March 11, 2011 – Houston, Texas
Announcers: Josh Mathews & Booker T & Michael Cole
[ REVIEWED BY SHANE ST. GERMAIN ]
IN THE RING
World Heavyweight champion Edge + Alberto Del Rio & Brodus Clay + Christian + WWE SmackDown! General Manager Theodore Long: Edge stared at the WM sign for an hour before saying he would face ADR in 23 days. Edge said busting his nose won’t stop him. Edge said he’s been through a lot to get there. Edge said he’s not worried about a match tonight, he wants a fight tonight. Edge said he’s not giving ADR a choice, if he doesn’t come out right now he will find him. Alberto Del Rio and Brodus Clay came out. Alberto asked Edge who he thinks he is. Edge said Alberto is a cocky, egotistical coward. Alberto said he is the man who sends Edge home every week in pain. Alberto said he is the man who will replace Edge’s legacy with his destiny. Alberto said he will be the new champion. Edge said no and attacked them. Brodus overpowered Edge but Christina came to make the save. Brodus took out Christian too. Teddy came out and said they all have issues. Teddy said tonight will be historic because for the first time in 10 years Edge and Christian will team up to take on ADR and Brodus Clay!
Kane defeated Wade Barrett by DQ: Wade Barrett came out with a mic and said Kane made a couple of monumental mistakes. Wade said Kane didn’t appreciate what the Corre has done for him and he had the audacity to put his hands on Justin Gabriel. Wade said Kane was a great big chemical experiment mistake. About a minute into the match The Corre attacked Kane and caused the DQ. Big Show came down to the ring with a chair to save Kane. The match was made into a tag and Justin Gabriel & Ezekiel Jackson were banned from ringside.
TAG TEAM MATCH
The Big Show & Kane defeated The Corre (Wade Barrett & Heath Slater): About a minute into the tag match The Corre ran down and caused the DQ, again. The Big Show saved Kane with the chair again, before smacking Kane in the back with it.
Cody Rhodes defeated JTG: Cody destroyed JTG and head butted him with the mask before finishing JTG off with the Cross Rhodes.
IN THE RING
Michael Cole & John Cena + Jack Swagger: Michael thanked John for joining him on his show. Michael said it’s been a traumatic week for John. Michael showed the video of Miz beating up John on Monday. John looked at the WM sign in response. John told Michael to go back to the hole he was puked out of. John congratulated The Miz on getting the upper hand. John said Miz just made the biggest mistake of his career. John said he had been so caught up in his war of words and all Miz had to do was stay under the radar, hoping he could cruise into WM and win. John said he’s done wasting his time on BS. John said Miz wants to be must see and make a statement. John said his focus has shifted to breaking the face of the WWE, Miz. John went to leave and Michael asked for his attention. Michael said he wasn’t done with his interview yet. Michael asked John if he was underestimating Miz. Michael said John is scared about blowing his opportunity at WM. Michael said he’s asking for an answer, not a rap or anything. Michael said John can’t answer because Miz shut him up. John grabbed Michael but Swagger attacked him and tried to put in the ankle lock. John knocked Jack out of the ring and tried to AA Michael but Jack saved him and took an AA.
Layla El w/Michelle McCool defeated Kaitlyn: Kaitlyn let herself get distracted and took a neckbreaker from Layla, giving her the 3. After the match Michelle kicked Kaitlyn with her loaded boot.
Rey Mysterio defeated Drew McIntyre: Rey hit the 619 and west coast pop for the 3. After the match Cody came onto the stage. Cody said he’s still waiting for his answer. Rey asked Cody where his dad was. Rey said he wears his mask with pride. Rey said he wears his mask with pride right now and he’s going to wear this mask with pride when he beats Cody down at WM.
IN THE RING
Triple H: HHH said Monday night Taker was gracious enough to remind him of what he’s capable of in the ring. Triple H showed a video package of himself being the king of kings. HHH said the last 2 years at WM he has seen the two greatest matches of all time, Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker. HHH said unfortunately Shawn lost both attempts at ending the streak and he could never figure out why. HHH said Shawn has always had a problem separating emotion from his matches. HHH said Shawn was overwhelmed with the emotion of standing in front of the mountain of the legacy that is Taker. HHH said that emotion because Shawn’s Achilles heel. HHH said he has a dark sadistic side that makes him downright mean and brutal. HHH said he can do unthinkable things to anyone at anytime without regret, remorse, or emotion. HHH said that sounds like a horrible person but the fact is it’s true. HHH said he will look across this ring into the eyes of the greatest legend of all time and he will do what no man has ever done before. HHH said at WM he will beat The Undertaker. HHH said he will have no emotion and he will not care about the mountain of legacy. HHH said Taker made this match no holds barred. HHH thanked him.
Matt Striker & Christian + Edge: Matt asked Christian on his thoughts. Christian said a lot of things can happen in a decade. Christian said we’ve seen ipods, twitter, youtube, Jersey Shore, The Apprentice, Charlie Sheen lose his mind, but what they haven’t seen are the 2 guys who totally reeked of awesomeness. Christian said he has a problem with ADR. Edge came in and asked if he was ready.
TAG TEAM MATCH
E&C (World Heavyweight champion Edge & Christian) defeated Alberto Del Rio & Brodus Clay: E&C won by hitting Brodus with the tornado DDT and Edge following up with a flying elbow.