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NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS COVERAGE: MAJOR TITLES DO NOT CHANGE HANDS; NEW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS (KIND OF); NEW IC CHAMPION; NEW ECW CHAMPION

By Richard Trionfo on 2008-06-29 22:42:06
Match Number Seven: World Title Match: Edge versus Batista
They lock up and Batista sends Edge to the mat and Edge gets to the ropes. They lock up again and Edge with a side head lock and Batista with a shoulder tackle. Edge backs into the corner and the referee stops Batista. They lock up one more time and Edge is sent outside to the floor by Batista. Batista chases after Edge and then he tries to pull Edge out but Edge kicks Batista. Edge misses a drop kick and Batista sends Edge into the ringside barrier. They return to the ring and Batista with a back elbow for a near fall. Batista works on Edge’s back. Batista with a hard Irish whip and he gets a near fall. Batista with a snap mare and boot to the head. Batista with a jackhammer to Edge for a near fall. Batista clotheslines Edge over the top rope to the floor.

Batista goes out after Edge and rolls him back in but Edge kicks Batista as he returns to the ring. Edge sends Batista into the ring post and Batista goes to the floor. Edge with a baseball slide that sends Batista over the ECW announce table. Batista rolls back in and Edge kicks Batista in the shoulder. Edge chokes Batista in the ropes and then he hits the cross body into Batista’s back. Edge with a forearm to Batista chest followed by an elbow drop. Batista falls to the floor one more time. Batista gets to the apron again and he connects with shoulders to Edge’s midsection. Batista with punches to Edge but Edge with a drop toe hold and elbow drop to the back. Edge with a swinging neck breaker for a near fall.

Edge with a reverse chin lock. Edge gets on Batista’s back as Batista returns to his feet. Edge is run into the turnbuckles and Batista charges at him but Edge with a drop toe hold that sends Batista into the barbecue sauce free turnbuckles. Edge grabs Batista and connects with a forearm and then he slams Batista’s head into the turnbuckles. Edge with punches but Batista responds with punches of his own. Edge with a neck breaker and a near fall. Edge with a reverse chin lock as he continues to wear down Batista. Batista gets out of the hold and he avoids a breakdown with a snap mare. Edge with a rollup for a near fall and then Edge takes Batista down one more time. Edge goes up top but Batista knocks Edge to the apron. Edge drops Batista on the top rope. Batista with a clothesline and both men are down.

Batista runs Edge into the turnbuckle and he connects with shoulders followed by an Irish whip and running clothesline. Edge avoids a second and Edge tries for a clothesline but Batista with a Black Hole Slam like maneuver for a two count. Batista with a spear but Edge is able to kick out. Batista sets for the Batista Bomb but Edge gets out of the hold. Batista with a power slam and then he shakes the ropes before trying the Batista Bomb. Edge gets out of the hold and Edge hits the Impaler DDT but Batista kicks out at two. Batista crawls into the corner as Edge sets for the spear but Batista with a boot to Edge’s head. Batista goes to the apron and then he goes up top. Batista is stopped with a drop kick from Edge as he comes off the turnbuckles.

Vickie Guerrero is wheeled to the ring by Curt Hawkins and Zach Ryder. Edge sets for the spear but Batista with a leap frog. Batista with a spinebuster for the three . . . Vickie Guerrero pulls the referee away. Batista wants to know what just happened. Edge misses another spear attempt as he is sent into the ring post. Edge pulls out the referee and punches him. Vickie demands another referee and this referee is Chavo Guerrero.

Batista grabs Vickie Guerrero and brings her into the ring. The members of La Familia beg for Batista to put her down. Vickie is press slammed onto La Familia. Edge hits Batista with the title belt and Chavo makes the three count.

Winner: Edge

After the match, we see Batista still in the ring as the crowd applauds Batista’s performance in the match. Jim Ross and Mick Foley also put over Batista’s performance as he has his final match for the Smackdown brand.

Triple H is walking in the back and Todd Grisham wants his thoughts on the match. Hunter says that he is going to do what he should have done two years ago.

Time for the video package for the main event.

Match Number Eight: WWE Title Match: Triple H versus John Cena
They lock up and Hunter with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. They lock up again and Hunter with a side head lock into a hammer lock and then back into the side head lock. Hunter with another shoulder tackle. Hunter blocks a hip toss and he hits a hip toss of his own. Hunter follows that with a crotch chop. They lock up again and Hunter with another side head lock. Cena powers out of the hold and Cena applies a side head lock. Cena locks in the hold as Hunter tries for an Irish whip to get out of the side head lock. Hunter with forearms but Cena with a shoulder tackle. Hunter tries a hip toss but Cena blocks it and hits a short arm clothesline.

Cena salutes at Hunter and Hunter pushes Cena as a reply. Cena takes Hunter down and he punches him. Cena with punches to Hunter as he backs him into the corner. Cena with an Irish whip followed by a kick and fisherman’s suplex for a two count. Hunter with a kick and punches. Cena avoids a clothesline and hits a flying shoulder. Hunter ducks out of the way of a second one and Cena goes to the floor. Hunter runs Cena’s back into the apron and then they return to the ring. Hunter with knees to Cena’s back. Hunter with a back breaker as he continues to work on the back. Hunter with a suplex to Cena and then he connects with an elbow drop to the back. Hunter with another elbow to the back. Hunter with a hard Irish whip and then he stands over Cena as Cena struggles to get up.

Hunter with another hard Irish whip and Hunter gets a near fall. Hunter slams Cena’s head into the turnbuckles and then they exchange punches. Cena with punches followed by an Irish whip and Cena charges into a boot. Hunter goes to the turnbuckles and he lands into a Cena boot. Cena with two flying shoulder tackles followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb and it is time for the five knuckle shuffle set up, but Hunter kicks Cena off. Cena with a punch. Hunter with the running high knee and a punch. Hunter with a facebuster and Cena goes into the ropes. Hunter with a kick to the midsection and he sets for the Pedigree but Cena escapes the hold and Cena with a blockbuster. Cena goes to the apron and then he goes up top. Cena with a leg drop to the back of Hunter’s neck. Cena tries for the STFU but Hunter kicks him off.

Hunter misses a clothesline and Cena with the Blue Thunder Bomb. Now it is time for Cena to try the Five Knuckle Shuffle again and this time it is countered with a high knee. Hunter with a spinebuster. Hunter waits for Cena to get back to his feet and Hunter with a kick and he sets for the Pedigree. Cena Irish whips Hunter over the top rope to the floor. The referee checks on Hunter’s knee.

The referee starts his count while Hunter struggles to get back into the ring. Cena clips Hunter’s knee and then he drops Hunter’s knee on the ring steps. Cena wrings Hunter’s leg into the ring post. Cena wrings Hunter’s leg into the ring post one more time. Cena tries for the STFU but Hunter makes it to the ropes before Cena can apply the hold. Cena clips Hunter’s knee again. Hunter kicks Cena off one more time. Cena finally gets the leg but he does not have the hold locked in as Hunter gets to the ropes one more time. Cena waits for Hunter and he gets Hunter in the FU but Hunter with a Pedigree but Hunter is unable to make the cover quick enough and Cena kicks out. Both men get to their feet and Cena hits the FU but Cena has taken so much punishment that he delays his cover and Hunter kicks out at two.

Both men get to their feet again and Cena punches Hunter but Hunter responds with a punch of his own. Cena punches Hunter to boos from the crowd while Hunter punches and the crowd cheers. Hunter misses a punch and Cena hits a third Blue Thunder Bomb. Cena looks around as he gets ready for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena waits for Hunter to get to his feet for the FU but Hunter gets to the ropes. Hunter tries for the Pedigree, but Cena counters with the STFU. Hunter tries to get to the ropes. Hunter gets to the ropes and Cena releases the hold, but Cena tries to reapply it and Hunter counters with the Crippler Crossface. Cena appears to be passing out but Cena recovers and he gets Hunter up for an FU but Hunter with elbows to the head. Hunter with the Pedigree for the three count.

Winner: Triple H

After the match, Cena walks to the back as Hunter celebrates in the ring and the pay per view ends.


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