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FULL WWE BACKLASH COVERAGE: TWO TITLE CHANGES, A NEW ANNOUNCER, INJURY ANGLES AND MORE

By Buck Woodward on 2008-04-27 22:00:04

Backstage, Randy Orton was knocking on JBL's dressing room door.  CM Punk walked by, holding his Money In The Bank briefcase, and wished Orton luck before walking away.

They revealed the results of their Mobile Poll on the main event:

John Cena - 48%
HHH - 36%
Randy Orton - 12%
JBL - 4%

A video package on the WWE Title match was shown.

WWE champion Randy Orton vs. JBL vs. John Cena vs. Triple H.

Triple H entered first, then JBL (who know has a Mama Juana ring jacket), then Cena, then Orton. It's elimination rules, No DQ, with everyone in the ring at the same time. There is a referee in the ring and one outside it.  They did the big match intros.  As you would expect, JBL and Orton were booed, HHH was cheered, and Cena got a very loud mixed reaction. 

Orton grabbed the title belt at the bell, but JBL kicked it into Orton's head.  Orton fell to the floor.  JBL and Cena started going at it, but Triple H interceded and suplexed JBL.  Cena clotheslined HHH and started working him over in a corner.  HHH whipped Cena in a corner, and he rolled to the floor.  JBL attacked Triple H, hitting punches and kicks.  Cena tackled Orton on the floor, who was sitting in a chair, and tossed him back into the ring.  Triple H threw Orton into Cena, who was on the apron, and Cena crashed into the announce table.  JBL and Orton double teamed Triple H in the ring, beating him down and getting a two count together.  Orton and JBL missed a double clothesline and HHH hit both men with a clothesline on the rebound.  JBL was knocked out of the ring, then HHH dodged a charging Orton, who went shoulder first into the ringpost.  JBL pulled Triple H to the floor, and HHH threw him into the ringsteps.  Triple H teased a pedigree on the floor, but JBL tripped him into the metal rampway. 

In the ring, Orton was giving Cena forearm shots.  Orton missed a charge in the corner and Cena gave Orton a Throwback.  Cena gave Orton a top rope Rocker Dropper, then applied an STFU.  JBL acted like he was going to break it up, then stopped and yelled at Orton to tap.  Triple H came in and jumped on the distracted JBL, putting him in a Crossface.  JBL raked Cena in the eyes to break the STFU.  JBL was expecting Orton to return the favor, but instead Orton yelled at JBL to tap.  Cena ended up hitting Orton from behind, into JBL and Triple H, to break up the move.  Orton tossed Cena from the ring, then JBL hit Orton with a big boot to the head for a two count. 

Orton hit JBL with a kick, then a clothesline.  Orton went to the top rope, but JBL hit the ropes to crotch Orton.  JBL kicked Orton in the head, then set up for a superplex.  Cena and Triple H came over and powerbombed JBL off the ropes as he was superplexing Orton.  Triple H covered Orton and Cena covered JBL, both getting two counts. HHH and Cena exchanged punches, with Cena getting the better of it. Cena gave Triple H a suplex for a two count. Cena hit a pair of shoulderblocks, then a back suplex into a powerbomb.  Cena did the "You Can't See Me" and went for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but Triple H jumped up and gave him a spinebuster.  Triple H went for a Pedigree, JBL went to clothesline him, but Triple H ducked it.  Cena lifted Triple H for a FU, but he floated out of it.  Cena lifted JBL instead and gave him the FU.  Triple H went for the pedigree on Cena, but Cena backdropped him over the top rope and to the floor. 

Cena put JBL in the STFU, and JBL tapped out at the ten minute mark.  Randy Orton then kicked Cena in the head, while he still had the STFU applied, and scored the pin on Cena. 

JBL and John Cena are eliminated. The second referee left with them for some reason.

Triple H and Randy Orton faced off, then began exchanging punches.  Triple H hit a kneedrop for a two count, then sent him over the top rope and to the floor.  Triple H went for a whip on the outside, but Orton reversed it and sent Triple H into the steps.  Orton catapulted Triple H into the security wall, and Triple H flipped over it onto the concrete.  There was a chant for Triple H.  Orton suplexed Triple H back over the wall into the ringside area.  Orton rolled Triple H into the ring for a two count, then hit a knee to the back.  Orton stomped Triple H's midsection, then delivered a double sledge to the back.  Orton drove a knee to Triple H's back, then stomped on his midsection.  They were selling that Triple H had cracked ribs from the catapult into the security wall.  Orton hit a knee to HHH's gut as he got up, then decked him with a punch.  Orton hit another knee to the gut, then a kneedrop for a two count. 

Triple H mounted a comeback with punches, but Orton gave him a side backbreaker for a two count.  Orton applied a chinlock, then added a bodyscissors to it, but only momentarily.  The chinlock spot lasted for a long time.  Triple H got to his feet and punched out of the chinlock, but Orton came right back with a snap powerslam.  Orton then measured Triple H for an RKO.  Orton went for the move, but Triple H shoved it off and sent Orton crashing to the mat.  Both men were down, and the referee counted.  Both men got up and began trading punches.  Orton got the better of it, but Triple H reversed a whip and hit a jumping knee.  Triple H hit a clothesline in a corner, then a facebuster on the knee for a two count.  Triple H clothesline Orton over the top rope and to the floor. HHH tossed Orton over the ECW announce table.  Triple H rammed Orton into the Smackdown announce table, but Orton hooked HHH's trunks and sent him head first into the security wall.  

Orton took apart the ring steps, and went for a piledriver on the larger section of the steps.  Triple H blocked it, then yanked out Orton's legs and sent Orton down onto the steps, banging the back of his head on them.  They got back into the ring, and Triple H hit a spinebuster.  Triple H went for a pedigree, but Orton backdropped out of it.  Orton went for an RKO, but Triple H threw it off and Orton bumped into the referee, but it didn't knock him out.  Triple H was distracted by the referee being hit, and Orton nailed HHH with an RKO.  Orton crawled onto Triple H for a two count.  Orton got to his feet, then measured for a kick to the head.  Orton missed the kick, and Triple H went for the pedigree.  Orton blocked it and went for an RKO.  Triple H spun it around and hit the pedigree for the pin at the 29-minute mark.  Randy Orton is eliminated. 

Winner and new WWE Champion: Triple H. 

The PPV went off the air with Triple H celebrating his victory. 

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