WWE tag team legends The Hart Foundation
World Wrestling Entertainment – Pay-Per-View
June 20, 2010 – Long Island (Uniondale), New York
Announcers: Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler & Matt Striker
OFFICIAL WWE PPV LINE-UP:
Zack Ryder defeated Montel Vontavious Porter:
ON THE STAGE
Vince McMahon: Vince McMahon said the RAW General Manager Bret Hart will not be there tonight and showed some video of what the NXT guys did to Hart this past week on RAW. Hart was put into a limp and rammed violently into several other cars as the NXT guys harassed him for not giving them WWE contracts. Vince said he would meet with Bret Hart’s representatives to see when he could return to his duties. Vince told the fans to enjoy the show. Drew McIntyre made his entrance and shook hands with Mr. McMahon. Vince got into his limo and left the building immediately.
WWE INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH
Kofi Kingston defeated Drew McIntyre to retain the WWE Intercontinental title: Drew McIntyre called out Theodore Long and said when he wins back his Intercontinental championship, Long was going to be the one to hand it to him. McIntyre ordered Long to have a seat at ringside. Late in the match, the referee was knocked out and McIntyre hit his finisher on Kingston, so there was no referee to make the count. McIntyre ripped the shirt off of referee Charles Robinson and forced Theodore Long to put it on – then demanded that he count the three. Long went down for the count, but stopped short at two on purpose. McIntyre threatened Long and demanded he count the three. McIntyre tried to hit his finisher again, but Matt Hardy hit the scene and nailed McIntyre with a Twist of Fate. Long nodded in approval. Kingston got up and hit the Trouble in Paradise and got the 1-2-3 counted by Theodore Long!
Savannah & The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd & Natalya Neidhart): Natalya said it’s been a long week for the entire Hart family after what happened to Uncle Bret last Monday. Natalya said they were Hart’s and they’re used to adversity. Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith each cut promos on the Uso Brothers and dedicated the match to Bret Hart in honor of Father’s Day.
WWE DIVAS TITLE FATAL 4-WAY MATCH
Alicia Fox defeated Eve Torres (c) and Maryse Ouellet and Gail Kim to win the WWE Diva’s title: Alicia Fox got the least crowd reaction coming out to the ring. All four girls were in the ring at the same time. Gail Kim did a beautiful drop-kick off the top rope and Matt Striker called it a “Jumping Bomb Angel Double Stomp.” Well, Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler had no idea what Striker was talking about and gave him a hard time for saying it – even though it was the most intelligent thing mentioned on commentary the whole match. Eve finished off Maryse with a moonsault and had the match won, but Alicia jumped in and tossed Eve and stole the pin on Maryse to become the WWE Diva’s champion! Notes: Maryse had a major wardrobe malfunction when her breast popped out as she was pinned at the conclusion of the Divas title match (thanks to Mike Aldren for the keen eye).
The Big Show & Rey Mysterio: The Big Show approached Rey Mysterio backstage, and Rey said he’s been an underdog all his life. Big Show said he respects Rey, but if it comes down to them in the 4-WAY he will pull the trigger. Rey said as big as Big Show’s fist is, his heart is BIGGER!
IN THE RING
Chris Jericho: Before the match, Chris Jericho cut a promo bragging about being at the top of the mountain. Jericho said everyone is trying to knock him off the mountain because he is the most important WWE Superstar of this generation or any other. Jericho said the fans cannot relate because they have never been the best in the world at what they do. Jericho said he has a target on his back, and it seems like Evan Bourne is trying to make a name for himself at his expense. Jericho said last week after their match on RAW, Evan Bourne hit him with a Shooting Star Press and he did not deserve that. Jericho said he deserves retribution and that is why he challenged Bourne to a rematch tonight. Jericho said, like a shooting star, Bourne’s career started in a blaze of glory but it is going to be snuffed out at the hands of Chris Jericho.
Evan “Air” Bourne defeated Chris Jericho: Late in the match, Jericho had Bourne in the Walls of Jericho and the fans popped! Bourne showed some heart and inched his way to the ropes to break the hold. Jericho fumed at the referee. Jericho knocked Bourne off the ring apron, sending him flying into the announce table. Jericho got frustrated at this point. Bourne recovered and hit a double knees stomp to take Jericho down in the middle of the ring. Jericho countered and hit a Butterfly Suplex for a 2-count. Bourne went for a shooting star press, and Jericho moved out of the way, but Bourne miraculously landed on his feet! Jericho followed up with a Code-breaker but could only get a 2-count! Jericho punched Bourne and told him to “stay down, you idiot!” Bourne bounced off the ropes and rolled up Jericho for a near fall. More back and fourth action. Bourne went for another shooting star press but Jericho caught him. Bourne knocked Jericho down, and tried to stand up on the top rope but Jericho caught him again. Jericho set up for a superplex, but Bourne knocked Jericho down again. Bourne finally connected with the Shooting Star Press onto Jericho’s back and got the 1-2-3 to win the match!! Bourne celebrated but rightfully sold it as the toughest match of his life by selling his exhaustion — Notes: Jericho on his match with Evan Bourne via Twitter: “Had the best match I’ve had in months tonight. Bourne is the real deal… and I must destroy him.”
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FATAL 4-WAY MATCH
Rey Mysterio defeated Jack Swagger (c) and The Big Show and C.M. Punk to win the World Heavyweight title: C.M. Punk (wearing a mask to hide his bald head) sent Luke Gallows & Serena backstage so that he can do it on his own. Not a great match. At one point when everyone was down, Kane wheeled a casket down to ringside and choke-slammed C.M. Punk into it! Kane had convinced himself that the Straight Edge Society was responsible for the Undertaker’s condition. Luke Gallows saved Punk with a kick to Kane’s head. Punk & Gallows took off and Kane chased both of them backstage so Punk. Meanwhile in the ring, Rey Mysterio hit a 619 and a Springboard-splash on Jack Swagger to capture his second World Heavyweight title!
WWE UNITED STATES TITLE MATCH
Mike “The Miz” Mizanin (c) defeated R-Truth to retain the WWE United States title: The Miz said he wrote new lyrics to R-Truth’s rap “What’s Up?” and proceeded to do his own rap called “The Miz!” R-Truth came out and did the same rap he’s been doing since his debut (if he was a real artist couldn’t he come up with something new by now?). The Miz focused his attack on R-Truth’s ribs. The match was too long and boring with the Miz on offense nearly the whole time.
Todd Grisham & Edge: Edge hyped the Fatal Fourway and mentioned that Sheamus doesn’t belong in the ring with three guys who have main evented a dozen WrestleManias. Edge said the only thing that matters to him was that he walked out of Fatal Fourway as the new WWE Champion!
SIX PERSON TAG TEAM MATCH
The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd & Natalya Neidhart) defeated The Uso Brothers (Jimmy & Jey Uso & Tamina) to retain the Unified Tag Team titles: The finish saw Tamina hit the Samoan Drop on Natalya but missed the Superfly Splash. Natalya got up and finished off Tamina with a clothesline for the win!
WWE CHAMPIONSHIP FATAL 4-WAY MATCH
Sheamus defeated John Cena (c) and Randy Orton and Edge to win the WWE Championship: Amazing match. Late in the match, everyone was taken out by finishers when suddenly the NXT invaded pay-per-view! They started by attacking, R-Truth, Evan Bourne, and the Hart Dynasty backstage. They came out and attacked John Cena & Edge, allowing Sheamus to sneak into the ring and pin Cena to steal the WWE championship. Cena had previously said the boys had an unspoken agreement to work togather if the NXT guys showed up, but Sheamus obviously went back on that agreement! Sheamus quickly jumped out of the ring and bolted before the NXT guys could catch him. This left Cena to get assaulted by the NXT guys. Useless trivia: Sheamus winning the WWE title again marks the 100th recognised time that the title has changed hands (thanks to Mike Aldren for that tidbit)..