March 30, 2009 – Dallas, Texas
Announcers: Michael Cole & Jerry “The King” Lawler
DARK MATCH: Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard & JTG) defeated William Regal & Dolph Ziggler..
18-DIVA TAG TEAM MATCH
Melina Perez & Mickie James & Kelly Kelly & Gail Kim & Maria Kanellis & Brie Bella & Eve Torres & Alicia Fox & Tiffany defeated Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes & Jillian Hall & Michelle McCool & Maryse Ouellet & Natalya Neidhart & Katie Lea & Layla El & Nikki Bella: Tiffany scored the pinfall to win the match for her team. Most of the girls didn’t even get to do anything…. after the match, Santino Marella came out and said he went to WWE President Jack Tunney (who passed away several years ago). Santino said he was an equal right pioneer, and suggested they have a swimsuit competition. Santino said he wanted to prove he had what it took to be Miss WrestleMania. Santino suggested teh Divas go backstage and cook for him. Santino disrobed, and danced around in his MANKINI. Beth Phoenix was pissed at her boyfriend, and all of the Diva’s quickly kicked him out of the ring!
Chris Jericho defeated Jerry “The King” Lawler by Submission: Jericho won clean with the Walls of Jericho, making the legendary Lawler tap out. Jericho left the ring, but returned to belittle the fallen King. Jericho pulled Lawler up by the ears, and Lawler punched him out of the ring! Lawler invited Jericho back in the ring, but Jericho refused. Jericho said it wasn’t how he was going to beat Piper, Snuka, and Steamboat – it was how bad he was going to annialate them, like he did to Ric Flair last week. Jericho said he knows he will be called disrespectful, but reminded everyone that it was started by Mickie Rourke when he made a challenge and didn’t follow through with it…. Jericho said after WrestleMania, only one name will be synonymous with the word legend – CHRIS JERICHO!
MOVIE TRAILER: 12 Round, starring John Cena…
Todd Grisham & John Cena: Todd Grisham began to talk about the triple threat match at WrestleMania, when World Heavyweight champion Edge interrupted… Edge said John Cena’s chances at WrestleMania are non-existent but it didn’t have to be that way. Edge suggested they work together to eliminate the Big Show, because it might be the only way to take him out. Cena said he never trusted Edge and he would rather lose on his own than work with Edge. Cena said he was going to WrestleMania to be the World Heavyweight champion..
Ted DiBiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes: Cody Rhodes said that Randy Orton had something to say to the McMahon family later tonight. Ted DiBiase said it doesn’t just have to do with Triple H, and added that the WWE Universe will change forever…
IN THE ARENA: Shawn Michaels popped out of Casket, and said “you were expecting someone else?” Michaels continues to show that he is still not intimidated by the Undertaker..
NON (WWE INTERCONTINENTAL) TITLE MATCH
Rey Mysterio defeated WWE Intercontinental champion John Bradshaw Layfield:
HIGHLIGHT REEL: WrestleMania 11, featuring the match between Bam Bam Bigelow and Lawrence Taylor..
The Big Show defeated John Cena: After the match, Edge showed up and attacked the fallen John Cena as the Big Show stood in the corner watching…
IN THE RING
Shawn Michaels + The Undertaker: Shawn Michaels said that the Undertaker’s streak would cease to exist at WrestleMania 25. Michaels said during Undertaker’s career, there is one thing he has never been able to accomplish, and that is beat Shawn Michaels. Michaels talked about super-kicking Undertaker in the face, hanging out in the cemetary, and showing how his light will forever outshine Undertaker’s darkness. Michaels is getting a bit peachy with these speeches. Michaels opened the casket and said there will be no retribution. Michaels said he was insulted that Undertaker doesn’t think he could end the streak. Michaels said everything in the last 24 years will pale in comparison to what he achieves. The lights went out and the Undertaker appeared, but Shawn Michaels disappeared. Undertaker got mad about being outsmarted, but then realized that Michaels might be hiding in the casket. Undertaker lifted the lid, but there was nothing inside. Michaels crawled out from under the casket and super-kicked Undertaker down to the mat!!
8-MAN BATTLE ROYAL
Kane won a battle royal!: This battle royal included the eight participants in the Money in the Bank Ladder match at WrestleMania; C.M. Punk & Kofi Kingston & Kane & Shelton Benjamin & Montel Vontavious Porter & Christian & Fit Finlay & Mark Henry….. Kane won and climbed up the ladder and grabbed the briefcase as a demonstration!
IN THE RING (WRESTLEMANIA ADDRESS)
Randy Orton + Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr. + Vince McMahon + Shane McMahon + Triple H: Randy Orton said when he was 24 he became the youngest World champion in the history of the WWE. Orton said it was the greatest night of his life but it was short-lived because his mentor (Triple H) turned on him the next night in a fit of jealous rage. They showed a video package of monster heel Triple H betraying protege Randy Orton in 2004. Orton said it ruined his life, so he made a vow to ruin Triple H’s life. Orton said he waited until he had talent to build a stable, and also wait until Triple H was the most powerful. They showed a video of the Royal Rumble when Triple H was left with all three members of Legacy, and DiBiase/Rhodes helped Orton win the Royal Rumble. Orton said he had to raise the stakes and systematically destroy him. Orton said he chose to destroy HHH’s family, Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, and his sweet wife Stephanie. They showed a video of Orton taking out each member of the McMahon family in recent months. Orton said almost five years after Triple H turned on him, he RKO’d his wife. Orton said he knew what he was doing the entire time (not blaming the IED). Orton got mad at the fans for booing him. Orton said he knew HHH would retaliate, and he did, so that he would feel powerful. They showed video from last week when Orton hand-cuffed HHH and made him “powerless” as Orton RKO’d Stephanie! Orton said at WrestleMania, Triple H will face the man who RKO’d his wife and sealed it with a kiss. Orton said Vickie Guerrero has ruled that if HHH is disqualified or counted out he loses his title, and in addition to that the sledge-hammed is banned from the match. Orton said he has taken everything from HHH except for the WWE championship – but that comes on Sunday. Orton said when he is WWE champion young wrestlers will try to impress him so that one day they might stand by his side. Suddenly a limo drove into the parking lot and Orton demanded that the lights be turned up and told Ted & Cody to come out with some security guards. Orton challenged HHH to come to the ring so he can take him out and force him to forfeit on Sunday. Triple H didn’t come out, but Vince McMahon did! Vince took of his jacket, pulled off his tie, and rolled up his sleeves. Then Shane McMahon showed up and joined his father, followed by Triple H! HHH shook with intensity as he looked down at Orton in the ring. The McMahon beat up the security guards and headed towards the ring to get revenge on Legacy. Shane went after Rhodes, Vince got DiBiase, and HHH smashed Orton. A huge brawl broke out for the final couple of minutes of the broadcast!