A commercial for the upcoming WWE Draft was shown.
Evander Holyfield was shown in the crowd.
The events leading to the World Championship match was shown. No, they didn't show any of Edge's great promo from Smackdown this past Friday.
Smackdown General Manager Vickie Guerrero was wheeled down to ringside by Chavo Guerrero.
World Champion Edge vs. John Cena vs. Big Show.
Edge entered first, then Big Show. Then Cena's old "Word Life" theme played, and an army of people in John Cena hats and shirts entered and lined the aisle. Wow. Cena invited everyone who went to see 12 Rounds to Wrestlemania and gave them shirts and hats. They all did the "You Can't See Me" gesture, then Cena entered to his current theme, to a mixed reaction. They did the "big match" introductions for the bout.
Cena punched Show at the bell then went at Edge. Show charged for a clothesline, but Cena ducked and Show clotheslined Edge. Cena shoulderblocked Edge, then went for one on Show and bounced off him. Edge offered Show a high five, but Show lifted him by the arm and crotched him on the top rope. Show bounced Edge on the top rope, then chopped him in the corner. Show threw Edge into Cena, then booted Cena to the mat. Edge rolled to the floor. Show stood on Cena's chest. Show pounded Cena, then stood on his back. Cena battled back with punches, but Show gave him a flapjack. Show missed a kick, and Cena crotched him on the ropes. Cena dumped Show to the floor. Edge kicked the ringsteps into Show's legs. Cena came off the top rope and gave Show a Rocker Dropper on the floor, hurting himself as well.
Edge picked up Cena on the floor and tossed him into the ring, then stomped him. Cena grabbed Edge for an Attitude Adjustment, but Edge floated out and hit an Implant DDT for two. Edge went to the top rope, but Cena punched him off and sent Edge to the floor. Big Show was back in the ring, and gave Cena a side slam. Cena battled back on Show, but Chavo Guerrero pulled him to the floor. Cena gave Chavo the Attitude Adjustment. Back in the ring, Cena gave Show a shoulderblock and Show got tied up in the ropes. Edge got in and Cena gave him a back suplex into a powerbomb. Cena gave Edge the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena went for the Attitude Adjustment on Edge, and Vickie got on the apron. Edge floated out and went for a spear, but Cena moved and Edge knocked Vickie into Chavo on the floor. Big Show screamed at the referee to get him out of the ropes, while Edge and Cena clotheslined each other. Vickie Guerrero was helped from ringside.
Show shoulderblocked both opponents, then went back and forth chopping and headbutting them. Big Show avalanched them both in a corner. Show went for a double chokeslam, hitting it on Edge, but Cena escaped. Cena went for an Attitude Adjustment on Show, but Show blocked it and punched Cena out of the ring with a right hand. Show went to the floor, where Edge had rolled, and went for a chokeslam on the outside. Edge blocked it and DDT'd Show on the floor. Edge set up the ring steps at ringside and launched himself into Show, knocking down the security barrier. Edge tried to pick Big Show up, but he couldn't. Edge instead went for Cena, still down from the punch, and rolled him into the ring for a two count.
Edge measured Cena for a spear. Edge went for it, but Cena hit a drop toe hold and applied the STF. Edge got near the ropes, but Cena pulled him back in and reapplied the hold. Edge went for the ropes, and Big Show was there. He grabbed Cena by the throat, pulled him to the floor and headbutted him. Show got in the ring and went for a V Bomb on Edge, but Edge rolled out of the way. Cena got in and went for a vertical suplex on Show. Edge joined Cena and they hit a double suplex on Show. Edge and Cena stared at each other. Show got to his feet. Edge and Cena double clotheslined Show from the ring, then Edge kicked Cena in the head and covered him for a two count. Edge went for a reverse facesmasher, but Cena broke out and hit the Throwback.
Cena went to the top rope, but Show got behind him and shoved him off, into a spear by Edge. Edge went for the cover on Cena, but Show pulled Edge to the floor and chopped him. Show threw Edge back in the ring, then re-entered himself. Show headbutted Edge, then ran into a boot by Edge. Edge got on Show's back with a sleeper. Cena lifted Show, with Edge still on his back, although Edge quickly fell off, and gave Show the Attitude Adjustment. Cena then gave Edge the Attitude Adjustment onto Show. Edge rolled off, and Cena covered Show for the three count at the sixteen minute mark.
Winner and new World Champion: John Cena.
Pyro went off and Cena went into the crowd to celebrate.
A commercial for next year's Wrestlemania in Arizona was shown.
The 2009 Hall Of Fame class came out and was introduced. After Steve Austin was introduced, he waved to the crowd and walked to the back. They called for one more round of applause for the legends, and Stone Cold's music hit. He came back out on an ATV, wearing an Austin 3:16 shirt. He drove around the ring and up the aisle, then back down it in reverse. Austin got in the ring and had a beer bash. Austin went to ringside and gave Jim Ross a beer. Austin put on JR's hat and toasted his friend. Austin threw the rest of his cooler of beer into the ring and waved goodbye to the fans. The announcers stressed that this was his "final time" in a WWE ring. Austin rode out on his ATV, his arm raised. Jim Ross said "We'll never forget the night the Austin era began, and we'll never forget the night it ended". Austin had one more beer on the stage, and walked off.
They announced the attendance for the show was 72,744.
A video package for the WWE Title match was shown.
Triple H was shown walking in the back. Vince and Shane McMahon approached him. They all nodded at each other, and Triple H walked off.
We were reminded that if Triple H gets disqualified or counted out, he will lose the title.
WWE Champion Triple H vs. Randy Orton.
Randy Orton entered first, alone. Triple H entered, with a sledgehammer, and threw it into a glass wall that shattered. Unfortunately, the camera shot was a bit too tight, and I think it hurt the effect on television. They did the "big fight" intros again.
Triple H tackled Orton at the start and pounded him, backing him into a corner and stomping him. The referee reminded him that if he is disqualified he loses the title. Triple H advanced on Orton and Orton nailed him with an RKO. Orton got to his feet, went for a punt, but Triple H moved, then hit Orton with a Pedigree. Both men were laid out, less than two minutes in. They rolled to the floor, and Triple H rammed Orton into the announce table. Triple H tossed Orton into the ring, then grabbed a bottle of Gatorade and poured it on himself to revive him. Triple H rolled in and pounded Orton, who rolled to the floor. Triple H followed and rammed Orton into the ringpost. They got back into the ring, and Triple H stalked Orton, kicking him in the chest and pounding him. Triple H catapulted Orton into the bottom rope.
Triple H drove his knee into the back of Orton's neck twice, then backed up and delivered a kneedrop. Triple H hit Orton in the neck, then delivered a flying forearm to the neck. Triple H hit a neckbreaker, and Orton rolled to the floor again. Orton reversed a whip and sent Triple H into the ringsteps. Orton then tossed Triple H over the security wall and into the crowd. Orton returned to the ring, and Triple H crawled back in at the seven count. Orton stomped Triple H in the lower abdominal area. Orton delivered a kneedrop to the back of the head, then a kick to the head for a two count. Orton hit Triple H with a series of punches, then kicked him in the gut. Orton applied a chinlock, but Triple H escaped with a back suplex. Orton gave Triple H a powerslam for a two count, then applied his chinlock.
Triple H fought to his feet, but Orton pounded him with punches in a corner. Triple H battled back with shots, and Orton returned fire. Triple H hit a jumping knee after reversing a whip, then hit a avalanche in the corner. Triple H hit a facebuster on the knee, then went for a Pedigree, but Orton tripped him and catapulted him into the corner. Orton charged, but Triple H threw a clothesline to take Orton down for a two count. Triple H put Orton on the top rope for a superplex, but Orton battled out and dropped Triple H Hot Shot style on the top turnbuckle. Orton went to the second rope and jumped into a boot by Triple H. Triple H went for a Pedigree, but Orton swept his legs and rolled him up for two. Orton went for an RKO, but Triple H shoved him in a corner and rolled him up for two. Orton kicked away a backdrop attempt, but ran into a Triple H spinebuster. Triple H went for a Pedigree, but Orton reversed it and his a side neckbreaker for two.
Triple H rolled to the apron and elbowed Orton. He went to the top rope and jumped off, but Orton dropkicked him in the face as he came off. Orton measured Triple H for the punt, but Triple H caught it. Orton threw a punch, but Triple H absorbed it, then flipped Orton by the leg over the top rope and to the floor. Triple H pounded Orton on the floor and grabbed a TV monitor. However, the referee reminded him of the DQ rule, and Triple H dropped it. Triple H put Orton on the announcers table. Triple H set up for a Pedigree, but Orton backdropped him onto the Spanish announcers table. The table didn't break. Orton grabbed Triple H, hanging off the table, and DDT'd him on the floor. Triple H slowly crawled into the ring. Orton stomped Triple H repeatedly.
Orton pounded Triple H in a corner, then stomped him down. Triple H got to his feet and threw a punch at Orton. Orton hit Triple H into the referee, then hit Triple H and threw him into the referee, taking him down. Orton hit Triple H with the RKO. Randy Orton went under the ring a pulled out a sledgehammer. As Orton got into the ring, Triple H punted Orton in the head with a kick. Triple H grabbed the hammer and hit Orton with it. The referee didn't see it. Triple H slid the hammer out of the ring. Triple H picked Orton up off the mat and punched him, over and over. Triple H kept punching him, and the referee went to stop him. Triple H stopped hitting him, gave Orton a Pedigree and pinned him at the 23-minute mark.
Winner: Triple H.
Triple H stood over Orton's lifeless body as the show ended.
A video package of Wrestlemania highlights ended the broadcast.
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