Match Number Four: WWE Title Match: John Cena versus Sheamus in a Tables Match
Sheamus wants Cena to meet him in the center of the ring and Cena punches Sheamus and sends him into the turnbuckles. Cena with an Irish whip and bulldog. Cena punches Sheamus and sends him into another turnbuckle. Cena charges into a boot and then Sheamus with a clothesline. Sheamus with a suplex and then he punches Cena in the head. Sheamus is the first to go for a table, but Cena stops him and slams Sheamusâ€™ head into the announce table. Cena punches Sheamus and sends Sheamus into the ringside barrier.
Sheamus sends Cena into the ring post. Cena Irish whips Sheamus into the ringsteps. Cena pulls the first table from under the ring. Cena sets up the table on the floor and drapes Sheamus on the edge. Cena goes up top and Sheamus moves out of the way. Sheamus gets into the ring and he connects with knees to Cena as Cena returns to the ring. Sheamus with a running power slam. Cena is on the apron and Sheamus punches Cena. Cena hangs on to the ropes so he does not go through the table. Sheamus punches Cena and he teeters on the apron. Cena with a shoulder and he returns to the ring. Sheamus misses a punch and Cena gets Sheamus up for the Attitude Adjustment and he thinks about sending Sheamus through the table, but Sheamus stops Cena and Sheamus sends Cena into the turnbuckles.
Sheamus punches Cena in the head and then he slams Cenaâ€™s head into the ring steps. Cena punches Sheamus and he sends Sheamus into the ring steps. Sheamus stops an Attitude Adjustment attempt on the floor. Sheamus tries for a power bomb through the table, but Cena stops Sheamus. Cena blocks a suplex on the ramp and he hits a suplex of his own and Sheamus shows the effect in his reaction.
Cena closes up the table and he carries it up the ramp and tries to slam it onto Sheamus but Sheamus moves out of the way. They fight into the crowd and Cena attacks Sheamus from behind. Cena punches Sheamus. Cena clotheslines Sheamus over the ringside barrier and they return to the ringside area.
Cena pulls out a second table and he sets it up on the floor. Sheamus with the bicycle kick and Cena is down. Sheamus gets his own table and he brings it into the ring while Cena is still down. Sheamus props it in the corner. Sheamus picks up Cena but Cena rolls through and tries for an STF. Cena with two shoulder tackles followed by the Blue Thunder Bomb. Cena finishes off the moves of doom with the five knuckle shuffle. The table is moved from the ring and Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment.
Cena gets the table he set up on the floor and brings it into the ring. Cena sets up the table in the ring and he looks to make sure that everything is okay with the table. Cena puts Sheamus on the turnbuckles and he sets up for a Super Attitude Adjustment through the table. Sheamus with elbows to get out of the hold and then Cena falls to the mat. Cena gets back on the turnbuckles and he tries for a superplex. Sheamus pushes Cena through the table and the ref calls for the bell.
After the match, Sheamus celebrates in the ring while Cena is down in the ring. Sheamus stands on Cena like the conquering hero.
(The match was not what I expected from them. There were too many spots that took too long. As soon as this match was announced at the end of the first hour, I had a feeling that Sheamus would win and maybe set up the immediate rematch. Since there is no â€˜general managerâ€™ for Raw, will Cena be able to get a rematch tonight like he promised? It was interesting to hear a lot of fans cheering for Sheamus during the match.)
We have a promo for the Tribute to the Troops Show on Saturday night.
Cole, Lawler, and Striker somberly talk about how much of an upset Sheamusâ€™ victory was. They see the replay and Lawler wonders if Cena fell or was he pushed.
Match Number Five: World Title Match: Undertaker versus Batista in a Chair Match
Batista tries to bring a chair into the ring but Taker stops him. Taker tries to use the chair but Batista with a kick. Taker with a clothesline to Batista and then Taker with punches. Taker with an Irish whop but Batista with a clothesline. They fight to the floor and Taker sends Batista into the ring steps. Taker tries to use the chair but Batista with a kick and Batista sends Taker into the ring steps. Batista punches Taker as they fight around the ring. Taker throws a chair into the ring as they continue to battle on the floor. Taker is sent into the apron but Batista is sent into the ring bell cubicle. Taker misses with a running boot when Batista moves and Taker is caught on the ringside barrier. Batista hits Taker in the back with a chair.
Batista chokes Taker with the chair. Batista continues to jab Taker with the chair and then he puts Taker against the ring post but Taker moves when Batista tries to hit Taker. Taker drapes Batista on the apron for a VINTAGE leg drop on the apron. Taker gets a near fall. Taker tries for old school but Batista stops him. Batista tries for a superplex but Taker punches Batista in the ribs. Batista is still able to hit a superplex and both men are down. Batista sets for a Batista Bomb onto a chair but Taker counters with a back body drop that sends Batista onto the chair.
Taker and Batista with the boo/yay punch set up. Batista with a spinebuster for a near fall. Batista tries to wedge the chair in the turnbuckles and he punches Taker. Taker with a flying clothesline and then he sits up. Taker goes up top for old school and he hits it. Taker with an Irish whip followed by snake eyes but Batista knows Takerâ€™s moves of doom and hits a spear to counter the big boot. Batista with a spinebuster onto a chair and Batista shakes the ropes and signals for a Batista Bomb but Batista gets between Takerâ€™s legs and Taker locks in Hellâ€™s Gate. Batista struggles to get to the ropes and he succeeds. Batista goes to the floor to regroup and he gets a chair. Batista hits Taker in the throat with the chair when Taker goes to check on Batista.
Batista tries for a spear in the corner but Taker moves and Batista runs into the chair he set up. Taker gets a near fall. Taker sets for the choke slam and he hits it. Taker can only get a two count as Batista kicks out. Taker sets for the tombstone but Batista escapes. Batista tries to send Taker into the corner but he stops short of the referee. Batista with a low blow and then he drills Taker with the chair and Batista gets the three count.
After the match, Teddy Long comes out and he says that while chairs are legal, a blatant foul is not. Teddy says that he will not let the title change on a cheap and despicable act. Teddy is restarting the match.
The match is restarted and Taker sits up. Batista runs at Taker and Taker with a boot into the chair and Taker hits Batista with the chair and then hits the tombstone for the three count.
(This match started slowly and built to an interesting finish with Batista winning the title. Then they brought out Teddy Long for the San Antonio Screwjob. Why is it that when a match is restarted, it only takes seconds to win? What would have happened if Batista hit Taker in the groin with the chair? What about the ring steps? Were they legal? The restarting of the match took away from what Taker and Batista built to)
We have the Royal Rumble commercial. Let the pointing at signs begin. (No thank you note from Vince yet).
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