February 27, 2009 – Portland, Oregon
Announcers: Jim Ross & Tazz
IN THE RING
John Cena from RAW: John Cena seemed excited to be back on SmackDown! and promised the fans something special tonight. Cena said he hasn’t been on SmackDown! for two years, but not much has changed – same great fans! Cena looked at Jim Ross and said Michael Cole put on a little weight. Cena said they were on MyNetworkTV now and remarked “I didn’t even realize I had a network!” Slap your knee now. Cena got serious and said there was a change in the World Heavyweight championship. Cena said for the last few weeks the World Heavyweight championship has been held by a coward, and that is why he was there tonight. Cena said if Edge tried to hide, he would find him. Cena said he was on Edge’s show and wanted a rematch for the World Heavyweight championship… TONIGHT! Cena said he would not leave until he got an answer. The crowd chanted for Cena as they all waited for a response. Edge came out to the stage with the World title over his shoulder. Edge said he couldn’t believe Cena actually showed up. Edge said he Cena wanted a rematch tonight he says they should DO IT! Vickie Guerrero interrupted and called her husband (Edge) a warrior, but predictably would not allow the title match to happen. Cena said he figured this would happen. Cena said he promised to get his hands on Edge and wasn’t going to let the fans down. Vickie stopped Cena and sarcastically apologized. Vickie said Edge won’t be competing, but John Cena will be – in a match against…. THE BIG SHOW. It’s like dejavu all over again.
VIGNETTE: Gail Kim working out with the tag line “STRONG.. but sexy!”
WWE TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
Carlito & Primo Colon defeated John Morrison & Mike Mizanin to retain the WWE Tag Team titles: The SmackDown! WWE Tag Team titles (held by the Colons) were on the line, but the RAW World Tag Team titles (held by Miz/Morrison) were not up for grabs…. they showed clips of the Miz & Morrison’s Valentine’s date with the Bella Twins…… Midway through the match, Nikki & Brie Bella made their way to ringside wearing hot red salsa dresses. The Colons successfully retained their titles and left with the beautiful Bella Twins. One of the Bella’s was looking over her shoulder back at Miz & Morrison (maybe I’m reading too much into that)..
HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCEMENT: They announced that Rick “The Dragon” Steamboat will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame! He will be inducted by “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair the night before WrestleMania 25!
Vladimir Kozlov defeated The Undertaker: Jim Ross said that this match has WrestleMania implications. After a long grueling match, Vladimir Kozlov scored a shocking pinfall victory over the Undertaker! Kozlov now faces Shawn Michaels on RAW this Monday with the winner challenging the Undertaker’s streak at WrestleMania 25!
IN THE RING
Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy: This was supposed to be a match/fight, but Jeff Hardy came out in street clothes. Jeff said they have always been there for each other, and hoped Matt Hardy gets over this crazy phase and realize he (Jeff) has done nothing to deserve this. Jeff said he wasn’t going to fight Matt tonight, not ever, because whether he likes it or not, they are brothers. Matt took the microphone and said “I am not your brother.” Matt said it wasn’t as simple as getting over things. Matt said Jeff is used to everything revolving around himself, but this isn’t about Jeff, it’s about me (Matt). Matt said the people make him physically sick when they cheer for Jeff. Matt said his career has remained mediocre while Jeff has skyrocketed to the top. Matt said he has always been the more talented Hardy. Matt blamed the people who believed Jeff’s hype. Matt tried to provoke Jeff into fighting him with a slap across the face! Matt got more aggressive with a backhand across Jeff’s face. Jeff just got up and shook his head at his big brother before walking out of the ring and returning backstage as Matt seethed in the ring.
HIGHLIGHT REEL: WrestleMania 4, plus a brief summary of the Mega-Powers and the subsequent match between Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage at WrestleMania 5..
NON (UNITED STATES) TITLE MATCH
Chavo Guerrero defeated WWE United States champion Shelton Benjamin: Montel Vontavious Porter joined Jim Ross & Tazz at the announce table for this match.. Chavo Guerrero scored an upset victory over the United States champion! After the match, MVP jumped into the ring and delivered a Drive-by kick to the stunned Benjamin’s head!
The Big Show defeated John Cena: Before the match, Jim Ross wondered what was in this for the Big Show? After a REALLY long match, World Heavyweight champion Edge showed up and distracted Cena allowing the Big Show to knock Cena out with a right hand punch! The Big Show lifted the limp John Cena up and choke-slammed him in the middle of the ring for the 1-2-3! Edge got in the ring and taunted John Cena with the belt screaming “this is mine!” and holding it up in the air!