WWE tag team legends The Hart Foundation
March 4, 2011 – Cleveland, Ohio
Announcers: Josh Mathews & Booker T & Michael Cole
[ REVIEWED BY SHANE ST. GERMAIN ]
IN THE RING
World Heavyweight champion Edge + Drew McIntyre + SmackDown! General Manager Theodore Long: Edge said he’s going to be out there later for a stupid contract signing for his match at WrestleMania. Edge said he wants Alberto to look deep into his eyes and see exactly what it takes to be a champion. Edge said he wants Alberto to see what it takes to main event WM. Edge said he has a bone to pick because last week Alberto rudely interrupted him during Vickie’s going away party. Edge was going to sing again when Drew McIntyre attacked him and got thrown out of the ring. Teddy Long came out and thanked Drew because he got Vickie fired. Teddy said if Drew doesn’t get in the ring he’ll be fired too. Edge got the fans to chant thank you to Drew.
NON (WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT) TITLE MATCH
World Heavyweight champion Edge defeated Drew McIntyre: Edge hit Drew with the spear but pulled him up before 3 put in the Edgeucation, forcing Drew to submit.
IN THE RING
“Dashing” Cody Rhodes: Cody came out to Rey’s music wearing the mask he took from Rey. Cody asked the fans not to look at him. Cody still had his weird face mask. Cody said the feeling the fans have in their stomach from not seeing Rey Mysterio is disappointment. Cody said he knows disappointment because lately he’s been the king of it. Cody said his father came to him and he convinced him to help set up Rey so he could inflict a fraction of the damage to Rey’s face that Rey did to him. Cody said when he removed the mask from Rey’s head it felt good. Cody said nothing has felt good lately and he knew then that it was the right thing to do. Cody said he knows his father is watching and he doesn’t want to disappoint him. Cody said he doesn’t want a sideshow freak like Rey keeping him from becoming world champion. Cody said if Rey chooses to accept his WM challenge he will remove Rey’s mask and expose his face on the grandest stage of all.
Kane & The Corre (Wade Barrett & Ezekiel Jackson & Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel): Kane asked them what they wanted. Wade said Kane’s greatest victory came with the help of some of them. Kane said he didn’t need or want their help and he doesn’t want it now. Justin said they just want him to beat The Big Show tonight.
WWE TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
The Corre (Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel w/Wade Barrett & Ezekiel Jackson) defeated Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov to retain the WWE Tag Team titles: The Corre won when Santino was distracted and Slater hit the inverted DDT for 3.
Alberto Del Rio & Ricardo Rodriguez: Alberto was hanging out backstage with his ring announcer while someone painted a picture of him.
IN THE RING
The Undertaker: Taker said he found it mystifying that the strongest of the strong don’t know when to leave it alone. Taker said you have to realize there are mountains that cannot be climbed, seas that cannot be sailed, and streaks that cannot be broken. Taker said he heard HHH’s comments and to be perfectly honest there wasn’t much he said that he couldn’t agree with. Taker said they are the last of an era and a dying breed. Taker said HHH is everything he says he is if not more. Taker said HHH is probably the greatest world champion over the last decade and a half but the thing HHH said that he found most interesting is that HHH has figured out how to destroy him. Taker said all you have to do is beat the Undertaker at WM. Taker said it’s easier said than done. Taker said HHH has figured out in his mind how he’s going to do this. Taker said HHH is going to throw his legacy on the table and go for broke. Taker said if he wins he will be hailed as the king of kings. Taker said if HHH loses, and he will lose, he will become nothing more than a statistic on a long list of people who tried to do the exact same thing. Taker said make no mistake about it, he plays no game and he bows down to no man, especially the king of kings. Taker said at WM he will find out what 18 other men have found out, that he is the last outlaw. Taker said HHH will find out what it means to rest in peace.
DIVAS TAG MATCH
Lay-Cool (Michelle McCool & Layla El) defeated Rosa Mendes & Beth Phoenix: Lay-Cool won when the ref got distracted, so Michelle could kick Beth in the head with her loaded boot.
The Big Show defeated Kane by DQ: At the end of the match The Corre came down to the ring and threw Kane a chair. Kane hit Big Show with the chair getting himself disqualified and The Corre hit the ring. Kane took the chair and hit Justin in the back, causing The Corre to retreat.
Jack Swagger defeated JTG: Michael Cole got in the ring and told everyone to show Swagger respect. Michael said Swagger would train him and be in his corner when he beats Jerry Lawler. Michael invited everyone to join him in Dallas next Monday when Michael Cole introduces the guest referee. Michael said the referee is flamboyant and simply awesome. Michael said he is one of the all time greats and the one thing that he, the referee, Swagger and Lebron James have in common is that they think Cleveland stinks. Back from commercial the match started and Jack defeated JTG easily with the ankle lock. After the match Michael Cole got in the ring and they hugged.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Edge passed Alberto’s painter and drew a stupid moustache on it.
IN THE RING
SmackDown! General Manager Theodore Long + Alberto Del Rio + World Heavyweight champion Edge + Christian: The ring was set up for a contract signing. Alberto came down to the ring. Alberto said his name was Alberto Del Rio, but they already know that. Alberto welcomed everyone to his WrestleMania XXVII contract signing ceremony. Alberto started things off by having Ricardo sing the Mexican national anthem. Edge came out midway through. Teddy asked them if they could have a contract signing that doesn’t end in chaos. Edge said once the contract is signed there is no turning back. Edge said Alberto doesn’t know what it’s like to fight on the biggest stage of them all. Edge said he’s an 11 time champion. Alberto said he already knows that but no one remembers that. Alberto said the contract represents the next chapter of the WWE and it’s for him. Edge said the funny thing about destiny is that it can change in the blink of an eye. Edge said his destiny could be getting beaten at WM and then Alberto is just another flash in the pan that he made famous for one moment. Alberto said once he signs the contract it is the beginning of the end for Edge. They both signed the contract. Edge told Teddy things would end in chaos and he left. Edge and Alberto started brawling. Edge hit Alberto with the impaler. Edge got ready for the spear but Ricardo grabbed Edge and Alberto got the upper hand. Alberto put the cross arm breaker in. Edge’s nose started bleeding and Alberto threw him arm first into the guard barricade. Alberto put Edge’s arm in the chair but Christian made the save. Christian chased Alberto up the ramp and beat on him until the refs held him back.