April 28, 2008 – East Rutherford, New Jersey
Announcers: Jim Ross & Jerry “The King” Lawler
INTERNET HEAT TAPINGS: …
- Ron Killings (formerly of TNA) defeated “The Natural” Nick Nemeth..
- Shad Gaspard w/JTG defeated Charlie Haas (wearing a mask)..
- Gene Snitsky defeated “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan..
- Hardcore Holly defeated “The Canadian Bulldog” D.H. Smith..
IN THE RING: The NEW WWE Champion Triple H + Randy Orton…
- Triple H came out and milked the crowd reaction, holding up his newly won WWE championship belt..
- Triple H talked about coming back from injury and wondering if he had what it took to be the best..
- Randy Orton interrupted and claimed that the odds were stacked against him last night at Backlash..
- Randy Orton said he was so dominent as WWE champion that they couldn’t put him against anyone 1-on-1..
- Randy Orton said in three short weeks he will envoke his rematch clause at the Judgment Day Pay Per View..
- Triple H told Randy Orton to get lost, and Orton refused to leave, so HHH knocked Orton out of the ring!
- Randy Orton said he can’t wait for Judgment Day and Triple H’s title reign won’t even last 24 hours..
DIVA FREE-FOR-ALL (REMATCH FROM BACKLASH):
Mickie James‘ Team of babyface Divas defeated Beth Phoenix‘s Team of heel Divas..
John Bradshaw Layfield defeated “Highlander” Robbie McAllister..
- Robbie’s cousin, Rory McAllister, came to ringside but declined JBL’s invitation to get in the ring..
- After it was all over, JBL challenged the winner of HHH vs. Orton and wants to get his torch back..
Brian Kendrick & Paul London defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch..
- After the match; Lance Cade got in Trevor Murdoch’s face, but Murdoch turned and jumped out of the ring..
- Trevor Murdoch grabbed the mic and jumped up on the announce table and starting singing country music!
- Trevor Murdoch was singing “I got friends in low places” by Garth Brooks until the audience joined in..
- Lance Cade jumped out of the ring and stroke backstage clearly frustrated with his tag team partner..
Paul Burchill & Katie Lea Burchill defeated Super Crazy..
INTERVIEW: Todd Grisham asked Randy Orton if he regretes envoking his rematch clause – and Orton abruptly answered, “NO!”..
ROYAL CORONATION: King William Regal + Mr. Kennedy..
- King Regal said he will not step down as General Manager because he has earned both titles..
- King Regal said as King of the Ring, he has become the most powerful entity in the entire WWE..
- King Regal said that all the WWE Superstar will have no choice but to respect him and fear him..
- King Regal increased the pompous arrogance until Mr. Kennedy hit the scene to interrupt the King..
- Mr. Kennedy said he would love to congratulate William Regal on King of the Ring but can’t do it..
- Mr. Kennedy proclaimed he was the biggest WWE Superstar not to be invited to the King of the Ring..
- King Regal said nobody talks to him without an appointment and demanded that Mr. Kennedy apologize..
- Mr. Kennedy did his “Mr. Kennedy!” thing in King Regal’s face so Regal punched him HARD in the face!
- Mr. Kennedy jumped in the ring for an intense dogfight which had to be pulled apart by five referees..
Cody Rhodes w/Hardcore Holly defeated Santino Marella w/Carlito Cool..
- Carlito Cool was marching around ringside after the match not impressed with his partner..
- Cody Rhodes started bad-mouthing Santino when Carlito jumped in and gave Cody a Back-stabber!
HIGHLIGHT REEL: Chris Jericho + Shawn Michaels…
- Chris Jericho came out in a tuxedo to present the award for best actor in sports entertainment..
- NOMINEE #1: “Magnificent” Don Muraco & Mr. Fuji for “Fuji Vice” (an 80s parody of soap operas)..
- NOMINEE #2: Michael Cole for “Deliverence, Pt. 2” (when Heidenreich abducted and bum-raped him)..
- NOMINEE #2: Shawn Michaels for “Pretending to have a Knee injury in order to beat Batista at Backlash”..
- Chris Jericho opened the envelope and said “And the winner is…….. my guest tonight….. Shawn Michaels!”
- Shawn Michaels limped out to the ring where Chris Jericho praised Shawn and asked for an acceptance speech..
- Shawn Michaels said he was hurt, and Chris Jericho said to drop the act because he has already beaten Batista..
- Chris Jericho suggested to Shawn Michaels that he look into the camera and tell Batista, “Gotcha!” right now..
- Chris Jericho asked for a round of applause from the fans and left the injured Shawn Michaels standing in the ring..
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Santino Marella + “Rowdy” Roddy Piper..
- Santino Marella walked up behind Roddy Piper (in a kilt) thinking he was one of the WWE Divas..
- Santino Marella quickly got under Roddy Piper’s skin so the Rowdy one hauled off and slapped him!
WWE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Triple H vs. Randy Orton went off the air before the end of the match..
- William Regal entered the production truck and said the fans didn’t deserve to see the conclusion of this match..
- William Regal politely ordered the director to take the show off the air immediately, and at first he refused to do that..
- William Regal grabbed the poor guy and repeated his order and the show went off the air without a conclusion..
And that’s a wrap folks..