August 14, 2009 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Announcers: Jim Ross & Todd Grisham
IN THE RING C.M. Punk: C.M. Punk said no one is better than him at using the ladder, citing his two victories during Money in the Bank matches. Punk said he has given up trying to educate the Hardy fans on the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Punk called the Hardy fans “slaves to Jeff Hardy‘s propaganda” and promised to end Jeff Hardy at SummerSlam. Punk said he heard rumors that Hardy wouldn’t even make it to SummerSlam. General Manager Theodore Long came out and said not only would Hardy be at SummerSlam, but he would be there tonight to respond to Punk. Jeff Hardy limped to the ring and declared that he would be at SummerSlam to defend the World Heavyweight title. Hardy cautiously exited the ring as Punk smirked at the damage done to Hardy’s body.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT General Manager Theodore Long : Vince McMahon called in and told Theodore Long to book Jeff Hardy in a Handicap match against the Hart Dynasty tonight. Long protested but McMahon ordered him to book the match..
SINGLES MATCH Dolph Ziggler defeated Fit Finlay: Mike Knox came down to ringside to intimidate Finlay up-close. Dolph Ziggler pinned Finlay after Knox whacked Finlay with the shillelagh. After the match, Knox continued to assault Finlay, dropping him back-first on the ring steps! Knox said there was 206 bones in the human body, and the slightest trauma on the cervical vertebrae leaves a person in quite a lot of discomfort.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Kane & Ranjin Singh: Kane forced his hostage Ranjin Singh to look into the camera and say “my name is Ranjin Singh and I have been punished because of my association with the Great Khali. I am being treated fairly and I’ve been well taken care of.” Kane bashed Singh and said he wanted to hear from the Great Khali. Kane said he wanted Khali to come have a look at his handy work..
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Maria Kanellis & Melina Perez + Layla El: Maria Kanellis said Dolph Ziggler was taking her to Los Angeles for SummerSlam a few days early so they can spend some time together. Layla El showed up and told Melina that Michelle McCool was coming back (she was gone?) next week. Melina said she had a message to take back to McCool, but she’s going to give it to her in the ring.
SINGLES MATCH C.M. Punk defeated John Morrison: Excellent match..
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Kane & Ranjin Singh: Kane attacked Ranjin Singh and asked him “why is Khali such a freak?” – and Singh yelled “he’s not a freak!” before revealing “he’s my brother!” Kane said if Khali was going to help Ranjin, he better make it quick, because he’s running out of patience.
WWE DIVAS MATCH Melina Perez defeated Layla El:
SINGLES MATCH The Big Show w/Chris Jericho defeated JTG w/Shad Gaspard: Before the match… Cryme Tyme did their gimmick and cut a promo on (Christina) Jericho & The Big Show. Tag Team champions, yeah yeah, Tag Team champions, yeah yeah! The Big Show made JTG look way better than he actually is before putting him away with a Choke-slam! After the match, Shad Gaspard got fired up and flipped the Big Show over the top rope!
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Ranjin Singh + The Great Khali + Kane: The Great Khali finally found Ranjin Singh unconcious hanging up-side-down. Khali untied Singh and helped him down, but Kane showed up and viciously bashed him with a lead pipe! Kane yelled “I’ve never been afraid of you, but now you know that you should be afraid of me!”
NON (WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT) TITLE HANDICAP MATCH The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd w/Natalya Neidhart) defeated World Heavyweight champion Jeff Hardy: Jeff Hardy limped to the ring worried about his own health, but willing to fight for his pride. This match was happening because they were in Edmonton, three hours away from the Hart’s hometown of Calgary. The Hart Dynasty just destroyed Hardy for several minutes before putting him out of his misery with a Springboard Hart Attack! After the match, C.M. Punk came down to add insult to injury by repeatedly bashing Hardy with elbows to the head! John Morrison ran down and cleared the ring, but then went after Tyson Kidd. Punk got up and bashed Morrison between the shoulder-blades with a chair! Punk took Hardy to the floor and wrapped his neck in a folding chair, but Matt Hardy suddenly showed up and cleared the ring (with a little help from John Morrison). Jeff Hardy crawled back into the ring with his big brother, Matt. Jeff begged for mercy, thinking Matt was there to hurt him. Matt ended up helping Jeff up to his feet and they exchanged silent words and flashed the “I love you” sign to each other.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Vince McMahon showed up and asked Theodore Long what he had planned for next week. Long announced C.M. Punk & The Hart Dynasty vs. John Morrison & The Hardy Boyz. Vince no-sold it and said Long was still on probation… way to hype the product, Junior..