Week’s WWE Television Schedule
Monday, May 10: RAW, LIVE from the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Tuesday, May 11: WWE NXT from the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY
Thursday, May 13: WWE Superstars from Pittsburgh, PA & Buffalo, NY
Friday, May 14: The HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY Hosts SmackDown