August 29, 2010- September 4, 2010
Welcome to the one-hundred twenty-second 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. Make sure to check out the section at the end of the article highlighting a different WWE Superstar, Diva, or Alumni every week. I have also added a section that lists where WWE will be hosting their weekly television shows and monthly pay-per-views.
WWE Week In Preview
Monday Night RAW
Celebration of 900 Episodes of Monday Night RAW
5-on-5 Elimination Tag Match:
WWE Champion Sheamus, Randy Orton, John Cena, Edge, & Chris Jericho Vs. The Nexus (Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, & Michael Tarver)
RAW & SmackDown Superstars To Appear
Build To WWE Night of Champions
Season Finale of NXT
The Winner of NXT Season Two To Be Determined
Kofi Kingston Vs. Chavo Guerrero
Ted DiBiase Vs. Goldust
Santino Marella (with Vladimir Kozlov) Vs. Jimmy Uso (with Jey Uso & Tamina)
WWE Friday Night SmackDown
World Heavyweight Champion Kane To Make A “Major Announcement” Regarding The Undertaker
Build To WWE Night of Champions
With a reign on television longer than any other TV show in history, even shows like Seinfeld, E.R., Friends, or The Simpsons, WWE Monday Night RAW would celebrate 900 episodes of the Monday Night juggernaut, live, from the TD Garden in Boston, MA! As 900 episodes of RAW has shown, anything can and will happen on Monday Night RAW and with both RAW and SmackDown Superstars celebrating RAW’s milestone, cross-branded mayhem is almost a certainty! The celebration would also feature a blockbuster 5-on-5 Elimination Tag Match as five of the Superstars who made RAW over the years, WWE Champion Sheamus, John Cena, “The Viper” Randy Orton, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge, & Chris Jericho would team up just a few weeks before they are all opponents in the Six Pack Challenge for the WWE Championship at WWE Night of Champions would take on The Nexus; Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, & Michael Tarver!
900 Episodes of Monday Night RAW Celebration (August 30, 2010)
Good Week For: Wade Barrett & The Nexus (left The Undertaker laid out and were victorious in the main event)
Bad Week For: The Undertaker (was laid out by The Nexus, much to the approval of Kane)
The historic 900th episode of WWE Monday Night RAW kicks with a WWE Hall of Famer who has been responsible for countless moments in RAW’s history as the show kicks off with Bret “The Hitman” Hart! Bret admits that, over seventeen years ago, when RAW began, he even questioned whether it would last, but thanks to the WWE fans, RAW has made it! Bret continues that he was on the very first edition of Monday Night RAW and there is only one other individual who was on that first episode of RAW that is still in the WWE and that is none other than The Undertaker! Bret Hart was then set to ask The Undertaker to come to the ring, but Undertaker’s brother, World Heavyweight Champion Kane interrupts and states that, thanks to him, there is no more “Phenom”, there is only a “man”! Kane then turns his attention to Bret Hart and states that The Undertaker has become like Bret in being “weak”, “over the hill”, and “irreversibly damaged”! Kane continues that the last time that The Undertaker was himself was when he ended the career of Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania and that Bret Hart must have “savored” that moment! Bret responds by telling Kane that the only thing he is going to “savor” is when The Undertaker gets his hands on Kane and beats him “like he always does”! Kane responds by stating the “one thing” he has always wanted to do more than anything else was emerge from the “shadow” of The Undertaker and, since The Undertaker took out an “icon” in the form of Shawn Michaels, then he needs to take out an “icon” in the form of Bret Hart! Kane then grabs the Hall of Famer by the throat and is ready to chokeslam Bret Hart, but The Hart Dynasty comes out and tries to fight off Kane, but the World Heavyweight Champion sends the WWE Tag Team Champions packing before once again grabbing the throat of Bret Hart! However, with the sound of a gong and the dimming of the lights, The Undertaker appears in the middle of the ring, face-to-face with his brother Kane, but when it looked like these two brothers would clash, Kane exited the ring, saying “not yet brother”! The anonymous General Manager of RAW then chimes in with an email that makes the blockbuster announcement that, in a fitting main event to the 900th episode of RAW, The Undertaker will make his return to the ring to go one-on-one with WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart! After being out of action since May, how will The Undertaker fair in the match? Can Bret Hart overcome “The Phenom” known as The Undertaker?
The opening match of the night would feature the three finalists in NXT Two as Kofi Kingston would team with his NXT Rookie, Michael McGillicutty, to face “The American Dragon” Daniel Bryan & “The World Warrior” Kaval and United States Champion & “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank” The Miz and his NXT Rookie, Alex Riley, in a Triple Threat Tag Match! At the end of a chaotic match, it looked like Kaval would pick up the win for his team after hitting the Warrior’s Way on Michael McGillicutty, but The Miz would come in and hit the Skull Crushing Finale en route to picking up the win for himself and his Rookie, Alex Riley! After the match, Alex Riley got on the ring apron to distract Daniel Bryan long enough for The Miz to come in and blast Bryan in the face with the Money-in-the-Bank briefcase! How will Daniel Bryan respond to this attack by The Miz?
After promising to issue an “offer” that Melina can not “refuse” last week, the self-proclaimed “co-Women’s Champions” Michelle McCool & Layla would face Divas Champion Melina and former Divas Champion Eve Torres in tag team action! In the end, it was Melina catching Layla with a roll-up to pick up the win for the RAW Divas! After the match, LayCool calls Melina “forgettable” before laying down a blockbuster challenge for WWE Night of Champions as the self-proclaimed “co-Women’s Champions” Michelle McCool & Layla would face Divas Champion Melina with both the Women’s and Divas Titles on the line in a Title Unification Match! Melina responds by saying that she accepts the challenge, but on one condition, that it is a Lumberjack Match with WWE Divas surrounding the ring; a stipulation which LayCool agrees to! In just a few weeks, two champions will walk into Night of Champions and only one will walk out with both titles in their possession! Who will emerge as the Women’s & Divas Champion at Night of Champions? What will become of one of the championships?
Backstage, one of the five challengers for the WWE Title in the Six Pack Challenge at WWE Night of Champions makes the shocking announcement that if he does not win the WWE Title at Night of Champions then he will leave the WWE! Can Chris Jericho win the WWE Title in the Six Pack Challenge at Night of Champions? If Chris Jericho fails to win the gold, will he really leave the WWE?
Then it was time to determine the #1 Contenders for the WWE Tag Team Titles as R-Truth & John Morrison would face “Dashing” Cody Rhodes & “The Sinister Scotsman” Drew McIntyre! However, the match would barely get underway before the match broke down as both teams battled it out, which would leave the referee no choice but to call for the bell and rule the match a no contest, meaning that no #1 Contenders for the WWE Tag Team Titles were determined! How will the #1 Contenders situation be resolved?
Then it was time for a huge match as The Undertaker would square off against WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart; the two Superstars still in the WWE that were also on the very first edition of RAW! However, before the match could begin, Nexus leader Wade Barrett comes out and states that, when people think about the 900th episode of RAW, they want to think about the “future” and that The Nexus is the “future” and he is going to “delouse” Bret Hart and show everyone that The Undertaker is a “dead man”! Barrett then comes into the ring and is quickly dispatched with a few right hands and a big boot from The Undertaker, but then the familiar gong of The Undertaker sounds and the lights dim, but when the lights come on, Kane is in the ring, face-to-face with his brother, The Undertaker! Undertaker would grab the throat of his brother, but the gong would sound once again and the lights would dim again and when they came back on, Kane was gone! With The Undertaker alone in the ring, the other four members of The Nexus join their leader on the outside as The Nexus surrounds the ring, but when The Nexus entered the ring, The Undertaker fights off the five-on-one attack, but then the gong sounds again and the lights go out and when they come back on, The Undertaker is on the shoulders of Wade Barrett and, as Kane watches from the stage, Barrett delivers the Barrett Wasteland to “The Phenom”, followed up by the 450 Splash by Justin Gabriel! After weeks of their dominance being questioned, The Nexus have reestablished themselves as threats to the entire WWE roster by leaving The Undertaker laid out! What is next for The Nexus as Nexus leader Wade Barrett’s shot at the WWE Title in the Six Pack Challenge approaches?
SmackDown’s resident “All-American American” Jack Swagger was in action on RAW as Swagger would go one-on-one with the high-flying Evan Bourne! However, with the match still in progress, the ultra-confident Alberto Del Rio makes his entrance and stands at ringside as Jack Swagger catches Evan Bourne in the ankle lock, forcing Bourne to tap out to win the match! After the match, Alberto Del Rio brags about injuring Rey Mysterio before stating that he is going to “recreate” what he did to Mysterio with Evan Bourne! Del Rio would then enter the ring and lock in his cross armbreaker on Evan Bourne before getting ready to deal serious damage to the shoulder of Evan Bourne, but Mark Henry would come out and knock the chair out of Alberto Del Rio’s hands, scaring the SmackDown star off!
CM Punk and his Straightedge Society of Luke Gallows & Joseph Mercury make an appearance on RAW and CM Punk states that he is “better” than The Rock and asks the fans if they “miss” The Rock on RAW! CM Punk states that he does not “miss” The Rock and that, for 900 episodes, RAW has not exhibited any “family values” and proclaims that he has taken it “upon himself” to show four of the “most atrocious” acts committed on RAW by its Superstars! Punk then presents his “exhibit A”, which he describes as “property damage”, which was the episode in 2009 where Triple H broke into Randy Orton’s house and assaulted Orton! Punk then presents his “exhibit B”, which he calls “irresponsible and reckless behavior”, which was the episode in 2006 where John Cena hurled Edge into the Long Island sound! Punk then presents his “exhibit C”, which Punk calls “trespassing” before showing the episode in 1998 where D-Generation X attempted to invade WCW! Punk then presents his “exhibit D”, which he describes as “excessive use of alcohol via fire hose” before showing the two occasions, in 1999 and 2007, where Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin doused The Corporation and Santino Marella, respectively, with beer! CM Punk then mocks the fans for thinking that Stone Cold Steve Austin would douse him and The Straightedge Society before the legendary shattering of glass signifies the arrival of Stone Cold Steve Austin, but the music of Stone Cold turns out to be a joke by CM Punk! CM Punk then shows the SmackDown clip of Big Show getting superplexed and breaking the ring! After making fun of Big Show, “The World’s Largest Athlete” comes out and reminds CM Punk of the other embarrassing moments Big Show has been involved in before stating that he is “entertaining” before doing a Hulk Hogan impersonation! CM Punk calls the impersonation “boring” and Show responds by chopping CM Punk, which prompts Punk and Joseph Mercury to leave the ring, leaving Luke Gallows to be attacked and sent out of the ring by Big Show! How will The Straightedge Society respond to Big Show interrupting and attack the group?
Moments before the main event, WWE Champion Sheamus makes an appearance and reminds everyone that he took out Triple H and that Triple H is “never coming back” before expressing his disagreement with the anonymous GM’s decision to make his defend his WWE Title in a Six Pack Challenge at Night of Champions! Sheamus continues that, “never in the history of RAW has a champion been treated so poorly” before alleging that he has been “discriminated” against before the WWE Champion is interrupted by one of his five challengers in the Six Pack Challenge, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge, and Edge reminds Sheamus of what he has been through since his RAW debut and all his accomplishments in that time before proclaiming that he will win the WWE Title at Night of Champions!
Just a matter of a few weeks before they are five of the six competitors in the Six Pack Challenge for the WWE Title at Night of Champions, WWE Champion Sheamus, John Cena, Randy Orton, Edge, & Chris Jericho would team up to face The Nexus, headed by fellow challenger for the WWE Title, Wade Barrett, as well as David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, & Michael Tarver in a 5-on-5 Elimination Tag Match! The first elimination did not take long as, when the match started, Chris Jericho insisted on starting the match only to leave the ring and get himself intentionally counted out! After Jericho got himself counted out, Edge entered the ring and intentionally shoved the referee to get himself disqualified, leaving The Nexus to a five-on-three advantage! WWE Champion Sheamus would be the next to be eliminated as, following a kick from Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater would hit the Clean Slater en route to eliminating the WWE Champion! Following Sheamus’ elimination, John Cena would come in and make quick work of Heath Slater by hitting the Attitude Adjustment en route to eliminating Slater, leaving The Nexus with four Superstars to face John Cena & Randy Orton! After being beat down by The Nexus throughout the match, John Cena would come out of nowhere to catch David Otunga in his STF, forcing Otunga to tap out! However, as soon as Cena eliminated Otunga, Justin Gabriel would take advantage of a vulnerable Cena by hitting the 450 Splash en route to eliminating Cena, leaving The Nexus to a three-on-one advantage over Randy Orton! However, Randy Orton would even the odds by hitting Justin Gabriel and Michael Tarver with RKOs to leave Orton one-on-one with Wade Barrett, but Barrett would catch Orton out of nowhere and hit the Wasteland en route to picking up the win for The Nexus! Can Wade Barrett become the WWE Champion at Night of Champions when he is on his own against RAW’s five best Superstars with the WWE Title on the line?
After twelve weeks of competition and five Rookies eliminated, the time would finally come for one Rookie’s dream to come true as the Season Finale of NXT would come to you, live, from the Times Union Center in Albany, NY and either “The World Warrior” Kaval, the third-generation competitor Michael McGillicutty, & “The Varsity Villain” Alex Riley would be named WWE’s next breakout star and earn a guaranteed title opportunity a future pay-per-view event!
Season Finale of WWE NXT (August 31, 2010)
Good Week For: Kaval (despite being assaulted by the eliminated Rookies, is still the winner of NXT Season Two)
Bad Week For: Michael McGillicutty & Alex Riley (were eliminated from NXT Season Two)
Less than an hour before the winner of NXT Season Two is announced, the show kicks off with the introduction of the WWE Pros as MVP, Zack Ryder, John Morrison, Mark Henry, & “Dashing” Cody Rhodes as the Pros whose Rookies were eliminated take their seats on the stage! United States Champion & “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank” The Miz introduces his Rookie, Alex Riley, the self-proclaimed “co-Women’s Champions” LayCool introduce their NXT Rookie, Kaval, and, finally, Kofi Kingston introduces his Rookie, Michael McGillicutty as the WWE Pros stand in the ring with their finalist Rookies! With the Pros & Rookies in the ring, NXT Host Matt Striker points out that the eliminated NXT Rookies, Husky Harris, Eli Cottonwood, Lucky Cannon, Titus O’Neil, & “Showtime” Percy Watson, who are seated in the front row at ringside! Matt Striker then announcers that the final three NXT Rookies will face off in a Triple Threat Match on NXT! Upon hearing this announcement, a confrontation takes place between the Pros & Rookies as Kaval shoves The Miz down and Kaval, Michael McGillicutty, & Kofi Kingston rid the ring of the other Pros & Rookies! Who will emerge victorious in the Triple Threat Match between the three finalists in NXT Season Two?
It was announced on NXT that next week will be the Season Three Premiere of WWE NXT and Season Three will be an All Divas Season as six Rookie Divas will compete for the right to be the WWE’s next breakout Diva! The first Pro & Rookie Diva pairing was revealed as SmackDown Diva Kelly Kelly will mentor a Rookie Diva, who she describes as “fun, sassy, and athletic”, by the name of Naomi!
With the announcement of the winner of NXT Season Two looming, the three finalists would square off as “The World Warrior” Kaval, the third-generation Michael McGillicutty, & “The Varsity Villain” Alex Riley in a Triple Threat Match in a last ditch effort to impress the WWE Pros and WWE fans! In the end, it was Kaval hitting a rolling liger kick on Michael McGillicutty before going for the Warrior’s Way, but Alex Riley would knock Kaval off of the top rope before jumping in the ring and pinning Michael McGillicutty himself to steal the win! Will this win by Alex Riley propel him to being the victor in NXT Season Two?
Another Rookie Diva for NXT Season Three was introduces as former Divas Champion Alicia Fox will mentor Rookie Diva Maxine, who Alicia Fox describes as having a “champagne taste with a champagne budget”! What kind of impression will Maxine and the other Rookie Divas make on next week’s Season Three Premiere?
A “bizarre” WWE Pro was then revealed for NXT Season Three as “The Bizarre Lonestar” Goldust will mentor a Rookie Diva all the way from Lithuania in Aksana! How will Goldust and Aksana mesh as a Pro & Rookie Diva pairing?
Moments before a Rookie is eliminated, leaving only two finalists, NXT Host Matt Striker asks the eliminated NXT Rookies in the front row who should win NXT Season Two and both Titus O’Neil & Eli Cottonwood state that Alex Riley should win! Lucky Cannon’s responds by saying that they “flushed” NXT down the toilet the moment they eliminated him! “Showtime” Percy Watson would then state that Michael McGillicutty should win and Husky Harris agrees and states that, like himself and Cody Rhodes, McGillicutty was “born better”! After the five eliminated NXT Rookies gave their opinions, it was time to reveal who would be eliminated from the three finalists and it was announced that “The Varsity Villain” Alex Riley was eliminated from NXT! Alex Riley then delivers his parting words by saying that he is still the “most talented kid” in the contest before proclaiming that everyone should “bet the future of the WWE on Alex Riley”! Now that only Kaval & Michael McGillicutty remain, who will be named the winner of NXT Season Two?
The next WWE Pro & Rookie Diva team for NXT Season Three was revealed as The Bella Twins; Brie & Nikki will mentor the athletic former NXT Ring Announcer, Jamie! Can Jamie do as good as a competitor in NXT as she has done as a ring announcer?
It was revealed that former tag team champion Primo will be a WWE Pro to a Rookie Diva who says that she represents the “nerds” and there is “no getting rid” of her as Primo will mentor the Rookie Diva, A.J.!
Moments before one of them is named the winner of NXT Season Two, finalists Kaval & Michael McGillicutty got to deliver their final words to their fellow finalist! Michael McGillicutty is the first to speak and McGillicutty states that he does not whether to “spank” or “breast feed” Kaval and accuses of Kaval wearing a “wetsuit” to compete and states that the name, Kaval, means “flute”! Kaval responds by saying that Michael McGillicutty was set up “perfectly” to be a star and he comes from a “hard-working, middle class family”! Kaval then proclaims that he has “earned” his respect by competing with legendary names such as Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero and McGillicutty is “sadly mistaken” if McGillicutty thinks he does not belong there and he will be the “next breakout star”! Who will be the winner of NXT Season Two and earn a guaranteed title opportunity at a future pay-per-view event?
It was revealed that SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero will serve as a WWE Pro in NXT Season Three to the 6’9” tall Rookie Diva, who describes herself as a “beast who is going to dominate” as the towering Rookie Diva, Aloisia! How will Aloisia and the other Rookie Divas fair in NXT Season Three?
Then it was time for the big moment as it was announced that none other than “The World Warrior” Kaval is the WWE’s next breakout star and will earn a title opportunity at a future pay-per-view event! After finding out that Kaval was the winner of NXT Season Two, Michael McGillicutty tells Kaval that he is “nowhere near” the level of Michael McGillicutty! Michael McGillicutty continues that he is “the future of the WWE” and he is the “next big thing” and, starting at that moment, it will be the “genesis of McGillicutty”! The winner of NXT Season Two, Kaval, then got his chance to speak and Kaval starts to thank everyone when the eliminated NXT Rookies rush the ring and attack Kaval before the WWE Pros rush the ring and fight off the eliminated Rookies, sparking a brawl between Pros, eliminated Rookies, and Season Two winner Kaval! The referees manage to get most of the brawl under control as the six eliminated Rookies pick Kaval apart! How will Kaval respond to this assault? Now that he is the winner of NXT Season Two, will Kaval go to RAW or SmackDown? What kind of impact will Kaval make when he does make his debut as a Superstar?
The 72nd edition of WWE Superstars came to you from the TD Garden in Boston, MA and from the Times Union Center in Albany, NY. Former Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston would be in action on Superstars as Kofi would go one-on-one with the self-proclaimed “Mexican Warrior” Chavo Guerrero! Also on Superstars, “The Fortunate Son” Ted DiBiase would go one-on-one with one of the WWE Pros for NXT Season Three, “The Bizarre One” Goldust! After recent sparks have begun to fly between Santino Marella and Tamina, Santino Marella, with tag team partner Vladimir Kozlov in his corner, would go one-on-one with Jimmy Uso, with Jey Uso & Tamina in his corner!
WWE Superstars (September 2, 2010)
Good Week For: Ted DiBiase (picked up a hard-fought win over Goldust)
Bad Week For: Chavo Guerrero (narrowly missed picking up a big win over Kofi Kingston)
The opening match of the night saw “The Fortunate Son” Ted DiBiase, with Maryse in his corner, going one-on-one with one of the WWE Pros for NXT Season Three in “The Bizarre One” Goldust! At the end of a hard-fought match, it was Ted DiBiase hitting Dream Street en route to picking up the win over Goldust!
After recent sparks have seemingly begun to fly between Santino Marella and Tamina, Santino Marella, with tag team partner Vladimir Kozlov, would go one-on-one with Jimmy Uso, with Jey Uso & Tamina in his corner! In the end, it was Santino Marella getting his knees up when Jimmy Uso went for the Superfly Splash that allowed Santino to pick up the win! After the match, Tamina confronted Santino Marella and put her lei around the neck of Santino and kissed Santino’s “cobra” hand! How will Santino Marella respond to Tamina’s obvious affection for him?
Then it was time for the main event as former Intercontinental Champion, “The Spring-Loaded Superstar” Kofi Kingston would go one-on-one with the self-proclaimed “Mexican Warrior” Chavo Guerrero! At the end of a hard-fought match, it was Kofi Kingston hitting Trouble in Paradise on Chavo Guerrero en route to picking up the win!
The 576th edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown came to you from the Times Union Center in Albany, NY. Four nights after Kane seemingly baited The Undertaker into getting attacked and laid out by The Nexus on the 900th Episode of RAW Celebration, the intense brotherly rivalry between The Undertaker and World Heavyweight Champion Kane would continue as the two brothers would come face-to-face on SmackDown with Kane promising a “major announcement” regarding The Undertaker!
Friday Night SmackDown (September 3, 2010)
Good Week For: Kane (once again got the better of his brother, The Undertaker)
Bad Week For: Luke Gallows (tapped out to Big Show’s Colossal Clutch and was laid out with the GTS by his leader, CM Punk)
With a celebratory set-up in the ring, the show kicks off with SmackDown’s newest Superstar, Alberto Del Rio, who reminds everyone what he did last week to Rey Mysterio where he assaulted the arm of Rey Mysterio to the point that Rey suffered a fracture in his left wrist! Del Rio proclaims that he is holding a celebration because he “removed” Rey Mysterio from the WWE and states that Rey is “weak” and is a “pathetic representation” of Mexico! Del Rio continues that Rey Mysterio is just like the piñata he has set up in the ring before proceeding to destroy the piñata and proclaiming that, at the end of the day, Rey Mysterio is nothing but a “broken churro”! Del Rio then proposes a toast to himself, referring to himself as “everything”, but Alberto Del Rio is then interrupted by “Captain Charisma” Christian, who introduces himself and states that he knows who Del Rio is before calling him “JBL; Juan Bradshaw Layfield”, before correcting himself and calling Del Rio “Enrique Iglesias”! Christian then gets serious and tells Alberto Del Rio that he did not “appreciate” what Del Rio did to a good friend of his in Rey Mysterio last week before saying that Del Rio is the only “jackass” he sees! Del Rio then states that Christian wants to end up like Rey Mysterio by being put in the hospital! Christian responds by stating that, even though he is already scheduled for a match, he has “no problem” fighting Del Rio right now! Alberto Del Rio then comes face-to-face to Christian before smiling and leaving the ring and telling Christian there will be “another place and another time” before vowing that Christian is going to “pay” for interrupting his celebration! As Christian’s gaze is locked on Alberto Del Rio, Drew McIntyre comes from behind and knocks Christian out of the ring where Alberto Del Rio pours champagne on Christian! Then it was revealed that, during the commercial break, Drew McIntyre continued his attack by sending Christian ribs-first into the steel steps!
After an intense confrontation with Alberto Del Rio that ended with Drew McIntyre blasting him from behind and Del Rio dumping champagne on him before McIntyre would ultimately send Christian ribs-first into the steel steps, “Captain Charisma” Christian would go one-on-one with “The Sinister Scotsman” Drew McIntyre! Despite the injured ribs, the resourceful Christian was able to come out of nowhere to catch Drew McIntyre with a roll-up to pick up the win! How will Drew McIntyre respond to the loss? How will Christian respond to the actions and words of Alberto Del Rio?
Just a few weeks before the Divas & Women’s Title Unification Lumberjack Match at WWE Night of Champions, one-half of the self-proclaimed “co-Women’s Champions” Michelle McCool would go one-on-one with one of the Lumberjacks in the Title Unification Match, Kelly Kelly! At the end of the blonde battle, it was Michelle McCool hitting the Faith Breaker en route to picking up the win! Will Michelle McCool be the member of LayCool to go one-on-one with Melina in the Title Unification Match at Night of Champions?
Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler was in action on SmackDown as Dolph would go one-on-one with “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters in a non-title bout! In the end, Dolph Ziggler would narrowly avoid being locked into the Masterlock before hitting the Zig Zag en route to picking up the win! With every championship on the line at WWE Night of Champions in just a few weeks, who will Dolph Ziggler be defending the Intercontinental Title against?
After their confrontation on the 900th Episode of RAW Celebration, “The World’s Largest Athlete” would face “The Straightedge Savior” CM Punk & “The Straightedge Enforcer” Luke Gallows of The Straightedge Society in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match! At the end of a hard-fought match, it was Big Show locking in the Colossal Clutch on Luke Gallows, forcing Gallows to tap out to pick up the win! After the match, an irate and seemingly unstable CM Punk hoisted Luke Gallows and delivered the GTS to his first “Straightedge Disciple”! After weeks of unsuccessful endeavors against Big Show, has CM Punk & The Straightedge Society came completely unraveled?
One week after defeating MVP, via disqualification in the Jack Swagger, Sr. Invitational Amateur Wrestling Contest and subsequently attacking MVP and locking on the ankle lock, forcing MVP to tap out, “The All-American American” Jack Swagger hosted what Swagger called “The All-American VIP Lounge” with his special guest, his father, Jack Swagger, Sr.! At the request of his father, Jack Swagger would proceed to do push-ups before being interrupted by “The Ballin’ Superstar” MVP, who questions Swagger’s choice of guest, calling Swagger’s father a “tired old man in a wheelchair”! Jack Swagger responds by saying that he is trying to have a “moment” with his father! MVP responds by saying that The VIP Lounge is “under renovation” before proceeding to throw a couple of Swagger’s trophies out of the ring and saying that they have all they “need”! MVP would then start to confront Jack Swagger, but Swagger would jump behind his wheelchair-bound father to try and protect himself from MVP and Swagger would ultimately launch his father out of the wheelchair onto MVP, keeping MVP occupied long enough to make his escape! Jack Swagger would then abandon his father once again as MVP would proceed to hit the Ballin’ Elbow on Jack Swagger, Sr.! How will Jack Swagger respond to MVP crashing his night hosting The VIP Lounge and hitting the Ballin’ Elbow on his father?
Just a few weeks after having his ankle assaulted by Drew McIntyre and just a couple weeks after being attacked by Drew McIntyre & “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, Matt Hardy would return to action as Hardy would go one-on-one with “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, but before the match began, Cody Rhodes would run down the looks of Matt Hardy and would refer to Matt as “Matt Hardy Version Done”! After insulting Matt Hardy, “Dashing” Cody Rhodes would go one-on-one with a fired up Matt Hardy! After working over the injured ankle of Matt Hardy, “Dashing” Cody Rhodes would hit the Cross Rhodes en route to picking up the win!
Then it was time for World Heavyweight Champion Kane to make his promised “major announcement” regarding his brother, The Undertaker, as Kane appears on the big screen and reveals that, at WWE Night of Champions, he will defend the World Heavyweight Title against The Undertaker! Kane then states that his “sin of envy” only makes him “more powerful” and states that he has longed for the “powers” of The Undertaker and they are finally his! As Kane laughs maniacally, a group of droids wheel a casket to ringside! The casket would then pop open to reveal that Kane was inside and Kane proclaims that there is nothing The Undertaker can do to “stop him” and that The Undertaker now lives in his “shadow”! Kane continues that he sees the “weakness” in The Undertaker and states that it was proven that The Undertaker is no longer “The Phenom” after The Nexus laid The Undertaker out on the 900th Episode of RAW Celebration! Kane then states that he knew that The Undertaker would not sit up and would only “lay there” like the “mangled wretch” that he knows The Undertaker is and that the “powers” of The Undertaker are now his! Kane then proclaims that when their “saga” is over, The Undertaker will become a “memory known as Kane’s brother”! Kane then proclaims that there is “nothing” The Undertaker can do to stop his own “demise” before Kane shouts that “nothing can stop me”! Kane is then interrupted by the familiar gong and dimming of the lights that signify the arrival of The Undertaker as Undertaker emerges and makes his way to the ring! A seething and irate Undertaker would then enter the ring, ready to do battle with his brother when the lights go out and, when the lights come back on, Kane is nowhere to be found! The Undertaker would go to the casket only to find that Kane is not in there either, but Kane would appear on the big screen and states that The Undertaker was “wrong” to assume that he has “anything left to learn” about being “evil” before proclaiming that, after Night of Champions, The Undertaker will become known as “the brother I destroyed”, referring to himself! Has Kane truly taken over as the “dominant brother” over The Undertaker? What will happen when these brothers collide with the World Heavyweight Title on the line at Night of Champions?
Superstars of the Week: Wade Barrett & The Nexus
Ring Name: Luna Vachon
Real/Full Name: Gertrude Elizabeth Vachon
Born On: January 12, 1962 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died On: August 27, 2010 in Florida
Trained By: Vivian Vachon, Butcher Vachon, & The Fabulous Moolah
WWE Run: 1993- 1994 & 1997- 2000
ECW Run: 1994- 1996
WCW Run: 1997
One Time USWA Women’s Champion
Did You Know?
Luna Vachon was the adopted daughter of Butcher Vachon and was the niece of Mad Dog Vachon & Vivian Vachon.
Next Week’s WWE Television Schedule
Monday, September 6: Monday Night RAW, LIVE, from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, September 7: Season Three Premiere of WWE NXT, LIVE, from the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD
Thursday, September 9: WWE Superstars from Washington, D.C. & Baltimore, MD
Friday, September 10: The 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD Hosts SmackDown