March 14, 2008 Ė Recap by Sassy
Hardy, former WWE Intercontinental Champion, was placed on a sixty-day
suspension for his second WWE Wellness Policy failure. Y2J Chris Jericho won the
WWE Intercontinental Championship before Jeff was placed on suspension.
NOTE: I will no longer be recapping all of the WWE promos
that are scattered throughout WWE programming. If you are interested in upcoming
show information, visit www.wwe.com.
Last week on Smackdown Ė
Six Man Tag Team Match
Jesse & Festus & CM Punk defeated John Morrison,
The Miz & Chavo Guerrero
M.V.P defeated The Animal Batista via count out.
The Big Red Machine defeated Chuck Palumbo.
The Big Show defeated Jamie Noble
The Rated R Superstar Edge & Curt Hawkins & Zack
Ryder defeated The Undertaker in a 3 on 1 Handicap Match.
Friday Night Smackdown is being broadcast
the CW network.
Ringside announcers: Michael Cole & Jonathan Coachman
Ring announcer: Justin Roberts
Michael Cole informs the audience that it is 16 days until
Cole and Coach tell the audience that tonight it will be The
Nature Boy Ric Flair and The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels against The Rated R
Superstar Edge, WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder in a
Steel Cage Handicap Match.
Maria is introduced and she enters the arena. Cole reminds
the audience that Maria will be in the Bunny Mania Lumberjack Match at
Wrestlemania, partnered with Candice Michelle against Melina and The Glamazon
Beth Phoenix. The Master of Ceremonies for that match will be Snoop Dogg. Maria
reminds the audience that she is from Chicago. She reminds the audience that she
will be in the Bunny Mania match at Wrestlemania and tonight she will be hosting
the Smackdown Diva Contest.
Each week the audience votes for their favorite Smackdown
diva. The diva with the least amount of votes is eliminated.
The divas are going to do an obstacle course. Whether one of
them wins or not doesnít matter. It depends on the audience vote.
Time for the Course:
Eve: 23 seconds
Cherry: 22 seconds
Victoria: 25 seconds
Michelle: 20 seconds
Michelle McCool won the competition with the shortest time.
The Nature Boy Ric Flair is backstage with The Heartbreak Kid
Shawn Michaels. Flair thanks HBK for offering to help Flair out in this match.
Flair says he is stressed that one of them will get hurt and it may lessen their
abilities as Wrestlemania. HBK says that tonight they have nothing to worry
Cole tells the audience that tonight it will be a No Holds
Barred Match for the WWE United States Championship when M.V.P. defends his
title against The Animal Batista. M.V.P. won the match last week when Batista
was counted out.
Raw Rebound Ė the weigh in for Big Show and Floyd
ďMoneyĒ Mayweather with the ring surrounded by the WWE locker room and the
semi-brawl that ensued afterward between Mayweatherís posse and some of the
WWE wrestlers after Big Show throws Mayweather over the top rope and down to the
floor. Shane McMahon was knocked to the floor during the melee.
on 1 Handicap Match
Jimmy Yang Wang
At a combined weight of 410 lbs.
The Big Show, 7í0Ē, weighing 441 lbs.
Audience favorite: Iím not sure
My favorite: I like them all
I donít know what Moore and Yang have done to be on WWE
bookingís bad side but they donít have a very good chance in this match.
This obviously was not a wrestling match but Coach says that Big Show is sending
a message to Floyd Mayweather. This match consists of The Big Show beating up on
Moore and Yang. Big Show pins Moore with his foot for the three count.
This was not a match. Thatís
about the only comment I can make.
After the match is over, Big Show picks up Yang and throws
him over the top rope and down to the floor.
Coming up next is the Final Money in the Bank Qualifying
Match and it will be John Morrison against The Miz, his WWE tag team partner.
Replay of part of last weekís WWE Tag Team Championship
Match pitting Tommy Dreamer and Colin Delaney against John Morrison and The Miz.
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Winner qualifies for the last spot in the Money in the Bank
Ladder Match at Wrestlemania XXIV.
John Morrison from Los Angeles, CA, weighing 219 lbs.
The Miz from Cleveland, OH, weighing 231 lbs.
Audience favorite: Iím not sure
My favorite: John Morrison
It is original pitting tag team partners against each other.
Cole tells the audience that tomorrow night; the two will have to face Jesse and
Festus to defend their tag team titles. Miz may have a weight advantage, but
Morrison can outwrestle Miz, is better at high risk maneuvers and the first
thing Morrison does as the bell rings is roll Miz up to try to get the three
count. Miz kicks out. Miz tries to roll Morrison up but Morrison rolls through
and again has Mizís shoulders down on the mat. Miz kicks out but Morrison has
him in a front face lock and again tries for a cover but canít get the three
count. Both men back to their feet, Morrison has Miz in the front face lock
again, Morrison sends Miz into the corner post, Miz leaps up on the second rope
and takes Morrison down with a flying clothesline. Miz goes for a pin and only
gets a one count. Morrison rolls out of the ring and Miz points to the
Wrestlemania sign hanging above the audience. Morrison gets back in the ring and
the two lock up. They break apart and Morrison comes after Miz but Miz takes him
down with a hip toss. Morrisonís shoulders touch the mat and the referee gets
the one count before Morrison gets a shoulder off the mat. Both men are back to
their feet, Morrison picks Miz up and drops him back first onto the canvas. As
Morrison tries to go for a cover, Miz grabs him around the neck and rolls him
over. Morrison is down on the mat again. Morrison gets back to his feet, picks
up Miz and delivers a back breaker. Morrison grabs Mizís leg and does a half
Boston crab. Miz tries to get to the ropes and he makes it. Morrison delivers a
clean break and then grabs Miz by the legs. Miz hangs onto the ropes but
Morrison pulls hard and when Miz lets go of the ropes, Miz drops him onto the
mat. Morrison delivers a forearm to Mizís back and Miz goes into the ropes to
come off and deliver an elbow shot to Morrison. Morrison responds with a fist to
Mizís jaw. Miz delivers forearms to back Morrison up to the ropes. Miz sends
Morrison across the ring and into the opposite ropes; Morrison comes of the
ropes and delivers a kick to Mizís chest. Morrison rolls Miz over and applies
a bridge. Morrison gets a two count before Miz kicks out. Morrison charges at
Miz, Miz gets out of the way and Morrison meets the corner post. Miz charges at
Morrison and delivers a forearm that sends Morrison crashing down to the canvas.
Miz goes for the cover and gets a two count before Morrison powers out. Miz is
the first one back to his feet and as Morrison stands up, Miz delivers a boot to
the midsection, then comes off the ropes but Morrison hits the mat and gets out
of the way. Morrison rolls back outside the ring and this time Miz goes out
after him. Morrison runs around the side of the ring with Miz in pursuit,
Morrison rolls back into the ring and as Miz comes in after him, Morrison greets
him with a kick to the gut. Morrison tries to set Miz up; Miz switches it around
and takes Morrison to the mat with a face plant. Miz goes for the pin and gets a
two count before Morrison manages to kick out. As Miz gets back to his feet,
Morrison delivers a fist to the abdomen. As Morrison stands up he delivers a
high kick to Mizís head. Miz hits the mat. Morrison delivers a corkscrew neck
breaker, goes for the cover and gets the win.
Who qualifies for the Wrestlemania XXIV Money in the Bank
I didnít consider this a great match and at times it was
dragging. Iím not a fan of Miz but I did expect more from Morrison than his
constant bailing out of the ring.
The Money in the Ladder Match participants are
The Gold Standard Shelton Benjamin
Y2J Chris Jericho, WWE Intercontinental Champion
John Morrison, one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions
M.V.P., currently WWE United States Champion
The winner of the Money in the Bank Ladder Match has the
opportunity to challenge for any world championship they want at any time.
Cole tells the audience that everyone is still trying to
figure out why Vickie Guerrero would put Ric Flair in a steel cage match
Cole and Coach give the audience a recap of the problems
between Finlay, Hornswoggle, Mr. McMahon and JBL, including the match against
Mr. Kennedy Monday night where Finlay got himself disqualified by beating up on
Finlay is on the monitor and he tells Cole that he canít
put the feelings in to words to explain what it was like seeing Hornswoggle
beaten up by JBL not just in the steel cage, in the hospital as well. Finlay
says the beating that he is going to give JBL at Wrestlemania is something that
canít be put into words.
WWE United States Championship Match
M.V.P. from Miami, FL, weighing 248 lbs.
WWE Smack of the Night Ė last weekís match between M.V.P.
and The Animal Batista.
The Animal Batista from Washington, DC, weighing 290 lbs.
Audience favorite: Batista
My favorite: I like them both
Cole tells the audience that M.V.P. won his spot in the Money
in the Bank Match this week at a live event by defeating Jamie Noble in a match.
(NOTE: M.V.P. is filling the spot Jeff Hardy vacated when he was suspended. I
like Jeff Hardy but you wonít hear me complain with M.V.P. filling his spot.)
Cole reminds the audience that at Wrestlemania it will be a Smackdown vs. Raw
match with Batista representing Smackdown and Umaga representing Raw.
I have no idea what M.V.P. has up his sleeve tonight but it
had better be good! M.V.P. climbs into the ring and the bell rings. The two
trash talk each other and then back up. MVP backs into the corner and then
delivers a boot to Batistaís abdomen, grabs Batistaís leg and takes him down
to the mat. MVP has Batista in a headlock. Batista backs MVP up against the
ropes, then sends him into the opposite ropes. MVP comes off the ropes, ducks
out of Batistaís way and rolls out of the ring to the floor. MVP slides back
into the ring and he applies a side headlock to Batista. Batista drops to the
mat, rolls MVP over. MVP is back to his feet, Batista charges him but MVP gets
out of the way. MVP rolls back across the ring and ends up in the opposite
corner. Batista delivers a boot to MVPís abdomen and then slams him headfirst
into the turnbuckle before sitting him down in the ring and kick MVP in the
face. Batista goes for the cover and gets a two count before MVP kicks out. Both
men are back to their feet and Batista delivers a fist to MVPís forehead and
tries to send him across into the opposite corner post. MVP gets the switch and
delivers a drop toehold that sends Batista crashing to the canvas. MVP backs up
across the ring and attempts to deliver a boot to Batistaís face but Batista
ducks out of the way and MVP goes into the ropes. MVP comes off the ropes and
Batista takes him down with a forearm to the back of MVPís skull. Batista goes
for the cover and gets another two count before MVP gets a shoulder off the mat.
MVP comes off the ropes and delivers a boot, Batista goes for a clothesline but
MVP gets out of the way, Batista comes off the ropes and MVP sends Batista over
his head and down to the mat. MVP again goes for the kick and connects, sending
Batista through the ropes and out to the floor. MVP goes out of the ring and
dives at Batista but Batista catches him in midair. Batista slams MVP back first
into the guardrail surrounding the audience. Batista rolls MVP back inside the
ring and goes in after him. As Batista approaches MVP, MVP delivers a fist that
sends Batista down to the mat. MVP goes for the pin but canít get the three
count. MVP has a chain that he used to nail Batista in the face and now MVP is
using the chain to choke Batista. Batista gets up to one knee and then back to
his feet. He reaches behind and grabs MVP, bringing him over his head and down
to the mat. Both men are back on their feet and Batista takes MVP down with a
clothesline then picks him up and sends him into the ring post following up with
a forearm. Batista sends MVP into the opposite corner post but as he comes at
MVP, MVP steps out of the corner and catches Batista with a drop toehold that
sends Batista face first into the second turnbuckle. MVP moves Batista out of
the way and removes the covering from the turnbuckle and then attempts to slam
Batistaís head into the exposed turnbuckle. Batista puts out his hands, grabs
both sides of the turnbuckle are and stops MVP from delivering the blow. Batista
sends an elbow into MVPís midsection and follows up with fists tot the face
before picking MVP and slamming him down to the mat. Batista goes for the cover
and gets a two count before MVP powers out. As Batista pulls MVP back to his
feet, MVP delivers a blow to Batistaís throat, comes off the ropes and runs
into a spine buster delivered by Batista. Batista tries to set MVP up for the
Batista bomb but MVP breaks away and rolls out of the ring. Batista comes out
after MVP but MVP grabs a steel chair and nails Batista in the midsection. MVP
hits Batista in the gut again and then goes for a headshot but Batista drops
down to the floor and the chair hits the ring post. As MVP goes back at Batista,
Batista delivers a kick to MVPís abdomen before slamming him face first into
the announcerís table. Batista slams MVP back first into the ring apron and
then again sends him face first into the announcerís table. Again Batista
slams MVP into the announcerís table and then backs him up to the guardrail
and pummels him in the head. Batista tries to slam MVP headfirst into the ring
post, but MVP blocks it and sends Batista head first into the metal instead. MVP
tries to send Batista face first into the announcerís table but Batista blocks
it and slams MVPís head into the table twice before backing him up and
slamming MVP so hard into the table that he almost goes over it. Batista comes
back at MVP and MVP nails Batista with a low blow. MVP is sizing Batista up and
he charges, delivering a boot to the side of Batistaís head and Batista is
down on the floor.
BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
Batista is up on one knee outside the ring and MVP is near the ring. MVP is up and he goes for another steel chair but as he heads toward Batista, Batista nails MVP with a spear. Batista rolls MVP back into the ring and goes for the cover but he only gets a two count before MVP manages to get a shoulder off the mat. MVP is back up in the corner, Batista comes at him and MVP gets a boot up to stop Batistaís forward motion. As Batista gets back to his feet, MVP charges, but this time Batista brings up a boot, sending MVP crashing to the mat. MVP rolls out of the ring and down to the floor. Batista goes out after MVP, but MVP comes up with a chair from under the ring and nails Batista in the leg, sending him down to the floor. MVP sends Batista into the steel steps before picking up the chair and then sliding it out of the way. Instead MVP removes the padding from in front of the ring but Batista sends MVP up over his back and MVP lands on the floor back first. Batista now has the chair and he nails MVP in the back. Batista slides the chair into the ring, rolls MVP in and goes for the cover. He gets a two count before MVP kicks out. MVP gets back to his feet and Batista delivers shoulder blocks to MVPís abdomen. MVP gets a knee up to nail Batista and then sends Batista head first into the unprotected turnbuckle. MVP goes out of the ring and grabs a chair, then stands on the ring apron and nails Batista in the spine. MVP goes up on the top turnbuckle to deliver a headshot but Batista grabs the chair and suddenly Umaga appears in the ring behind Batista. Batista picks up MVP and throws him down to the canvas and as he turns, Umaga grabs him by the throat and delivers the Samoan spike. MVP goes for the cover and gets the three count.
retaining the WWE United States Championship
M.V.P. has become one of my WWE favorites and in this match
he worked hard for the fans, even if he was not the favorite. For the first time
I noticed MVP had the top of his wrestling attire unzipped. I donít think
Iíve ever seen that before but if you saw a close up of Batistaís face, it
was obvious it was hot in the arena and the ring in Chicago. I have to admit
that both of these men worked hard in this match and their stamina was
impressive. I didnít time the match, but I wish I had.
It was a long and it was tough. I couldnít call this a wrestling match
but it was certainly an entertaining match. With the exception of the commercial
break in the middle of the match, it was worth watching.
After the match, Umaga stands in the ring over Batista
showing him who is the baddest.
The audience sees a video recap of Floyd ďMoneyĒ
Mayweather who will face The Big Show in a match at Wrestlemania XXIV
The Big Red Machine Kane, weighing 323 lbs.
Jamie Noble from Hanover, WV (who is already in the ring)
Chuck Palumbo from San Diego, CA, weighing 280 lbs.
The Great Khali from India, 7í0Ē, weighing 420 lbs.
Audience favorites: Iím not sure
My favorites: Kane, Jamie Noble and Chuck Palumbo
Jamie Noble is in the ring with tape around his ribs after
being beaten by Chuck Palumbo. Jamie says he is in the match for revenge. Iím
thinking maybe Noble needs to be seeing a psychiatrist if he wants to get in the
ring with Palumbo again. And after they announced Palumboís partner, I know
Noble needs help.
The bell rings and Palumbo faces off with Kane. Palumbo
delivers a knee to the midsection and then aggressively goes after Kane with
alternate fists and knees. Palumbo sends Kane across the ring but Kane stops
him, picks him up and side slams him to the mat. Noble is yelling for Kane to
tag him into the match as Kane sends Palumbo across the ring into the ropes and
as Palumbo comes off the ropes, Kane delivers a boot to Palumboís face.
Palumbo hits the mat and Kane tags in Noble who comes off the top turnbuckle to
nail Palumbo with a cross body block which was a big mistake considering that
Noble came into the match with injured ribs. Khali holds out his hand for
Palumbo to tag him in and Palumbo obliges. Khali enters the ring and Palumbo
holds Noble so that Khali can deliver a blow to Nobleís ribs. Noble gets back
to his feet and sends fists into Khaliís midsection but Khali picks Noble up
and tosses him across the ring. Kane comes down the ring apron near where Noble
is down on the mat, but the ref makes him go back to his corner. Khali stands in
the center of the ring with his arms in the air waiting for Noble to get back to
his feet. Noble does get back up and goes after Khaliís abdomen again, this
time resorting to head butts, but it no amount of effort on Nobleís part seems
to faze Khali. Palumbo walks up the side of the ring apron and the ref orders
him back to his corner and Khali unloads on Noble with a fist to the head. Noble
comes off the ropes and ducks under Khaliís outstretched arm, hits the ropes
on the opposite side of the ring and is nailed in the back by Palumbo. Noble is
back down on the mat. Khali grabs Noble by the head and Kane comes through the
ropes to go after Khali. Palumbo enters the ring in order to help out his
partner. Kane sends Palumbo through the ropes and out to the floor and then goes
out after him, leaving Noble at the mercy of The Great Khali. Kane has Palumbo
up against the guardrail outside the ring as in the ring Khali again goes after
Nobleís head. Khali grabs Noble by the throat, picks him up and slams him to
the mat with a power bomb. Khali puts his foot on Nobleís chest and gets the
As much as I enjoy seeing Kane, Jamie Noble and Chuck Palumbo
in the ring, this was not a match. The Great Khali should be in matches with The
Big Show and Big Daddy V instead of being up against wrestlers less than half
After the match, Kane enters the ring but Khali leaves the
ring and gives Palumbo, who is still out on the floor, a high five to celebrate
their win. Noble is still down on the mat with Kane standing over him.
Cole tells the audience that the 3 on 2 Steel Cage Handicap
Match is coming up next.
Cole gives the audience a rundown of the wrestlers who will
be inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame, 2008 Class
The Nature Boy Ric Flair, only active wrestler ever inducted
Peter Maivia, grandfather of The Rock
Rocky Johnson, father of The Rock
Mae Young, semi retired
The Brisco Brothers
on 2 Steel Cage Handicap Match
The Nature Boy Ric Flair from Charlotte, NC
The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels from San Antonio, TX
The Rated R Superstar Edge
Audience favorites: Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels
My favorites: Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels and Edge
Iím not sure why this match was made unless it was an
opportunity for HBK and Flair to wrestle as tag team partners before Flair
retires. Vickie, in her wheelchair being pushed by Theodore Long, appears at the
top of the entrance ramp. She says that she said it was going to be a handicap
match and that meant that the ECW Champion, Chavo Guerrero, will join Hawkins,
Ryder and Edge. So now itís a four on two handicap match. Before Chavo can
make it to the ring, HBK and Flair are going after their opponents in the ring.
It appears HBK is blocking the door to prevent Chavo from entering but Cole
tells the audience that Chavo has been locked out of the cage. Flair is going
after Edge in the corner of the ring.
BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
Chavo is trying to climb into the ring from the outside as
Flair continues to work on Edge and HBK goes after Hawkins and Ryder. Chavo
makes it over the top of the cage and into the ring as Flair attempts to climb
to the top. Edge is up on the top rope with Flair as HBK tries to keep the other
three men in the ring occupied. Flair nails Edge with several chops to the chest
and succeeds in knocking him back down to the mat but now Chavo has Flair by the
leg. HBK is down in the ring and is being stomped by Hawkins and Ryder as Edge
tries to get back to his feet. Chavo has Flair back down on the mat and he
proceeds to deliver fists to the forehead. Flair comes back with a chop to
Chavoís chest and Chavo comes back with fists to the abdomen. Flair returns a
fist and delivers a chop that drops Chavo to the canvas. Flair sees that Edge is
back on his feet and he delivers a hard chop to Edgeís chest and then delivers
a few fists to the forehead and face before going back to chops. HBK is back on
his feet fighting back against Hawkins and Ryder as Chavo goes after Flair in
the opposite corner. Flair has Chavo against the ring post delivering chops to
the chest and manages to send Chavo down to the mat. Edge is going after HBK who
seems to have handled Hawkins and Ryder at least for the moment. Edge delivers a
fist to the forehead that takes down HBK. Hawkins and Ryder now have Flair
backed into a corner as Edge sends HBK into Chavo who delivers a back body drop,
sending HBK into the side of the steel cage. Edge delivers a spear to Flair as
he comes out of the corner as Hawkins, Ryder and Chavo deliver boots to the
downed HBK. Edge stops to give instructions to the others about how to beat on
HBK. Chavo and Edge return to Flair to pound on him. HBK is hung up in the ropes
and Edge delivers a spear to HBK. Edge goes back to pounding on Flairís skull.
Flair attempts to fight back but now Hawkins or Ryder have appeared to assist
Edge in keeping Flair down. Edge holds Flair by the arms and yells at HBK who is
still tied up in the ropes. Hawkins and Ryder take shots at the helpless Flair
but Edge lets go of Flairís arms and he comes back with chops to Hawkins and
Ryder, then follows up with boots to the abdomen. Edge grabs Flair and sends him
face first into the steel cage. Flair is now down on the mat. Chavo goes back to
work on HBK who is still tied up in the ropes as Edge, Hawkins and Ryder pick up
Flair and send him head first into the cage. Flair is bleeding. Flair is down in
the middle of the ring as HBK tries to kick at his opponents. Edge goes for the
cover but picks Flair up before the three count. Chavo approaches Flair and gets
a boot to the gut, either Ryder or Hawkins gets the same when they approach
Flair but they come back as a unit to stomp Flair. Flair continues to try to
fight back but he is behind the ropes and Edge slams him into the ring before
dragging his face against the steel cage. HBK is still tied up in the ropes and
Edge comes across the ring at him but HBK gets up a boot that lands on Edgeís
jaw. HBK has managed to free himself from the ropes and he delivers a blow that
drops Chavo and then he goes to work on taking down Hawkins and Ryder before
going after Edge. HBK slams Edgeís face into the steel cage as Flair is trying
to get back to his feet. HBK gets sent across the ring and lands upside down on
the top turnbuckle. Flair attempts to kick his way out of the corner and he
sends Hawkins and Ryder down to the mat. Chavo holds HBKís head as Edge goes
back across the ring and charges to deliver another spear to HBK. Flair is back
down in the ring and Chavo is kicking HBK who is still hung up in the corner.
Flair is on his feet and Edge is delivering fists to the cut on Flairís
forehead Edge sends Flair across the ring again face first into the steel cage.
Hawkins and Ryder are still beating on HBK and Flair is down in the opposite
corner. Chavo is up on the top turnbuckle working on HBK but HBK gets a foot
loose and begins kicking Chavo. Flair is back on his feet in the opposite corner
and he is exchanging punches with Edge. HBK is now sitting on the top turnbuckle
with Chavo, who is trapped with the steel cage behind him and those two exchange
blows. HBK slams Chavoís head into the side of the cage and lands on the mat.
Flair is back down in the corner and Chavo is up on the top turnbuckle. Chavo
comes off the turnbuckle aiming for HBK, HBK delivers a dropkick that nails
Chavo in the midsection as he comes down off the turnbuckle. HBK and Chavo are
now down on the mat and Ryder and Hawkins climb up on the top turnbuckle while
Edge holds Flair. Flair delivers a low blow to Edge, then sends him into the
corner post, crotching both Ryder and Hawkins. Everyone is down in the ring with
the exception of the ref. HBK is back to his feet as is Edge. HBK attempts to
send Edge across the ring but Edge gets the switch and sends HBK into the ropes.
HBK comes off the ropes and nails Edge. HBK is back on his feet and he delivers
an inverted atomic drop to Edge and then to Chavo who has managed to get back to
his feet. HBK follows up with a fist to Chavoís skull. Hawkins or Ryder get
the same treatment and then HBK turns back to Edge. HBK sends Edge face first
into the steel cage, then Chavo before doing the same to Hawkins and Ryder. HBK
goes up to the top turnbuckle and dives off with an elbow to Edge. HBK warms up
for his famous super kick. Edge is back to his feet and he charges at HBK who
sends Edgeís spear into Chavo. Flair nails one of the Edgeheads with a low
blow and then goes for the figure four-leg lock. HBK has Edge in the same
submission maneuver. Chavo is back to his feet and he climbs up to the top
turnbuckle and delivers a frog splash to break up the figure four. The door to
the cage is open and Edge is crawling toward the opening and the arena goes
dark. When the light come back on, The Undertaker is in the ring standing behind
Edge. Edge gets back to his feet, turns around and Undertaker has him by the
throat. Chavo comes at Undertaker but he delivers a boot that sends Chavo back
down to the canvas. Hawkins and Ryder are on their feet and they charge at
Undertaker, backing him up against the ropes. Undertaker fights back, Ryder and
Hawkins send Undertaker across the ring and into the ropes, Undertaker comes off
the ropes, ducks under the double clothesline, and now has both of them by the
throat. Edge is climbing up the side of the cage. Undertaker delivers a choke
slam to Ryder and Hawkins and then goes after the fleeing Edge. Undertaker has
Edge by the leg, Chavo grabs Undertaker and tries to stop him, and Undertaker
sends Chavo across the ring and face first into the steel cage. Undertaker
delivers a Tombstone pile driver to Chavo but Edge has climbed over the top of
the cage. Edge hits the floor and wins the match.
Rated R Superstar Edge
I may not have liked the ending of the match but Flair and
HBK took some major hits in this match. It was no surprise that The Undertaker
appeared at the end of the match and did not get a chance to take Edge out. For
a cage match and a handicap match, this was good watching and fairly exciting
although there was too much time with HBK being hung up somewhere and unable to
work in the ring.
The Undertaker certainly isnít happy with Edge and he
motions to the Wrestlemania sign.