June 1, 2008 – San Diego, California
OFFICIAL QUICK & DIRTY PREVIEW:
Jeff Hardy beat Umaga (Falls Count Anywhere Match)
Singapore Cane match, winner gets ECW Title match
Big Show beat Punk & Morrison & Guerrero & Dreamer & Big Show
John Cena defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (First Blood)
Beth Phoenix defeated Melina Perez (I Quit Divas Match)
Batista defeated Shawn Michaels (Stretcher Match)
Triple H defeated Randy Orton (Last Man Standing Match)
Edge defeated The Undertaker (Tables, Ladders, & Chairs)
FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH
Jeff Hardy defeated Umaga: The match ended with Jeff Hardy pushing Umaga off of a production truck and followed up with a crazy Swanton-bomb to the floor (camera tricks for safety purposes).
SINGAPORE CANES ON POLES (FORMER ECW CHAMPIONS) 5-WAY
The Big Show defeated C.M. Punk and John Morrison and Chavo Guerrero and Tommy Dreamer: NFL football player Shawne Merriman was in the crowd. The Big Show started out dominating all four of his opponents. Before long, the four opponents got their hands on Singapore Canes and began ganging up on the giant Big Show with Singapore Cane shots. During the action, Shawne Merriman was struck with one of the canes, so he picked one up and gave Chavo Guerrero a whack! Mike Mizanin tried to interfere but got taken out by the Big Show. The Miz & Morrison went at it with the Big Show and disappeared behind the curtain. The Big Show (bloodied) returned with a trash can full of Singapore Canes and took his frustrations out on everybody. Big Show finished off Tommy Dreamer with a Choke-slam to get the victory. Dreamer was pinned; wow, that’s original. The Big Show will now challenge Kane for the ECW World title at the “Night of Champions” PPV.
FIRST BLOOD MATCH
John Cena defeated John Bradshaw Layfield: John Cena used the STF-U with a chain around JBL’s neck to make him bleed from the mouth.
I QUIT MATCH
Beth Phoenix defeated Melina Perez: Great back and forth match, featuring both Divas exchanging various submission holds.
Batista defeated Shawn Michaels: Late in the match, Batista nailed Shawn Michaels with a spear and a Batista-bomb. Chris Jericho showed up in support of Shawn Michaels. Batista set up for another Batista-bomb, and told Michaels, “I don’t love you, and I’m not sorry” – in reference to Michaels telling Ric Flair “I love you, I’m sorry” at WrestleMania 24. Batista nailed the second Batista-bomb, and proceeded to place Michaels on the stretcher and pushed him towards the finish-line. Jericho got in the way, though, and the match continued. It only delayed the inevitable, as Batista pushed Michaels across the line a few moment slater.
LAST MAN STANDING MATCH (WWE CHAMPIONSHIP)
Triple H defeated Randy Orton to retain the WWE Championship: The match was cut short after Randy Orton suffered an unidentified injury. Orton was given praise from the fans as he was helped out of the ring.
TABLES, LADDERS, & CHAIRS MATCH (vacant WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE)
Edge defeated The Undertaker to recapture the World Heavyweight title: The stipulation was that if the Undertaker lost, then he would be “banished” from the WWE forever. La Familia (Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins, Chavo Guerrero, and Bam Neely) repeatedly interfered on behalf of Edge. The finish saw the Undertaker climb a huge ladder, only to be pushed off and crashed through four tables at ringside (Awesome!). Edge climbed the ladder to claim the vacant World Heavyweight title. That means the Undertaker’s career is now “over.”