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FULL WWE NO WAY OUT REPORT: WRESTLEMANIA MAIN EVENTS DETERMINED, BIG SHOW RETURNS FOR MAJOR ANGLE AND MORE

By Buck Woodward on 2008-02-17 22:50:55

Backstage, Edge and the Edgeheads looked very concerned about Undertaker earning the Wrestlemania title match.  Edge tried to get back on track and work out a plan for his match tonight.  Theodore R. Long entered, and told Edge that since Vickie Guerrero wasn't present, he was in charge.  Long told Edge that both Edgeheads were banned from ringside tonight. 

The Kelly Kelly-Mae Young Wrestlemania commercial was shown. 

Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler talked about how Maria needs to decide between Playboy and Santino Marella tomorrow. They showed a video package of Maria and Ashley at a Playboy Mansion party, including appearances by the legendary David Hasselhoff and Hugh Hefner.  

Ric Flair vs. Ken Kennedy.

Kennedy hit Flair with a shoulderblock at the start, then mocked Flair's strut.  Flair, who has his knee bandaged, chopped Kennedy down and strutted.  Flair hiptossed Kennedy, then hit a series of chops.  Kennedy dropkicked Flair's bad knee. Kennedy put Flair in a half crab.  Flair made the ropes, and Kennedy took his leg and rammed it into the ringpost.  Kennedy put Flair in a figure four leglock around the ringpost to further weaken the leg.  Back in the ring, Kennedy put Flair in a figure four.  Kennedy blocked Flair from chopping his way out of it. Flair made the ropes to break it.  Kennedy hit his rolling Samoan Drop for a two count, then went for another, but Flair floated over it and hit a chopblock on Kennedy's knee. Flair chopped Kennedy and hit another chopblock, then went for a figure four.   Kennedy kicked it away, then cradled Flair with a handful of trunks and his feet on the ropes for leverage, but the referee caught him.  Flair hit a shinbreaker and went for a figure four, but Kennedy rolled him into a small package for a two count.  Flair grabbed Kennedy's leg again and tripped him to the mat.  Flair applied the figure four leglock for the tap out win at the eight minute mark.  

Winner: Ric Flair.

Flair got on the mic and announced himself as the winner, then noted he will never retire. 

Backstage, Vince McMahon walked in on Finlay, who was being checked on by a trainer.  Vince pointed out that Finlay won't be able to help Hornswoggle tomorrow night when he gets him in a steel cage.  Vince emphasized that he will show his son "tough love". 

A video package on the Mysterio-Edge feud was shown. 

World Champion Edge vs. Rey Mysterio.

Rey came out with his arm bandaged and padded.  Mayweather was shown seated at ringside.  Edge came out alone.  Edge backed Rey into a corner and smiled at Rey, motioning at his bad arm.  Rey hit some kicks to the legs, then hit a tilt-a-whirl headscissors.  Rey kicked Edge in the head, then pounded Edge with some left hand punches.  Rey leapfrogged Edge, who took Rey down with a boot to the face.  Rey went to the floor to regroup, and Edge hit him with a baseball slide.  Edge threw Rey into the ringsteps, then applied an armlock in the ring.  Edge put Rey on the top turnbuckle and went for Rey's mask, but Rey elbowed him away.  Edge hung Rey in the Tree of Woe, but Rey sat up as Edge went for a baseball slide and Edge crotched himself on the ringpost.  Rey hit a moonsault onto a standing Edge for a two count.  Rey hit a second rope swinging DDT for another two count, as Edge got his foot on the ropes.  Edge went for a sunset flip, but Rey rolled out of it.  Edge rolled back to avoid a Rey kick, but Rey instead gave Edge a drop toe hold into the ropes.  Rey gave Edge the 619.  Rey was slow to get up, and went for a springboard off the middle rope in the ring, but Edge hit him with a spear as he came at him off the ropes and got the clean pin at the five minute mark. 

Winner: Edge. 

Rey was tended to by doctors at ringside after the match.  

The Big Show's music hit, and he walked out, wearing street clothes and smiling.  Show opened his jacket and to show that he has lost a lot of weight. Show got on the mic and said "Guess who's back?"  Show said he "missed this place".   Show said he would be a champion again.  Show said he has already been a champion on Raw, Smackdown and ECW, and that it is only a matter of time that he will be champion again.  Show said he has lost 108 pounds.  Show was distracted that Mysterio was still at ringside, so Show went out and grabbed him by threw throat.  Show said "Does your arm hurt?" and slapped Rey's arm.  Show held Rey in front of Mayweather and asked if he was going to "do something".  Show got in the ring with Rey and held him by his throat.  Mayweather motioned to get in the ring, but his entourage held him back.  Show dared him to do something.  Show picked up Rey for a chokeslam, and Mayweather ran into the ring.  Show dropped Rey, and the ring filled with people for a pull apart with Mayweather and Show.  They ended up going face to chest, and Show shoved Mayweather back.  Mayweather shoved Show, who didn't move.  Show got down on his knees, so he would be eye level with Mayweather.  Mayweather hit two punches on Show, then ran out of the ring with his crew.  Big Show gave chase, but was stopped by Shane McMahon.  Show was bleeding from the mouth and nose, and went back to ringside with Shane.  Show kept spitting blood out of his mouth, and talked with Shane as they went to the back.  Show said "It's my ring".  A replay showed it was actually three punches that landed. 

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