February 26, 2010 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Announcers: Todd Grisham & Matt Striker
[ REVIEWED BY SHANE ST. GERMAIN ]
IN THE RING World Heavyweight champion Chris Jericho + Edge: They showed clips of Edge announcing that he would face Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 26. Jericho proclaimed that he was the world heavyweight champion! Chris said after 15 months of clawing his way, he has finally returned to where he belongs with that title in his hands! Chris told the camera man to zoom in on his name on the belt. Chris said last Monday night was supposed to be his inauguration ball, his party, a chance for all the failures to bask in his successes. Chris said it was a chance for him to get the respect he deserved, but unfortunately that was taken away from him by Edge. Chris said he didn’t deserve that, and Edge came out! Edge said as much as he hates to do this, he has to congratulate Chris. Edge said Chris walked out of the Elimination Chamber with the heavyweight championship. Chris said of course he did it, he’s the best in the world at what he does. Edge said Chris is the best in the world at getting speared by him (Edge). Edge said he beat Rock and Austin in one night spear, he beat Michaels in a ladder match spear, he beat 3 hall of famers in one night spear spear, and he beat Taker twice spear spear spear, and he won the world championship in the chamber match spear spear spear spear spear spear spear! Edge said he has a feeling those spears aren’t just getting to Chris physically, but they might be getting to him mentally. Edge said he sees doubt in his eyes, and that Chris doesn’t think he can beat him. Edge said Chris must be seeing Edge’s face everywhere, and that he has a feeling he is in Chris’ head all night long. Edge said he wanted Chris at his best at WrestleMania, he wanted Chris to live up to his claim at being the best in the world at what he does. Edge said if he comes to WrestleMania with doubt in his eyes and that lingering in his heart, he’s going to get one more spear, and it will be all over! Chris said Edge will never spear him again, and then punched him in the face! Chris went for the code breaker but Edge held the ropes, and then Edge speared Jericho!
MONEY IN THE BANK QUALIFYING 3-WAY MATCH Dolph Ziggler defeated John Morrison and R-Truth w/David Otunga to qualify: Dolph Ziggler got out of the ring to let the others fight it out but John Morrison and R-Truth got out of the ring and double teamed Dolph! Truth hit a kick on Morrison and went for the pin but Dolph slid into the ring and broke it up, and then repeated a moment later when Morrison pinned Truth! Morrison chased Dolph into the ring and got knocked off the apron by Truth. Truth attitude adjusted Dolph out of the ring and then leaped over the top rope onto him! Truth threw Dolph back into the ring and then was kneed in the head by Morrison! Back from commercial Dolph had the dreaded sleeper hold on Truth. Morrison was thrown into the ring post during commercial. Dolph temporarily knocked out Truth, and then tripped up Morrison on the ropes when he went for his springboard kick and hit a famouser. Dolph hit a big inverted body slam on Morrison but only got a 2! Truth threw Morrison out of the ring after breaking up a pin attempt, Dolph went for the zigzag but Truth held the ropes. Truth tried a roll up but once again it was broken up. Truth hit the lie detector (spinning shoulder block) on Morrison but was then thrown out of the ring by Dolph. They all began fighting on the top turnbuckle and Dolph was knocked out of the ring, smacking his head on the apron on the way down! Morrison hit a sunset flip powerbomb and followed up with starship pain but Dolph pulled Morrison out of the ring and got the 3! Editor’s note: Dolph has been losing consistently while Truth and Morrison have been getting pushed, yet Dolph won the MIIB qualifier, weird.
WWE WOMEN’S TITLE MATCH Michelle McCool w/Layla El defeated Mickie James to win the WWE Women’s title: Vickie Guerrero was the self-appointed guest referee. Mickie went for a pin early on but Layla jumped onto the apron and Vickie was distracted. Mickie knocked Michelle out of the ring and hit her hurricarana on her! Vickie began screaming at Mickie to get back in the ring. Layla distracted Mickie while she was getting back in the ring giving Michelle the chance to attack. They showed Beth Phoenix watching on the monitor in the back. Mickie started to take control again after hitting another hurricarana in the ring. Michelle hit a belly to belly suplex and went for the pin and Vickie somehow managed to fall out of the ring. Layla started rubbing Vickie’s buttocks (never thought seeing Layla touching another girls butt would be horribly disgusting) and Mickie went for the pin but Vickie was too busy trying to get in the ring to count, Vickie finally got in the ring and smacked Mickie across the face! Michelle gave Mickie a big boot moments later for the 3 to become new women’s champion! Vickie handed the belt to Michelle and celebrated along side the new champion and Layla El.
MONEY IN THE BANK QUALIFYING MATCH Kane defeated WWE Intercontinental champion Drew McIntyre to qualify: Drew McIntyre said before the match that he is undefeated, and that there’s not a man in the entire WWE who has been able to beat him. Drew said he proved he could beat Kane last Sunday at the Elimination Chamber, and that after he beats Kane tonight he will go on to win MITB. Drew said he would become their World Champion, and their IC champion, and continue to be undefeated! In the WTF moment of the week Drew dominated most of the match until he jobbed to a kick to the face! So they spend all this time building this guy to be an undefeated future world champion, and he loses to Kane from a kick to the face! Kane! Not a rising superstar, but someone who’s been on the mid card level for the last 10 years. Not a fan of that. Drew threw a tantrum after the match, as he should.
IN THE RING Unified Tag Team & United States champion Mike “The Miz” Mizanin + SmackDown! GM Theodore Long: The Miz said he was one half of the unified tag team champions so he could go on any show he wants, and he could defend the titles against any team him and The Big Show wanted, yet they still don’t have opponents for WrestleMania. Miz said Teddy Long better find ShowMiz a suitable tag team so they can prove they’re the most dominant tag team in the WWE. Miz said he didn’t care if Teddy invites them back to SmackDown! or if he just goes ahead and makes the WrestleMania match so that Miz can become victorious and have his WrestleMania moment on the biggest stage of them all, because he’s The Miz, and he’s AWESOME! Teddy Long came out to the stage and said that he would take his offer under advisement. Teddy said if Big Show was there tonight they would have the tag team championship match, but he’s not. Teddy said since Miz is there he should be in a singles match, unless he needs The Big Show to be there to hide behind. Miz said he didn’t need anyone, he has more titles then anyone in the WWE! Teddy said since he isn’t afraid of anybody he will go one on one with the 2010 Royal Rumble winner, Edge!
MONEY IN THE BANK QUALIFYING MATCH Shelton Benjamin defeated C.M. Punk w/Straight Edge Society (Serena & Luke Gallows) to qualify: Shelton Benjamin started off in control so Punk quickly retreated outside. Punk managed to regain control with a springboard clothesline. Punk got a headlock in, and followed up with a big neckbreaker, and ended that by locking in a headscissors. Shelton took control again with a big German suplex! Punk Irish whipped Shelton to the turnbuckle who jumped up and hit a big cross body block! Punk hit the knee to the face at the corner, but Shelton pushed Punk off when he went for the follow up bulldog. Gallows got on the apron and started yelling for Punk to get up, distracting Shelton so Punk could get him in the G2S position. Mysterio ran down to the ring and pulled Gallows off the apron, distracting Punk long enough for Shelton to get out of the G2S and to hit the pay dirt to win! Punk flipped out after the match.
NON (WWE UNITED STATES) TITLE MATCH Edge defeated Unified Tag Team & United States champion Mike “The Miz” Mizanin: Through the opening minutes in the match, Edge easily stayed in control, staying one step ahead of Miz. Right before the commercial break, the Miz kneed Edge in the face while he was trying to get back in the ring, and threw him into the ring post. Edge managed to come back after turning a double axe handle into a flap jack. The Miz began taking control again but Edge reversed the skull crushing finale into the impaler DDT, followed by the spear for the win!